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Graduate Program Scholarships & Fellowships

Funding opportunities for Human Ecology graduate students are available and made possible, in large part, by generous donations to SoHE. Every year, these funds are used to fund assistantships, award academic excellence scholarships, and provide students doing their masters or doctoral research or final MFA project with conference travel scholarships and graduate research scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIPS


Conference Travel Scholarships (download PDF)

Maximum Award: $650 ($750 for international travel)
Open Application Periods: October 15 - December 15 (Fall) and January 15 - May 15 (Spring)
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NOTE: Students may also consider apply for funds for professional development/training opportunities.
Eligibility: Full-time MS, MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing



PhD/MFA First Conference Travel Scholarships (download PDF)

Maximum Award: $500
Open Application Periods: October 15 – December 15 (Fall) and January 15 – May 15 (Spring)
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Eligibility: First-year PhD and MFA students



Ann Hoyt Award for the Study of Cooperative Associations (download PDF)

Examples of cooperative associations: credit unions, artists cooperatives, cooperative groceries, farm co-ops, and housing ops
Maximum Award: $1,500 per category
Application Opens: October 15; Application Deadline: December 15
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Eligibility: MS, MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing
2018-19 Recipient: Mariela Quesada Centeno
2019-20 Recipient: 
2020-21 Recipient: 


PhD Dissertation, MS Thesis, or MFA Project Award (download PDF)

Maximum Award: $3,500 (the maximum award amount is increased from $2,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year only)
Application Opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
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Eligibility: Full-time MS, MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing



Bridget and James Coffing Fund for Family Advocacy
Maximum Award: $2,000
Application Opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15 
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Eligibility: SoHE MS, MFA, or PhD graduate student in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress; Students who participated in a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program; OR Students from the following racial/ethnic groups: a) African American or Black; b) American Indian or Alaskan Native; c) Hispanic/Latino; d) Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, or Hmong; e) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; OR Economically disadvantaged students who are: a) first-generation college students who  participated in one of the following TRIO programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunities Centers, or Student Support Services; b) first-generation college students who graduated from the PEOPLE Program; or c) UW–Madison bachelor's degree recipients who were in the FASTrack or BANNER programs OR From another socially disadvantaged group. If students are apply under this criterion, the will need to clarify what the disadvantaged group. Priority will be given to students who have not yet received SoHE STAR funds or Bridget Coffin funds.


Schurch Thomson Graduate Research Excellence Award (download PDF)

Maximum Award: $3,500  (the maximum award amount is increased from $2,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year only)
Application Opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
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Eligibility: Full-time MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing
2020-21 Recipient:
2019-20 Recipient: 
2018-19 Recipient: Madelaine L’Esperance
2017-18 Recipient: Emily Hickey


Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award (download PDF)

Maximum Award: $2,500  (the maximum award amount is increased from $1,800 for the 2020-2021 academic year only)
Application opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
Application Link
Eligibility: Full-time MS, MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing


Graduate Student as Mentor Award (download PDF)

Maximum Award: $500
Application opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
To self-nominate or nominate another graduate student, please follow the nomination process outlined in the PDF.
Eligibility: MS, MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing
2018-19 Recipients: Madelaine L’Esperance and Carolyn Liesen
2019-20 Recipients:
2020-21 Recipients: 


DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS

Equity & Justice Network (E&J Net) Dissertation Fellowship
Maximum Award: 12 month academic year and summer fellowship ($28,000)
Application Opens: October 15; Application Deadline: December 15 
Application Opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15 
Eligibility: SoHE MS, MFA, or PhD graduate student in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress; Students who participated in a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program; OR Students from the following racial/ethnic groups: a) African American or Black; b) American Indian or Alaskan Native; c) Hispanic/Latino; d) Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, or Hmong; e) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; OR Economically disadvantaged students who are: a) first-generation college students who participated in one of the following TRIO programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunities Centers, or Student Support Services; b) first-generation college students who graduated from the PEOPLE Program; or c) UW–Madison bachelor's degree recipients who were in the FASTrack or BANNER programs OR From another socially disadvantaged group. If students apply under this criterion, they will need to clarify what the disadvantaged group is.



GRADUATE TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS 

Students should complete just one application and will be considered for both named teaching fellowships.


Robin A. Douthitt Graduate Teaching Fellowship (download PDF)

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Maximum Award: 50% Teaching Assistantship (academic year appointment)
Application opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
Eligibility: Incoming or continuing full-time MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing

2021-22 Fellow: 

2020-21 Fellow: 

2019-20 Fellow: Travis Moore

2018-19 Fellow: Dakota Mace


Jane Hampton Ausman Mentored Teaching Fellowship (download PDF)

Application Link
Maximum Award: 50% Teaching Assistantship (academic year appointment)

Application opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
Eligibility: Incoming or continuing full-time MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing

2021-22 Fellow: 

2020-21 Fellow: 

2019-20 Fellow: Henry Obeng

2018-19 Fellow: Garret Zastoupil




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Owner:Debra O.Group:School of Human Ecology
Created:2021-02-18 10:01 CDTUpdated:2021-10-14 09:49 CDT
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