The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud to offer a variety of fellowships and awards to our graduate students. These fellowships may be awarded based on merit, financial need or specific academic criteria. Unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid.

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College awards and fellowships

Our college recognizes outstanding graduate students who have been nationally acknowledged through funded fellowships, scholarships, travel and meeting awards. Eligible students receive funds to advance their research and are recognized at an annual ceremony.

Department and school awards and fellowships

Explore the 80+ fellowships and awards offered for graduate students studying in specific schools and departments in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Swift Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to graduate students advancing human health through biomedical or biotechnological research.

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2SLGBTQIA+ leadership graduate student award

This award has been established to support students in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who demonstrate leadership or significant involvement in 2SLGBTQIA+ issues or groups.

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The Bernard "Bill" Benson Research Award

This scholarship is awarded to graduate students who are conducting research that aligns with the mission of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA).

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Dr. Manuel Barrera Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This award is for a graduate student in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who is a first-generation college student, and/or registered with Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services, and/or demonstrates an interest in service to the community or campus and plans to continue giving back to the community after graduation.

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Carrie Falbe Ph.D. Fellowship

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for the new Carrie Falbe Ph.D. Fellowship, established in honor of Carrie Falbe, an ASU alumnus. In her spirit, this award recognizes PhD Students who demonstrate excellent academic performance, positive personal character and integrity. The award recipient will be a creative, collaborative student whose PhD program and intended career path is dedicated to creating societal good by addressing real-world problems through inquiry and research. The fellowship will be awarded to students that have a great desire to make everything around them better, just as Carrie did.

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