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Pomona-Sponsored Graduate Fellowships

The Office of Financial Aid at Pomona College awards a limited number of one-time fellowships to graduating Pomona seniors and alumni on a competitive basis.  Applicants must use the common application provided by the Office of Financial Aid.  The deadline to apply in 2014-2015 is April 3, 2015. 

You may download the application [pdf] and recommendation [pdf] forms or pick up hard copies in the Office of Financial Aid.

Henry Martyn Bracken and Emily Robinson Bracken Fellowship

Eligibility: Pomona College graduates enrolling at the Claremont Graduate University (CGU) are eligible to apply for this one-time fellowship to assist in the payment of their CGU fees.

Restrictions: The fund assists in the payment of fees at CGU.

Stipend/Benefits: This one-time award typically ranges from $1,500 to $2,000, depending upon the number of qualified applicants and available income.  Funds are sent directly to CGU on behalf of the recipient.

Bessie Reiner Dill Award

Eligibility: Pomona College women seniors or graduates who have applied to enroll in a Master of Arts or Doctoral Program in science, business, law, or medicine.

Restrictions: Educational expenses in a degree program as described above.

Stipend/Benefits: The stipend will be approximately $1,500, depending on the fund's earnings. Funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Sherwood Heiser Fellowship

Eligibility: Pomona College graduates or graduating seniors accepted by an accredited school for advanced degree work.

Restrictions: Preference is given to Pomona graduates who are also graduates of the Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Stipend/Benefits: This award typically ranges from $2,000 to $2,500, depending on the fund's earnings. Funds are sent directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

William Lincoln Honnold Fellowship

Eligibility: Pomona College graduates who have completed four (4) full years of study at Pomona and have applied to graduate school.

Restrictions: The purpose of this fellowship is to promote scholarship and scholarly work. Preference is given for graduate study in the area of the liberal arts and social sciences, as opposed to professional studies in law, medicine, business, engineering, et cetera.

Stipend/Benefits: The award depends on the number of qualified candidates and the availability of funds.  Awards typically range from $1,000 to $2,500, and funds are sent directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Criteria: Applicants must be rated in the upper half of their graduating class on the basis of junior and senior grades. They must show scholarly promise, industry, reliability, and character.

Application Procedures

During the application period, applicants must complete an application and submit:

  1. A personal statement outlining their graduate plans.
  2. A copy of their transcript.  An unofficial copy is sufficient.
  3. At least two letters of recommendation.

The deadline for receipt is April 3, 2015.

If you have questions please contact the Office of Financial Aid.