Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Sponsor: Department of Education


The Javits Fellowship is named for the late Senator Jacob Javits of New York and is awarded to approximately 300 students seeking graduate degrees in selected fields of study of the arts, humanities and social sciences. Awards are based on need and recipients are chosen by merit through a competitive process. A board, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education, determines fields of study. Competitions are held annually for the awarding of the Javits Fellowship. Under this fellowship, students receive a stipend of up to $15,000 and tuition covering $10,375.

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