Graduate School Awards

The Graduate School oversees and distributes general awards and certain fellowship activities as described below. Additional information can be found on the Graduate School awards and grants webpage.

Annual Awards

Dr. Laiten L. & Verna Nye Camien Fellowship

The Dr. Laiten L. and Verna Nye Camien Fellowship is awarded to a fully-admitted graduate student in good academic standing in a graduate degree program in social sciences, foreign language or education. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for application deadlines and details.

E.L. Cord Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The E.L. Cord Foundation Graduate Fellowship is awarded to a fully-admitted graduate student in good academic standing, with demonstrated financial need. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for application deadlines and details.

Donald D. Sbarra Endowed Fellowship

The Donald D. Sbarra Endowed Fellowship is awarded to a degree-seeking graduate student, in good academic standing, with demonstrated financial need. Applicants for this award must be enrolled full time in a graduate degree program, be in good academic standing, with a graduate GPA of at least 3.200, and must demonstrate financial need. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for application deadlines and details.

Lawrence & Pauline Stettheimer Endowed Fellowship

The Lawrence & Pauline Stettheimer Endowed Fellowship is awarded annually to a fully-admitted graduate student in good academic standing who exhibits exceptional ability and potential. Applicants for this award must have completed at least 9 graduate credit hours, and be enrolled full time in a graduate degree program. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for application deadlines and details.

Michael P. Tilford Graduate Fellowship

The Michael P. Tilford Graduate Fellowship, established in memory of former WSU Graduate School Dean Michael P. Tilford, is awarded to a currently enrolled full-time graduate student in good academic standing in any graduate degree program. Preference is for a minority student who is a U.S. citizen. Financial need is also considered. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for application deadlines and details.

Delano Maggard, Jr., Graduate Research Grant

The Maggard research grant supports graduate students in their pursuit of independent research and investigation in their field of major interest. Funds are provided through the WSU Foundation, Delano Maggard, Jr. endowed account.

Applicants must be in full-standing status in a degree program. Applicants must be enrolled in the semester prior to the semester of award and show satisfactory academic progress in coursework related to the proposed course of study. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for application deadlines and details.

Faculty Nominated Awards

Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowships

The Ollie A. & J.O. Heskett Graduate Fellowship award is made possible by a generous donation to the Wichita State University Foundation from the H. Dene Heskett estate. It is awarded to a degree-bound graduate student in good academic standing, enrolled in at least 6 graduate credit hours, who exhibits significant achievements and qualifications, and strong extracurricular activities in support of the professional community at department, college and/or Wichita State University level. To be considered, students must be nominated by a faculty member. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for nomination deadlines and details.

Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

Funding for the Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Student awards is made possible through generous donations to the WSU Foundation from the Dora Wallace Hodgson estate. Awards are given annually for the following categories: Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Doctoral Student and Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Master’s Student. Students must be nominated for these awards by a faculty member. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for nomination deadlines and details.

Part-Time Student Award

Educational Opportunity Fund

Funds are provided by the Student Government Association from student fees for new and continuing part-time students with financial need. Tuition awards are made contingent on annual funding to full-standing degree-bound students who are enrolled in at least 3 hours but not more than 8 hours, and who qualify for financial assistance. A financial statement form is part of the application. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for application deadlines and details.

Student Travel - Special Research Fellowships

Special research fellowships encourage research among graduate students and recognize their superior achievement by providing financial support to students who present the results of their scholarly research at professional meetings and conferences. Please contact the Graduate School or visit the Graduate School website for application deadlines and details.