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Richard A. Harvill Graduate Fellowship

At a glance
Amount Awarded: 
$12,000 plus base tuition (2 awards given annually)
Application Period: 
for 2022-23 academic year
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
By Application
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 UA president from 1951 to 1971, a period in which UA 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 the UA in May 2022, have been admitted to a UA doctoral program for the fall 2022, 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 graduate level tuition (not the differential tuition assessed by some programs) for each semester of award.

Award amount:

$12,000 plus full base tuition (excludes mandatory registration fees and student health insurance) for one year only. There are two 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:  March 28, 2022

  1. A current UA undergraduate, domestic or international, who will complete his or her UA bachelor's degree in May 2021,
  2. Who will be admitted to a UA doctoral track program for the fall 2021, (UA online, JD, MD admitted students 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

4. Ask a UA 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 statements or have the faculty member email the letter to Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College.


Dorian Voorhees, Associate Dean, Graduate College.