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Graduate College Fellowship



The Graduate College Fellowship (GCF) is a need-based award to support students in financial need as determined by information taken from the FAFSA. The GCF is intended for new and continuing Masters and Doctoral students enrolled in a immersion (on-campus) graduate program.  Funding is intended to support in recruitment and retention of graduate students at Arizona State University. Students must be nominated by their academic unit.  

Each department may submit no more than five (5) nominations per program.  Each department may receive a minimum of 1 award based on need, and available funding.


Up to $10,000 for the academic year (up to $5,000 per semester, fall and spring only)





Monday, November 26, 2018 (for Spring 2019) - applications are closed for this cycle.

Monday, February 25, 2019 (for Fall 2019)

Note: Schools should submit no more than five (5) nominations per program. Submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. Arizona Standard Time.



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

  • Must be an eligible domestic student as defined by the financial aid office
  • Admitted or enrolled in a campus immersion (on-campus) graduate program (Masters or Doctoral)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA, award will not disburse if below a 3.0 GPA
  • Have a FAFSA on file and an unmet need as defined by the financial aid office
  • Cannot receive more than a total of 4 Graduate College Fellowships during their entire degree program

Procedures and Terms

Nomination Material and Submission Procedures

Graduate Faculty Program Chair/Director or designee electronically submits a completed Graduate College Fellowship Nomination Form

Once the nomination form has been submitted, an automatic confirmation email should be sent from the Graduate College office immediately.  If you have not received an email confirmation of the nomination, please call 480-965-3530.

If you have any issues accessing the nomination form, please ensure you are using your ASUrite when trying to access the form. In some instances, using a different browser may be necessary.

There will be a three (3) week  turn-around time for recipient announcement from the deadline date.  Once awardees have been selected, departments will be notified by email.

Terms of Award

  • Recipient awarded in Fall will automatically be considered for the Spring semester
  • Must enroll for a minimum of 6 credits per semester. 
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA , award will not disburse if below a 3.0 GPA


Any questions should be submitted to gradinfo@asu.edu.

Important Information

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.