GW/McNair Fellowships
Deadline: 26 February 2018 12:00 PM (NOON) EST



Eligibility

Students who were McNair Fellows in their undergraduate programs at other universities who apply and are accepted to a graduate program at George Washington (students from the Schools of GWSPH, SMHS and Law are not eligible. Online degree programs are also not eligible.) will receive special consideration for the following merit-based awards:

  • Doctoral only: Stipend of $20,000 in addition to full-tuition award
  • Master's: 10,000 tuition award

Two awards are available each year. Master's recipients are only eligible for tuition awards and may hold the fellowship for two years; doctoral students are eligible for any of the three awards and may hold the fellowship for three years. It is expected that the Fellow's school at GW award a Graduate Assistantship teaching, research or administrative for two additional years. McNair applicants will also be considered for lesser awards from academic departments or schools at GW.

Only incoming student applicants at the following schools are eligible: CCAS, GWSB (the Executive Education program is not eligible), SEAS, ESIA, CPS and GSEHD.

Students who were not McNair Fellows at their undergraduate institution are not eligible.

Students working in a benefited position at GW are not eligible.

Application Process

All application materials must be submitted via the online fellowships application portal by the deadline. No exceptions. Instructions on how to apply through the portal can be found here.

On the GW Graduate Admissions webpage there is a section called McNair Fee Waiver Application. The student may fill out this form and follow the directions to get an admission application fee waiver.

Note: Awards will be made by the end of April.