Graduate College

Graduate College Fellowship


The Graduate College Fellowship is intended for new and continuing Masters and Doctoral students enrolled in an immersion (on-campus) graduate program.  Funding is intended to support in recruitment, retention, and the professional development of graduate students at Arizona State University.  Students must be nominated by their academic unit.


Friday, November 3, 2017 (for Spring 2018)

Monday, February 26, 2018 (for Fall 2018)

Note: Schools should submit no more than five ranked nominations per program.


Up to $10,000 (up to $5,000 per semester, based on need)


In order to be eligible to receive the award, each student:

  • Should be admitted or enrolled in an immersion (on-campus) graduate program (MS or PhD)
  • Should have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of the nomination
  • Should have a FAFSA on file and an unmet need as defined by the financial aid office
  • Cannot receive more than a total of 3 Graduate College Fellowships during their entire degree program

Nomination Material and Submission Procedures

Graduate Faculty Program Director or designee directs questions, ranks and electronically submits a completed Graduate College Fellowship  Nomination Form to

  • When submitting the documents, please type the name of the award and student's last name in the subject heading.  For example:  GCF - Smith
  • Once all of the documents have been submitted, please allow 72 hours for document review and confirmation email from the Graduate College office.  If, after 72 hours, you have not received an email confirmation of the nomination, please call 480-965-3530
  • The number of applications received will determine the turn-around time for awardee announcement.  Once awardees have been selected, departments will be notified by email

Terms of Award

Student must enroll for a minimum of 6 credits per semester. 

The student and committee chair must submit a progress report at the end of the semester.  The report should include:

  • What goals were established for this past semester by student and faculty mentor/advisor and what progress was made in meeting these goals?
  • What are the goals and objectives for next semester?
  • Describe overall professional growth and/or development activities completed since last report, such as conference attendance, professional development, or giving a talk.
  • Please provide in non-technical (lay) language, in a 200-word synopsis of your research/studies (i.e., impact research will have on social change).
  • In what way has funding had an impact on your graduate experience?


Important Information


Each fellow is personally responsible for individual taxes related to this award. Additional information regarding tax issues related to awards can be found at tax considerations. Specific questions should be directed to a tax advisor or contact the ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.


An "overaward" is when a student’s need based awards exceed his/her financial need, or the total of the awards exceeds the cost of attendance. If a student has been overawarded, federal regulations require ASU to adjust his/her awards which may result in a reduction in awards or a bill. Need based aid include grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loans,  and outside resources (i.e. faculty/staff tuition benefits, scholarships, stipends, etc.). Non-need based aid includes unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans and Private Education Loans. Questions regarding overawards should be directed to the ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.