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The Peter W. Likins Graduate Fellowship Award

At a glance
Number Awarded: 
One award annually
Amount Awarded: 
$10,000 plus full base graduate tuition (excludes mandatory fees and student health insurance)
Application Period: 
2021-22 Academic Year
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
Process: 
By Nomination
Eligibility Category: 
Domestic Doctoral Students
International Doctoral Students
Domestic Master’s Students
International Master’s Students
About

Background

In recognition of his outstanding vision, leadership, and unwavering commitment to diversity and excellence, the Board of Directors of the University of Arizona Foundation has established a permanent endowment in honor of the 18th President of the University of Arizona, Peter "Pete" Likins. The award recipient will have successfully completed their first or second year at the time of the award (2021-22) and is a student who has, due to circumstances of whatever nature, overcome substantial adversity to be accepted for admission in the graduate program (Master's or doctoral) at the University of Arizona (UA).  In addition to illustrating the adverse circumstances that were overcome, the candidate will be evaluated based on their ability to express themselves with passion and vitality. Selection shall be determined by the Dean of the UA Graduate College, based on recommendation of the review committee. Applicants must be nominated by their UA academic unit (one per UA graduate program only). Applicants may not apply directly. The recipient may concurrently hold a graduate assistantship. Please note that this is not a recruitment award. The nominee must be a current 1st or 2nd year graduate student who will be in their 2nd or 3rd year at the time of the award.

Award Amount: $10,000 cash fellowship plus full base graduate tuition excluding mandatory fees and student health insurance for the 2021-22 academic year

Application Deadline:  March 29, 2021 

 

Eligibility
  1. A doctoral or Master's student, domestic or international, who will successfully completed their first or second year of a UA graduate degree program at the time of the award (2021-22).* Accelerated Master's Program (AMP),UA Online, JD and MD admitted students are not eligible to apply.
  2. Applicant must be in good academic standing
  3. Applicant must be nominated by the academic unit (one per academic unit) and may not apply directly
  4. Recipient may concurrently hold a graduate assistantship.

*Please note that this is not a recruitment award. The nominee must be a current 1st or 2nd year graduate student who will be in their 2nd or 3rd year at the time of the award in 2021-22.

Instructions

Applicants must be nominated by their UA academic unit (one per UA graduate program only). Applicants may not apply directly.

Nominating program should fill out the application and upload the following documentation: 

  1. Nomination cover letter Cover from the UA academic unit head or director of graduate studies (one per degree granting program).
  2. Nominee written statements:
    • Two to three (2-3) page essay about the adverse circumstances that they have  overcome in order to pursue the dream of attaining a masters or doctoral degree at the UA.
    • Short summary (no more than 1 page) of why they are interested in pursuing the higher degree.
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation from a UA faculty advisor (may be same or different from the nominating faculty)
Contact

Please contact Dorian Voorhees at voorhees@arizona.edu or (520) 626-6908