The Harry J. Carman Fellowships support one or two graduating Columbia College seniors each year to defray costs of graduate study for any degree, in any field, in any location. The Fellowships were established by friends of former Dean Carman in 1949. They provide up to $22,000 each year.
Current seniors in Columbia College are eligible, provided they are in good academic and disciplinary standing, have outstanding academic records, and propose a plan of study for which they are well-prepared.
The suitability of a candidate’s chosen course of study, choice of institution and financial need are considered, with strong preference given to those who propose to enroll in a graduate program that will begin this fall. The fellowship award is contingent upon acceptance and enrollment into the degree program proposed within the submitted application. This funding cannot be deferred, nor can it be applied toward a program in which a student is currently enrolled, such as a BA/MA program.
Note for 2021: Graduating seniors with May or June degree conferral dates are eligible to apply for this cycle. Seniors conferring their degrees in August or October, should apply in March 2022.