The American Graduate Fellowships are intended to:
- directly support the advanced education of a few stellar graduates of small colleges;
- encourage the best students at small colleges to apply for graduate work in the humanities at top-tier private research institutions; and
- signal to the leading graduate programs that small colleges remain a rich source of talented doctoral students.
Up to $50,000 for each American Graduate Fellow during his or her initial year of graduate study, including tuition, fees, and a stipend for living expenses and research costs. Fellowships will normally be renewable for a second academic year (in the same field of study and the same institution), on the condition of satisfactory performance during the first year.
- graduating seniors or recent graduates of an eligible undergraduate institution.
- Student must intend to enter a doctoral program during the subsequent academic year.
- Must be a citizen of the United States.
- Eligibile fields of study are history, philosophy, literature and languages, and fine arts.
- May only be used to support doctoral study at one of 23 said institutions, which represent many of the finest independent research universities in the English-speaking world (see website for a list of institutions).
- Applications are due October 15, 2010; guidelines and applications will be available to download by May 3, 2010.
- An application form with biographical and contact information
- A breif statement about the applicant's future graduate study plans
- An original essay of no more than 1,250 words on a set topic designed to demonstrate the applicant's aptitude for scholarly work at the graduate level
- A list of graduate programs to which the applicant has applied
- GRE Scores
- Official transcript(s)
- Letters of support from two faculty members in the proposed field of graduate study.
- Recommendation from the academic dean of the applicant's current undergraduate institution
It is very important to refer to the web site listed below for specific and complete information regarding this scholarship.