Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship (CDF) awards are to recognize and recruit highly-competitive new full-time domestic graduate students who are pursuing a doctoral program at Missouri S&T, and support them so they may finish their degree in a timely manner.
Eight new CDF awards will be given annually. Of the eight awards, up to four will be for underrepresented minorities and female students to help reach the benefit of educational diversity at Missouri S&T.
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Summer Semester|
|$5,000 fellowship||$5,000 fellowship||Dedicated fees paid|
|Dedicated fees paid||Dedicated fees paid|
No. There is no separate student application. Students will apply for the doctoral program and be admitted per normal process. Department chairs (or designee) will nominate admitted students for the CDF award via the form at the top of this page.
The department chair or designee will nominate eligible students for the CDF by filling out the nomination form at the top of the page.
There are 6 nominations allowed PER DEPARTMENT. The department will need to decide from which program(s) to choose their nominations.
The CDF is only for new domestic doctoral students. Master’s students are not eligible.
Yes. Spring-start nominees should be nominated in
Dedicated fees include the Health Services fee, the Information Technology fee, and the Student Activities and Facilities fee.
If the academic department or faculty drops the CDF student below a 50% FTE GRA/GTA/GA appointment, the $10,000 and dedicated fees support of the CDF will be relinquished. CDF students must maintain a 50% FTE for fall and spring semesters for the duration of the fellowship.
Yes, the student must be an on-campus, full-time doctoral student to receive the award.
Tuition and supplemental fees for courses included in the student’s plan of study and taught on the Missouri S&T main campus will be remitted.
Tuition and supplemental fees for courses that are not remitted include:
CDF support will be paid in two installments over the course of the year; $5,000 in fall semester if enrolled full-time (at least 9 credit hours) and $5,000 in spring semester if enrolled full-time (at least 9 credit hours).
CDF can only be applied to students who maintain full-time enrollment at the graduate level (at least 9 credit hours) on the Missouri S&T campus. The fellowship cannot be used for either doctoral continuous registration, distance/continuing education courses (courses denoted with “DI” in the course section), courses on any other college campuses, or for study abroad courses/programs. One semester of reduced enrollment (3 credit hours) is allowed for the CDF student’s exit semester.
With advisor and department approval, CDF recipients may take a spring or fall semester for an external position, such as a co-op. The CDF student will not be awarded the fellowship for those semesters. The CDF funding may be reinstated when the CDF recipient returns. The student would be responsible to maintain enrollment with the university and for the applicable co-op fees. The CDF can only be usable over a five to six year fellowship period.
Students who have had the CDF relinquished for any reason (ex: falling below 50% FTE GRA/GTA/GA, unsatisfactory annual evaluation by advisor, academic dishonesty, etc.) are ineligible to receive the fellowship in the future.
If a CDF student has been awarded external funding from outside the University, the external funding would be applied to the student account prior to the CDF being applied.
Intersession and summer session courses will be covered by the CDF.
Continuous registration and late fees are NOT covered by the CDF.
Please refer to the nomination workflow process located above.
All the application materials for admission for applicants nominated by the department, along with academic department doctoral enrollment trends, demographic data, and additional information contributing to a holistic review of all applications will be considered.
The deadline to nominate students is February 15.
The CDF awards will be announced by mid-March
The deadline to accept or decline the CDF award is April 15.