Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Native American Graduate Fellowship
- Accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral degree at Montana State University;
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA;
- Earned a baccalaureate degree from a four-year regionally accredited institution of higher learning anywhere in the U.S. and have graduated with at least a 2.5 undergraduate cumulative GPA;
- Montana resident;
- Enrolled member of a Montana Native American tribe;
- US citizen.
Additional Award Information:
- Upon receipt of the Fellowship, the student will receive one (1) year of funding.
- The student will be allowed to reapply and may be selected to receive a maximum of one (1) additional year for a master’s program or two (2) years of funding for a PhD program (provided the recipient remains eligible, i.e. maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA).
- Preference will be given to applicants who have provided a letter of support from the department in which they are enrolled as a graduate student, indicating that said department will provide them with a GRA or GTA stipend.
- Supplemental Questions
- Are you an enrolled member of a federally recognized Montana American Indian tribe (including the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe)?
- Select the tribes that you are an enrolled member.
- Describe your motivations for wanting to earn a graduate degree in your specific field of study. How does being a member of a Montana American Indian tribe contribute to your motivations?
- Describe your current research focus, or, if a newly admitted student, your research area of interest.
- Please indicate if you will receive a graduate appointment from your department for this academic term. If so, indicate if you will be appointed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and/or Graduate Research Appointment.
- How will receiving the Washington Fellowship enable you to do make progress toward your degree?
- What would you like to do professionally once you have earned your degree?
- As a Washington Fellowship recipient, how would you envision upholding the Washington Foundation’s vision of “promoting the betterment of society and the development of a highly diverse workforce through education.”
- Letters of Recommendation
- Please provide the name and email address of three individuals who would be willing to recommend you for this scholarship based on your potential to be successful as a graduate student.
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