Jerry J. Collier Scholarship

Program Summary
The Jerry J. Collier Scholarship provides funding to an entering graduate student who was a varsity undergraduate athlete at NC State University.

Evaluation and Selection
Students may not apply directly for these fellowships. Instead, they must be nominated by their prospective Directors of Graduate Programs or Department Heads, who submit nominations directly to Dr. David Shafer, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity in the Graduate School (Box 7102).

Please note that nominees must be deemed eligible to receive this award according to NCAA rules. The Graduate School will contact the Director of Compliance in the NC State University Athletics Department to confirm the nominee’s eligibility. If the nominee is deemed ineligible, we will inform the nominator and will remove the nomination from consideration.

It is important to include information regarding your department's plans to provide the nominee with a teaching assistantship, research assistantship, or a fellowship in addition to this award. Such additional funding may have an impact on whether or not the nominee would be allowed to accept this award and still be in compliance with NCAA regulations.

Selections are made by a committee of faculty appointed by the Graduate School and are based on merit criteria.

Stipend and Fellowship Tenure
Each fellowship will be in an amount of up to $4500. Awards are for one academic year only. A renewal nomination may be submitted to continue a Collier Scholar’s appointment for one additional year. However, renewal nominations will be reviewed competitively with all other nominations.

Application Deadline
The Directors of Graduate Programs and Department Heads will be asked to submit nominations to the Graduate School. The Graduate School will announce the exact deadline in the call for nominations.

For further information, please contact Dr. David Shafer, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, at 919-515-4462 or via e-mail at david_shafer@ncsu.edu.