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Fellowships and Awards

External Fellowships

Clemson's Office of Major Fellowships serves the University population, including graduate students. The staff assists students in submitting the strongest possible applications for major fellowships. See the web page for the Office of Major Fellowships here.

Internal Fellowships and Traineeships

Approximately 240 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 only criteria for these awards.

The Graduate Diversity Fellowship Program was established in an effort to increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing doctoral degrees at Clemson. 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 | 2019–2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

Title Awards Amount College Department
James C. Kennedy Annual PhD Graduate Fellowship 0 $0,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences
James C. Kennedy Masters of Science Annual Fellowship 0 $0,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences
James D. “Denny” Ford Annual Fellowship 2 $1,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences
Goz and Pat Segars Annual Student Assistance Fund 1 $20,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Agricultural Sciences, Plant & Environmental Sciences
Nemours Wildlife Foundation Ph.D. Fellow in Wildlife Conservation 1 $27,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Forestry & Natural Resources
Palmetto Green Annual Assistantship 1 $25,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Forestry & Natural Resources
The Bartlett Tree Foundation Annual Student Assistance 2 $1,500.00 Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Plant & Environmental Sciences
Heather P. Hilliard Annual Fellowship 0 $0,000.00 Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science Dean of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
Art Department Annual Student Assistance in Art 25 $1,200.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities Art
Creighton C. Benedict Annual Fellowship for the Master of Real Estate Program 1 $2,500.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities City Planning & Real Estate Development
Faison Annual Fellowship for Master of Real Estate Development 1 $5,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities City Planning & Real Estate Development
James M. & Jennifer T. Bihl Annual Fellowship 1 $12,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities City Planning & Real Estate Development
Real Estate Development Annual Student Fellowship 1 $4,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities City Planning & Real Estate Development
SIOR Annual Fellowship 1 $6,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities City Planning & Real Estate Development
The Whitaker Family Annual Fellowship 1 $2,500.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities Planning, Development & Preservation
American Institute of Architects of SC Annual Fellowships 1 $2,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Ashley R. and George H. Wilson Annual Fellowship in Historic Preservation 3 $10,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Charleston Section AIA SC Chapter Annual Fellowships 1 $2,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Grand Strand Section AIA SC Chapter Annual Fellowships 1 $1,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Greater Columbia Section AIA SC Chapter Annual Fellowships 1 $1,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Jacqueline M. Reynolds Annual Fellowship in Historic Preservation 1 $10,000.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Mickel Annual Fellowship for Resilient Urban Design 1 $33,750.00 Architecture, Arts & Humanities School of Architecture
Charles G. Koch Annual Fellowship (Internal Agreement) 1 $30,000.00 Business Economics
Dr. Michael T. Maloney Annual Fellowship in Economics 1 $10,000.00 Business Economics
Dr. Myles S. Wallace Annual Fellowship in Economics 1 $30,000.00 Business Economics
Dr. Myles S. Wallace Annual Graduate Fund 1 $100,000.00 Business Economics
Dr. Robert Exley McCormick ’72 Annual Fellowship in Economics 1 $10,000.00 Business Economics
Professor John T. Warner Annual Fellowship in Economics 1 $30,000.00 Business Economics
MBA Student Association Annual Fellowship 1 $1,000.00 Business MBA/Academic Affairs
Dixon Hughes Annual Fellowship 1 $9,000.00 Business School of Accountancy & Department of Finance
Elizabeth White Annual Memorial Fellowship 0 $0,000.00 Education Teaching & Learning
Bridgestone Annual Fellowship for CU-ICAR 0 $0,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Dräxlmaier Annual Fellowship in Automotive Materials 1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Dräxlmaier Annual Fellowship in Automotive Manufacturing 1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Ford Motor Company Annual Fellowship in Automotive Engineering 1 $12,500.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
JTEKT Annual Fellowship in Automotive Engineering 1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Plastic Omnium Annual Fellowship for CU-ICAR 1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Sage Automotive Deep Orange Interiors Annual Fellowship 1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Sonoco Annual Fellowship Program in Automotive Engineering 0 $0,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Automotive Engineering
Emerging Leaders Annual Fellowship 0 $0,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Civil Engineering
Engineering “ART” Annual Fellowship in Civil Engineering 1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Civil Engineering
Kimley-Horn Annual Fellowship 2 $1,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Civil Engineering
Hitachi High Technologies Electron Microscopy Annual Fellowship 1 $25,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Dean, Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences
Trevor F. Booker ’10 Annual Fellowship 1 $5,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Dean, Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences
Dr. John N. Gowdy Annual Fellowship 1 $4,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Electrical & Computer Engineering
Cooper Standard Annual Fellowship in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing 1 $10,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Materials Science & Engineering
Dr. Gilbert C. Robinson Annual Memorial Fellowship for Materials Science and Engineering 1 $1,500.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Materials Science & Engineering
George J. Bishop III Annual Fellowship in Materials Science and Engineering 1 $15,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences Materials Science & Engineering
Dr. Robert M. Geist, III Annual Fellowship in Computing 1 $4,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences School of Computing
Talford Family Annual Fellowship in Computing 1 $5,000.00 Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences School of Computing
Thinfilm Annual Fellowship in Packaging Science and Graphic Communications 0 $0,000.00 Multiple Sonoco Institute of Package Design & Graphics
HAVI Annual Fellowship in Packaging Science and Graphic Communications 1 $45,355.00 Multiple Sonoco Institute of Package Design & Graphics
Charles Ewing Curry Memorial Annual Fellowship  1  $18,600.00 Science Physics and Astronomy
Curry Fellowship in Graduate Astrophysics 1 $15,600.00 Science Physics and Astronomy
Clemson University Annual Fellowships University-wide Dean of the Graduate School
LaMotte Family Annual Fellowship 1 $4,000.00 University-wide Dean of the Graduate School
Churchill A. Carter ’52 Annual Memorial Fellowship 1 $4,000.00 CU Restoration Institute

Externally Funded

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

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