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Fellowship and Awards

fellowship awards fall 2013

The Graduate College awarded the recipients of the 2012-2013 Fellowship Awards on October 4, 2012 at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center. To learn more about the Fellowship Awards and to apply, see details below.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Alice Griffin AAUW Graduate Fellowship
Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship
Dissertation Year Awards
Graduate Diversity Fellowship
Graduate Fellowship for Academic Excellence
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
Newell Doctoral Fellowship

Other Sources of Financial Support

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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The National Science Foundation invites you to apply for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) competition.  This program offers up to 3 years of graduate school support worth over $120,000 to each awardee - last year 913 awards were granted.  Benefits include a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 annual cost of education allowance, a one time $1,000 travel allowance, and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents at or near the beginning of their graduate study seeking research-based Master's and/or PhD degrees in NSF-supported science (including social science and psychology) and engineering disciplines are eligible to apply.

We encourage applicants interested in the 2014 NSF-GRFP competition to visit www.nsf.gov/grfp/ or www.nsfgrfp.org for additional information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying. Interested applicants should strongly consider preparing their applications as early as possible to help increase their chances of winning.

The GRFP is sponsored by the NSF, which is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense" With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.  NSF funding opportunities can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/. The NSF-GRFP Operations Center is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (http://www.asee.org/fellowships).

Complete List of GRFP Supported Fields

Alice Griffin AAUW Graduate Fellowship

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This graduate fellowship was established for female graduate students and provides tuition and fees for women returning to the workforce, needing to make a career change, or seeking a graduate degree to facilitate potential career advancement. Recipients will be awarded up to $5,000 annually to cover tuition and fees for the pursuit of a master's degree in nursing, business administration, accounting, science or other professional endeavors outside the field of education. Once selected, recipients may apply for a second year of funding. Applicants must demonstrate in their application how the financial assistance will enable them to complete a master's degree in two years.

Preference will be given to applicants who are active members of a local chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Martin or St. Lucie County.

Recipients must be full-time graduate students (enrollment will be verified prior to disbursement of any funding).  In order to remain eligible to receive continued funding, fellowship recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be on track to complete their degree requirements within two (2) years.

Application deadline: Friday May 9, 2014.  Please submit a completed application to the Graduate College, attention Nancy Diamond.  Note: Newly admitted graduate students will also need to provide a transcript from their undergraduate institution.

Fellowship recipients will be notified on or before July 31, 2014.

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Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship

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The Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship Program is sponsored by the State University System. It is designed to encourage minority students to pursue graduate degrees in areas where they are historically underrepresented at Florida Atlantic University. These areas include, but are not limited to: engineering, mathematics, computer science, economics, and psychology. The program provides support in the amount of $5,000 to each awardee for one academic year of full-time study in selected disciplines. The grant is available pending Legislative approval.

Students pursuing masters and professional degrees may be selected for a second-year award.  Doctoral students may be selected for the award for up to four years.  However, a new application form and supporting documentation must be submitted each year and the student must maintain satisfactory progress.

Applicants must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Accepted (of degree-seeking status) in a graduate program at FAU (full-time enrollment will be verified prior to the disbursement of any funding)
  • Pursuing a graduate degree in a discipline in which minority students are underrepresented
  • Demonstrating satisfactory progress in achieving the graduate degree
  • Meeting eligibility requirements for an award of state financial aid
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Note: Individuals on visas are not eligible to apply for the Auzenne Fellowship.

Applications must include:

  • two letters of recommendation from FAU faculty members.  Letters of Recommendation should be directed to the "Fellowship Selection Committee".
  • a one-page resume or curriculum vitae (cv)
  • a completed Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship application form

Application deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014.  Please submit a completed application to the Graduate College, attention Nancy Diamond.

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Dissertation Year Awards

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The objective of the grant is to help students in their dissertation year meet unusual expenses related to completion of their dissertations. Information and application for this award is available on the Division of Research web site.

Graduate Diversity Fellowship

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Florida Atlantic University offers this $2,500 fellowship to graduate students who increase the diversity of the student body in their chosen field of study.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they contribute to increasing diversity, and if applicable any impediments or disadvantages they may have overcome to pursue their advanced degree.  Attributes that relate to diversity include, but are not limited to, the following: age, cultural heritage, ethnic background, exceptional ability, gender, race and socio-economic status. Membership in an underrepresented racial or ethnic group is a qualifying factor, but the graduate diversity fellowship is not awarded solely on this basis.

Application materials - personal statement, curriculum vitae and faculty recommendations- must be submitted to the Graduate College by Friday, March 28, 2014.

Who is Eligible?
Applicants must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Contribution to Diversity: Students must contribute significantly to the diversity of the student body in their chosen field of study.
  • Academic Program: Students must be admitted into a graduate major.
  • Completed Graduate-Level Coursework: Students must have completed at least 9 credit hours of graduate-level coursework applicable towards their degree. Current course enrollment cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • Remaining Credit Hours: Students must have at least 12 credit hours remaining in their graduate degree program. Current course enrollment, as well as thesis and dissertation credit hours can be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • U.S. Citizen: Students with permanent resident status may also apply.

Graduate students who are full-time, benefit-eligible employees of Florida Atlantic University are not eligible to apply for the fellowship. Graduate assistants and graduate students with hourly appointments are not considered full-time employees and thus are eligible to apply.

How to Apply
Step 1: Personal Statement

The personal statement, no more than one single-spaced typed page, should summarize the importance of your intellectual and/or research interests, as well as the significance of your long-term goals and objectives. In addition, your statement must address how your presence at FAU increases diversity in your graduate program.

Step 2: Resume

The resume, no more than one single-spaced typed page, should list awards, publications/creative works, presentations, and other scholarly activity. If your combined scholarly activities fill more than one page, please list only those activities you consider to be highlights of your academic career or those most likely to promote your application.

Step 3: Faculty Recommendations

Two faculty members who agree to write a support letter on your behalf must send their recommendations directly to the Graduate College.  Letters of Recommendation should be directed to the "Fellowship Selection Committee".  Please remind your recommenders that their letters must arrive by the application deadline.

Step 4: Submit Information to the Graduate College

Please provide three copies of your personal statement and curriculum vitae to Nancy Diamond in the Graduate College office by the application deadline, Friday, March 28, 2014.

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Graduate Fellowship for Academic Excellence

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This program is designed to provide financial assistance in the form of a fellowship to outstanding graduate students. The fellowship provides $5,000 for one academic year and is non-renewable.

In order to be considered for this fellowship, the nominee must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • be enrolled full-time (9 credits) as a degree-seeking student during term of the award
  • have completed a minimum of one semester in a FAU graduate program
  • have a minimum FAU graduate grade point average of 3.50

Nominations must include:

  • two letters of recommendation from FAU faculty members.  Letters of Recommendation should be directed to the "Fellowship Selection Committee".
  • a completed FAU Graduate Fellowship for Academic Excellence application form

Please submit three copies of these documents to:
Nancy Diamond,
Phone:
561.297.1210,
E-mail: diamond@fau.edu

Application deadline: Friday May 9, 2014.  All applicants will be notified on or before July 31, 2014.

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McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

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The McKnight Program is funded and administered through the Florida Endowment Fund for Higher Education. The program provides full-time African-American and Hispanic doctoral students with a stipend of $12,000 per year in addition to providing funds for the payment of tuition, fees, books, health insurance, and an allocation that can be used toward the purchase or lease of a personal computer. Application deadline is January 15 of each year.

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The Dr. Daniel B. Newell & Aurel B. Newell Doctoral Fellowship

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This program is designed to provide financial assistance in the form of a fellowship to outstanding doctoral graduate students. Funding for the program is provided by the generous contribution of the late Mrs. Aurel B. Newell. The fellowship provides $5,000 for one academic year of study to students with financial need (as demonstrated by the Free Financial Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]). Recipients may reapply and be considered for a second-year of funding.

In order to be eligible for this program, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • current enrollment as a full-time (9 credits) degree-seeking student
  • completion of a minimum of nine credits in a doctoral program at Florida Atlantic University (Students entering a doctoral program prior to completion of a master's degree must have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate course work)
  • minimum grade point average of 3.70

 Applications must include:

  • a letter from the person nominating the candidate
  • a letter of recommendation from the candidate's advisor (if not the nominator).  Letters of Recommendation should be directed to the "Fellowship Selection Committee".
  • a brief statement from the student summarizing his/her career goals and objectives and financial need

Please submit three copies of these documents to:
Nancy Diamond,
Phone:
561.297.1210,
E-mail: diamond@fau.edu

Application deadline: Friday, May 23, 2014.  All applicants will be notified on or before July 31, 2014.

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Other Sources of Financial Support

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The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship of $10,000 is available to a full-time graduate student who are pursuing an advanced degree preparing for a career in state or local government finance. This scholarship is funded by the Girard Miller Foundation. The winner, if one is selected, will be invited to attend the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada’s (GFOA) annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, in June, where the award will be presented. The GFOA will provide a complimentary annual conference registration and pay for transportation costs to Chicago and hotel accommodations. See “Student Opportunities” for more information. Expect the application deadline to be in February of every year.

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Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is for first or second year graduate students planning full-time study toward a Ph.D. in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences with emphasis in high performance computing. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens; departments must certify that fellows will not be required to perform services (e.g., TA, grading, etc.) during the tenure of their fellowships.

The DOE CSGF program pays all tuition and required fees for up to 4 years of study at any US university, provides a $32,400 yearly stipend, matches university funds (up to $2500) to purchase a computer workstation for the fellow's exclusive use, and provides a yearly academic allowance of $1000 to the fellow for their professional development. Further details about the program are available at the program website and from the Program Coordinator, Ms. Rachel Huisman at csgf@krellinst.org.

Students can apply online at https://www.krellinst.org/csgf/application.

Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program

The Gubernatorial Fellows Program offers an unparalleled experience in leadership and public service to Florida’s best and brightest college and university students. This nonpartisan program provides students interested in public service with the opportunity to gain experience and exposure by working in key areas of government. Fellows travel to Tallahassee for two semesters and are assigned to work in the Executive Office of the Governor or the Governor’s agencies, based on their major or area of concentration. Fellows work a minimum of 20 hours per week and are paid for their time on the job, while maintaining full-time status in their academic programs.

Fellows participate in a weekly lecture series, where they meet face-to-face with prominent leaders, including the Governor, Lt. Governor, Cabinet officers, agency heads, or other top officials. Fellows also travel throughout Florida and to Washington, D.C. to meet with local and federal government officials.

To be eligible for a Gubernatorial Fellowship, candidates should be enrolled at a Florida college or university as an upperclassman (junior or senior) or a graduate student. The program is open to students in all academic disciplines. Applicants should exhibit strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism and a desire to serve the people of Florida. Approximately 12 students from around the state will be selected based on a competitive application process. Preference is given to graduate students.

Expect the deadline to apply for the program to be in March. For more information and to apply, visit www.FloridaFellows.com

Florida-Israel Institute Scholarship

Provides academically-based out-of-state tuition exemption scholarships to qualified graduate students who are Israeli citizens. For additional information go to Florida-Israel Institute Scholarship

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Scholarship

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Scholarship of $5,000 (for each award) is awarded to one or more graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winner, if one is selected, will be invited to attend the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada’s (GFOA) annual conference in Chicago, Illinois in June, where the award will be presented. The GFOA will provide a complimentary annual conference registration and pay for transportation costs to Chicago as well as hotel accommodations. See “Student Opportunities” at www.gfoa.org. for more information. Expect the application deadline to be in February or each year.

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The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship of $5,000 is awarded to one or more employees of a state or local government enrolled in part-time graduate study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winner(s), if selected, will be invited to attend the Government Finance Officers Association's annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, in June, where the award will be presented. The winner(s) will receive a complimentary annual conference registration and transportation costs to Chicago and hotel accommodations. See "Student Opportunities" at www.gfoa.org for more information. Expect the application deadline to be in February of every year.

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The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship

The Hispanic College Fund scholarship programs are currently open. To apply to the scholarship programs please go to http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/Eligibility Requirements - Students must.......

  • be Hispanic
  • maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • reside in the U.S or Puerto Rico
  • be a current or rising undergraduate (some programs accept grad. students) student or a high school senior enrolling at a college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • demonstrate financial need
  • Some HCF Programs also require that a student be pursuing a certain area of study.
  • Students studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Pharmacy and Nursing are highly encourage to apply.

All applications can be found at http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/

For more information, please contact Auri Duarte, Scholarship Program Manager, at aduarte@hispanicfund.org or 1800-644-4223.

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000 is awarded to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance. See “Student Opportunities” at www.gfoa.org for more information.

Expect the application deadline to be in February of every year..

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Paul & Daisy Soros New Americans Scholarship

The Soros Fellowships for New Americans support thirty (30) individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject anywhere in the United States.  Students already in graduate study are eligible, though not past their second year.  The Fellowship provides $25,000 maintenance and half tuition (up to a maximum of $20,000 per academic year) wherever the Fellow attends.  Candidates must be either holders of Green Cards, naturalized citizens, or a child of at least one naturalized citizen parent (the other parent may not be a native-born U.S. citizen). The deadline is in November. Recipients will be announced in March.  Please visit the website for information on applying:  http://www.pdsoros.org/

Phi Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships of $5,000 each and 40 Awards of Excellence of $2,000 are awarded to its members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards (FAU is Chapter 128).

For additional details, including eligibility, selection criteria, chapter information and application material, visit:www.PhiKappaPhi.org

Rotary Foundation Scholarships

Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the largest privately funded international scholarships program. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for graduate students. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. For additional details, you may visit the Rotary Foundation website

The Washington Center/BB&T Hispanic Workforce Development & Training Initiative

Provides Hispanic undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates the opportunity to establish their career training in banking and finance through a structured 15-week internship in Washington, D.C. administered by the Washington Center. For more information go to http://www.twc.edu/agencies/our_interns.shtml.

The Everglades Foundation Research Fellowships and Scholarships

The Everglades Foundation scholarship provides fellowships and scholarships for advanced research in support of the restoration of the Florida Everglades. The scholarships and fellowships are open to full-time graduate research students pursuing degrees in earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering, geography, planning and resources management and economics. Cross-disciplinary research efforts are of special interest. Both scholarships and fellowships provide $ 20,000 / year (PhD level) and $ 10,000 / year (MSc level) for stipends, tuition fees, travel, and other research-related expenses. Expect the next application deadline to be in June. For more information and a checklist of items to be included in the submission package can be found at http://www.evergladesfoundation.org/pages/fellowships


Other sources of financial aid or scholarships may be available through the individual colleges, academic departments, and/or the Office of Student Financial Aid. For further information, visit FAU Financial Aid

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