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Funding & Scholarships :: 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: September 15 - December 15 (Fall) and January 15 - May 15 (Spring)
Application Link

NOTE: Support from outside sources, such as the Graduate School, is not required for the 2020-2021 academic year. 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: September 15 – December 15 (Fall) and January 15 – May 15 (Spring)
Application Link
Eligibility: First-year PhD and MFA students

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

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 1; Application Deadline: November 15
Application Link
Eligibility: MS, MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing
2018-19 Recipient: Mariela Quesada Centeno

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 period opens February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
Application Link
Eligibility: Full-time MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing
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 period 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 period 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

Graduate Teaching Fellowships

Students should complete just one application and will be considered for both named teaching fellowships.
Maximum Award: 50% Teaching Assistantship (academic year appointment)
Application period opens February 15; Application Deadline: March 15
Eligibility: Incoming or continuing full-time MFA or PhD Human Ecology graduate student in good standing

Robin A. Douthitt Graduate Teaching Fellowship (download PDF)

Application Link
2019-20 Fellow: Travis Moore
2018-19 Fellow: Dakota Mace

Jane Hampton Ausman Mentored Teaching Fellowship (download PDF)

Application Link
2019-20 Fellow: Henry Obeng
2018-19 Fellow: Garret Zastoupil

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


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