Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship

This fellowship derives from an endowment created to provide support for graduate students with financial need who are pursuing studies that emphasize communication, especially writing skills. To be eligible students must be enrolled for the entire upcoming academic year.

This fellowship will provide up to two recipients with a stipend of $9,000 for the upcoming academic year. Any term in which the recipient does not have a Graduate Employee position in the upcoming year, the Graduate School will also provide a tuition waiver for up to 16 credits. (Note that the tuition waiver covers tuition only; mandatory fees are the student's responsibility).

To be eligible for this award, applicants must possess a strong academic record, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in a UO graduate degree program in the liberal arts, journalism or communications disciplines. The department must approve each candidate (note: a department may approve more than one applicant). Eligible disciplines include, but are not limited to: Social Sciences; Humanities; Journalism and Communication; and Education.


To be completed by the student:

  • A statement (not to exceed 500 words on no more than two pages) summarizing your academic plans and the role that writing skills and communication will play in them.
  • A statement  (not to exceed 250 words on no more than one page) addressing your financial need in whatever terms you feel are most informative.


To be completed by the academic department:

This award requires letters of recommendation from two faculty members describing the student’s academic progress and area of interest.

To apply for this award, please click here:

Awards and Fellowships Application

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 16, 2018


Note for Graduate Students with Financial Aid:
Receiving this award may reduce your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for this (and any other type of) support.

For more information, please contact: Jered Nagel at

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