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HERFF COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

DESCRIPTION: The Herff Fellowship provides financial support to outstanding graduate students in the Herff College of Engineering to support their studies for the MS or PhD degree. MS students are supported for a maximum of 3 semesters, and PhD students for a maximum of 5 semesters, (excluding summer). The annual stipend typically ranges between $17,000 and $20,000 per academic year plus tuition. Applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of the graduate coordinators from the eligible departments within the college. Awards are granted to the most qualified applicants. Download application here.

DEADLINE: Applications are to be mailed to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration, Herff College of Engineering, Engineering Administration 202E, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 and received no later than March 1st to be considered for the following academic year. If March 1st falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline will be extended to the following Monday. The notification process will begin in May.

EXPECTATIONS: Candidates should have a faculty advisor to work with when applying for a Fellowship. International recipients must be present on campus two weeks before the start of classes to finalize the award. Domestic recipients must be present on campus one week before the start of classes to finalize the award. Recipients who miss these deadlines may forfeit the award for that semester and possibly the academic year. Specific duties of the student will be assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration in consultation with the Department Chairs and may include tutoring engineering students or laboratory instruction.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include: Bachelors degree graduates intending to pursue graduate studies, Masters degree graduates (or candidates), and current PhD candidates from accredited engineering programs.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Letters of recommendation are to be submitted using the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Personal Potential Index (PPI) and sent to Graduate Admissions. For more information go to: http://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/admproc.php

CRITERIA FOR AWARDING FELLOWSHIPS:  The candidate must:

  • Be admitted to the graduate program as determined by the Graduate School, and the College of Engineering, and/or the Engineering Department;
  • Be able to finalize the award, be available on campus one week prior to the start of class (domestic students) or two weeks prior to the start of class (international students), and attend all classes;
  • Submit at least two letters of recommendation through the ETS PPI system;
  • Possess appropriate verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate potential for success in the engineering profession;
  • Identify a major faculty advisor for their graduate studies.
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