Commencement

Fellowship Opportunities for Graduates

The James Robert Andrews Endowed Fellowship was established by family and friends of James Robert Andrews (Class of 2004), in memory of his strength, courage, determination, and intellectual curiosity. This fellowship is designed to assist other Southwestern University graduates in their quest to earn a graduate degree. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to provide evidence of a well-rounded education. This might include experiences through internships, research with faculty, and/or study abroad programs. Applicants for the fellowship must be:

  1. a senior at Southwestern University or a graduate from Southwestern University within the last two years (no later than May 2018);
  2. will be pursuing a graduate or professional degree at an accredited college or university in the fall. (Those who have already begun graduate school are not eligible.) Applicants do not need to know which graduate/professional school they will be attending at the time of application. There is no restriction on academic discipline.

The $2,500 fellowship may be used to fund a portion of educational costs including tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and other required fees. Proof of enrollment in a graduate or professional program must be received by the James Robert Andrews Endowed Fellowship Committee before funds will be released.

Applications may be obtained by contacting David Gaines at 512.863.1494.  The application, your CV, two letters of recommendation (at least one of which must be from a Southwestern University faculty member), and an official transcript from Southwestern University are required to be considered for this award.

Completed applications and official transcripts are due by Monday, April 16, and should be sent by campus mail or electronically to Christine Vasquez, Center for Integrative and Community-Engaged Learning. Applicants will be notified no later than April 30, 2020.