STEM Mountains of Excellence Fellowships and Assistantship Caps
Deadline: April 5, 2013
The STEM Mountains of Excellence Fellowships provide an annual stipend of $27,000 (payable over 12 months), a waiver of University tuition, a tuition scholarship for College tuition, and $1500 toward research-related travel expenses. Fellowships are renewed for up to 3 years for students in good standing.
Assistantship Caps provide supplements of up to $5000 per year to selected students. These supplements are added to the students’ Graduate Assistantship 9-month stipends. Students may receive caps more than once, but must compete for the award each year.
Fellowship applicants must have applied for admission to an appropriate WVU doctoral program with the goal of conducting research in one of the Mountains of Excellence areas: achieving international leadership in radio astronomy, utilizing shale gas, promoting stewardship of water resources, improving STEM education and scientific literacy, or eliminating health disparities in Appalachia. Only entering doctoral students are eligible.
Assistantship Cap applicants must have applied for admission or be a continuing student in an appropriate WVU doctoral program as described above.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Students must be nominated by a faculty member or administrator in the student’s department or college/school. Application packets must be submitted by the Dean (or designee) of the college/school to which the student has applied or is enrolled.
A complete application consists of:
, including a statement of nomination from the student’s likely or current research supervisor or an appropriate administrator (such as a graduate program director or associate dean) and approval from the College or School Dean indicating that a College tuition scholarship will be provided for Fellowship students.
- A personal statement from the applicant outlining his or her research interests and plans, long-range career goals, and fit with the research area of choice.
- A current resume or vita.
- A copy of the student’s standardized test scores (GRE preferred).
- A copy of the student’s transcript(s), including all undergraduate and graduate work completed to date.
- For Fellowship applicants, two letters of recommendation supporting the student’s doctoral program application.