Scholarships and Fellowships

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The School of Arts and Humanities has funding opportunities available to students directly through the School.

 

The Dorothy and Herman Abrams Dissertation Research Travel Award

     
In July of 2015, the Dorfman & Kivowitz families made a donation to the School of A&H in recognition of their grandparents, Dorothy and Herman Abrams. Herman Abrams, now deceased, was once a graduate student in Arts & Humanities who earned a master's degree from our program. The donation not only commemorates his receiving an advanced degree from A&H but also honors his widow, Dorothy, on her 100th birthday.

The Robert Plant Armstrong Fellowship

     
The privately-endowed Armstrong Fund permits the School of Arts and Humanities at UTD to award a few modest fellowships to graduate students each academic year. In contrast to teaching assistantships, which involve part-time work for the school and are based solely on students' academic record, these awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit. Thus, applicants must provide the fellowship committee information on their incomes as well as estimated expenses.

The Selwin Belofsky Fellowship in Holocaust Studies

     
The Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation created the Belofsky Fellowship to develop the next generation of Holocaust educators. Belofsky Fellows have the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, Dr. Nils Roemer, or Dr. David Patterson, all of whom teach and pursue research at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies. Award is made by a faculty committee through a competitive application process.

Ragen S. and Roy D. Elterman Endowed Scholarship

Ragen S. and Roy D. Elterman have created an endowed scholarship to support undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the School of Arts and Humanities. Ragen Elterman received her BA in Literary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. A $1,000 stipend will be awarded annually in the fall semester to a promising undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 3.0. Scholarship recipients can seek a second year of funding. Awardees will be chosen by a committee of faculty.

Gavin R. G. Hambly Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship in honor of the late, distinguished historian of the Middle East and Mughal India and beloved professor of Historical Studies. Historical Studies majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible. A student can become a candidate by application or by nomination by a faculty member in Arts and Humanities. The deadline for applications/nominations is in October. The recipient is announced in November.

The Mike Jacobs Fellowship in Holocaust Studies

The children and grandchildren of the late Mike Jacobs established this fellowship in his honor to recognize the life of a man who witnessed history and shared his story with others. Jacobs, a Holocaust survivor, successful business man, and author, was known as an enthusiastic speaker and a dedicated member of the Dallas Jewish community. This fellowship helps to fund the academic career of a UT Dallas graduate student who will focus on Holocaust studies.

Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Fund

     
The Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 to support undergraduate music students at the University of Texas at Dallas. Bryce Jordan, flutist and musicologist, was the first President of UT Dallas. It has since been extended, with Dr. Jordan's approval, to provide financial support for undergraduate students in any of the creative and performing arts.

Robert S. Nelsen Scholarship in Creative Writing

In 2008, UT Dallas established the Robert S. Nelsen Scholarship in Creative Writing to honor former vice provost Robert Nelsen's decades of service to UT Dallas students and staff. This endowment will provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the School of Arts and Humanities. These funds will be used to provide a scholarship based on financial need or academic merit to a full-time or part-time School of Arts and Humanities degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student. The recipient must have a dedication and passion for creative writing. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a biographical summary of Robert S. Nelsen.

Frank R. Rossiter Book Award

The Rossiter Book Award was established by the Historical Studies faculty to honor outstanding academic achievement and scholarly accomplishment by undergraduate and graduate students in the Historical Studies and History of Ideas Programs at the University of Texas at Dallas. The award is given alternatively to an undergraduate Historical Studies graduating senior and either a History of Ideas PhD who has successfully defended his or her dissertation or a graduating History MA thesis student.