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 Ph.D. degrees earned by underrepresented students


You must be an underrepresented student (African American, American Indian, or Latino), a US citizen, and admitted into a Ph.D. program as a new student with a fall entry date.

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

Fellowship Conditions


The annual stipend is $27,500.


Tuition is covered 100%.


All mandatory fees are covered 100%.

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