Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowships Fund
The Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowship is awarded to an English Department graduate student to assist in completing his or her graduate program/degree. Funds may be used to cover expenses associated with pursuing a creative project and/or conducting research (for example, travel to an archival location). Fellowships are offered to students in one of four specific graduate student groups, alternating each year: 1) PhD students who have completed everything but the dissertation; 2) PhD students in the first 1-3 years of the program; 3) MFA students; and 4) MA students. Two (2) fellowshps of up to $1,300 each will be awarded. The awards will be distributed and applied to the student’s fall 2022 tuition bill. If the winner graduates before fall 2022, the award will be forfeited. This year, the fellowship will be awarded to a PhD student in the first 1-3 years of the program.
The scholarship winners will be notified once the decision has been made. The scholarship recipients will be expected to write a note of thanks to the donor, as well as a short paragraph about interests, classes and writing, one semester after receiving the award.
• Applicants must be PhD students in the first 1-3 years of the program.
• Submit a summary paragraph about your creative work/project
• Submit a paragraph about what you hope to accomplish