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Powell Fellowship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Master’s and doctoral-level students who are long-term Virginia residents (attended high school in Virginia)
  • Must demonstrate financial need by submitting a FAFSA
  • to the Financial Aid Office
  • Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents entering their first year of graduate study


  • $20,000 stipend
  • In-state tuition for one year
  • Students must pay their own comprehensive fees


​Please note that faculty are encouraged to nominate prospective students who add to the diversity of the department, such as students who are traditionally underrepresented in your field/discipline. This may include first generation, low income, racial/ethnic minorities, and women in STEM.

For more information, contact Shernita Lee at (540) 231-6529.