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fellowship information for currently enrolled students


The following fellowships and awards are offered through the Graduate School. Additional information may be obtained by phone at 901-678-4212.


Students must be nominated by their department or college for the following awards:

Graduate Performance and Art Purchase Awards -- Annual performance awards of $500 are given to graduate students from the College of Communication and Fine Arts for creative achievement. The College accepts nominations from the department and then makes its decision. The Graduate School purchases an art work chosen by the outside juror of the Annual Juried Student Exhibit.

Morton Thesis/Dissertation Awards -- The awards are a result of a generous donation by S. Morgan Morton ('63). The awards honor outstanding master's and doctoral students whose thesis or dissertation prospectus has been approved by their faculty committee.

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Awards -- These awards are presented to two outstanding graduate teaching assistants. Candidates are nominated by faculty, students, or alumni.


Students may apply directly for the following award:

University of Memphis Society, Inc. Doctoral Fellowship -- The University of Memphis Society, Inc. annually awards a fellowship to a full-time doctoral student based on exceptional academic achievement. The amount varies from year to year.

First Generation Ph.D. Fellowship -- The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to graduate students who will be the first person in their immediate family to earn a doctorate and who are underrepresented in their respective disciplines.

2014 FELLOWSHIP AND AWARD INFORMATION

Name of Award
Number of
Awards
Amount
Tuition
Waiver
Nominated/
Self-Application
Application
Deadline
Recipients
Notified
University of Memphis Society, Inc. Doctoral Fellowship

1

Varies
No
Self-Application on Web
Mar. 14
April 7
First Generation Ph.D. Fellowship

Varies

$750/month
(Full time)

$500/month
(Part time)

Yes

Self-Application on Web

March 19

April 22

Graduate Performance and Arts Purchase Awards

3-4

$500
No
Nominated by College
Feb. 21
Mar. 28
Morton Thesis/Dissertation Awards

1 MA
1 PhD

$500 Thesis

 $750 Diss.

No
Nominated by College
Mar. 14
April 10
Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Awards

2

$500
No
Nominated by College
Mar. 14
March 31

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