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Fellowship Information for Incoming Students

 

The following fellowships and awards are offered through the Graduate School. Additional information may be obtained on the web or by phone at 901-678-4212.


Graduate students must be nominated by their departments or college for the following awards:

Van Vleet Memorial Doctoral Award -- Incoming doctoral students enrolled in the designated science fields of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology and Molecular Cell Sciences, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are eligible for this award and must be nominated by their respective department chair.

Provost's Predoctoral Diversity Award -- At least two departments each year will be allowed to offer the Provost's Predoctoral Diversity Awards. The amount of the awards vary by discipline and will be renewable for up to five years. All include a tuition scholarship. Each year departments compete based on their record of recruiting and graduating minority students. Departments provide a summary of their efforts, along with documentation of national under-representation in their discipline, to the Graduate School by October 18.

Part-time Master's Fellowship--This fellowship is awarded to incoming master's students who will be taking 3-8 credit hours each semester during their first year. Students must be fully admitted to a program by May 7th and not have been previously enrolled in that academic discipline. Candidates are nominated by the college.

2014 FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS INFORMATION

Name of Award
 

Number of
Awards

Amount
 

Tuition
Waiver

Nominated/
Self-Application

Application
Deadline

Recipients
Notified

Van Vleet Memorial Doctoral Award

Varies

$16,000

 [$17k intl. students]

Yes

Nominated by Department

Feb. 7

Mar. 13

Provost's Predoctoral Diversity Award

2

Varies by discipline

Yes

Department applies to Graduate School for permission to make award.

October 18 for dept. applications

Department decides

Part-time Master's Fellowship

Varies

$1500/year
($750/sem.)
No

Nominated by College

May 14

June 16

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