Departments and programs are invited to submit names and dossiers of their nominees to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education where a faculty review committee determines the selection of scholars. Nominations are open to both newly admitted students and graduate students currently enrolled who are U.S. citizens or permanent resident immigrants. Awards are competitive and are based on many criteria including challenging social, economic, educational, cultural or other life circumstances; academic achievements; first-generation graduate student status; and/or need as determined by federal income guidelines (FAFSA). University Graduate Scholars awards may be administered either as graduate fellowships or graduate assistantships. Awards are granted for one year. Students may be nominated for the award in subsequent years but may receive a maximum of two years of funding in this program.
Nomination Directions: (Nomination deadline: February 1, 2013 and March 1, 2013)