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A strong advocate for graduate student success, The Graduate School assists our students by providing support from admissions through graduation.
medical insurance subsidy
fellowship and travel opportunities
assistance with thesis completion
career development and career services
Many have benefitted from long-term, endowed graduate fellowships administered by The Graduate School. These opportunities provide increased freedom to fully concentrate on academic studies, eliminating the need for outside employment and reducing the financial burdens on students and their families.
The Graduate Research Fellowship is one of the most competitive awards on campus. Each year we receive over 80 proposals (each department can only submit 2) and must choose only 15-18 winners. It is an arduous task to choose among the university’s top student researchers! One recent winner, Alla Chernenko from Sociology is currently "examining the effects of age at migration and the availability of kin and co–ethnic communities on survival in historical immigrant populations." The GRF allows her to dedicate more time to research. We are happy to play a small role in making that possible for Alla. Originally from Dnipro, Ukraine, Alla has grown to love the Wasatch Front and the red rock country of Southern Utah.
The Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon Scholarship supports several graduate and undergraduate students in the Colleges of Education and Humanities each year. Established in 1990, the award has supported over 500 students. One recent graduate recipient, Sarah Davies, plans to use her award to explore “how and when student-produced video explanations of physics concepts are beneficial to students themselves and to their peers.” While the award supports students in humanities and education, its influence tends to extend beyond those fields.
The Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Research Fellowship supports graduate students pursuing research in banking, business, education, finance, humanities, law, and social sciences; and the impact of such research on relationships among politics, public policy and the economy. One recent recipient, Willem Collier is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Population Health Sciences, where he is emphasizing in biostatistics. His research interests revolve around the intersection of statistical and computational methods with health systems, quality, and policy related research.
Our Students Need U!
Inspired by the impact of these fellowships, we have been developing and growing partnerships that support high-quality graduate education across the entire campus.
Two Ways to Give
- To your own department or college to support their priorities
Directly to The Graduate School to support campus-wide graduate fellowships
For donations made to the Graduate School Fellowship Fund, we will match your donation, thereby doubling the impact of your support for graduate students across the entire campus.
Your generous support is the key to opening up the benefits of high-quality graduate and professional education to our broader community.