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L. Richard Fisher Scholarship Fund

The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) provides a limited number of L. Richard Fisher Scholarship Fund scholarship awards to engineering graduate students on the basis of the following criteria:

To qualified students from the state of Vermont interested in pursuing a degree in engineering, priority is given first to graduates of Hazen Union High School, second to residents of the Northeast Kingdom, and third to residents of other parts of Vermont who have financial need.

The primary purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to attract exceptional students to UVM as well as rewarding meritorious achievement by existing students.

In order to apply for financial assistance, students must complete the L. Richard Fisher Scholarship Fund application and submit a FAFSA form through the graduate college. Applicants who are offered financial support are typically notified at the time of admission and generally must accept or decline the offer by April 1. Financial assistance is typically offered for a period of one to two years.

In order to continue to receive financial support from CEMS, a student must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with appropriate progression to degree completion. In no case may the amount of financial aid awarded to a student from all sources in a given year exceed the estimated annual costs of attending the CEMS.

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Diversity in CEMS

Scholarship recipients may receive up to $10,000.

Award Description: This merit-based scholarship is awarded to applicant(s) from an underrepresented group who joins a College of Engineering and Mathematical Science Graduate Program for the 2019/20 year, and whose application demonstrates high levels of academic success and potential in related fields of study.

Eligibility: Each applicant admitted to a College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Graduate Program for the 2019/20 year that meets the following requirements (‘Candidate’ hereafter) is eligible to apply. Candidates will be considered if they: 1) are a member of an underrepresented group as defined by UVM’s student of color classification (African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American, and including Bi/Multiracial students) or are a first-generation college student in that neither parent (or the parent, as applicable) holds an undergraduate Baccalaureate degree; 2) are a U.S. citizen; 3) receive an Admit letter from the Graduate College on or before May 15th; 4) communicate their desire to be considered via the scholarship application and confirming their eligibility by July 1st.

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Gund Ph.D. Research Assistantships

Funded Ph.D. opportunities with real-world impact.

The Gund Institute for Environment seeks outstanding Ph.D. applicants interested in conducting interdisciplinary research on major global environmental challenges.

With Gund Ph.D. Research Assistantships, students receive attractive funding packages, world-class faculty mentors, real-world experience collaborating with leaders in government and business – and a deep understanding of complex global environmental issues.

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Gund Barrett Ph.D. Assistantships

Engineering a sustainable future.

The Gund Institute for Environment and UVM’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) seek outstanding Ph.D. students to create real-world solutions to global challenges.

These new Gund Barrett Ph.D. Assistantships, supported by the Richard Barrett Foundation, will enable Ph.D. students to collaborate across disciplines on urgent issues at the intersection of engineering and the environment. An interdisciplinary Ph.D. experience.

Students will receive up to four years of funding, including an annual $35,000 stipend, tuition, and UVM’s student health insurance. They can also access additional funds for conferences and research costs.

Primary advisors must be a Gund Fellow from UVM Engineering (Biomedical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical). Students must pursue a Ph.D. degree in CEMS and mentor undergraduate Barrett Scholars

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QuEST – a UVM NSF Research Traineeship

The Quantitative and Evolutionary STEM Training (QuEST) Program provides doctoral students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to solve environmental and global health problems in an ever-changing workforce and research environment.

The UVM NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is an innovative and evidence-based model for transforming STEM graduate education training. Emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic and pesticide resistance, reduced crop yields caused by climate extremes and shifts, and the loss of biodiversity affect environmental and global health and food security. In each case, identification of successful solutions to these global challenges requires a fundamental knowledge of evolutionary principles. QuEST trains these problem-solvers.

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