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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships


NSDEGF deadline: TBD

Important Notes:

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen or National, have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering (please see website for a list of eligible fields). Applicants must have their bachelor's degree by fall of the (calendar) year in which they apply. Preference is given to applicants who have completed one year or less of graduate study.

Description: The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program awards over 200 fellowships each year to graduate students in the fields of science and engineering. Fellows may choose any accredited institution of higher education in the United States offering doctoral degrees in science or engineering. The tenure of the award is 36 months cumulatively, beginning in the fall of the year the fellowship is awarded.

The evaluation of candidates will be based on all available evidence of ability, including academic records, recommendations regarding each applicant's qualifications, and the score obtained on the GRE.

The award includes full payment of tuition and required fees. In addition, fellows receive a stipend of on average $30,000 annually for three years. The fellowship will also pay for minimum health insurance coverage offered through the institution up to a total value of $1,000.

Send applications to: see website above; do not send to the Office of Special Scholarship Programs


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