The Graduate Scholars Fellowship, formerly the Chancellor's Minority Scholarship, exists to assist incoming under-represented minority students, students with a disability under the ADA, or first generation college students with the costs associated with full-time study in a graduate program at Indiana University, Bloomington, leading to the M.F.A. or Ph.D. The fellowship is awarded on the basis of the applicant's merits and abilities and is for students with a 3.5 grade point average or higher.
To be considered for the Graduate Scholars Fellowship, the applicant must be (1) a student of promising academic merit and ability; (2) admitted to one of the M.F.A. or doctoral programs of Indiana University, Bloomington; (3) a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; (4) meet one of the following criteria: (a) Domestic African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, or Pacific Islanders/Native Hawaiians (b) person with disabilities under the ADA or (c) a first generation college student (a student whose legal custodian(s) did not complete a four- year college degree).
The Graduate Scholars Fellowship is a three-, four-, or five-year financial package that consists of one-year fellowship support and up to four years of a departmental graduate assistantship. The annual stipend for students in the humanities is $20,000 plus tuition and subsidized health insurance. A recruiting visit to Bloomington is provided for each student offered a Graduate Scholars Fellowship.
Past Creative Writing recipients of the Graduate Scholars Fellowship:
- Cherae Clark, 2014-17
- Ambika Gabriel, 2014-17
- Megan Giddings, 2013-16
- Leslie Aguilar, 2012-15
- Shayla Lawson, 2012-15
- Ciara Miller, 2011-14
- Asha French, 2004-07
- Grady Jaynes, 2003-06