The Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowships – A Program of the Bilinski Educational Foundation
Russell J. and Dorothy (Doro) S. Bilinski's goal in life was to be independent and challenged intellectually. They strongly believed in people being self-sufficient, ambitious, and above all, responsible. Both Russell and Doro were true intellectuals, as well as being adventuresome, independent and driven. Russell was a researcher, academician and an entrepreneur. Doro was an accomplished artist and patron of the arts. Russell and Doro believed that education was a means to obtain independence, and this is the legacy they wished to pass on to others. The Bilinski Educational Foundation was established to fulfill this legacy by providing fellowship funds for post-secondary education for students who have demonstrated, and are likely to maintain, both the highest academic achievement and good moral character, but who lack the financial resources to pay for the highest caliber post-secondary education.
Award Amount: $35,000 for 18 months of support (see breakdown below) plus full base graduate tuition and student health insurance if enrolled (excludes mandatory fees).
- Fall 2021-$10,000 plus tuition and student health insurance
- Spring 2022 - $10,000 plus tuition and student health insurance (spring insurance premium covers both spring and summer)
- Summer 2022 - $5,000 registration not required
- Fall 2022 - $10,000 plus tuition and student health insurance
The selected Fellows may not hold concurrent graduate assistant/associateships or student wage positions or defer the award for the following year. Bilinski Educational Foundation funds are used to provide financial support for top PhD students in one of the fields listed below as they complete and defend their dissertations. In no case will funds be awarded if a student’s dissertation already has been substantially completed (substantially completed means no more than 75% of the dissertation has been completed). Fellowship funding may be used by the student for payment of fees, books, field research, materials, and necessary living and educational expenses.
Application Deadline for 2021-2022: December 18, 2020