Postgraduate Opportunities

Fulfilling the mission of the College, Scripps graduates “contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.” They receive competitive fellowships and grants for full-time study and research at some of the nation’s—and world’s—top graduate schools, earn competitive research and fellowship grants, and pursue opportunities where they can make positive change in the world.

Graduate School

About two-thirds of Scripps alumnae pursue a graduate or professional degree after graduating, completing their advanced degree within five years of their undergraduate studies.

Graduates from the Class of 2020 have been admitted to the following graduate schools and programs:

Alliant International University* Boston College Law California State University San Marcos
Columbia University* Cornell University* Duke University
George Washington Medical School* Georgetown University Harvard University
Humboldt State University Johns Hopkins University* Northeastern University
Rhode Island School of Design* California State University San Luis Obispo Santa Clara School of Law
The Courtauld Institute of Art* The London School of Economics UC Berkeley*
UC Irvine* University of California San Diego* University of Southern California*
University of Washington* Washington University in St. Louis*

*Graduate schools who have matriculated more than 1 Scripps graduate in the past 7 years

Awards and Fellowships

Scripps students are annually awarded research and fellowship grants from prestigious national and international organizations, including the Fulbright Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the Watson Fellowship program, among others. The College has consistently been a top producer of Fulbrights and is ranked in the top 25 among US baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbrights.

Below are some of the opportunities for further research and study Scripps students have earned:

  • Fulbright
  • Davis Projects for Peace Prize
  • Goldwater Scholarship
  • National Science Foundation
  • Thomas J. Watson Fellowship
  • US Teaching Assistantship
  • Donald A. Strauss Scholarship
  • Watson Fellowship

Serving the Greater Good

Many of our graduates are inspired to pursue opportunities where they can contribute their time, resources, and knowledge toward efforts for the public good. That may include volunteer service that takes them to locations around the world or joining nonprofit organizations that serve their local neighborhoods. Our graduates have participated in AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Teach For America, and more.


Scripps alumnae have careers in the arts, government, medicine, startups, entertainment, and more. They are educators, scientists, artists, analysts, and techies.

Approximately 52% of our graduates from the last five years reported to CP&R that they received an offer for full-time employment by the time of graduation.

Recent graduates from the classes of 2019 and 2020 are employed full-time by the following companies and organizations:

Amazon* AmeriCorps Anzalone Liszt Grove (ALG Research)
Armanino LLP Atlanta Jewish Academy Bank of America
Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative Beytna Design BioFire Diagnostics LLC
CBRE Cambodia Cleveland Clinic Credit Sites
Dimensional Fund Advisors DRK Beauty Equality Labs
Freenome Garden to Table GlobalGiving
Goldman Sachs Google* Guidepoint Global
Hawaii Magazine HealthRight360 Human Touch Translations Ltd.
IEQ Capital Intersystems Laserfiche*
Massachusetts General Hospital* Mercury Public Affairs Microsoft*
Mirage Entertainment National Center for Youth Law National Institute of Health*
Oregon Health and Sciences University Payden & Rygel Planned Parenthood
Redeemer Lutheran Preschool Seattle Children’s Hospital Sierra Club
StoneEagle F&I Teach for America* The Nueva School
The Paris Review Toltecalli High School Triage Consulting*
U.S. Census Bureau UC Berkeley UC Davis Department of Neurology
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Workday* WUSA9 Local News
Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Lab Zocdoc

*Employers who have hired Scripps graduates in the past 7 years; several of these positions were direct referrals from members of the Scripps community.
†Employers who participated in our recruitment programming.