Monday, November 22, 2010

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships

Dolores Liebmann supported students and charitable organizations in her lifetime and created a fund to continue support after her death. The "Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund" supports graduate students who show "outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study." The University of Washington is one of the institutions selected to submit three nominees for this national fellowship.

AWARD: In 2011-12 the fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition. It is an annual award that may be renewed for a total of three years.

QUALIFICATIONS: A student must:

be pursuing a graduate degree in a field of study that may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training);
have received a baccalaureate degree and have an outstanding undergraduate record;
show financial need (i.e., must have a FAFSA on file with the University of Washington Office of Student Financial Aid--if you don't already have one on file for this year you should file one immediately);
be a citizen of the United States;
not support, advocate or uphold the principles and doctrines of communism.
UW DEADLINE: January 3, 2011, 12 noon (PST) (PLEASE NOTE that the UW deadline is earlier than the date listed on the Liebmann application.)

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are available at: Applications must be submitted in paper to the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards (G-1 Communications Building) by the UW deadline. Applications will be reviewed and three nominees will be chosen for submission to the foundation.

Initial applications need only provide the first seven items. The three applicants chosen as nominees will be required to provide the last three items on the list.

Application Form (available at:
Statement of Purpose (three pages, considering the relationship of your graduate level study and your personal and/or professional goals).
Abstract of your Statement of Purpose in layman's terms that explains your degree program, giving emphasis to its eventual intellectual impact on your field of study.
Letter of recommendation from department chair.
Letters of recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you.
Personal vitae or resume.
Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (NOTE: the nominees will be required to submit official copies).

Official copies of graduate exam test scores. (the foundation requires official copies; they will not accept information on the UW transcript)
Financial Aid Information from university. NOTE: If you have not already submitted a FAFSA form for the current academic year, you should do so as soon as possible. If you are chosen as a nominee you will be required to provide need verification from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Copies of federal income tax forms for the prior two years.
Office of Fellowships and Awards
G-1 Communications Building