The purpose of the Brennan Fellowship Awards is to provide students with summer supplementary support. There are two types of awards: Exam Preparation Awards and Master’s Thesis/ Doctoral Dissertation Awards. All awards will require the listing of any and all alternative sources of funding, which will be taken into consideration by the GSA Awards Committee. Falsification of or failure to disclose this information will result in revocation of this award. Each type of award may be received only one time during a student's academic career at Saint Louis University. Applications are due no later than March 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
Eligibility information for all fellowship awards:
Amount: $500 Award
To receive the exam preparation award, the graduate student must have completed the coursework for a degree and be scheduled to take all written and oral comprehensive exams by December 1, 2016. If exam date requirement is not met, the application will be rejected. The applicant must provide verification from the department chair stating that the student is in the process of preparing for exams and that all prerequisite conditions have been met. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Requests for this exception should be addressed to GSA Graduate Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org) NO LATER THAN March 1, 2016.
Dissertation and Thesis Awards are given to graduate students who are conducting research for their masters' theses or doctoral dissertations. To receive this award, the applicant must have advanced to candidacy and completed all degree prerequisites prior to the application deadline. The applicant must provide verification from the department chair stating that the student has passed all comprehensive exams and that the thesis or dissertation committee has approved the thesis or dissertation proposal. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Requests for this exception should be addressed to GSA Graduate Assistant (email@example.com) NO LATER THAN March 1, 2016.
To complete the 2015 GSA Brennan Fellowship Master's Thesis or Dissertation OR Exam Preparation Award application, follow these instructions:
Complete the GSA Brennan Fellowship Awards Application electronic form HERE. As part of the application, you will have to complete and upload the application coversheet found HERE, which requires a signature from your department chair certifying a) you have completed the coursework for your degree and are scheduled to take all written and oral comprehensive exams by December 1, 2016 (exam preparation award) or b) that you have advanced to candidacy and completed all degree prerequisites prior to the application deadline (thesis/dissertation award). You will also have to complete and upload the Financial Disclosure Form found HERE (if you are applying for the Exam Preparation Award), which includes the signature of a counselor in the Office of Student Financial Services certifying you have not received the award before and therefore qualify for the award.
Note: Both of these additional documents must be uploaded as part of the application.
The purpose of the GSA recognition awards is to honor those students who have gone above and beyond in the fields of teaching and service, as well as a faculty member who excels in mentoring graduate students. The following awards will be distributed at each College or School's Pre-Commencement Ceremony. Nominations are due no later than March 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
Graduate Teaching Award
To complete a nomination for the 2016 GSA Recognition Awards, complete the submission form HERE.
For more information, please call or email the GSA office at 977-2234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.