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Outstanding student applicants for University and Abraham Lincoln Recruitment (recruitment only) Fellowships will be considered for Star Fellowships that will provide three years of funding at $28,000 per year plus tuition and partial fee waivers (including the tuition differential, if applicable). In addition, the Star Fellow will recive one year (after the first year,and mutually agreed on by the student and their department) of a $10,000 top-off to a teaching or research assistantship, provided by the department at the standard department rate.
Usually, up to four of these fellowships (one in each of our divisions) will be awarded each year, based on the recommendations of the awards committees, and at the final discretion of the Dean of the Graduate College.
Applicants who are nominated by their academic program for either the University or Abraham Lincoln (two-year recruitment) Fellowship are automatically considered for the Star Fellowship (i.e. there is not a separate nomination process).