LIEBMANN FELLOWSHIP

This competition is based upon a national competition and is not offered every year.

DOLORES ZOHRAB LIEBMANN FUND FELLOWSHIP
2014-15 Instructions to Nominators and Applicants
Program Nomination Deadline:  12:00 noon, Monday, December 9, 2013 

Eligibility:

This national competition is open to graduate students with outstanding character and ability, who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen field of study, and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Students must be enrolled at the University of Minnesota and must be U.S. citizens.

Eligible nominees:

  • must have an outstanding undergraduate record
  • must demonstrate substantial educational debt
  • are pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree at the University of Minnesota
  • must be a citizen of the United States.

Areas of funding interest (as taken from the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund website):

  • Graduate school fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or other formal professional training). The seclection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors. 

Amount:

$18,000 annual stipend and tuition, renewable for up to three years of support. 

Selection Criteria:

The review and selection will be conducted by University of Minnesota faculty. Nominees will be selected based on the criteria indicated by the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Trustees. Successful nominees will:

  • have outstanding undergraduate records,
  • demonstrate substantial educational debt,
  • hold promise for distinction in their chosen fields of study, and
  • show outstanding character. 

Instructions to the Nominating Program/Department:

EACH PROGRAM / DEPARTMENT MAY SUBMIT ONE NOMINATION. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP OFFICE BY 12:00 NOON ON DECEMBER 9, 2013.  Confirmation of receipt will be sent by email.  No paper copy is required. 

Directors of Graduate Studies are responsible for assisting the student in preparing the application file and submitting the completed application to the Graduate Fellowship Office.  Submit the completed nomination packet to gsfellow@umn.edu,

  • with the email subject line: "Nominating Program Liebmann 2014," and
  • with PDF attachment (one PDF document per nomination), following the naming convention: Program_Lastname_Firstname.pdf.
  • Please spell out the entire program name and do not use all capital letters.

example:

Email Subject Line: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics Liebmann 2014
PDF Attachment Name: Biochemistry Molecular Biology & Biophysics_Doe_Jane.pdf

The nomination packet should be in the following order:

1)  2014-15 Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Application Form

      • This application form is for a national competition, and was created by the Trustee, JPMorgan.
      • All nominations will be securely recycled at the end of the competition.

2) Personal vitae or resume.

3) Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

 

4) Copy of graduate exam test scores. (If not applicable, please include a statement that explains why it is not applicable.)

5) Statement of Purpose, including 10-15 line abstract at the top.

      • Up to three pages, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman type, with margins not less than one inch, with a 10-15 line abstract (single-spaced) at the top of the page.
      • The abstract should explain, in layman's terms, your degree program, giving emphasis to its eventual intellectual impact on your field of study.
      • The Statement of Purpose should describe the relationship between your graduate studies and your intended personal and/or professional goals.

    6) Letters of recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with the nominee.

      • Letters should be sent to the program/department prior to the nomination deadline, for inclusion in the nomination packet.

7) Copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

8) Copy of your Financial Aid Summary from the University of Minnesota.

9) Copies of Federal Income Tax Returns for the prior two years, including spouse's returns, if applicable.

Instructions to the Applicant:

Contact your program/department about internal selection procedures and deadlines. 

Notification:

Departments will be notified of the nomination selection outcome. The University of Minnesota will forward three nominations to the national Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship competition. 

For additional information on the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship, please go to the JPMorgan website, http://fdnweb.org/liebmann/