Fellowship and Scholarship Information

  • Julius Filcik Doctoral Fellowship—This fellowship was made possible by an endowment established by Shirley U. Filcik and her family in memory of her husband, Julius, a member of the Class of 1953. The fellowship provides students with a financial award of $5,000.

    IUP Foundation Fellowships—Foundation Fellowships are awarded to students who have demonstrated merit and the potential for academic excellence in their doctoral studies. These fellowships provide the student with a financial award to a maximum of $5,000.

    To be considered for a fellowship, the student must be nominated by his or her academic department. In addition to a completed admissions application, the nominee must provide the School of Graduate Studies and Research with a one-page prospectus of the research or clinical interests he or she intends to pursue in a doctoral program and a one-page statement of his or her qualifications for the award. All IUP fellowship nominees must be admitted to a doctoral program. 

    Graduate Merit Scholarships—Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the President’s Fund for Excellence. The scholarship offers $500 awards to a small number of students who are entering a graduate program (master’s or doctoral) for the first time. Merit scholars must have a strong academic background. To be considered for this scholarship, eligible students must be nominated by their academic department.

    Additional Scholarships—Graduate students are encouraged to seek outside scholarship opportunities to help finance their education. A number of scholarship search websites can be accessed through www.finaid.org