Joseph Bosserman Fellowships
Joseph Bosserman Fellowships provide support to graduate students in the School of Architecture to the extent that they are used for payment for tuition, fees, room, board and other educational expenses. Named in honor of former dean Joseph Norwood Bosserman, who led the School from 1966-1980.
Ella R. and Milton L. Grigg Endowed Scholarship Fund
To award scholarships to students enrolled in the University of Virginia School of Architecture. The endowment is the result of the sale of property given to Mrs. Grigg in memory of her husband, a local architect.
Laura Kaye Scholarship
Provides support to an undergraduate student in the School of Architecture based on financial aid.
Jane Lewis Kelly and John Jackson Kelly Scholarship
Provides support to students of historic preservation. The scholarship was created by the estate of John W. Tukey, and his family.
Lester A. Sorensen, Sr. Scholarship and Fellowship in Architecture
Recognizes our students for exceptional honor and integrity. Mr. Sorensen attended the College in the late 1930s. Named after the late father of Karla Sorensen, an alumna of the School of Nursing, and her family.
Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Site includes awards, fellowship listings, and calls for papers for architectural historians.
The Dumas Malone & Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowships
The trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc., established the Dumas Malone Fellowship
in honor of Mr. Malone's service to the University and the Foundation. Its purpose is to support the
research of outstanding advanced graduate students who have a need to investigate archives or other
repositories of information in a foreign country or countries. The fellowship will normally be awarded,
annually, to eligible students in the School of Architecture and the Departments of History and/or Politics. In
the event that no such student is forthcoming in a given year, the fellowship could be awarded to any other
graduate student whose research is related to the interests of Mr. Jefferson, regardless of field or discipline.
The Albert Gallatin Fellowship supports outstanding, advanced graduate students engaged in the research
or writing of a dissertation in the broad area of "international affairs." While not limited by discipline,
"international affairs" may be taken to mean the study of political, economic, social, and legal processes
across cultures or countries. Multinational studies are preferred over single-country studies.
Applications/nominations should include:
1. A cover letter indicating whether the application/nomination is intended for the Dumas Malone
Fellowship, the Albert Gallatin Fellowship, or both;
2. A two-page, single-spaced description of the study to be undertaken (written by the
3. Two letters of reference from faculty, or others familiar with the project;
4. A U.Va. transcript (unofficial transcript is satisfactory);
5. A statement of all other awards, including amounts, for which the applicant/nominee has applied
during the same time period and for the same research proposal;
6. A curriculum vitae; and
7. A proposed budget. Applicants/nominees may apply for both fellowships; the awards committee will decide which fellowship is
more appropriate (e.g., the Gallatin does not require travel, etc.). Please direct questions to the Office of the
Vice President for Research at email@example.com. Electronic submission of application materials is
preferred to the e-mail above. If submitting paper materials, please submit to the address below.
Bolivar Network Graduate Student Book Scholarship
The Bolívar Network (BN), also known as La Red Bolívar, was founded at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) in 1997.
Our mission is to work hand-in-hand with current students and faculty, in order to foster connections with one
another and our alma mater in order to contribute to the further enrichment and diversity of the University and
wider community by nourishing the Hispanic/Latino presence in the academic village. BN envisions an inclusive
alumni organization dedicated to reaching out to and advocating for all Latinos, Hispanics and those of Latin
American birth or origin as well as those alumni, students and friends of U.Va.'s Latino community by connecting
to each other and to the University. (For additional information about the BN, please visit
1) Nomination: In order for a student to be considered, they must first be nominated. Nominations may be made by administrators, faculty, student leaders, or fellow students who believe the candidate meets or exceeds the criteria listed below. Nominations must include the candidate's name, year, school, and contact information. Nominators also should include a brief statement about the candidate. We also encourage you to let the nominated student know so they will be aware of this scholarship opportunity. Nominations should be sent to the Bolivar Network Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 434-243-9096, attn: Bolivar Network Graduate Scholarship.
2) Application: The Bolívar Network will notify each candidate of their nomination and provide an application. The application (pages 3 and 4) consists of a personal data sheet and several short-answer questions. Completed applications should be sent to email@example.com or faxed to 434-243-9096. Applications should be received via e-mail or fax. Notification: Scholarship recipients will be announced at the annual La Gala Awards Ceremony.
- Disbursement of Award: Funds will be distributed by the University of Virginia Alumni Association at the beginning of the subsequent fall semester.
Graduate students at the University of Virginia, who are currently enrolled full time and in good standing, must meet the following criteria to be nominated and to apply:
Nomination: Students must be nominated for the award. Nominations can be received from either (1) a faculty member or department staff member; (2) a Dean or administrator; (3) a leader or member of a student organization; (4) a fellow student/classmate at the University; or (5) the Applicant. (A student may nominate him/herself for this award; however, greater consideration is given to candidates who are nominated by one of the other four options listed. Nevertheless, interested applicants are encouraged to make potential nominators aware of this award and of their interest in being nominated.)
Latino/Hispanic/Latin America Descent: At least one parent of the applicant must be Latino/Hispanic/Latin American (although an exception can be made for those adopted by Latino/Hispanic families). Hispanic/Latino origin is defined through a person’s heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person’s parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States (definition taken from the U.S. Census).
Please note: Applicants from Brazil, Haiti, Caribbean islands, Spain, and Portugal are eligible for this award.
Grade Point Average (GPA) or Progress Report from Advisor: There is no minimum GPA. However, students that have a GPA are required to submit this information; students without a GPA are required to submit comments from an Academic Advisor concerning progress in meeting academic program/research objectives. To be considered eligible for this award, students must be currently enrolled full time and in good standing.
Deborah J. Norden Fund
The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in 1995 in memory of architecture and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards a total of up to $5,000 annually in travel/ study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architecutral history, and urban studies.
The intention of the fund is to support genuinely independent projects. Grant funds cannot be used for tuition, and grants will not be awrded to support an individual's participation in an organized program, such as a university's summer abroad program. While requests for support of dissertation research will be considered, they are not a priority of the fund. Preference will be given to strong proposals from applicants who have not had this sort of opportunity before.
Qualifications: Grant funds cannot be used for tuition, and grants will not be awarded tosupport an individuals participation in an organized program, such as auniversitys summer abroad program. While requests for support ofdissertation research will be considered, they are not a priority of thefund. Preference will be given to strong proposals from applicants who havenot had this sort of opportunity before. Titles of past grants are availableat the Architectural Leagues website, www.archleague.org.
Applicants should submit in letter form a brief proposal (no more than three pages), which succinctly describes the objectives of the grant request and how it will assist the applicant's intellectual and creative development. The grant amount requested (up to $5,000) must be specified. The submission should also include a resume of not more than two pages, project schedule, and budget for travel and other project costs. Two letters of recommendation must be requested from individuals who are knowledgeable about the applicant's ability and project.
Applicants must submit six (6) copies of their proposal, resume, schedule and budget. The applicant's name and brief title must appear on the first page of the proposal. The postmark (not metered) deadline for these materials is March 17, 2006. Faxed or email applications will not be accepted. Late applications will not be accepted. Letters of recommendation should be sent by the recommender directly to the Architectural League.
Amount: The fund may award one or more grants; total grant funds awarded will be approximately $5,000.
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation - Career Development
The Foundation's mission is to advance education and equity for women and girls of all ages, races, creeds, nationalities, and physical abilities. Please refer to the Scholarship Opportunities bulletin board on the 2nd floor, or the AAUW website.
Print copies of the fellowships and grants information and current application forms with detailed program requirements are available upon request.
Qualifications: Of interest to female graduate students is the Career Development Grants. These grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor's degree, including a master's degree, second bachelor's degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Funds are available for distance learning. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctoral-level work.
Amount: $2000 - $12000