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Fellowships and Awards

Fellowships and Traineeships

Approximately 206 outstanding graduate students hold fellowships or traineeships at Clemson University. In order for a monetary award to be designated a fellowship or a traineeship, it must provide the recipient a minimum of $1,000 for the academic year. These awards, received from a variety of alumni, foundation, governmental, individual or industrial sources, require no services. All fellowship recipients are granted the in-state rate for tuition and fees. Payment in excess of actual educational costs is subject to federal and state taxes.

Graduate Alumni Fellowships, R. C. Edwards Fellowships and George R. MacDonald Fellowships are University-wide awards administered by the Graduate School. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to nominees selected by the departments. Scholarly potential and academic excellence are the sole criteria for the awards. This program is temporarily suspended pending modification.

Additionally, 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.

Other externally funded programs are available for underrepresented minority students including SREB Doctoral Scholars Program and South Carolina Professional Association for Access and Equity (SC PAAE) Scholarships. More information on these programs can be found on the Office of Access and Equity web page under the “Other Funding Opportunities” tab.

Additional fellowships and traineeships are administered by the individual colleges and departments. Some awards may limit the student’s research to areas of interest to the donor. Detailed information is available in the colleges or departments.

Unless otherwise stipulated by the grantor and/or donor, holders of fellowships or traineeships are required to enroll in the same minimum credit load as is applicable to departmental graduate assistants. Continued receipt of any fellowship or traineeship is contingent on the student’s maintaining a satisfactory academic status. Normally, a student cannot hold concurrently two or more fellowships or traineeships (or the equivalent thereof) administered by the University, regardless of the funding sources. Fellowship recipients are eligible for appointment as departmental graduate assistants.

Fellowships and traineeships usually are offered in early March. Inquiries may be made to the department of the student’s major interest or to the Graduate School.

Annual Fellowships 2016–2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

Title
Awards
Amount
College
Department
American Institute of Architects of SC Annual Fellowships
1 $2,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Art Department Annual Student Assistance in Art
Architecture, Arts & Humanities Art
The Bartlett Tree Foundation Annual Student Assistance
2 $1,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Plant & Environmental Sciences
Creighton C. Benedict Annual Fellowship for the Masters of Real Estate Program
1 $2,500.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities Planning, Development & Preservation
George J. Bishop III Annual Fellowship in Materials Science and Engineering
1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Materials Science & Engineering
BMW Annual Fellowships in Automotive Engineering at CU-ICAR
3 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Trevor F. Booker ’10 Annual Fellowship
1 $5,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Dean, Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences
Bosch Annual Fellowship in Automotive Engineering at CU-ICAR
1 $20,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Bridgestone Annual Fellowship for CU-ICAR
1 $25,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Carolina Ceramics Brick Company Annual Assistantship
Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Oliver Kent Cecil ’50 and Bettye C. Cecil Annual Fellowship in Geriatrics and Genetics
Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences School of Nursing
Charleston Section AIA SC Chapter Annual Fellowships
1 $2,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Clemson University Annual Fellowships
    University-wide Dean of the Graduate School
Clemson Women Helping WISE Students Annual Fellowship
 1  $5,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)
H. W. Close Annual Fellowships in BBS
Business Dean, College of Business
Cooper Standard Annual Fellowship in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
1 $15,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Curry Fellowship in Graduate Astrophysics
Science Physics & Astronomy
Charles Ewing Curry Memorial Annual Fellowship
1 $10,000.00 Science Physics & Astronomy
Dixon Hughes Annual Fellowship
1 $9,000.00 Business School of Accountancy & Department of Finance
Dräxlmaier Deep Orange Interior Annual Fellowship Program
1 $40,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Elliott Davis LLC Annual Graduate Program
Business School of Accountancy & Department of Finance
Slade F. Exley ’72 M ’74 Annual Fellowship in Transportation Engineering
1 $4,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Civil Engineering
FEV Annual Graduate Fellowship For CU-ICAR
1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
James D. “Denny” Ford Annual Fellowship
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences
Fram Nonwoven Technology Fellowship
Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Materials Science & Engineering
Grand Strand Section AIA SC Chapter Annual Fellowships
Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Greater Columbia Section AIA SC Chapter Annual Fellowships
1 $1,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Greenville Section American Institute of Architects SC Annual Fellowship
Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Torrence Goldston Hanner, Sr. (1928) Annual Memorial Fellowship
1 $4,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
HAVI Annual Fellowship in Packaging Science and Graphic Communications
1 $25,000.00 Multiple Sonoco Institute of Package Design & Graphics
Hilton Head–Beaufort Section AIA SC Annual Fellowship
Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Hitachi High Technologies Electron Microscopy Annual Fellowship
1 $20,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Dean, Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences
JTEKT North America Deep Orange Annual Fellowships
1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
James C. Kennedy Annual Graduate Fellowship
1 $32,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences
James C. Kennedy Masters of Science Annual Fellowship
1 $22,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences
Kimley-Horn Annual Fellowship
2 $1,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Civil Engineering
Klokwerks/PROforma Business Impact Deep Orange Annual Fellowship
1 $15,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Charles G. Koch Annual Fellowship (Internal Agreement)
1 $76,661.96 Business Economics
Dr. Cotton Mather Lindsay Annual Fellowship
Business Economics
Dr. Michael T. Maloney Annual Fellowship in Economics
1 $20,000.00 Business Economics
Mazda Foundation Annual Graduate Fellowships
3 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
MBA Student Association Annual Fellowship
Business Academic Affairs/MBA
Ed McCallum ’88 Annual Memorial Fellowship for Master of City & Regional Planning
1 $10,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities Planning, Development & Preservation
Dr. Robert Exley McCormick ’72 Annual Fellowship in Economics
1 $15,000.00 Business Economics
Walter P. Moore Annual Fellowship
Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Civil Engineering
Perkins + Will Annual Graduate Assistantship
1 $5,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Plastic Omnium Annual Fellowship for CU-ICAR
1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Real Estate Development Annual Student Fellowship
1 $4,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities Planning, Development & Preservation
Dr. Gilbert C. Robinson Annual Memorial Fellowship for Materials Science and Engineering
1 $4,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Materials Science & Engineering
Sage Automotive Deep Orange Interiors Annual Fellowship
1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
SDL Structural Engineers Annual Fellowship
Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Civil Engineering
Goz and Pat Segars Annual Student Assistance Fund
1 $20,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences, Plant & Environmental Sciences
Aniket Shrikhande Memorial Annual Graduate Fellowship and Assistantship
1 $23,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Civil Engineering
SIOR Annual Fellowship
1 $6,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities Planning, Development & Preservation
Douglas and Lynn Smith Graduate Fellowship
Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Sonoco Annual Fellowship Program
1 $20,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Sonoco Institute of Package Design & Graphics
Sonoco Annual Fellowship Program in Automotive Engineering
1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
South Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Fellowships
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences
Spartanburg Section AIA SC Chapter Annual Fellowships
Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Stanley Beaman & Sears Annual Assistantship
Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Staubli Corporation Annual Fellowship
1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Dr. Summer Smith Taylor Annual Memorial Fellowship
Architecture, Arts & Humanities English
Thinfilm Annual Fellowship in Packaging Science and Graphic Communications
Multiple Student Financial Aid
Union Oil Annual Fellowship
Business Dean, College of Business
Dr. Myles S. Wallace Annual Fellowship in Economics
2 $20,000.00 Business Economics
Dr. Myles S. Wallace Annual Graduate Fund
1 $50,000.00 Business Economics
Marsha Anne Ward ’79 Annual Fellowship for Play
Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences Parks Recreation & Tourism Management
Professor John T. Warner Annual Fellowship in Economics
1 $15,000.00 Business Economics
The Whitaker Family Annual Fellowship
1 $2,500.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities Planning, Development & Preservation
Elizabeth White Annual Memorial Fellowship
1 $2,000.00 Education Teaching & Learning

Externally Funded

Graduate students may also apply for a number of externally funded fellowships.

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