CAFLS Fellowships

CAFLS Graduate Fellowship Applications    

Contact:  Joe Culin, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

    or Sennah Honea, CAFLS Graduate Fellowships Application Coordinator

Applications are now being accepted.  

Applicants must complete the Application Form and supply all requested materials.  Two references are required.  Renewal applications must be completed on or before 4:30 pm Friday, May 1, 2015.


Fellowship Requirements

Wade Stackhouse Graduate Fellowship

The Wade Stackhouse Graduate Fellowship is open to students enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral degree program in agriculture, with preference given to students seeking an advanced degree in applied genetics, including plant and animal breeding; dairying, including physiology of reproduction, nutrition, processing and products; and agricultural engineering or food science with special reference to food packaging.

The Graduate Record Examination combined score (Verbal + Quantitative) should be at least 300 if taken after 1 August 2011 and at least 1100 if taken before 1 August 2011. The Analytical Writing score should be at least 3.0, as well. The Clemson Grade Point Ratio (GPR), or the GPR during a previous degree program, at the time of application should be at least 3.4 on a scale of 4.0.  If awarded a fellowship, the student must achieve and maintain a 3.5 or greater GPR during the academic year and demonstrate acceptable research progress.

The stipend for the Wade Stackhouse Graduate Fellowship is $10,000/year payable in four equal installments (beginning and midpoints of the Fall and Spring semesters.)  Depending upon funding, supplemental support in the form of an assistantship may be provided through the recipient's department.  The amount of supplement varies and depends on availability of funds. 

Students currently holding a Stackhouse Fellowship must reapply to be considered for renewal.

Alexander P. and Lydia Anderson Fellowship

The Alexander P. and Lydia Anderson Fellowship is open to Clemson graduates who wish to pursue work toward a graduate degree in the areas of agriculture, bacteriology, biochemistry, botany, entomology, forestry, microbiology, zoology, and other associated sciences in the biological sciences.  The fellowship provides a stipend of $600/year in two equal installments at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.  It may be renewed on a competitive basis for up to one additional year, but the recipient must reapply.

SC Rural Rehabilitation Fellowship

The SC Rural Rehabilitation Fellowship is open to graduate students who are from South Carolina majoring in agriculture, food, environmental and natural resources related majors.  Students must certify that their family receives agricultural income from some form of agricultural operation.  This can include forestry and natural resources revenues; roadside markets; farming support activities or any identified agricultural operation that provides income to their family.


Application Instructions

Applicants must complete the Application Form and supply all requested materials.  Two references are required.  Applications must be completed on or before 4:30 pm Friday, May 1, 2015.

New applicants or those applying for a fellowship that they do not currently hold must submit an executive summary statement (no more than 250 words) explaining in non-technical terms what your project will be and how you plan to accomplish your objectives.

Applicants requesting renewal of an existing fellowship must submit a brief (no more than 250 words) progress statement detailing accomplishments/progress made on the project during the previous year.

For your references:  Your application will NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL you provide the following link to the two references listed on your application and their comments have been submitted.

Please copy and paste the link into an email to send to your two references included on your application and notify them of the submission deadline. All information must be submitted by the final deadline, Friday May 1, 2015. If you have any questions about your application please contact Sennah Honea: