Students Among First to Benefit from New Graduate Fellowship Incentive Program

Mon, 2013-05-13

Alla Dove will complete her graduate degree at The University of Texas at El Paso without spending a single penny.

A recent recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, Dove will receive a full ride to pursue her master’s degree in computer science, plus a $30,000 annual stipend for three years.

In addition, as part of a new policy – the Graduate Student Fellowship Incentive program – UTEP will award her $5,000 per year for her achievement.

“When students obtain external funding for their graduate studies, it often gives them a greater level of support, and allows the University to fund additional students,” said John Wiebe, Ph.D., associate provost. “Students achieve distinction, and for that matter, bring distinction to the University – so it’s a good thing for everybody involved.”