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Graduate Honors & Awards

For Graduate Students
Dr. William M. Kelso Graduate Fellowship in Early American Studies

The competitive Dr. William M. Kelso Graduate Fellowships are offered in the field of early American studies to outstanding applicants to William & Mary’s MA/PhD or PhD programs in Anthropology, American Studies, or History.

Michael R. Halleran Dissertation Completion Fellowships in the Humanities

The competitive Michael R. Halleran Dissertation Completion Fellowships in the Humanities are offered to support dissertation completion for William & Mary doctoral students in Anthropology, American Studies, and History.

Sanderson Award for Undergraduate Mentoring

Unlike the Teaching Assistant awards that are currently offered within some departments/programs, the Sanderson Awards for Undergraduate Mentoring recognizes mentoring in the context of undergraduate scholarship and research outside of classroom teaching.

Strikwerda Award for Excellence

The Carl J. Strikwerda Award for Excellence recognize William & Mary Arts & Sciences graduate students for their outstanding written papers on thesis research or scholarship to earn an MA, MS, or MPP degree. 

Thesis & Dissertation Awards

Thesis and dissertation awards recognize exemplary achievement in original graduate student research. 

Walter J. Zable Graduate Fellowship

The competitive Walter J. Zable Graduate Fellowships are offered to outstanding applicants to William & Mary’s MA/PhD, MS/PhD, and PhD programs in American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Science, Computer Science, History, and Physics

Nominated by Graduate Students
Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award

Graduate students may nominate faculty for this award, which recognizes exemplary graduate mentoring that supports the advancement of students as scholars, teachers, and professionals. The Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes faculty adept within the broad spectrum of activities that makes up graduate mentoring.