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Waivers for University Fellowships
Section 6.1 of the Fellowship Guidelines
The Graduate School believes that rigorous, established criteria for nominations are the foundation and threshold baseline of the University Fellowship competition. The Graduate School’s waiver policy enables graduate programs to nominate exceptionally qualified applicants who may fall short on the required minimum undergraduate cGPA. Waivers cannot be used for Graduate Enrichment (Section 6.2) or College-Allotted Fellowship nominations (Section 9.3), as those nominations use a petition process. The number of waivers allotted to each graduate program is 25 % of the graduate program’s nomination cap or two, whichever is greater.
Any nomination not meeting all of the fellowship eligibility criteria for the University Fellowship competition that has not been identified as having a waiver will not be included in the competition. Missing items from the fellowship packet are not a permissible basis for a waiver.