College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

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The Graduate School serves as the coordinating office for fellowships and scholarships awarded outside the university, such as Graduate Consortium for Minorities in Engineering and Science, National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship, Packard Foundation, Ford Fellowships, Fulbright Scholarships, and many others.

The Graduate School accepts department nominations for several fellowships for outstanding students: the Powell Fellowship, the Cunningham Fellowship, and the Congressional Fellowship. Fellowship students are expected to be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the Fall and Spring semesters. Virginia Tech does not require fellowship students to be enrolled during the summer terms, though this may be a requirement of the funding agency. The Graduate School also posts information about current funding opportunities. The Virginia Tech Research Division publishes a weekly Opportunity Update, that includes notices of selected graduate and postdoctoral research opportunities and fellowships that are funded outside of the university. The Opportunity Update can be sent to you by email. Students can also conduct their own comprehensive search with COS Alert Service and have results emailed to them each week. Many other alert services, such as Grants Net, are also available.

Graduate School Scholarships and Fellowships

Work-life grants

Department Nominations for Several Fellowships:

Cunningham Doctoral Assistantships

Dean's Diversity Assistantships

Ellen E. Wade Graduate Studies Fellowship

George E. and Hester B. Aker Fellowship

McNair Assistantship

Powell Fellowship

Joseph Frank Hunkler Memorial Scholarship (Nomination by March 1)

The MAOP Graduate Scholars Program (Deadline for the 2017-2018 Academic Year is April 1, 2017 )

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External Resources/Funding Opportunities