George Washington Carver Doctoral Fellowship

The George Washington Carver (GWC) Doctoral Fellowship is named to honor George Washington Carver, Iowa State’s first African American student and faculty. The fellowship is designed to assist in the national effort of increasing the number of PhD degrees earned by underrepresented students


You must be an underrepresented student (African American, American Indian, or Latino), a US citizen, and admitted as FULL into a PhD program as a new student.

You cannot apply for the GWC fellowship as a student. You must be nominated by your department or program.

Fellowship Conditions

  • The fellowship is for three (3) years from the term of entry.
  • Changing to another program of study may terminate the fellowship.


The annual stipend is $27,500.


Tuition is covered 100%.

For more information about funding for your graduate education, please contact your program of interest.