By Departmental Nomination only - Program faculty should contact Dr. Ruth Bahr.
About the Fellowship:
The Graduate Student Success Fellowship provides financial assistance to new academically
talented, first-generation doctoral students who demonstrate financial need and have
overcome considerable obstacles and financial hardships in the pursuit of a doctoral
degree. Individuals from programs, such as Ronald E. McNair, the Florida-Georgia Louis
Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
(FGLSAMP), and FAMU Feeder programs will be given particular consideration.
There will be approximately 12 awards made each year. As part of the application package,
the Department/School should provide a letter of recommendation (not to exceed 500
words) that describes his/her qualifications for receiving the Fellowship and provide
the student's letter of intent or student essay, as well as a transcript and test
scores (if required).
The Policy/Fellowship committee of the Graduate Council will review the candidates
from each College and make the award selections.
Stipend: Doctoral students received $18,000/year for up to three (3) years, contingent upon
Tuition: Each award carries a tuition waiver.
Student is encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
preferably no later than January 2nd.
Student must be a new, incoming doctoral student. A Master's student from USF who
is entering the doctoral program may be considered for this award.
Requires U.S citizenship.
Recipients must be enrolled full time and be making satisfactory progress toward his/her
degree in order to be eligible for funding in years 2-3.
Students cannot receive this fellowship concurrent with other university-based or
grant-funded programs. Individual departments may top off this award to make the stipend
comparable to the other students in their department.
Please note that students applying to or enrolled in USF's M.D. and Physical Therapy
(D.P.T.) programs are not eligible for consideration for this fellowship.