Graduate Diversity Fellowship Program

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status, and
  • demonstrate how they will contribute to the diversity of the student body in the program for which they are applying, including having overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education. Economic disadvantage, although not a requirement, may be the basis for eligibility under this category.

Membership in a racial/ethnic group that is under-represented in the graduate or professional program involved may serve as a plus factor in making awards, but may not form the sole basis of such an award and every student applicant shall be evaluated on his or her own merits. For details, students should contact the Office of Graduate Studies, (716) 673-3808 or email