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Graduate Programs: 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

Student Financial Hardship Funds

Maximum Award: $1500

Open Application Periods: Awards are made on an ongoing basis until the funds are depleted.

Eligibility: Full-time MS, MFA, or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing

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Conference Travel Scholarship

Maximum Award: $650 ($750 for international travel)

Open Application Periods: October 15 - December 15 (Fall) and January 15 - May 15 (Spring)

Eligibility: Full-time MS, MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing

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PhD/MFA First Conference Travel Scholarship 

Maximum Award: $500

Open Application Periods: October 15 – December 15 (Fall) and January 15 – May 15 (Spring)
Eligibility: First-year PhD and MFA students. For Fall 2021, any second year students who did not receive funding last year are welcome to apply in this round. 

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Graduate Student Scholarship for Research, Outreach, and Training on Cooperatives

Ann Hoyt Award for the Study of Cooperative Associations
Barbara and Thomas Lyon Award

Examples of cooperative associations: credit unions, artists cooperatives, cooperative groceries, farm co-ops, and housing ops. Up to 3 awards each year. 
Maximum Award-research, outreach, and other scholarship on cooperatives: $4,000
Maximum Award-conference travel or professional development on cooperatives: $1,000
Application Opens: October 15; Application Deadline: December 15
Eligibility: MS, MFA or PhD graduate student in good standing

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PhD Dissertation, MS Thesis, or MFA Project Award

Maximum Award: $3,500 
Application Opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
Eligibility: Full-time MS, MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing

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Bridget and James Coffing Fund for Family Advocacy

Maximum Award: $2,000

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 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 and James Coffing funds.

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Schurch Thomson Graduate Research Excellence Award

Maximum Award: $3,500
Application Opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
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

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Summertime Academic Research (STAR) Award

Maximum Award: $2,500
Application opens: February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
Eligibility: Full-time MS, MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing

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Graduate Student as Mentor Award

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. Upload letter of nomination to the following BOX folder: https://uwmadison.app.box.com/f/8b0e61798de143cdae6280436a008ea8
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: 

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DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS

Equity & Justice Network (E&J Net) Dissertation Fellowship

Maximum Award: 12 month academic year and summer fellowship ($29,000)

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.

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GRADUATE TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS 

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

Robin A. Douthitt Graduate Teaching Fellowship

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

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Jane Hampton Ausman Mentored Teaching Fellowship

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: Vivien Ahrens

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:2022-10-04 15:41 CDT
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