A named fellowship provides financial assistance to a student or students pursuing a degree at Claremont Graduate University.
Fellowships can be created in memory of loved ones through planned or outright gifts and can be directed to tuition relief or for research stipends, among other things.
These fellowships provide much needed assistance to deserving students. Please see our Fellowship FAQ page for more information on named fellowships.
Types of Named Fellowships
An endowed fellowship is part of CGU’s endowment and exists in perpetuity. The growth and earnings that accrue in a specific endowment are used to provide assistance to a deserving student(s). Distributions are determined by CGU’s payout rate as set by the Board of Trustees (currently 5%). Growth and earnings in excess of 5% are reinvested in the endowment.
While an endowed fellowship exists in perpetuity, an annual fellowship is one that is given on a yearly basis and is not part of the University’s endowment. These fellowships are usually expended in the year the gift is made. Larger gifts may be designated to be used over a couple of years.
Black Scholars Award
The Black Scholars Award acknowledges the contributions of CGU students from throughout the African Diaspora in all degree-granting programs, including joint degree programs. This acknowledgement comes in the form of a stipend dispersed to the recipient each academic year.