World Fellowship is a scholarship program for non DKG members living outside
the United States and Canada. The World Fellowship Program was initiated in
1946 at the National Convention in San Francisco. It wasn’t until 1958 that the
program began to look like it does today. In 1972, the World Fellowship
Committee became a DKG standing committee.
Applicants apply through the Institute of International Education (IIE) when they
plan to study in the United States. If the applicant plans to study at one of the
approved Canadian universities, they apply to the DKG World Fellowship
Committee in the province in which the approved university is located.
World Fellowship has come a long way from 1960. In 1960, the Delta Kappa
Gamma World Fellowship Committee awarded $2,500 and in 2016-2017 the
Committee awarded $91,200. Since 1960, 941 women from 122countries have
received 3.9 million dollars from DKG World Fellowship.
The 2016-2017 recipients are some amazing women. They are from 25 different
countries and twelve are PhD candidates while the other eighteen are working on
their masters. Their fields of study vary widely, from Women’s Studies to
The World Fellowship Committee continues to work to endow scholarships to aid
outstanding women educators in pursuing graduate study and to grant fellowships
to non-member women educators.