Academic College/School Nominations Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2021, by 11:59 p.m.
Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1896, and provided a standard of excellence for scholarship in any discipline and an especially inspiring model for black scholars. Because of the achievements of Dr. Du Bois, West Virginia University has named this fellowship program in his honor. This fellowship is open to African American/Black graduate and professional students, excluding students in the Health Sciences. Selection is competitive on the basis of academic merit and potential for success in graduate or professional study.
The Du Bois Fellowships provide an annual stipend of $19,000, waiver of University
tuition, a College tuition scholarship (fall and spring terms), payment of
University fees, and graduate student health insurance coverage.
Awards are paid over a 9-month period, during which time students must be enrolled
Awards provide up to three years of funding.
- Students who are awarded this fellowship will be provided with summer University tuition waivers by request.
- Nominees must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Nominees must be African-American/Black.
- Nominees must be incoming (Fall 2021) graduate students; students admitted for the Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 terms are also eligible.
- Nominees must have completed an application for on-campus, Fall 2021 admission to a Ph.D. program, J.D., or a College of Creative Arts graduate program at the time the fellowship nomination is submitted. Note: Health Sciences doctoral students may not be nominated for this fellowship.
- Nominees must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 for undergraduate or 3.5 for graduate course work.
- Health Sciences Center students are not eligible for this award.
Nominations must be submitted by an academic program; students cannot apply for this fellowship. Nominators should visit the Fellowship Nomination Information page for instructions on how to nominate students.