Mentored Doctoral Fellowship

The Graduate School Mentored Doctoral Fellowship is a competitive award sponsored by the Graduate School that supports the professional development of doctoral students from any doctoral program. Awards are for outstanding advanced (post comprehensive examination) doctoral students who are engaged in professional development activities beyond coursework (e.g., research, teaching, clinic work; practicum, etc.). The fellowship provides tuition support as well as living expenses up to $25,000. To qualify, students must have a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5. All materials must be submitted by March 1.

Applicants will be notified of scholarship results in April.

Graduate, Merit Based
Supplemental Questions
  1. Mentored Doctoral Fellowship Letter of Recommendation: Please enter in the name and email address of a faculty member who will provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  2. Please enter in the name and email address of the faculty member who will serve as your mentor for the Mentored Doctoral Fellowship. This person must be different than your recommender. Please communicate to your recommender that they must show commitment to the mentorship plan in their letter in order for your application to be considered..
  3. Describe your mentorship plan for the upcoming year. In a MINIMUM OF 800 WORDS and a MAXIMUM OF 2000 WORDS, please include answers to the following questions:

    • What was/is the date of your comprehensive examination?
    • What is your plan of study for the upcoming year (while receiving the fellowship)?
    • What professional activities will you be participating in (e.g., coursework, research, teaching, practicum, clinics)?
    • What is your mentoring plan? The mentoring plan must identify the mentor, frequency of meeting, goals of the mentoring relationship and expectations of the mentee and mentor as well as any additional information you believe is important to your mentorship plan.
    • How will this fellowship help you meet your professional goals?

    Essays will be ranked based upon content, length, grammar, spelling, organized structure, and attention to detail. You are encouraged to write an essay that grabs the attention of the reader by being creative and using rich language.