The Dean’s Fellowship for Distinguished Master’s Students competition is closed. The deadline for departments to submit nominations was Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
*Please note that May 2020 graduates are not eligible for this award.
The Dean’s Fellowship for Distinguished Master’s Students was established to “support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.” Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of their research and leadership potential, professional aspirations, contributions to the field, and thesis plans. One fellowship valued at $27,000 will be given to a distinguished master's student in each disciplinary division (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences). Three fellowships will be awarded in total. Applications will be accepted from master’s students in select GSAS departments (see participating departments below). BA/MA students are able to apply if they are currently in the MA portion of their studies. The award provides a stipend that will be issued in June 2020. Recipients must submit a final progress report before October 1, 2020 to the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
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1. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 for their graduate transcripts and 3.5 for undergraduate. Applicants must have completed one-third of the credits required for the degree by the end of spring 2020 (courses with I, NR, W, and F grades are not considered successfully completed).
2. Applicants must be within five years of their first term of enrollment in their master’s program.
3. No student may receive more than one Dean’s Fellowship for Distinguished Master’s Students either in the same year or in different years. Students who are awarded external funding in summer 2020 must report this to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs; the Dean’s Fellowship may be adjusted accordingly.
HOW TO APPLY
Students must apply for the Dean’s Fellowship for Distinguished Master’s Students through their departments. Eligible departments may nominate one student for consideration. Please note that departments devise their own internal nomination procedures, which may or may not require the completion of the full GSAS application; however, the student who is ultimately being nominated by the department to GSAS must submit the full application by the March 4 deadline. Please contact your department about its internal nomination process.
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