The John H. Edwards Trust Fund will provide income for 3 fellowships of approximately $20,000 each for graduate students at Indiana University in academic year 2013-2014. The John H. Edwards Fellowship is one of the University’s most prestigious academic awards. A university-wide committee selects the fellows from nominations made by the deans of all departments and professional schools within the University that award terminal graduate degrees.
In accordance with the bequest, the John H. Edwards Fellowship will be awarded on the following basis:
Good citizenship, character, especially attitude toward public service and the likelihood of future usefulness to society, scholastic ability, intellectual capacity, and upon such other bases and qualifications, and in such manner, as the Trustees of Indiana University in their discretion and judgment may determine from time to time, but always without regard to consideration of religion, creed, race, national origin, color, sex, or political affiliation.
The Edwards Trust Fund Committee interprets the above paragraph as an instruction to nominate a candidate of superior scholastic ability and intellectual capacity, and good citizenship and character as demonstrated by a strong record of voluntary public service. Consistent with University policy, nominations for this award should be made without regard to sexual orientation or disability.
More information about the fellowship, eligibility criteria, application process and deadline can be found on the University Graduate School website, Internal Awards, Grants and Other Funding Opportunities.
Please note: Applicants must submit their applications to their department for review. Departments are required to submit the nominations.