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Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Higher Education Programs


The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Higher Education Programs administered the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program. The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Board, composed of distinguished scholars appointed by the Secretary of Education, establishes the policies for the program.

The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program assists students who have demonstrated (1) superior ability and achievement, (2) exceptional promise, and (3) financial need, to pursue graduate programs leading to a doctoral degree or Master of Fine Arts (MFA). The Department awards fellowships in selected fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as determined by the Board.

**The Javits award may not be deferred.


1. Limited to U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.
2. Limited to students who at the time of application have not yet completed their first year of graduate study or will be entering graduate school in FY2005.


The current NSF stipend amount is $16,800 for a 12-month period, prorated monthly for lesser periods. No stipend award, however, may exceed the Fellow's demonstrated level of need as determined by the Federal Student Aid need analysis formula. The institutional payment to be paid to each institution of higher education at which a Fellow is in attendance in FY.2005 is estimated at $10,710.


October 8, 2004 - application deadline date.

Application and for more information

Application requirements for the Javits Fellowship Program will be strictly observed. Applications must contain all required materials when submitted to the Department of Education. Applications lacking any of the required elements upon receipt in the Department will be ruled incomplete and will not be reviewed. Please read the application package CAREFULLY.

**Application packages will be available in 1252 Murphy Hall**

1. Submit one original and one copy of your complete application package. Copies of the letters of recommendation and supporting art material are not required. Materials sent separately from the application package will not be accepted.
2. A complete application package must contain the following items or it will not be reviewed:
* Applicant Information - Use the scannable form only (no photocopies) in your original application. Please do not staple or fold this form, as it will be read by machine.
* Transcripts - Official transcripts or photocopies are required. Applicants must submit a transcript from each institution attended. Transcripts "issued to student" will not be accepted. Transcripts sent directly from an institution to the Department of Education will not be accepted.
* Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores - Official GRE scores or copies of GRE scores on the General Test are required of all applicants with the exception of those applying under eligible field codes 103 through 106 only. Scores sent directly to the Department of Education will not be accepted.
* Personal Statement - 2 type-written pages maximum, include your signature.
* Three Letters of Recommendation - Letters of recommendation, in their sealed envelopes, must accompany your original application.
* Certifications and Assurances - Include this form with your application. All applicants must sign the Certification of Eligibility (ED Form 80-0016) and submit it with the application. 3. Applicants must file the FAFSA no later than January 16 in order for the Department of Education to meet the Congressionally mandated award schedule.

For complete guideline and application information please contact:

U.S. Department of Education
Application Control Center
Attn: CFDA #84.170
400 Maryland Avenue,
SW Washington, DC 20202-4725
Phone: (202) 502-7641

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