Am I Eligible to Apply?

Are you a first-generation college student?

Are you from a disadvantaged background?

Is your ethnicity considered to be one of racial minority?


If you could answer yes to any one of the questions listed above, then you may qualify to apply to the Whitney M. Young Graduate Fellowship Program.

The program serves to provide tuition assistance and a monthly stipend to graduate students.  To apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Earned a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0)
  • Be admitted to a UIS master’s degree program, and meet enrollment requirements
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien (international students on F-1 or similar temporary visas are not eligible)
  • Be pursuing a first master’s degree, and have no fewer than two semesters of full-time required course work remaining to complete that degree