Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
In 1930 Louise Foucar Marshall, ex-university professor, businesswoman and philanthropist, and her husband, Thomas Marshall, created a foundation that would, in Louise’s words, “carry on our work when we are gone.” It was the first private foundation in Arizona. Her goal was to create a permanent scholarship fund to aid deserving women who wanted to attend the University of Arizona and to help those less fortunate in the community. She was following the example of her mother who believed in supporting charitable causes, especially “aid to young men and women seeking an education.”
Today the Marshall Foundation, continuing Louise’s legacy, seeks to enhance the lives of the citizens of Tucson and Pima County through its support of charitable and educational institutions.
To that end, The University of Arizona Graduate College with assistance of the Louise Foucar Marshall Foundation offers the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship to help Arizona graduate students complete their doctoral dissertation.
A Fellowship is provided annually for up to six students by the Marshall Foundation and a Graduate Tuition Scholarship that covers in-state base graduate tuition is provided by the Graduate College.
A call for applications is issued annually as funds become available from the Marshall Foundation.
Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Awardees
The Dr. Maria Teresa Velez – Marshall Foundation Dissertation Scholarship
In honor of Dr. Maria Teresa Velez, Associate Dean, University of Arizona Graduate College, and her lifelong commitment to promoting graduate student diversity and inclusion, the Marshall Foundation and the Graduate College establish the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez doctoral completion scholarship. This award will be given annually to a graduate doctoral student whose dissertation shows a significant impact to the economy of the state of Arizona. One of the applications to the Marshall Dissertation Fellowship will be selected to be the Dr. Velez – Marshall Dissertation Scholarship. A separate application is not required.