George Washington Henderson
The George Washington Henderson Fellowship Program was established to honor the memory of George Washington Henderson, one of the first African American students elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to graduate from the University of Vermont (class of 1877). In cooperation with academic departments, the program sponsors pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars who will help to advance UVM’s research and teaching goals and to assist UVM in reaching identified diversity goals, especially with respect to academic curriculum.
The UVM Henderson Fellowship Program is field specific and these fields change annually. Henderson Fellowships are offered for up to two years. Each Fellow pursues their own publication, research agenda, and teaches, or co-teaches, no more than one course per semester. U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (LPR) are eligible to apply.
The Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs administers the Henderson Fellowship Program.