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Fellowships & Scholarships

There are many different opportunities for graduate students to obtain funding for graduate education. These can be classified into three areas:

USF Office of Graduate Studies Scholarships and Fellowships
Ann Winch Fellowship
Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship
Graduate Student Success
Kreplick Graduate Fellowship
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
McNair Doctoral Fellowship
Presidential Doctoral Fellowship
USF Signature Research Doctoral Fellowship

Additional Opportunities NOT Administered by the Office of Graduate Studies
Kosove Graduate Fellowship

USF Scholarships and Fellowships Administered by the Office of Graduate Studies:

Ann Winch Fellowship


Deadline: February 15th, 2014
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant, but an academic department may also nominate a student.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: The Ann Winch Fellowship was established to encourage and enable mature students in their pursuit of a graduate degree, and to promote scholarship and leadership at the graduate level. The award is a $1,000 stipend that is non-renewable.
To Apply


Dissertation Completion Fellowship


Deadline: February 13th, 2014
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics:Stipend:$15,000: ($5,000 to be provided each semester).Duration:One academic year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Tuition, Fees and Health Insurance: Tuition will be paid (9 hrs. Fall, 9, hrs. Spring, up to 6 hrs. Summer) as well as student fees and health insurance.
To Apply


Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship


Deadline: February 1st of each year.
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: Doctoral students receive $10,000/yr for up to two years (contingent upon academic progress). The award also carries a tuition waiver.
To Apply


Graduate Student Success*


Deadline: February 1st of each year.
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: The GSS application includes consideration for the following fellowships: the Delores Auzenne Fellowship, the Pan American Fellowship, the Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship, the Kreplick Graduate Fellowship, and the SUS/USF Summer Program. For complete descriptions of these fellowships go here. Master's students receive $8,000/year for up to two years. Doctoral students receive $12,000/year for up to three years. Each award also carries a tuition waiver.
To Apply


Kreplick Graduate Fellowship


Deadline: February 1st of each year.
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: The award is a $1,000 stipend and is renewable.
To Apply


McKnight Doctoral Fellowship


Deadline: January 15th of each year
Eligibility: African-American and Hispanic doctoral students pursuing degrees at selected Florida universities.
To Apply

Ronald E. McNair Doctoral Fellowship


Deadline: February 1th of each year.
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant. Part of the Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowships.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations. Applicants receiving awards will be notified by April 1st.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: Students receive $15,000/year for up to three years. Each award also carries a tuition waiver.
To Apply


Presidential Doctoral Fellowship


Deadline: February 13th, 2014
Application/Nomination Process: All nominations are through a Doctoral Program/Department. Students may not nominate themselves.
Selection Process: Nominations are evaluated and selected by the USF Graduate Council Fellowship Committee
Eligibility:

Award Specifics:
Provides a $25,000 fellowship plus tuition/fees for up to 5 years (contingent upon academic progress).
USF Student Health Insurance will be provided for individual coverage for the duration of the award. Up to $1,000 will be provided to support travel to research conferences where the fellow is presenting research. (Applications for Presidential Doctoral Fellowships are submitted by Departmental Graduate Program Directors.)


USF Signature Research Doctoral Fellowship


Deadline:February 13th, 2014.
Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: A campus-wide faculty committee will rank the candidates and make recommendations.
Eligibility:                -Integrated Neurosciences
               -Sustainability of populations and/or environment
               -Diabetes and autoimmune disorders
               -Drug Design and Delivery

Award Specifics: $18,000/year stipend plus full tuition (9 credits Fall, 9 credits Spring, 6 credits, Summer), fees and health insurance. Recipients will receive up to $600 each year of the fellowship to support attendance at a state, regional, national or international discipline-related academic conference in which the Fellow is presenting.

To Apply


Kosove Graduate Fellowship


Application/Nomination Process: Direct from the applicant.
Selection Process: Scholarship applications are reviewed by a selection committee. Upon notification from the Alumni Association, a select group of students will be asked to complete an interview with the selection committee before final award decisions are made.
Eligibility:

Award Specifics: The A. Harrison and Ruth Kosove Graduate Fellowship is a two-year USF Privately Funded Fellowship that provides financial support for students who demonstrate high academic performance, service to the community, and have financial need.
To Apply


*The Graduate Student Success (GSS) application includes consideration for the following fellowships:

The Delores Auzenne Fellowship: Applicants should be academically talented domestic students who contribute diversity in USF graduate programs. This includes individuals who have been historically underrepresented in specific disciplines along the dimensions of ethnicity and gender. Master's students receive $8,000/year for up to two years, doctoral students receive $12,000/year for up to three years. Each award also carries a tuition waiver.

The Pan American Fellowship: Applicants should be academically talented domestic students who contribute diversity in USF graduate programs. This includes individuals who have been historically underrepresented in specific disciplines along the dimensions of ethnicity and gender. Particular consideration is given to academically talented, newly enrolled, first-generation, multi-lingual students (particularly English &Spanish speaking) who demonstrate financial need and have overcome considerable obstacles and financial hardships in the pursuit of their post-secondary educational goals. Master's students receive $8,000/year for up to two years, doctoral students receive $12,000/year for up to three years. Each award also carries a tuition waiver.

The Genshaft Family Doctoral Fellowship: Academically talented full-time doctoral students in areas specific to biotech and bioscience demonstrating financial need. Doctoral students receive $10,000/year for up to two years. The award also carries a tuition waiver.

The Kreplick Graduate Fellowship: Upper age limit - 30 years, for graduate students "who plan their careers to educate or to help others," public high school graduates, and students pursuing graduate degrees in Education (particularly child development and special education disciplines), Nursing, Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Criminology. The award is a $1,000 stipend and is renewable. SUS/USF Summer Program: Awardees receive a $1,300 stipend for the summer semester plus tuition for a one-credit course called "The Graduate Experience." Students are required to attend six weekly workshops. Applicants should be academically talented domestic students who contribute diversity in USF graduate programs. This includes Individuals who have been historically underrepresented in specific disciplines along the dimensions of ethnicity and gender. Particular consideration is also given to academically talented, newly enrolled, first-generation students demonstrating financial need who have overcome considerable obstacles and financial hardships in pursuit of their post-secondary educational goals.

SUS/USF Summer Program: Awardees receive a $1,300 stipend for the summer semester plus tuition for a one-credit course called "The Graduate Experience." Students are required to attend six weekly workshops. Applicants should be academically talented domestic students who contribute diversity in USF graduate programs. This includes Individuals who have been historically underrepresented in specific disciplines along the dimensions of ethnicity and gender. Particular consideration is also given to academically talented, newly enrolled, first-generation students demonstrating financial need who have overcome considerable obstacles and financial hardships in pursuit of their post-secondary educational goals.