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 may be sent to the address below. Note: Due to COVID 19, Clemson University employees are required to work remotely. To submit an application during this time, please contact Jerry Knighton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Access and Equity
223 Brackett Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-5404
Graduate Diversity Doctoral Fellowship Award
Clemson University provides limited funding to support the institutional goal to increase the enrollment and retention of underrepresented domestic doctoral students of color who are pursuing the professoriate. Funding for the fellowship is provided by the Division of Inclusion and Equity. The Graduate Diversity Fellowship committee, made up of representatives from the Division of Inclusion and Equity, the Office of Access and Equity and the Graduate School, offers a variety of financial assistance opportunities for eligible students pursuing doctoral degrees at Clemson University.
The Diversity Fellowship Program considers requests received directly from students or programs for financial support totaling $5,000 annually for up to four years, depending on need and/or merit. Additionally, a professional development stipend totaling $2,000 is available to be utilized over the course of the recipient’s program of study. The Graduate Diversity Fellowship Committee meets several times throughout the year to make awards to incoming students. Continuing fellowship support is determined following a review of academic progress at the end of each semester. Students must demonstrate full-time enrollment and satisfactory progress for continuation funds to be awarded. All recipients must sign a contract obligating them to the terms of the fellowship.