The Alfred K. Priest fund was established at Dartmouth College through a bequest from Joseph K. Priest, in memory of his son. The income from the fund supports fellowships for graduates of Dartmouth College who have demonstrated unusual promise, enabling them to study in any graduate program at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Recipients of the award will be selected by the faculty Committee on Graduate Fellowships at Dartmouth.
In the selection the Committee will be concerned with the applicants' potential for excellence in their chosen fields and capacity for leadership. Financial need, however, is a significant factor. Extracurricular activities may be important to the extent that they give evidence of concerned commitment to these areas.
Terms: The exact amount of the award may vary from year to year. The present stipend is $10,000 a year, to be renewed each year until the proposed graduate degree has been awarded provided graduate study has not been interrupted and evidence of normal progress toward the degree is furnished regularly to the Committee, usually at the completion of each semester.
Any graduating senior or recent undergraduate alumnus/a of Dartmouth College who has received an acceptance from a graduate program at Harvard University (with the exception of PhD programs through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and who expects to matriculate in the fall of 2015 may apply for a Priest Fellowship. Alumni/ae who are presently attending a graduate program at Harvard are also eligible to compete for the fellowship, although preference will be given to beginning graduate students. Students accepted to or enrolled in PhD programs through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are not eligible to apply, as students in these programs automatically receive financial support through Harvard.
NEW: Application System on Canvas (includes all application materials and instructions)
A complete application file contains the following:
Application deadline: April 1, 2016
Letters of Recommendation
Both letters of recommendation must be from faculty members that assess the nominee's intellectual curiosity, character, and potential for advanced graduate study or independent research. Letters should be sent by email to Scholarship Advising.
For more information on recommendation letters, click here.
The application form should be completed online. Application Deadline: April 1, 2016.
April 1, 2016
Priest Fellows Announced
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