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University Fellowships & Other Funding Sources

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The University of Tennessee Graduate Studies office offers several graduate fellowships for first-time graduate students and returning graduate students. To learn more about criteria, award amounts, and the interactive online application process, see Below is a sampling of available fellowships.

ALA Spectrum Initiative. The American Library Association sponsors the Spectrum Initiative, which is a program designed to increase ethnic minority representation in the information professions. Contact ALA at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5048 or; or for more information. Application deadline is March 1.

Access and Diversity Fellowship. This fellowship provides financial support to first-time enrolled graduate students demonstrating significant potential to contribute to the educational mission of the Graduate School by presenting one or more of a wide range of diverse attributes.

Isobel Grissom Graduate Fellowship. This award is made to first-time enrolled graduate students who  demonstrate successful academic and professional performance.

Lori Mayer Re-entry Women's Graduate Fellowships. This fellowship is open to entering graduate women students who are U.S. citizens, 27 years of age or older, and who have been out of a formal educational program for at least five years.