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Walter J. Zable Graduate Fellowship

These competitive 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. Zable Fellows receive $5,000 per year for their first two years of graduate study, plus $500 per year in research expenses during that same period. These funds are in addition to the standard financial package offered with admission.

Zable Fellowships are funded from the generous bequest of Walt Zable ’37.


By late February each year, each of the six doctoral programs nominates up to three applicants to its doctoral program. Nominations highlight the applicant’s qualifications, including strengths in the proposed field of graduate study. Nominees are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications; possession of a master’s degree is not a specific criterion.