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Call for Departmental Nominations for Tuition Scholarships 2015-2016

Nominations to Graduate School are due by 24 February 2015

The Graduate School invites departments to nominate students for Graduate School Tuition Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. The nomination form is available at:

Eligibility and Terms of Scholarships:

Graduate School Tuition Scholarships, which cover individual tuition, health insurance, 20% of graduate student fees. An additional $100 will be paid towards the fees to partially offset the cost of the commuter parking fee, which the student will be responsible for paying, are awarded to qualified students who are enrolled in a graduate program, or will be fully enrolled in a graduate program by September 2015. Full-time students must carry a minimum of 9 credits per semester while receiving a tuition scholarship.

Nominees will be evaluated based on their academic promise, and their merits.

Students holding full or partial graduate teaching or research assistantships during 2015-2016 are not eligible for tuition scholarships.

Information to be submitted with the nomination:

  1. A completed Nomination Form for each nominee available at:

  2. Letters of reference and supporting information.
  3. Nominees who are currently enrolled in a URI graduate program should have two letters in support of their nomination. The two letters may be written by any combination of referees from the following list: Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, the student's Major Advisor, or other faculty as might be appropriate. Nominees who are not yet matriculated students at URI should submit one letter of support from the Department Chair or a faculty member.

  4. Electronic or scanned copies of complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

  5. A curriculum vitae (maximum of two pages).

The criteria used by the committee to make their selections are posted at the following link:

Selection Procedure

Submission is limited to a maximum of 3 nominations for each department or degree program that is not affiliated with a department. For a list of departments please visit Submit your complete nominations to no later than 4:30 pm on Tuesday 24 February 2015. For submission instructions please visit We will be unable to accept nominations received after this time.

Awards will be announced by 31 March 2015, via email to the recipients with copies to Department Chairs. The initial notice of intention to award a scholarship for the Fall 2015 semester will specify that it is contingent upon the availability of budgetary resources and the recipient's satisfactory completion of the current (Spring 2015) academic term, if relevant.


Congratulations to the winner of the
2015 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in
Doctoral Research Award

Dr. Maryjo Brounce
Department - Graduate School of Oceanography
Dissertation Title - "A Geochemical Investigation of Oxygen Fugacity in the Marianas Subduction Factory"
Major Professor - Dr. Katherine Kelley