School of Graduate Studies

Fellowships

Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowships

 Deadline: April 16

Award: Ten fellowships of a minimum of $20,000/year for a maximum duration of 4 years, plus a tuition award for either in-state or nonresident students for up to 9 credits for 4 years.

Criteria: A 3.5 or above cumulative GPA and GRE scores at the 70th percentile or higher; students must be accepted to a graduate program as a matriculated doctoral student, with matching departmental financial support (amount will vary); students must be nominated by their academic college.

Students receiving the Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowship are required to be registered as a full time student.

Full time matriculated graduate students must be one of the following:

  • Registered for 9 or more credits; or
  • Registered for 6 or more credits if employed as a graduate assistant for 15 hours per week or more; or
  • Registered for 3 graduate credits with all required credits completed (the student's Program of Study must have been submitted to the School of Graduate Studies); or
  • Registered for at least 3 gradaute credits during the semester of the final thesis/dissertation defense or, in a non-thesis degree program, the last semester of coursework required on the student's Program of Study.

For additional information about the Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowships, please Scott Bates (scott.bates@usu.edu) or view the PDRF Handbook.

 

Martin Luther King Fellowships

Deadline: April 2

Award: Two fellowships of $7,000 for the academic year and a tuition award for either in-state or nonresident students for up to 9 credits.

Criteria: A 3.0 cumulative GPA and GRE scores at the 40th percentile or higher; students must be accepted to a graduate program as a matriculated student, with matching departmental financial support (minimum $1,000); students must not have exceeded 70-credits of tuition awards to be eligible for the tuition award that accompanies this fellowship.

Intended for deserving African American students; priority given to new students. 

Click here to submit application.

 

School of Graduate Studies Dissertation Fellowships

Deadline: April 2

Award: Ten non-renewable fellowships of $5,000 for the academic year with a tuition award for in-state and nonresident students for up to 6 credits.

Criteria: Submission of curriculum vitae as well as a letter from the department head or the department's director of graduate studies that endorses the student's application and that describes the department's commitment to relieve the student of some portion of the student's responsibilities as a graduate assistant (the letter should be addressed to the Dissertation Fellowship Selection Committee); students who have exceeded 70-credits of tuition awards will not be eligible for the tuition award that accompanies this fellowship.

Intended to provide outstanding doctoral students with additional time to draft and revise dissertations; it should be used to relieve students from some part of their teaching or research obligations in order to pursue more actively the actual writing of the dissertation.

Click here to see the 2012-2013 fellowship recipients.

Click here to submit application.