University Graduate Scholars Award

Departments and programs are invited to submit names and dossiers of nominees for the University Graduate Scholars Award to the Graduate College. Nominees for this award may be students newly admitted for the 2019-20 academic year or currently enrolled students. Nominees must be US citizens or permanent residents. Awards are competitive and are based on academic achievement as well as membership in historically underrepresented groups (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, two or more races, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander); physical disabilities; need as determined by federal income guidelines [FAFSA], or first-generation college student). University Graduate Scholar awards may be administered as graduate fellowships or graduate assistantships. Awards are for one academic year only, though students may be nominated for a second year.





Nominations for first-time students will be accepted as early as December 3, 2018. Priority consideration will be given to nominations received by February 14, 2019.


Deadline December 17, 2018



Fellowship begins on July 1, 2019.


Nomination Instructions


Submit the following as a single pdf

  1. Completed nomination form for each nominee.
  2. A letter of nomination for each nominee from either the chairperson of the department or the director of the graduate program describing the accomplishments and suitability of the nominee for this award.
  3. New Nomination: a copy of the student’s personal statement. OR
  4. Renewal Nomination: an evaluation letter from a faculty member describing the nominee’s academic performance and potential professional contribution to the field of study.

  5. The c.v. of the nominee, including a listing of publications authored or coauthored, conference presentations and other professional accomplishments and activities.


University Graduate Scholars Award


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The pdf should include a letter of nomination, faculty evaluation letter or student's personal statement and student's c.v. as a single document.


Submit all supporting documentation as a single PDF.

Your application may not be considered if supporting documentation is not submitted as one continuous document.



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