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UCF Graduate Fellowships

The College of Graduate Studies at UCF awards over $2 million in fellowship funding each year. Fellowships are awarded to students in acknowledgement of their impressive past achievements and in anticipation of their future successes at UCF and beyond. Students may receive fellowships from the UCF College of Graduate Studies, from their college or department, or from agencies or organizations outside of UCF. Graduate fellowship funds are awarded to enhance a fellow's scholarly and educational endeavors, but there are no specific assignments associated with the award. Instead, fellows are expected to participate fully in their program and in the intellectual community of the university, thereby enriching the experience of that community. 

University Fellowships

Information about the fellowships offered through the UCF College of Graduate Studies can be found below. Most university fellowships are reserved for incoming degree-seeking graduate students and require full-time enrollment. Graduate students enrolled in fully online programs that exempt them from paying campus-based fees are not eligible for university fellowships offered through the College of Graduate Studies. Additional fellowships may be available in your academic college or department. You may also wish to search for external fellowship programs that support graduate students.

To be considered for a UCF fellowship, students should submit a complete application for admission, including all supporting documentation (e.g., test scores, letters of recommendation, transcripts) by the Fall Priority Deadline for the program.

Trustees Doctoral Fellowship
Yearly stipend: $25,000
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: all new doctoral students
College-nominated, selected by UCF Graduate Fellowships Committee

Presidential Doctoral Fellowship

Yearly stipend (effective Fall 2016): $20,000
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: new doctoral students (U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens)
College-nominated, selected by UCF Graduate Fellowships Committee

Multidisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship
Yearly stipend: $20,000
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: doctoral student in good academic standing
Fellowship application due April 1

ORC Doctoral Fellowship
Stipend: $25,000 in year one; years 2-4 variable based on program assistantship stipend levels
Duration: 1 year of fellowship support; 3 years of graduate assistantship support
Eligibility: all new doctoral students
College-selected

Professional Doctoral Diversity Fellowship
Yearly stipend: $3,000 ($1,500 in Fall and Spring)
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: incoming doctoral students accepted to a professional doctoral program (DNP, DPT, or EdD)
College-nominated

Graduate Dean's Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Stipend: $10,000 for the Spring semester
Duration: 1 semester
Eligibility: doctoral candidates in good academic standing
College-nominated

MFA Provost’s Graduate Fellowship
Yearly stipend: $10,000
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: students who are newly enrolling in one of UCF's Master of Fine Arts programs
College-nominated

Graduate Dean's Fellowship

Yearly stipend (effective Fall 2016): $5,000 supplement to a qualifying assistantship or fellowship
Duration: 1 year doctoral and master's
Eligibility: all new master's, specialist, or doctoral students
College-nominated 

UCF Graduate RAMP Fellowship
Yearly stipend: $10,000
Duration: 4 years doctoral;2 years master's
Eligibility: new graduate students who completed the UCF undergraduate RAMP program
Selected by UCF Graduate Fellowships Committee
Fellowship Application Due Date: January 15

UCF Graduate McNair Fellowship
Yearly stipend: $17,000 doctoral;$10,000 master's
Duration: 4 years doctoral; 2 years master's
Eligibility: new graduate students who completed a McNair Scholars program as an undergraduate
Selected by UCF Graduate Fellowships Committee
Fellowship Application Due Date: January 15

Boyd Lyon Memorial Fellowship
Yearly stipend: $18,000
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: new doctoral students admitted to the Conservation Biology PhD program
College-nominated, selected by UCF Graduate Fellowships Committee

Summer Mentoring Fellowship
Summer stipend: $3,500
Duration: 1 summer semester
Eligibility: all new incoming underrepresented graduate students (U.S. citizens or permanent resident alien)
Program-nominated, March 15

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
Yearly stipend: $12,000
Duration: 5 years
Eligibility: new African American or Hispanic (U.S. citizens) doctoral students
McKnight Application must be submitted to the Florida Education Fund by January 15, merit-based

Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship
Yearly stipend: $5,000
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: new and continuing graduate minority students (U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens)
Fellowship application due March 1

National GEM Consortium
UCF is a GEM member institution
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
See GEM for application deadlines


 

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