9: School of Graduate Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Program Descriptions | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Admission Requirements | Financial Assistance | Special Fellowships | General Requirements
Right to Petition | Transfer Credit | Air Force and Army ROTC | Graduate Degree Credit for Undergraduates
Joint Degree Program | Master of Science | Master of Engineering | Part-time Graduate Students
Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program | Doctor of Philosophy
Virginia Consortium of Engineering and Science Universities (VCES)

Special Fellowships

The ARCS Fellowship   was established in 1984 as an annual gift from the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation. The recipients are chosen from enrolled students nominated by the departments.

The Virginia Engineering Foundation Fellowship   is provided through gifts from alumni and friends of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The recipient is chosen from enrolled students nominated by the departments.

Minority Fellowships for Doctoral Studies in Engineering   The University of Virginia, under a grant from the National Science Foundation, has established a program to encourage those persons currently under-represented in engineering graduate programs in the U.S. to obtain doctoral degrees in engineering. To this purpose, special minority fellowships were established in 1990. The awards consist of a stipend of $15,000 for the academic year plus full tuition and fees. Eligibility requires that the student be a U.S. citizen and a member of a minority group, i.e., Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Pacific Islanders. Candidates must be admitted to a doctoral program in Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and have been nominated by his or her academic department.

GEM Fellowships   The University of Virginia is a member of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. While attending one of the member universities for graduate study leading to a master's degree in engineering, a minority student accepted into the GEM program will receive a stipend of $6,000 plus full tuition and fees. The School of Engineering and Applied Science will supplement the stipend to bring the total to at least $9,000. Application material may be obtained by writing to: Executive Director, GEM, Box 537, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (219) 239-7183.

Dean's Fellows Award   was established in 1984 to recognize outstanding entering graduate students. This award provides a stipend of $2,000 per year for up to three years, which is in addition to the financial aid offered by the departments.


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