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Fellowship/Scholarship Nomination Information

WVU’s suite of graduate fellowships offer incoming doctoral students the special opportunity to focus on their coursework and research without using student loans or the responsibility of serving as a graduate assistant to finance their degree. Graduate fellowships support outstanding incoming doctoral students across all disciplines (unless stated otherwise for specific fellowships). We seek nominations from departments/programs across the campus community for graduate student applicants who will begin full-time, on-campus coursework in the fall semester of 2018. Students cannot directly apply for fellowships. (Visit the Fellowships and Scholarships page for information about fellowships for incoming graduate students.)  

The nomination deadline for the Ruby Distinguished Doctoral, Swiger, STEM, Du Bois, and University Provost Fellowships is Thursday, February 8, 2018, no later than 4:45 p.m. Note that nominees' online graduate admissions application must be completed by the time the nomination is submitted by the department/program. (We strongly encourage departments/programs to inform prospective graduate students to complete their online admissions application by February 1, 2018.) 


Nominations: Swiger, STEM, Du Bois, University Provost Fellowships
Nominations: Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships
College/School Selections: Outstanding Merit Fellowships for Constinuing Doctoral Students

Please contact the Office of Graduate Education and Life at or 304.293.7173 for assistance.