Graduate Diversity Fellowship

Graduate Diversity Fellowship at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

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

  • Other Funding Opportunities

    SREB Doctoral Scholars Program
    The Office of Access and Equity, in collaboration with the Graduate School, also serves as the liaison for the SREB Doctoral Scholars Program. Doctoral students are encouraged to apply directly to SREB for these scholarships. The Doctoral Scholars Program is part of a nationwide initiative, the Compact for Faculty Diversity, to produce more minority Ph.D.s and to encourage them to seek faculty positions. Developed with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Ford Foundation, the program offers financial support and other services to doctoral scholars nationwide. As a highlight each year, SREB hosts the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring which is the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country.

    The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program offers two awards to students who are pursuing Ph.D.s and plan to become college and university professors. If you are eligible, you are invited to apply for one of these awards.

    For more information on this program and instruction for applying, click here.

    South Carolina professional Association for Access and Equity (SC PAAE) Scholarships
    The South Carolina Professional Association for Access and Equity is dedicated to improving access and equity for minority students in higher education. In keeping with that purpose, the SC-PAAE Scholarship Award Program was established. Awards are provided at the associate degree, baccalaureate degree and graduate degree levels to provide additional opportunities for students to receive aid. The Association annually awards the following scholarships to students at institutions, both public and private, across the state of S.C.: SC PAAE Scholarship – awarded to acknowledge outstanding academic achievement of a student attending a two year and/or a four-year higher education institution in the state of South Carolina; The Frank Gilbert Memorial Scholarship – awarded in honor of the contributions of S.C. Senator Frank Gilbert as a leader in the State of S.C. and the field of access and equity and to acknowledge outstanding public service of a student of higher education in the state; The Herman G. Green, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship – awarded in honor of the contributions of Dr. Herman Green, former Director of Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education as a leader of educational access and equity and to acknowledge outstanding leadership of a graduate student of higher education in the state.