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STEM Fellowships

STEM Fellowships recruit highly competitive Ph.D. students to WVU in STEM fields.

The STEM Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $30,000, waiver of University tuition, a College tuition scholarship, and graduate student health insurance coverage. Awards provide up to three years of funding (dependent on state funding).

Awards are paid over a 12-month period during which time students must be enrolled full-time.


  • Nominees must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Nominees must be incoming (Fall 2024) Ph.D. students in STEM disciplines; students admitted for the Spring 2025 and Summer 2025 terms are also eligible.
  • Nominees must have completed an application for on-campus, Fall 2024 admission to a WVU Ph.D. program no later than the time the fellowship nomination is submitted.
  • Nominees must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 for undergraduate or 3.5 for graduate course work.


Nominations must be submitted by an academic program; students cannot apply for this fellowship.

Nominators should visit the Fellowships Nomination Information page for instructions on how to nominate students.