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University Graduate School John H. Edwards Fellowship

I’m pleased to announce this year’s competition for the University Graduate School John H. Edwards Fellowship. This award provides two stipends of approximately $25,000 each for graduate students at Indiana University in the academic year 2017-18 and is one of the University’s most prestigious academic awards. A university-wide committee selects the fellows from nominations made by the deans of departments and schools within the University that award terminal graduate degrees. This is a university-wide award. Please see below for details about the submission process and eligibility.


Internal Deadline for CEUS Applicants: January 26, 2017


A note on the submission process:

·Internal Deadline: All students’ application materials must be submitted to their departments for review. Each nomination must have the written endorsement of the dean or director of the relevant graduate department/school.

o   Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at IUB must submit their nomination to the College Graduate Office for review by February 1, 2017. Please contact the College Graduate Office ( with any questions.

o   Other departments should contact their School/College in order to determine whether their nomination needs to go through the main graduate office or can be submitted directly by the department to the Graduate School.

o   There can be only one nomination per department, but there can be multiple nominations per School/College.

·Final Deadline: All nominations need to be submitted through SharePoint (1 pdf per student nomination) by Friday, February 10, 2017.

o   To be added to the SharePoint site, please send your department name and IU username to


A note on eligibility:

·Nominees should have completed at least 24 credit hours of graduate study at Indiana University by February 2017, be enrolled as a full-time student for AY 2016-2017, and be working satisfactorily toward completion of a terminal graduate degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D., J.D., M.F.A., M.A.T., etc.).

·Nominees should have a clear record of voluntary public service. Initiating service projects is an especially strong credential for earning this award.

·Special consideration will be given to nominees who can demonstrate financial need in order to complete their studies.


Please find the award guidelines attached as well as on the UGS website. Feel free to contact if there are any questions!