Steve and Jane Warren-Wolfpack Club Graduate Fellowship

Program Summary
The Warren-Wolfpack Club Graduate Fellowship is a prestigious one-year award offered to a top entering graduate student who played a varsity sport either at NC State or at another college or university.

The fellowship is funded by an endowment established by Steve and Jane Warren and the NC State University Wolfpack Club. During his years at NC State, Steve Warren co-captained the 1967 Liberty Bowl Championship football team and was a consensus Academic All-American as well as a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete.

Evaluation and Selection
Students may not apply directly for this fellowship. 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 of the Graduate School (Box 7102).

Selections are made by a committee of faculty appointed by the Graduate School with the addition of a representative from the Wolfpack Club. Students will be selected based on academic record, athletic achievement, character and leadership.

Each completed nomination form must be accompanied by:

  1. two letters of recommendation (these can be from the Graduate School application),
  2. a statement of purpose from the student (this can be from the Graduate School application), and
  3. a copy of the nominee's transcripts.

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 your nominee with a TA, RA or Fellowship in addition to this award. Such additional funding may have an impact on whether or not your nominee would be allowed to accept this award and still be in compliance with NCAA regulations.

Stipend and Fellowship Tenure
Each fellowship will be in an amount of up to $3,000. Awards are for one academic year only.

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 at 919-515-4462 or via e-mail at david_shafer@ncsu.edu.