Academic Program Nomination Due Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018, by 4:45 p.m.
Arlen G. and Louise Stone Swiger Fellowships are designed to recruit highly competitive Ph.D. students to WVU.
The Swiger Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $25,000, waiver of
University tuition, a College tuition scholarship, payment of University
fees, and graduate student health insurance coverage.
Awards are paid over a 12-month period during which time students must be enrolled
Awards provide up to three years of funding.
must agree to enter an annual cost share in the amount of $4,560
for all selected students.
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.
- Nominees must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Nominees must be incoming Ph.D. students; continuing doctoral students are not eligible for this fellowship.
- Nominees must have completed an application for on-campus, fall admission to a WVU Ph.D. program at 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.
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 academic program; and
Strength of supplemental materials provided by department (if any).
Nominators should visit the Fellowships Nomination Information 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.