Graduate Funding Information Service

March 18, 2020

Gallaudet University Graduate Fellowship Fund

Application Deadline: April 20, 2020

The Graduate Fellowship Fund (GFF) is one of three separate funds made possible by the half-million dollar Centennial Fund that was presented by the Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) to Gallaudet in commemoration of its centennial anniversary (1964). This fund makes up half of the Centennial Fund. Its principal has been established by the University as a permanent endowment. Its investment is the responsibility of the GUAA Board of Directors.

Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis. They may be renewed by the GFF Committee for the duration of the course of study and for dissertation expenses provided that the holder of the award maintains those personal and scholastic standards required by the college or university in which he/she is enrolled and provided that the holder submits to the committee an annual reapplication including an evaluation report from his/her department head or advisor.

The amounts of the grants vary and are based on the number of qualified candidates applying for assistance, the availability of funds, and the needs of individual applicants. Fellowships are available only for programs of study not fully supported by federal or other funds. Candidates must carry a full-time semester load.


No restrictions are placed upon eligibility because of race, color, sex, creed, or nationality. In cases of equal qualification, preference is given to applicants who are citizens of the United States. To qualify for a fellowship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Hearing Status-The fellowships are intended for deaf or hard of hearing students. Audiological assessment comparable to that required for admission to the Gallaudet University undergraduate program may be the qualifying factor in this respect. The assessment should not be more than three years old.
  • Education-The minimum educational criterion will be admission to an accredited graduate program.
  • Program of Study-The applicant must have been accepted in an accredited graduate program in a college or university. A letter to that effect from the college or university must be supplied with the application.
  • Preference shall be given, to the extent practicable, to applicants who possess a master’s degree or the equivalent and are seeking a doctorate.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.