Admissions Fellowships

The Laney Graduate School offers several special fellowships on a competitive basis. These fellowships either supplement the base stipend provided by the Laney Graduate School or provide full stipend support at a higher level than the base stipends.

Applicants do not apply directly for these fellowships. Programs nominate students for these fellowships based on their qualifications, and nominees are reviewed by faculty committees. Awards are announced to students at the time they are accepted for admission.

In order to be considered for these fellowships, a complete application for admission to the Laney Graduate School -- including letters of reference, a statement of purpose, and transcripts -- must be received no later than January 3, or by the program deadline if it is earlier.

All fellowship awards are made solely on the basis of merit and are renewed annually contingent upon satisfactory academic performance.

George W. Woodruff Fellowship

The George W. Woodruff Fellowship is awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements and who show excellent promise as future leaders in their fields. Up to fifteen fellowships are awarded each year, to entering students in any programs of doctoral study. The fellowship covers all tuition and fees and provides a $5,000 supplement to the standard program stipend for up to five years.

Centennial Scholars Fellowship

The Centennial Scholars award is given to applicants who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and who will contribute to the development of a richly diverse student body. To be considered for Centennial Scholars award, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who plan to pursue a program of doctoral study.

Laney Graduate School Fellowship

The Laney Graduate School Fellowship is awarded to entering doctoral students in all fields. The fellowship covers tuition up to five years and provides a $2,500 supplement to the base stipend.