Our 2020 Fellowships process is now open. The videos below were recorded for last year’s process but are still applicable for this year; however, the questions have been changed for the HF and CF awards.

Yearly Internal Fellowships Awards Process

The Jorgensen Fellowship (JF) and the Harriott Fellowship (HF) are available to outstanding young scholars who have been admitted to doctoral programs at the University of Connecticut. The Crandall Fellowship (CF) is available to outstanding young scholars who have been admitted to master’s programs at the University. These fellowships are intended to recruit and support the most promising students entering graduate programs at the University of Connecticut. Recipients of these fellowships will represent the very best applicants to graduate programs at the University. In addition, to be eligible for either the HF or CF fellowship, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to enhancing diversity in higher education and/or a commitment to enhancing diversity in their field of study.

Award Criteria

Recipients of these fellowships will be the most academically promising members of the entering class of graduate students at the University of Connecticut. The criteria used to select recipients include the following:

  • Evidence of scholarly or creative achievement highlighted by the department or program in their nomination and evidence that the department or program provides the environment necessary for success in the areas of interest highlighted by the applicant.
  • Evidence of any prior scholarly or creative achievement by the nominee, e.g., publications, presentations, exhibits, performances.
  • Evidence that the nominee has been successful at previous academic institutions, e.g., letters of recommendation.
  • Quantitative evidence of academic accomplishment, e.g., undergraduate grade point average, GRE/GMAT (when available).

Additional information regarding diversity commitment for HF and CF awards

Nominees for HF and CF awards are expected to demonstrate a commitment to enhancing diversity either within their field of study or more generally in all areas of higher education.

Students can demonstrate a commitment to enhancing diversity in higher education through participation in organizations or activities that (a) directly relate to increasing access to higher education and retention in higher education of individuals, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, cultural background, religion, or beliefs or (b) that help to ensure that individuals are welcomed and included in higher education environments regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, cultural background, religion, or beliefs. Such organization and activities might include participation/affiliation with TRIO programs, cultural/affinity organizations/centers, volunteer experiences, and college or university committees focused on these goals. Students provide evidence of this commitment through research and educational experience reflected on their CV/resume (articles, presentations, internship, and research experience), in their personal statement, or in letters of recommendations.

Nomination Procedures for the JF/HF and CF Awards

As of Fall 2018, Graduate Admissions are coordinating all applications through the online application. As part of their application, graduate students will select whether they wish to be considered for JH, HF, and/or CF awards. Departments will then be able to see those applicants, select the ones they wish to nominate, and then fill in the required supporting documentation. If you nominate more than one student (a maximum of four is allowed in each category), you will need to rank the nominees. All supporting documentation will be provided through the online application.

Video tutorials for nominating students

In order to make the process as smooth as possible, we have created a couple of instructional videos for your faculty and staff. This will lead them, step by step, through the process of nominating an incoming graduate student for these fellowships and includes some troubleshooting tips as well.

Begin the process by logging into The Application Reader to select the nomination workflow for Crandall, Harriott, or Jorgensen.