Description: The FES Department Graduate Fund provides scholarships of varying value to new and continuing graduate students based in or affiliated with the FES Department, contingent on availability. Scholarships are awarded and administrated by the FES Department and are supplemental to other financial assistance. To be considered, students must be nominated by their major professor as outlined below; students cannot submit applications on their own behalf.
Nominations: Students must be nominated by their major professor through the following two-part process:
PART 1: LETTER OF INQUIRY
Before submitting a proposal, the major professor must submit a brief letter (email is acceptable) to the FES Office Manager to inquire about the availability of scholarship funds. Letters may be informal but must include the name of the nominee and the term(s) (Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring) in which the nominee should receive the scholarship.
PART 2: PROPOSAL
After receiving and reviewing the major professor’s letter of inquiry, the FES Office Manager will respond to indicate whether a) funds are available and the major professor should submit a proposal, or b) funds are not available and the major professor should not submit a proposal. The FES Office Manager may ask the major professor additional questions in order to make this determination. If the FES Office Manager requests a proposal, the major professor must submit a brief proposal (1 page) which includes the following:
- The name of the nominee
- The term(s) in which the nominee should receive the scholarship
- The amount requested
- A brief description of the nominee’s funding plan for the scholarship term(s)
- Any additional information that the FES Office Manager has specifically requested be included
Selection: Proposals will be approved or denied by the FES Department Head. Approvals are contingent on the FES Office Manager’s confirmation that sufficient funds are available and can be disbursed to the nominee as described in the proposal.