Dolores Liebmann Fellowship Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the annual competition for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.   Mrs. Liebmann set up a trust fund to provide funding for graduate students of “outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.”  This is an excellent opportunity for students to consider.  This will be our second year participating in this national fellowship competition.  The Graduate School will be able to send only three nominees to the national competition, and thus we are conducting an internal selection competition.  A faculty panel will select the top three nominees.

AWARD:  The fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding. 
FIELDS:  All fields are eligible.

  • Must be in an advanced degree program at the UW
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must have outstanding undergraduate record
  • Must show financial need
  • Must have received baccalaureate degree
  • Not advocate communism (yes, this is a very true requirement!)

Please note that financial need requirement will be determined based on the FAFSA, which must be on file with the UW.  We will only consider students showing in the UW Financial Aid system with need (any level).  If you have not filed a FAFSA, please do so immediately if you wish to apply for this fellowship.  Information is here: (yes, you can file one now, even if you aren’t seeking aid for this year).  If the UW determines you don’t have need based on an initial review of the FAFSA, you can either 1) determine whether you can refigure your need requirement, which is definitely possibly through the Office of Student Financial Aid’s process, or 2) decide not to apply for the Liebmann fellowship.  Please let us know if you have any questions about this requirement.

APPLICATIONS:   full application information and requirements at the website noted below.

DEADLINE:    January 3, 2010, 5pm

For more information about the fellowship and application process, please go to:    or contact us at gradappt@u… or 206-543-7152

Helene Obradovich
Director, Fellowships & Awards
The Graduate School
Box 353770
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  98195
V:  206-543-1070
F:  206-685-3234

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