To be eligible for consideration, the student must:
Be admitted by the Graduate School to a doctoral program; recommended by a department aligned with one of the six target areas (above); and approved by the Fellowship Program Selections Committee;
Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands;
Be committed to a career in university teaching and/or research;
Have an outstanding undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate academic record (cumulative grade point average), as well as excellent scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination;
Have demonstrable identified financial need determined according to federal guidelines. Financial need is based on information supplied by each student on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and will be reassessed annually.
Registration: Fellows must be full-time graduate students. Please see Section 3.15 of the Graduate Administrative Handbook for full-time registration requirements. Fellows must be engaged in full-time coursework or research during each summer session. At no time during the Fellowship period may a Fellow engage in gainful employment other than part-time employment involved in teaching, research, or similar activities determined by the Graduate School to be in support of progress toward the degree.