Fellowship Guidelines

Faculty must nominate students for consideration; students are not allowed to apply for these awards. Graduate Program Director and Department Heads should review these guidelines for details on available fellowships and specific criteria for each award.

Deadline 1: Monday, January 27, 2020 by 5:00 pm. Nominees not selected in the first round will be included automatically in the second round. Review and selection for this group of nominations will occur by the end of March.

Deadline 2: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm

These one-year awards are the largest awards offered by the Graduate School. The Alumni Fellowship was established by the UNCG Alumni Association; the Excellence by the University; and the last by Mr. Charles Hayes, former chairman of the UNCG Board of Trustees and President of Guilford Mills.  Recipients will receive at least a $22,000 stipend.  Complete tuition remission will be provided for one year by the Graduate School.

Note:

  • This is a one-year fellowship.
  • Programs are permitted to nominate up to 3 entering students who will matriculate in the upcoming academic year.
  • Nominees must be full-time doctoral students newly admitted for the next incoming Fall semester. (This includes students admitted to doctoral track programs)
  • Nominees must have exceptionally strong academic qualifications.
  • Each department may nominate up to three individuals for these awards. 
  • Departments are expected to provide ongoing support, including tuition remission after the first year.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm

The GGS awards are the only awards from the Graduate School that provide enhancement to a departmental assistantship stipend. Awards are $2,000 for students in master’s programs and $3,000 for students in doctoral programs and are added to the usual departmental stipend. The GGS is awarded for two years to a master’s or MFA student, or three years to a doctoral (doctoral track) student.

  • Nominees must possess outstanding academic records.
  • Programs must award recipients an assistantship (RA, TA, or GA). The GGS is meant to enhance your current stipend level.
  • For out-of-state students, the department must supply an out-of-state tuition waiver.
  • Departments are permitted to nominate up to 3 entering students who will matriculate in the upcoming academic year.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Vanessa Louise Hall died tragically at age 18 in 1998. During her brief life, she practiced the principles of kindness, friendship, love, loyalty, sincerity, and respect. Her family created this award in loving memory of their daughter, and in consideration of their belief that education is extremely valuable both for individuals and the society in which they live. Recipients are required to be new doctoral students with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 and are students who strive for excellence in all areas of life. The size of the award will depend on earnings of the endowed fund but will be at least $10,000.

 

Note:

  • This is a one-year fellowship.
  • Departments are permitted to nominate up to 3 entering students who will matriculate in the upcoming academic year.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm

One million dollars of a six-million-dollar anonymous gift to UNCG was used by the Graduate School to establish these awards in 2011. Awards typically range from $4,000 to $8,000.

Note: This is a one-year fellowship.

  • Nominees must possess outstanding academic records.
  • Nominees may be newly admitted or continuing master’s or doctoral students.
  • Each department may nominate one individual.
  • These are one-year awards, although departments may re-nominate previous winners.
  • Inclusiveness is defined broadly to include a variety of life experiences, and nomination letters should explain clearly how the nominee contributes to diversity on the UNCG campus and/or in the specific program.  Among the factors that might contribute to greater inclusiveness for graduate programs would be low income background, a history of overcoming disadvantage or discrimination, nontraditional age for a student, membership in an underrepresented group in a field or discipline, being the first in the family to enter graduate school, having cultural differences (such as may arise from being foreign-born or raised within a distinct culture), and unique work or service experience.

 

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Margaret Hudson Joyner graduated from NC College for Women (now UNC Greensboro) in 1926. Her daughter, Alice Irby, established this award in her mother’s honor to “extend hope and confidence to able graduate students in the future”. The award is open to all new graduate students. The size of the award will depend on earnings of the endowed fund but will be at least $1,700.

 

Note:

  • This is a one-year fellowship.
  • Departments are permitted to nominate up to 3 entering students who will matriculate in the upcoming academic year.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm

This award was established in honor of Mrs. Ellen Lyon, who graduated from the Woman’s College (UNCG) in 1949 and was employed in social service and active in civic organizations.  The size of the award will depend on earnings of the endowed fund but in recent years has been $4,000 – $5,000.

Note: This is a one-year fellowship.

  • The award is based on merit.
  • Nominations are open to any graduate student in any degree program.
  • Nominees may be newly admitted or continuing master’s or doctoral students.
  • Each department may nominate one individual.
  • This award is NOT automatically renewed.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm

These scholarships were established by the UNC system and are intended to increase diversity in doctoral programs.  The amount of the award varies but has ranged from $2,000 to $8,000 in recent years.

  • Recipients must be residents of North Carolina and enrolled full-time in a doctoral program.
  • Financial need must be substantiated. Students need to submit the FAFSA no later than March 1, so that ratings will be available at the time of selection.
  • Special funding is designated for a Native American doctoral student. A copy of the nominee’s card indicating tribal affiliation should be included with the nomination.
  • Nomination letters should explain clearly how the nominee contributes to diversity on the UNCG campus.
  • Students may receive this award for up to three years, but they must submit a new FAFSA and be nominated by their department each year.

 

Note: This is a one-year fellowship.

Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5:00 pm

This fellowship was first given in 1924 and honors Henry Weil, a successful businessman and philanthropist in Goldsboro, NC. The size of the fellowship will depend on earnings of the endowment but in recent years has been $7,000 – $8,000. Tuition remission will be provided if possible.

  • Nominees must be UNCG alumni, having earned their baccalaureate degree at UNCG, and must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement.
  • Nominees must be newly admitted to a master’s or doctoral program at UNCG (incoming in Fall) and must enroll for full-time study.
  • Each department may nominate one individual.

 

Note: This is a one-year fellowship.