Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Application

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund was established by the Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann and is administered by JPMorgan, Trustee. Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business. She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime. Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.

Application Process
The application process is handled entirely by the Graduate School. For more information on applying, please contact the office at your Graduate School’s Fellowships Officer at Do not contact JPMorgan or members of the selection committee.

Fellowship Conditions
-Must be currently enrolled in and pursuing a graduate degree at UW-Madison.
-The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
-The candidate must have received a baccalaureate degree at the time of application and have an outstanding undergraduate record.
-The candidate must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
-The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America

Fellowship Details
-The fellowship will cover your tuition costs (not including fees) plus an $18,000 annual stipend
-The recipient of a Fellowship shall be known as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow
-Fellowships are awarded annually but fellows may apply for renewal after each year of fellowship (max 3 years)
-Fellowships may not be deferred
-A Fellowship may be canceled at any time if a Fellow engages in misconduct affecting the Fund, breaches any of these rules or provides false information to the Fund either directly or indirectly
-UW-Madison will select up to 3 applications to send to the selection committee, who will determine which candidates are awarded the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellowship

Application Materials
-Signed application
-Copy of CV or resume
-Certified copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
-Copy of graduate exam test scores if applicable or explanation of why this material is not applicable
-Statement of purpose (max 3 pages double spaced) with a 10-15 line abstract that explains in layman’s terms the essence of the proposed topic of study, the methodology, and the anticipated impact on the field of study
-Letter of recommendations from at least two professors
-Copy of your FAFSA
-Report from Financial Aid
-Copies of federal income tax returns for the prior two years (including your spouse’s returns if applicable)

The qualifications and selection of candidates to receive the benefits of the Fellowship, the selection or approval of the programs of study to be pursued and the places or the institutions where such studies are pursued, and the meaning, interpretation and application of the provisions of the Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann establishing the Fellowship, shall be determined in the sole judgment and discretion of the Trustee, based upon the advice and counsel of a Selection Committee.

Full tuition & stipend of $18,000
The Graduate School
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload the completed application. You can download a blank application at
  2. Please upload your personal vitae or résumé
  3. Please upload one certified copy of your undergraduate transcript
  4. Please upload one certified copy of your graduate transcript to date
  5. Please upload a copy of your graduate exam test scores
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