Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.
- Must be nominated by Franklin College
- Eligibility is limited to individuals who at the time of application-- (1) will be entering a doctoral program in academic year 2010-2011 and/or who, at the time of application, have not yet completed their first full year of study in the doctoral program for which they are seeking support; (2) will be entering a Master of Fine Arts program in academic year 2010-2011 where the master’s is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected field of study.
- Must be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.
- Must be eligible to be accepted to or currently attending a graduate program leading to a doctorate or a terminal master's degree in an eligible field of study at an institution of higher education approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the Department of Education.
- Applicants attending a foreign institution are ineligible.
- Eligibility is limited to individuals who, as Javits fellows, will be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance pursuant to Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
- Students who have already received a Javits fellowship in previous years are not eligible.
- A fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree.
- The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System).
- In fiscal year 2010, the maximum stipend was $30,000, and the institutional payment was $13,755. In fiscal year 2011, the maximum stipend will be $43,755 and the institutional payment is estimated to be $13,755.
- Campus deadline: Please submit all required application materials to the campus representative by 5pm on July 27, 2012.
- Application deadline: September 30, 2012 (post marked)
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required as part of the application for a Javits fellowship in order to complete the financial need calculation. Applicants must submit the FY 2012 FAFSA, which will be available on January 3, 2013, and must submit the form no later than January 31, 2013.
All portions of the application materials (see below) must be sent together as one package
- All applicants are required to submit one original and two copies of the following application materials:
- Applicant Information Form
- GRE scores (ifapplicable)
- Official transcripts (photocopies are acceptable if legible)
- Listing of honors and awards
- Certification of Eligibility Form
- Statement of Purpose
- All applicants are required to submit only originals of the following
- Letters of Recommendation
- Supporting art materials
Dr. Hisaya Kitaoka
Twenty percent of the fellowships shall be awarded in the social sciences, twenty percent in the arts, and sixty percent in the humanities. A minimum of sixty percent of the awards shall be made to students who have no graduate credits.