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Programs and Degrees Offered |
Financial Assistance | Graduate Academic Regulations
Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty
State and Regional Scholarships and
Departmental Fellowships | Special Fellowships | Assistantships | Loans and Part-Time Employment
A student must be nominated by his or her department in order to be considered for a Graduate School fellowship. Students seeking admission to the Graduate School who indicate on the application for admission that they seek financial aid will automatically be considered by the department to which they are applying as candidates for fellowships. Returning graduate students should indicate to their department that they wish to be considered for a fellowship. To be considered for a fellowship, a new student should have the application for admission form in the Admissions Office of the Graduate School, 437 Cabell Hall, by February 1. Returning students should contact their department for deadlines on fellowship applications.
All fellowships, except the Presidentís Fellowship, are awarded for no longer than one academic year and are not automatically renewed. The Presidentís Fellowship is a three-year award, and the Presidentís Fellows receive financial assistance of at least $9,000 per session.
The principal endowed and gift fellowships of the Graduate School are listed below:
The Virginia Mason Davidge Fellowships were established through the gift of David Randall-McIver, from the income of the Virginia Mason Davidge Foundation. These fellowships are awarded to men or women students on the basis of ďability, scholarship, character, and need.Ē Appointments are made upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The Philip Francis du Pont Fellowships were established in 1928 by a gift from Philip Francis du Pont, an alumnus. These fellowships are awarded on the basis of achievement and scholarly promise. Ordinarily only students whose ages do not exceed 35 years are eligible. In some instances these fellowships may be supplemented by graduate assistantships. Appointments are made upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The Elizabeth B. Garrett Fellowship was founded in 1918 upon the bequest of Mrs. Elizabeth B. White, of Baltimore, Maryland. Appointments are made upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Governorís Fellowships are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. These fellowships are awarded in all Ph.D.-granting departments and are available to Virginia residents only. Appointments are made upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The Craig W. MacDonald Fellowship was established in 1930 under the will of the late Susan L. Stanard as a memorial to her brother Captain Craig Woodrow MacDonald, who was killed at the Battle of Cold Harbor. Appointments are made upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The Presidentís Fellowship was established in 1980 by University President Frank L. Hereford, Jr. and is a three year fellowship. It carries a stipend of $12,000 plus tuition and fees. In the second and third years of the fellowship, Presidentís Fellows may be required to serve as teaching or research assistants. Presidentís Fellows are selected on a merit basis from entering students in all Ph.D.-granting departments. Nominations are made to the Dean of the Graduate School by Ph.D.-granting departments.
The William H. Palmer Young Presidential Fellowship was established in 1982 by the estate of his mother, Claudia Palmer Young. Appointments are made by the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The Anne Francis Stead Memorial Fellowship was established in 1982 by a gift from the estate of Mrs. Anne Francis Stead. Appointment is made by the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
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