Access and Equity

Graduate Diversity Fellowship


Please note: There are other minority funding opportunities here.

In an effort to increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing doctoral degrees at Clemson, the Graduate Diversity Fellowship Program was established. Funding for the fellowship is provided by the Office of Inclusion and Equity. The Graduate Diversity Fellowship committee, made up of representatives from the Office of Inclusion and Equity, the Office of Access and Equity and the Graduate School, offers a variety of financial assistance opportunities for eligible minority students pursuing doctoral degrees at Clemson University.
The Graduate Diversity Fellowship Committee will make a determination regarding an applicant's eligibility for funding based on the specific needs of the students. All recipients must sign a contract obligating them to the terms of the fellowship.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is April 15th prior to the fall in which the student plans to enroll. Download the application here.

In addition to the application, a cover letter is required to explain any information that would help the committee understand the student’s need for funding. The application packet should also include some documentation of annual income from the previous year (copy of tax return or financial aid application). The completed application packet should be sent to the address below.

Office of Access and Equity
Clemson University
110 Holtzendorff Hall
Box 345404
Clemson, SC 29634-5404

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