Fellowships and Scholarships

Andrew Young Fellowships (Ph.D.)

Through the generosity of many supporters and in honor of Ambassador Andrew Young, the college established the Andrew Young Fellowships. These Fellowships, in combination with a Graduate Research Assistantship, will provide a stipend of $28,000 annually and tuition waiver for 3 years for the selected graduate students pursuing the Ph.D. in Public Policy, Economics, and Criminal Justice at the Andrew Young School.

All applicants for admission to the Ph.D. programs at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies receive automatic consideration for both the Andrew Young and AYSPS Dean’s Fellowships.

Dean’s Fellowships (Ph.D.)

Through the generosity of the Coca-Cola Foundation and in honor of Ambassador Andrew Young, the college established AYSPS Dean’s Fellowships. These Fellowships, in combination with a Graduate Research Assistantship will provide a stipend of $26,000 annually and tuition waiver for 3 years for the selected graduate students pursuing the Ph.D. in Public Policy at the Andrew Young School.

All applicants for admission to the Ph.D. programs at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies receive automatic consideration for both the Andrew Young and AYSPS Dean’s Fellowships.

Carolyn McClain Young Scholarship

The Carolyn McClain Young Scholarship exists in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies due to the generosity of Andrew Young and Carolyn McClain Young.

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The Carolyn McClain Young Scholarship is open to highly motivated, well-qualified individuals interested in pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in the Departments of Economics, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or Public Management and Policy. The Carolyn Young Scholarship recipient will receive an award of up to $20,000/year GRA stipend. The scholarship seeks applicants from countries in the Caribbean or the African continent who are leaders or potential leaders of their respective countries.

The candidates for this award will be initially selected during the recruitment and admission process. The department will often choose to continue the scholarship awards past the first year. No student will receive the Carolyn McClain Scholarship for more than three years. The number of scholarships awarded will depend on the fund balance and expected contributions.

AYSPS Dissertation Fellowship

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has established a new dissertation fellowship. The purpose of this program is to support doctoral students who are at dissertation stage and will need supplemental funding to complete their dissertation research.  This funding is not intended to replace a GRA or GTA assignment, but rather to be supplemental to it.  This award does not include a tuition waiver.  The doctoral student must continue his/her GRA or GTA assignment to receive a tuition waiver.

Approved AYS dissertation fellows will receive a $2,000 supplemental fellowship stipend for one year and reimbursement for expenses to cover research costs (experiment costs, data collection, travel, etc.).

Doctoral students become eligible to apply for this support after successfully defending their dissertation proposals.  To apply for this support the student should submit a 1-2 page summary of his/her approved proposal, a letter of support from his/her dissertation chair, and a budget request (with appropriate supporting documentation) to his/her department’s doctoral director.  The budget request should clearly state how the requested funds would be used.  The doctoral director may request clarification or require additional supporting materials.  Fellowships will be competitively awarded based on the feasibility of the project, innovation/originality, and the potential scholarly contribution of the dissertation.  The doctoral director will recommend full, partial, or no funding to the AYS Dean’s office.  Final approval and funding level rests with the Dean’s Office.

There will be three submission deadlines each year: Apr. 15th, July 30th, and Dec. 15th.  The first submission deadline is Dec. 15, 2012.

Students approved to receive the fellowship will have the stipend added to their GRA/GTA pay and their department will be provided the funds for reimbursement of approved expenses.  These reimbursable accounts will be administered by their academic department business manager.

More Information

For more information, please contact the following Ph D coordinators:

Undergraduate and Masters Fellowships/Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarship
The purpose of the Undergraduate Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for undergraduate students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need who are enrolled in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. This scholarship will be awarded every fall beginning in 2013. Award amounts will vary between $1000 and $5000. Andrew Young School students in good standing will be notified of the opportunity to apply for the scholarship by email in late summer each year.

 
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