5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
Financial Assistance | Graduate Academic Regulations
Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Fellowships | State and Regional Scholarships and Fellowships | International Scholarships
Departmental Fellowships | Special Fellowships | Assistantships | Loans and Part-Time Employment

Departmental Fellowships

Classics
The Gessner Harrison Fellowship was founded in 1933 by a bequest of Robert Lewis Harrison. Appointment is made upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Classics.

Economics
The William P. Snavely Fellowship was founded in 1977 by Tipton R. Snavely, Professor Emeritus of Economics, in memory of his son. Appointment is made upon recommendation by the Chair of the Department of Economics.

English
The Sidney Ernest Bradshaw Fellowship was founded in 1936 by a bequest of Dr. Sidney Ernest Bradshaw, Ph.D. (Virginia, 1900), of $25,000. Appointment is made on the recommendation of the Department of English to “a graduate student who gives promise of becoming a distinguished college or university professor of English.”

The Henry Coalter Cabell Fellowship was founded in 1903 upon the gift of Mrs. Kate Cabell Claiborne and Captain Henry Cabell, of Richmond, VA. Appointments are made upon the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English.

The Majuel Ewing Fellowship recipients are chosen by the graduate faculty of the Department of English.

The Henry Hoyns Fellowship was established in 1975 through a bequest in the name of Henry Hoyns. The first fellowships were awarded in 1977. The fellowships are awarded only to creative writers. Applications should be made to the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English by February 15 and should include manuscripts of the applicants’ work in either poetry (20 pages), fiction (30-40 pages) or playwriting.

The Robert D. Saltz Memorial Fellowship was established in 1972 upon the gift of the Saltz family and donors’ contributions to the Robert D. Saltz Memorial Fund. Appointment is made on the recommendation of the Department of English.

The James Southall Wilson Fellowship was established in 1954 in honor of Dr. James Southall Wilson, founding editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, who prior to his retirement was Edgar Allan Poe Professor of English, Chair of the Department of English, and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Appointment is made by recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English.

Government and Foreign Affairs
The John Allan Love Presidential Fellowship was established in 1982 from a bequest made in 1961 by John Allan Love, a 1907 graduate of the University of Virginia. Recipients must be from the State of Missouri, preferably from the St. Louis area. Appointments are made upon recommendation of the Chair of the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs.

The William Wiley Morton Fellowship was established by Mrs. Nina Morton. Appointments are made upon recommendation of the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs.

The Woodrow Wilson Foreign Affairs Fellowship was established in the 1960s and first awarded in 1982. Appointments are made upon recommendation of the Chair of the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs.

History
The Cincinnati Historical Fellowship was founded in 1955 by the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia. The award is made annually by the society to a graduate student upon nomination of the faculty of the Corcoran Department of History. The award may be renewed for a second year of study at this or another university.

The William Cabell Rives Fellowship was founded in 1905 upon the gift of Dr. William Cabell Rives, of Washington, D.C., in honor of his grandfather, William Cabell Rives, the distinguished statesman. The holder must be a graduate student and must devote a portion of his or her time to work connected with the Department of History. Appointments are made upon the recommendation of the Department of History.

History and Political Science
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Fellowships have been established by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation with a view to perpetuating the spirit and ideals of Thomas Jefferson. Preference will be given to applicants who expect to make college teaching their career and whose interests in history or political science focus generally upon the history, political ideas, institutions, and culture of the age of Jefferson.

Physics
The Joseph Hall Bodine Scholarship was founded in 1965 by a bequest from Joseph Hall Bodine to be used as a scholarship for married graduate students majoring in physics. Appointment is made on the recommendation of the Department of Physics.

The Leland B. and Virginia C. Snoddy Fellowship was founded in 1964 by a bequest from Virginia Croft Snoddy. Appointment is made on the recommendation of the Department of Physics to a graduate student specializing in research in physics.

Sciences
The BP-America Fellowship was established in 1985 with an endowed gift from the SOHIO Corporation to provide support for an outstanding student in the area of science and technology.

The ARCS Fellowship was established in 1984 as an annual gift from the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Achievement Awards for College Scientists Foundation. This fellowship has a stipend of $12,000 with the recipient chosen from enrolled students nominated by the science departments.

Sociology
The Phelps-Stokes Fellowships in Sociology   Awards are renewable. Founded in 1911 upon the gift of the trustees of the Phelps-Stokes Fund, these fellowships are awarded to beginning or advanced graduate students for the study of the Blacks in the South.


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