The Presidential Fellowship program was established in 1999 in order to recruit the most outstanding students worldwide to pursue graduate studies at MIT.
On September 26, 2018, a reception was held in honor of this year’s Presidential Graduate Fellows. The Department of Chemistry welcomed seven Fellows, six of whom were in attendance at the event.
2018 Chemistry Presidential Fellows
Wei Lun Toh
MIT established the prestigious Presidential Fellowship program 1999 in order to recruit the most outstanding students worldwide to pursue graduate studies at the Institute. Since then, the program has grown to support over 120 new graduate students annually as Presidential Fellows.
Presidential Fellows are selected by the President and Provost from a pool of candidates nominated by the School deans, as well as the heads of departments and interdisciplinary programs. Each Presidential Fellow receives a special certificate signed by the President of MIT emphasizing the prestigious nature of the award and identifying the benefactor responsible for the award presented at the Presidential Fellowship Reception each fall.