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.
The application process is handled entirely by the UW-Madison Graduate School. For more information on applying, please contact the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Funding at email@example.com. Do not contact JPMorgan or members of the selection committee.
-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.
-The candidate may be of any national descent or background.
-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 only be deferred to study abroad (once up to one academic year).
-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.
-A completed and signed application.
-Copy of CV or resume.
-Certified copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to date.
-Copy of graduate exam test scores if applicable or explanation of why this material is not applicable.
-A Statement of Purpose up to three pages long (double spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’S terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.
-Letter of Recommendation from Dean of Graduate School or Department Chair. (OPTIONAL)
-Letters of Recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you. (REQUIRED)
-Copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (FASFA)
-Financial Aid information from the University or other applicable source.
-Copies of Federal Income Tax Returns for the prior two years (including spouse’s returns, if applicable). Only submit Tax Return Form – DO NOT send schedules, etc.
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.