Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Native American Graduate Fellowship
- Pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree from Montana State University;
- Minimum 2.5 undergraduate cumulative GPA and minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA during any graduate program work;
- Earned a baccalaureate degree from a four (4) year regionally accredited institution of higher learning anywhere in the United States;
- Montana resident;
- Enrolled member of a Montana Native American Tribe;
- United States citizen.
Additional Award Information:
- Upon receipt of the Fellowship, the student is guaranteed one (1) year of funding and allowed a maximum of two (2) years of funding, provided the recipient remains eligible;
- In order to remain eligible to receive funding for the second year, the student must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. At the end of fall semester of the first year, the Graduate School will review the student’s academic progress. If the student’s GPA is below a cumulative 3.0 at this time or at the end of the spring semester, the student must reapply for the Fellowship and will be subject to the competitive process for selection.
- 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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