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****PLEASE NOTE:  ALL AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY IN PDF FORMAT****

Graduate Recruitment Fellowships/Assistantships

The submission deadline to the Departments of the College of Education for the following fellowships is the second Friday in January.

Dean's Doctoral Research Assistantship

The Dean’s Doctoral Research Assistantship is a College of Education recruitment and support initiative for students admitted to the College of Education in a doctoral degree-granting program. This prestigious award provides four years of funding, with three years funded by the College of Education and one year funded by the Department. One Dean’s Doctoral Research Assistantship will be awarded to an incoming doctoral student each year by each department in the college, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Educational Studies. Recipients of a Dean’s Doctoral Research Assistantship award will be appointed as 0.5 FTE fiscal year research assistants during the three years of College of Education funding. As graduate assistants, students must be candidates for a degree and remain in good standing to maintain eligibility to hold the assistantship. Recipients of the Dean’s Research Assistantship will conduct research, which may or may not be directly related to their degree requirements, under the direction of their major professors. Nominations for this award will be considered concurrently with nominations for graduate fellowships/assistantships. Dean's Doctoral Research Assistantship, Ross Fellowship, and Andrews Fellowship nominations will be reviewed together. Please submit only one nomination form.

   Nomination Form Faculty members nominating a student should include the nomination form, the student's statement of purpose, student's CV.

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Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship (Assistantship)

The Andrews Fellowship is a Graduate School recruitment fellowship for students admitted to the College of Education (COE) for the upcoming academic year as doctoral students in a degree-granting program. It is the most prestigious fellowship awarded in the College of Education and usually is administered as an assistantship. Andrews Fellows receive four years of funding, with two years funded by the Graduate School and two years by the Department. Dean's Doctoral Research Assistantship, Ross Fellowship, and Andrews Fellowship nominations will be reviewed together. Please submit only one nomination form.

Nomination Form (DOC)  Faculty members nominating a student should include the nomination form, and for EDCI students the nomination should also include the student's statement of purpose, student's CV.

Rubric

Past Winners

 

Ross Fellowship (Assistantship)

The Ross Fellowship is a Graduate School recruitment fellowship of doctoral-seeking students admitted to the College of Education for the upcoming academic year to a degree-granting graduate program. Ross Fellowships usually are administered as assistantships. Ross Fellows receive four years of funding, with one year funded by the Graduate School and three years by the Department. Dean's Doctoral Research Assistantship, Ross Fellowship, and Andrews Fellowship nominations will be reviewed together. Please submit only one nomination form.

Nomination Form Faculty members nominating a student should include the nomination form, and for EDCI students the nomination should also include the student's statement of purpose, student's CV.

Rubric 

Past Winners

 

Purdue Doctoral Fellowship (Assistantship)

The Purdue Doctoral Fellowship is a Graduate School recruitment fellowship for doctoral-seeking graduate students who will enhance the diversity of the graduate student body in the College of Education through their diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Applicants must submit an essay on diversity, which is a component of the selection process. Purdue Doctoral Fellows receive two years of support funded by the Graduate School, with two years funded by the Department, and have assistantship responsibilities.

Nomination Form  Faculty members nominating a student should include the nomination form, the student's statement of purpose, student's CV, student's essay on diversity.

Rubric

Past Winners


Centrally Administered Graduate School Fellowships

The Graduate School centrally administers a review of applications for three fellowships for which incoming students may be eligible. Nominations for any of these three awards must be submitted to the department no later than the Second Friday in January. The department must forward nominations to the Graduate School by its deadline (usually mid-January). See the Graduate School Fellowship Manual for full eligibility and application details.

David M. Knox Fellowship - awarded to master's seeking students to enhance the diversity of the graduate student body through the recruitment of students with diverse backgrounds, views, and experience. Applicants must submit an essay on diversity, which is a component of the selection process. Knox Fellows receive one year of support funded by the Graduate School, with one year funded by the Department, and have assistantship responsibilities.

George Washington Carver Doctoral Fellowship - awarded to doctoral seeking students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving Institutions, or Tribal Colleges who aspire to a career in higher education. Applicants must submit an essay on diversity, which is a component of the selection process. George Washington Carver Doctoral Fellows receive a $20,000 stipend, Graduate School Fellow Scholarship, most fees, and medical insurance supplement. It is a five-year award.

Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship - awarded to students with undergraduate degrees from Purdue for the furtherance of post-graduate research at Purdue. Chappelle Fellows are selected on the basis of character, intellectual ability, and promise of degree attainment. Applicants must submit an essay addressing Purdue's impact on the student's development in one, two, or three of Purdue's mission of discovery, learning, and engagement. Chappelle Fellows receive a stipend of $18,000, Graduate School Fellow Scholarship, most fees, and medical insurance supplement. It is a one year award.

 

Scholarships

Program area scholarships at the graduate level have been created through generous donors. Each scholarship has specific criteria. Faculty in the program areas select the recipients from eligible students.

Graduate Scholarship Name

Program Area

Amount

Lloyd Alexander Graduate Scholarship
Literacy and Language
$2,000

Frank B. DeBruicker

Learning Design and Technology

$2,000

Elizabeth Doversberger

Counseling & Development

$1,000

Feldhusen Doctoral Fellowship

Gifted Education

$2,000

Harbridge Scholarship
Literacy and Language
$1,000

Mike Keedy Award

Mathematics Education

$1,000

General Wei-chin & Madame Phoebe Lee Award

Social Studies Education

$1,000

Linden Graduate ScholarshipEducational Psychology$1,000
Keith Loehr Memorial Scholarship
School Counseling
$2,500

Norbert Nelson Award

Educational Administration

$1,000

Jean and Reuben Peterson Graduate Scholarship
School Counseling
$1,000

Bruce Shertzer Award

Counseling Psychology

$1,000

Jane & Michael Wilson Doctoral Award

Science Education

$1,000

 

 

College Of Education Awards

The submission deadline to the Departments of the College of Education for the following awards is the last Friday in January except for awards due directly to the College which are due by the second Friday in February.

Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship

The Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship is a Graduate School fellowship which includes a stipend/salary and tuition coverage. It is awarded to outstanding College of Education PhD students who will enter their final year of their program. Recipients are expected to devote full-time effort to the completion of all requirements necessary to receive their doctoral degree at the conclusion of the year of funding. Exceptions are allowed for Counseling Psychology students who are eligible to apply for a Bilsland before their internship year.

Applicants must have completed their coursework and passed their qualifying examinations. There are no assistantship expectations for Bilsland Fellows. Applications and the awarding of fellowships are handled at the department level. The number of awards available for each department varies based on Graduate School allocations.

Note: There is a combined application for the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship and the COE Dean's Dissertation Scholarship (see below). Applicants who apply for both will first be considered for the Bilsland.  

Guidelines

Application Form

Rubric

Past Winners

 

Dean's Dissertation Scholarship

This award is given to an outstanding doctoral student in the College of Education who is currently completing dissertation research. Scholarships are $2,500. The number of scholarships available varies each year. 

Note: There is a combined application for the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship (see above) and the COE Dean's Dissertation Scholarship. Applications and the awarding of these scholarships are handled at the department level. Applicants who apply for both will first be considered for the Bilsland.  

Guidelines 

Application Form

Rubric

Past Winners


Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

Description - This award recognizes graduate teaching assistants for their current teaching efforts at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Nominations are handled at the department level. Each department forwards one nominee to the Dean's Office and the College of Education Awards Committee selects the winner. The winner receives $500. 

Nomination

Rubric

Past Winners

 

Mary Kay Sommers Dissertation Award

This award recognizes a completed outstanding doctoral dissertation. Nominations are handled at the department level. Each department forwards one nominee to the Dean's Office and the College of Education Awards Committee selects the winner. The amount of award may vary but is typically $1,200. 

Guidelines

Nomination

Rubric

Past Winners


Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice (DESJ) Graduate Student Award

This award recognizes a graduate student in the College of Education who demonstrates a commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and social justice (DESJ) issues in the areas of discovery, learning, and/or engagement. The awardee recognizes the collective benefit of building more inclusive and supportive communities. One of the signature areas of the COE is focused on addressing issues of diversity, equity, and social justice. In addition, Purdue University, as a public, state-supported land-grant institution with global impact, is committed to furthering the goals of diversity and inclusion. In an effort to promote and support a better understanding of DESJ issues, this award seeks to recognize those who have contributed to this important work, as well as inspire others to join. The winner receives $500.

Nomination

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Graduate School Summer Research Grants

Graduate School Summer Research Grants provide two months of thesis research support for predoctoral students who have been exclusively teaching during both of the preceding academic semesters. The eligibility criteria for the Summer Research Grant are as follows:

      • Doctoral student

      • 0.50 FTE Teaching Assistant for both preceding semesters,

      • No Research, Fellowship or Administrative/Professional Appointment,

      • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Graduate School identifies eligible students and nominations are handled through the departments each spring semester.

NOTE:  Additional criteria and materials required for EDCI students, noted here.


Purdue Awards

Teaching Academy Award for Excellence in Teaching

This award is given by the Teaching Academy and the Office of the Provost. Winners of the outstanding graduate teaching award in each department are automatically nominated for this award. Each winner receives a plaque. The recipients then become eligible to receive the Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Past Winners


Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award

Recipients of the Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award are from nominations by departments of previous CETA Award winners, including current year inductees. Applicants must be registered as full-time graduate students during the semester in which applications are due. Each student receives a plaque and a $500 monetary award. This is the highest award presented by the University to recognize graduate student teachers. Nominations are solicited by the Graduate School each spring.

 

MAGS Distinguished Master's Thesis Award

This award is given by the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) to recognize and reward distinguished scholarship and research at the master's level. Each institution may submit one nomination with an endorsement of the Dean of the Graduate School. The recipient of the award will receive a $750 honorarium and the institution will receive up to $750 for the winner's travel expenses to attend the Annual Meeting in April.

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Graduate Student Support Programs


Dean's Graduate Student Support Program

This program is designed to assist COE doctoral students in defraying the expenses of student-initiated research projects including dissertation research.  Awards will be in the form of an S&E account of up to $300.  Funds may be used to purchase instruments, acquire or duplicate research materials, travel to research sites, or for other legitimate research-related expenses.  Funds may not be used for salaries, to purchase food or beverages, to provide incentives for research participants, or to travel to conferences.