A fellowship is a monetary award offered by an institution, organization, or foundation to support academic work, research, or specialized training in an area of particular interest to the granting organization. Some fellowships can be used domestically, and some are specifically for use abroad. Eligibility guidelines and qualifications for various fellowships vary widely. Generally, fellowships are granted to those with a high record of achievement in a given academic, artistic, or athletic area. They may also be available to students who are interested in particular fields of study or are members of underrepresented groups, live in certain areas, or demonstrate financial need.