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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: 
2018-19 academic year - CLOSED
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
By Application
Eligibility Category: 
Incoming 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 2018, have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have been admitted to a PhD program at the UA for Fall 2018. 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

April 2, 2018, 5 pm, for 2018-19 award period

  1. A current UA undergraduate, domestic or international, who will complete his or her UA bachelor's degree in May 2018,
  2. Who will be admitted to a UA doctoral program for Fall 2018, and
  3. Has a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Please prepare a summary of your goals for graduate education in three pages or less and list any undergraduate honors, scholarship awards, research experiences and/or community service/extracurricular activities undertaken while an undergraduate. You will be asked to upload this as a .doc or .pdf file.  Additionally, please ask a UA faculty member to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf, addressing your ability to succeed in graduate school and any other meritorious attributes.

Access the form here:


Please contact Stephanie Adamson, Director of Recruitment and Marketing Communication, Graduate College, or 520-626-0095.