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University Provost Fellowships

University Provost Fellowships recruit highly competitive doctoral students to WVU.

Selection is competitive based on 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 provide up to three years of funding.

Awards are paid over a 9-month period during which time students must be enrolled full-time.

Students awarded this fellowship will be provided with a summer University tuition waiver, by request only.


  • Nominees must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Nominees must be incoming (Fall 2024) graduate students; 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 or to a terminal graduate degree program in the College of Creative Arts 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 coursework.


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.