Richard A. Harvill Graduate Fellowship

At a Glance

Amount Awarded
$12,000 plus main campus, base tuition (3 awards for2024-25)
Application Period
2024-25 academic year
By Application
Funding Type
Cash Award/Stipend
Eligibility Category
Domestic Doctoral Students
International Doctoral Students



The mission of the Richard A. Harvill Endowment is to perpetuate knowledge of Dr. Harvill, who served as The University of Arizona's (UArizona) president from 1951 to 1971, a period in which The University began its furious post-war enrollment growth, and the institution took its place among the leading research universities of the west. The award targets University of Arizona senior undergraduates, domestic or international, who have completed a bachelor's degree at UArizona in May 2024, have been admitted to a UArizona main campus doctoral program for the fall 2024, and have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $12,000, disbursed in two equal payments between the fall and spring terms and a Graduate Tuition Scholarship that covers base (main campus) graduate level tuition (differential tuition assessed by some programs is not included) for each semester of award.

Award amount:

$12,000 plus full base (main campus) tuition (excludes AFAT fee and student health insurance) for one year only. There are three awards available.

Please note that the Richard A. Harvill Fellow may hold a concurrent graduate research or teaching assistantship, or additional department funds. Fellows will be required to be enrolled for a minimum of 9 graduate units during the tenure of the fellowship (or 6 graduate units if on a concurrent assistantship).

Application Deadline:  April 8, 2024 for 2024-25 award



  1. A current UA undergraduate, domestic or international, who will complete his/her/their UArizona bachelor's degree in May 2024,
  2. Who will be admitted to a UArizona Main Campus doctoral track program for fall 2024, (UArizona online and students admitted to professional programs are not eligible), and
  3. Has a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Personal Statements

1. Summary of your goals for graduate education in three pages or less (double spaced).
2. List undergraduate honors, scholarship awards, research experiences and/or community service/extracurricular activities undertaken while an undergraduate.  
3. Upload as a .pdf file at

Letter of Recommendation

Ask a UArizona faculty member to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The letter should address your ability to succeed in graduate school and any other meritorious attributes. Please either upload with your personal statement or have the faculty member email the letter to Donna Treloar, Director, Graduate College Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Donna Treloar, Director, Graduate Diversity Initiatives