Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1896, and provides a standard of excellence for scholarship in any discipline and an especially inspiring model for black scholars. Because of the achievements of Dr. Du Bois, West Virginia University has named this fellowship program in his honor. These fellowships are open to African American graduate and professional students, excluding those in the Health Sciences, who are native or naturalized U.S. citizens . The stipend amount for this fellowship is $18,000 for nine months, and requires some service obligation. Selection is competitive on the basis of academic merit and potential for success in graduate or professional study. Inquiries should be directed to the graduate or professional program of choice or to the Office of Graduate Education & Life.
Application Due Date: February 18, 2012