approximately 240 outstanding graduate students hold fellowships or traineeships at clemson university. in order for a monetary award to be designated a fellowship or a traineeship, it must provide the recipient a minimum of $1,000 for the academic year. these awards, received from a variety of alumni, foundation, governmental, individual or industrial sources, require no services. all fellowship recipients are granted the in-state rate for tuition and fees. payment in excess of actual educational costs is subject to federal and state taxes.
graduate alumni fellowships, r. c. edwards fellowships and george r. macdonald fellowships are university-wide awards administered by the graduate school. fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to nominees selected by the departments. scholarly potential and academic excellence are the sole criteria for the awards.
additionally, in an effort to increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing doctoral degrees at clemson, the graduate diversity fellowship program was established. funding for the fellowship is provided by the office of inclusion and equity. the graduate diversity fellowship committee, made up of representatives from the office of inclusion and equity, the office of access and equity, and the graduate school, offers a variety of financial assistance opportunities for eligible minority students pursuing doctoral degrees at clemson university.
other externally funded programs are available for underrepresented minority students including sreb doctoral scholars program and south carolina professional association for access and equity (sc paae) scholarships. more information on these programs can be found on the office of access and equity web page under the “other funding opportunities” tab.
additional fellowships and traineeships are administered by the individual colleges and departments. some awards may limit the student’s research to areas of interest to the donor. detailed information is available in the colleges or departments.
unless otherwise stipulated by the grantor and/or donor, holders of fellowships or traineeships are required to enroll in the same minimum credit load as is applicable to departmental graduate assistants. continued receipt of any fellowship or traineeship is contingent on the student’s maintaining a satisfactory academic status. normally, a student cannot hold concurrently two or more fellowships or traineeships (or the equivalent thereof) administered by the university, regardless of the funding sources. fellowship recipients are eligible for appointment as departmental graduate assistants.
fellowships and traineeships usually are offered in early march. inquiries may be made to the department of the student’s major interest or to the graduate school.
|james c. kennedy annual phd graduate fellowship||1||$20,000.00||agriculture, forestry & life sciences||agricultural sciences|
|james c. kennedy masters of science annual fellowship||1||$16,000.00||agriculture, forestry & life sciences||agricultural sciences|
|james d. “denny” ford annual fellowship||2||$1,000.00||agriculture, forestry & life sciences||agricultural sciences|
|goz and pat segars annual student assistance fund||1||$20,000.00||agriculture, forestry & life sciences||agricultural sciences, plant & environmental sciences|
|the bartlett tree foundation annual student assistance||2||$1,500.00||agriculture, forestry & life sciences||plant & environmental sciences|
|heather p. hilliard annual fellowship||2||$2,000.00||agriculture, forestry and life science||dean of agriculture, forestry & life sciences|
|art department annual student assistance in art||architecture, arts & humanities||art|
|faison annual fellowship for master of real estate development||1||$5,000.00||architecture, arts & humanities||planning, development & preservation|
|james m. & jennifer t. bihl annual fellowship||1||$12,000.00||architecture, arts & humanities||planning, development & preservation|
|sior annual fellowship||1||$6,000.00||architecture, arts & humanities||planning, development & preservation|
|american institute of architects of sc annual fellowships||1||$2,000.00||architecture, arts & humanities||school of architecture|
|charleston section aia sc chapter annual fellowships||1||$2,000.00||architecture, arts & humanities||school of architecture|
|grand strand section aia sc chapter annual fellowships||1||$1,000.00||architecture, arts & humanities||school of architecture|
|dr. michael t. maloney annual fellowship in economics||1||$19,727.00||business||economics|
|dr. myles s. wallace annual fellowship in economics||1||$10,000.00||business||economics|
|dr. myles s. wallace annual graduate fund||1||$50,000.00||business||economics|
|dr. robert exley mccormick ’72 annual fellowship in economics||1||$10,000.00||business||economics|
|professor john t. warner annual fellowship in economics||1||$10,000.00||business||economics|
|dixon hughes annual fellowship||1||$9,000.00||business||school of accountancy & department of finance|
|elizabeth white annual memorial fellowship||1||$2,000.00||education||teaching & learning|
|bridgestone annual fellowship for cu-icar||1||$25,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||automotive engineering|
|dräxlmaier annual fellowship in automotive materials||1||$10,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||automotive engineering|
|dräxlmaier annual fellowship in automotive manufacturing||1||$10,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||automotive engineering|
|plastic omnium annual fellowship for cu-icar||1||$10,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||automotive engineering|
|sage automotive deep orange interiors annual fellowship||1||$10,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||automotive engineering|
|sonoco annual fellowship program in automotive engineering||1||$10,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||automotive engineering|
|emerging leaders annual fellowship||1||$5,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||civil engineering|
|engineering “art” annual fellowship in civil engineering||2||$5,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||civil engineering|
|kimley-horn annual fellowship||2||$1,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||civil engineering|
|hitachi high technologies electron microscopy annual fellowship||1||$20,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||dean, engineering, computing & applied sciences|
|trevor f. booker ’10 annual fellowship||1||$5,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||dean, engineering, computing & applied sciences|
|george j. bishop iii annual fellowship in materials science and engineering||1||$10,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||materials science & engineering|
|dr. robert m. geist, iii annual fellowship in computing||1||$4,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||school of computing|
|talford family annual fellowship in computing||1||$5,000.00||engineering, computing & applied sciences||school of computing|
|thinfilm annual fellowship in packaging science and graphic communications||1||$10,000.00||multiple||sonoco institute of package design|
|havi annual fellowship in packaging science and graphic communications||1||$25,000.00||multiple||sonoco institute of package design & graphics|
|charles ewing curry memorial annual fellowship||1||$17,500.00||science||physics and astronomy|
|curry fellowship in graduate astrophysics||1||$30,400.00||science||physics and astronomy|
|clemson university annual fellowships||university-wide||dean of the graduate school|
|lamotte family annual fellowship||1||$4,000.00||university-wide||dean of the graduate school|
|churchill a. carter ’52 annual memorial fellowship||1||$4,000.00||cu restoration institute|
graduate students may also apply for a number of externally funded fellowships.
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