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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.


STEM Doctoral Fellowship - - Provides financial assistance to STEM doctoral students who are underrepresented in their respective disciplines. The application deadline is August 1, 2019


 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.


2020 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. 13

April 10

First Generation Ph.D. Fellowship

Varies

$750/month
(Full time)

$500/month
(Part time)

Yes

Self-Application on Web

March 18

May 30

Graduate Performance and Arts Purchase Awards

3-4

$500

No

Nominated by College

Feb. 20

Mar. 24

Morton Thesis/Dissertation Awards

1 MA
1 PhD

$500 Thesis

 $750 Diss.

No

Nominated by College

Mar. 13

April 10

Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching Awards

1

$500

No

Nominated by College

Mar. 13

April 10