Academic Program Nomination Due Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, by 4:45 p.m.
University Provost Fellowships are designed to recruit highly competitive doctoral students to WVU. Selection is competitive on the basis of academic merit. Fellowships will be awarded to incoming Ph.D. or students who are seeking a terminal graduate degree in the College of Creative Arts.
- The University Provost Fellowship provide an annual stipend of $17,000, waiver of University tuition (fall and spring), a College tuition scholarship, and graduate student health insurance coverage. University fees are the responsibility of the student.
- Awards are paid over a 9-month period during which time students must be enrolled full-time.
- Awards provide up to three years of funding.
- Students awarded this fellowship will be provided with a summer University tuition waiver, by request only.
- Nominations must be submitted by an academic program; students cannot apply for this fellowship. Nominators should visit the Fellowship Nomination Instructions page for instructions on how to nominate students for this fellowship.
- Nominees must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Nominees must be incoming graduate students; continuing graduate students are not eligible for this fellowship.
- Nominees must have completed an application for on-campus, fall admission to a WVU Ph.D. program or to a terminal graduate degree program in the College of Creative Arts at the time the fellowship nomination is submitted.
- Nominees must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 for undergraduate or 3.5 for graduate coursework.
The nominee’s academic promise must be substantial. Fellowship nominations will be evaluated by a selection committee comprised of Graduate Council faculty representatives who will review all nominees based on the following criteria:
- Strength of graduate admissions application essay (if required for application) and standardized test score (if required for application);
- Strength of graduate application letters of recommendation;
- Strength of CV or resume;
- Strength of letter of support from the WVU program or faculty member making the nomination; and
- Strength of supplemental materials provided by department (if any).
Nominators should visit the Fellowship Nomination Instructions page for instructions on how to nominate students for this fellowship.
Please contact the Office of Graduate Education and Life at GradEd@mail.wvu.edu or 304.293.7173 for assistance.