Educational Opportunity Fellowship$1,500 stipend and tuition reduction (plus possible summer award)
The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply.
Incoming and continuing graduate students who intend to pursue a masters or doctoral degree on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University are eligible. The fellowship includes a stipend and a tuition reduction. EOF stipends are $750 per semester. The fellowship entitles nonresident students to pay tuition at the resident rate for up to a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester. A possible summer award includes a $350 stipend and 6 credit hours. Some EOF Fellows are granted stipends for a second year upon reapplication. However, in no case is the EOF support available beyond a two-year period. The EOF is designed to supplement student resources and is not intended to provide full support.
How to Apply for an EOF
EOF applicants must be admitted to an IUB graduate or professional graduate program or in the process of applying for the coming year's admissions. All application materials become the property of the University Graduate School and are not returned to applicants. Please note that all application materials must be written in English.
Student application: The Educational Opportunity Fellowship
To be considered for an Equal Opportunity Fellowship, an individual must be:
- first-generation college student (neither parent has achieved baccalaureate degree) or demonstrate acute financial need;
- of promising academic ability even though educational and/or economic background may have hampered preparation for graduate level work;
- admitted for or continuing with full-time graduate study at Indiana University at the master's or doctoral level; and,
- a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Students should submit a completed EOF student application form and a copy of their current transcript to their departmental graduate office.
Once the department receives the application, they may nominate you for the campus competition. If you are nominated, you will be contacted by the University Graduate School to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.