Fellowships and Scholarships

 

Fellowships

Freda Huncke Endowment Graduate Teaching Fellowship

The Freda Huncke Endowment Graduate Teaching Fellowships were established to enable excellent new students to develop teaching expertise and get a solid start on academics when beginning one of our graduate programs in the English Department. Preference is given to new students whose teaching experience is judged excellent by supervisors or faculty recommenders or whose potential for excellence in teaching is evident in their application files. Recipients are chosen by the Graduate Admissions Committee of the ISU English Department in cooperation with the graduate faculty in our graduate programs.

These fellowships provide selected students with an award equivalent to teaching the equivalent of one course reducing their teaching load during their first year in the program. Recipients receive the same benefits as other graduate assistants, including tuition scholarships and the same stipend level as other teaching assistants teaching a full load. The fellowship, teaching, and graduate coursework at Iowa State University should constitute the student’s full-time occupation during the fellowship semester.

Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing

Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing offers a talented writer one academic year to study creative writing full time at Iowa State University and focus on his/her creative work without distraction.

CWE Graduate Fellowships

These fellowships are awarded to MFA Creative Writing and Environment graduate students in their first year who are on teaching assistantship appointments. Their purpose is to provide strong incoming MFA students with the most important resource for creative writers: time off for their craft. Recipients of these fellowships receive reduced teaching loads in their first year while their stipend remains equivalent with those teaching a full load.

Scholarships

F. Wendell Miller Scholarship Program

Miller Scholarships are for new highly talented doctoral students, either domestic or from around the world. They are awarded to programs by the ISU Graduate College based on an annual application process. Recipients selected by these programs receive funding each year with earnings from a $27 million estate bequeathed equally to Iowa State University and the University of Iowa by F. Wendell Miller, an attorney and farm manager from Rockwell City.

Tuition scholarships

For tuition purposes, all graduate assistants are assessed tuition equal to resident tuition rates. English Department graduate students holding 1/2 (or greater) assistantship appointments receive tuition scholarships at the level determined by the Graduate College (50% MA, 100% MFA, and 100% PhD during the academic year; the same percentage levels apply in summer according to the number of enrolled credits).  Students on at least 1/4-time (but less than 1/2-time) assistantship appointments receive half of the standard tuition scholarship benefit.

Graduate assistantship programs

Graduate Minority Assistantship Program

Funding is available through the ISU Graduate College to support U.S. citizens who are members of ethnic groups historically underrepresented in American higher education (African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino). The program must nominate qualifying students for this funding. In the English Department, we use this funding to reduce the teaching loads of qualifying recipients by the equivalent of one teaching assignment per year.

Graduate Disability Assistantship Program

Funding is available through the ISU Graduate College to support students who have a documented disability (physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities) as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The student must arrange for written confirmation to be submitted to the English Department from the ISU Student Disability Resources Office after which qualifying students are nominated by the department for funding available through this program. In the English Department, we use this funding to reduce the teaching loads of qualifying recipients by the equivalent of one teaching assignment per year.