Am I Eligible to Apply?


Please check only the box(es) that are applicable and true for you. Then click the "check eligibility" box below to see if you are eligible to apply for one of our fellowship awards.

I am pursuing a Ph.D.
Fellowship is limited to Ph.D. scholars only. All other doctoral degrees programs are ineligible, including D.B.A., D.D.S., D.N.P., D.P.T., D.V.M., Ed.D., J.D., M.D., PharmD., etc.
   
I am a U.S. Citizen or have permanent U.S. residency.
   
  I am applying to one or more of the participating institutions in one or more of the participating states AND meet eligibility criteria listed in one or more of the 3 bullets below:
   
Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia require in-state residency status. I am applying to a participating institution(s) in Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, or Virginia, and I will submit verification from the university of in-state residency status—not the same as "in-state tuition status" granted to some out-of-state residents.
   
Arkansas and Alabama consider out-of-state applicants only after giving first consideration to in-state applicants. I am applying to a participating institution(s) in Arkansas and Alabama.
   
West Virginia regard in-state and out-of-state applicants equally. I am applying to a participating institution in West Virginia.
   
   
  Please Note:
  Louisiana and IUPUI in Indiana participate in our program. Awards in these places are determined at the university level. Therefore, applicants interested in inquiring about eligibility in Louisiana should contact the graduate dean of the university and applicants inquiring about eligibility at IUPUI in Indiana should contact the Office of Diversity.