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Petitions for Graduate Enrichment Fellowships

Programs may petition the Graduate School to nominate a well-qualified applicant who may fall short on the minimum criteria for undergraduate cGPA for a Graduate Enrichment Fellowship. Petitions should be submitted by written request from the Graduate Studies Chair to the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. This request must:

  1. describe how the nominee will contribute to diversity, and
  2. provide a detailed justification for granting an exception to the cGPA minimum for the nominee.
  3. be submitted though the student’s page once their name is available in the nomination system by the appropriate deadline.

Petitions must be approved prior to the submission of the nomination materials. There is no limit on the number of petitions that can be requested for GE nominations. Graduate programs are responsible for entering all approved petitions in the nominee screen in the Graduate School Nomination System.