Application Deadline: 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Graduate Division is now accepting applications for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.

The will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States. Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen field of study. The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens. The amount of each fellowship will cover the cost of tuition (no fees) and a stipend of $18,000. UCI may nominate three candidates for consideration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be pursuing a program of study that includes any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).  The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
  • Applicants must have an outstanding undergraduate record.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must be United States citizens.

Application Materials (hard copy, single-sided and NOT stapled)

  • Completed and signed application form.
  • One copy of your personal vitae or resume.
  • One certified (official) copy of each undergraduate and graduate transcript to date.
  • One copy of your graduate exam test scores (if applicable).
  • A statement of purpose (up to three pages, double-spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals.  The SOP must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’s terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.
  • Letters of recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you (required).
  • One copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • One copy of your Financial Aid Summary from your school.
  • NOTE: You are not required to obtain a letter of recommendation from the Dean of Graduate School or Department Chair at this time.

*If any of the documents above are not applicable, please include a statement in its place in the application packet that explains why the item is not applicable.

Note: Candidates whose applications are selected for submission to the trustees for consideration will be required to submit one copy of their Federal Income Tax Return for the prior two years (including spouse’s returns, if applicable).  This is not required for internal review.

Complete application packages (hard copy, single-sided and NOT stapled) are due to Garrett Yoshitomi (NSII 1103) no later than 12:00 PM on Wednesday, 12/1. (Note: This is earlier than the Graduate Division deadline.)