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Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Nomination

The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust designated as “The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund” for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America.  The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States and have received baccalaureate degrees.

Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business.  She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.  Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.  The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.

The amount of each Fellowship will cover the cost of tuition only (no fees) and a stipend to be allocated towards room, board, living expenses and income taxes.  The Trustee has set the stipend at $18,000 for this year.


CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

1.  Fellowships are available to students who are currently enrolled in and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution of higher learning located in the United States of America.  Undergraduate students are no longer qualified candidates.

2.  The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).  The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.

3.  The candidate must have received a baccalaureate degree at the time of application and have an outstanding undergraduate record.  

4.  The candidate must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

5.  The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America.

6.  The candidate may be of any national descent or background.  

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

1.  The amount of each Fellowship will cover actual tuition costs plus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards room, board and ordinary living expenses, as well as any income taxes thereon.

2.  The recipient of a Fellowship shall be known as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow.

3.  Fellowships are awarded annually.  Each Fellow MUST APPLY FOR A RENEWAL of his or her fellowship by March 30 of the following year in accordance with the terms in effect at the time the fellowship is awarded.  (No reminder will be sent.)  Fellowships will be limited to a maximum of three years.

4.  Awarded fellowships may not be deferred.  

5.  A Fellowship may be canceled at any time if a Fellow engages in misconduct affecting the Fund, breaches any of these rules or provides false information to the Fund either directly or indirectly.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for nomination must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by January 11, 2021.  Three applicants will be selected as candidates for consideration.  

In order to be considered for nomination, a completed application form and all required supplemental documentation must be submitted through the Submittable platform by January 11, 2021.  The application form for the nomination is available here, on the GradFund Resources Sharepoint.  If you are unable to access the sharepoint, please email fellowship_advisor@gradfund.rutgers.edu for assistance.

Required Supplemental Documentation

1.  One copy of your personal vitae or résumé.

2.  One certified copy of each undergraduate and graduate transcript to date.

3.  One copy of your graduate exam test scores.

4.  A Statement of Purpose up to three pages long (double spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals.  Your Statement of Purpose must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’S terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment and its anticipated impact on your field of study.

5.  Letter of Recommendation from your Graduate Program Director or Track Director.  (Optional)

6.  Letters of Recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you. (Required)

7.  One copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

8.  One copy of your Financial Aid Summary from your school.

9.  One copy of your Federal Income Tax Return for the prior two years (including spouse’s returns, if applicable).

Application Process

The application process is handled entirely by your graduate school.  For more information on applying, please contact the office at your graduate school where you obtained this application.  Do not contact JPMorgan or members of the selection committee.

Fellowship Conditions

  1. Fellowships are available to students who are enrolled in a graduate program and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution of higher learning at the time of application.  Individuals applying to graduate programs are no longer qualified candidates.  The list of designated institutions can be reviewed on-line at http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann/.
  2. An applicant may be pursuing a program of study that includes any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).  The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
  3. An applicant must have an outstanding undergraduate record.  
  4. An applicant must demonstrate financial need.  
  5. An applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  6. The amount of each Fellowship will cover actual tuition costs plus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards room, board and ordinary living expenses, as well as any income taxes thereon. 
  7. The recipient of a Fellowship shall be known as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow. 
  8. A Fellowship is awarded on an annual basis.  Each Fellow must apply for renewal of his or her Fellowship by March 30 of the following year in accordance with the terms in effect at the time the fellowship is awarded.  Fellowships are limited to a maximum of three years. 
  9. An awarded Fellowship may not be deferred.  
  10. A Fellow must remain enrolled in a graduate program and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution.
  11. A Fellow must conduct studies in the United States of America.
  12. A Fellowship may be canceled at any time if a Fellow engages in misconduct affecting the Fund, breaches any of these rules or provides false information to the Fund either directly or indirectly. 
  13. A Fellow agrees to have his or her name published and identified as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow.



The qualifications and selection of candidates to receive the benefits of the Fellowship, the selection or approval of the programs of study to be pursued and the places or the institutions where such studies are pursued, and the meaning, interpretation and application of the provisions of the Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann establishing the Fellowship, shall be determined in the sole judgment and discretion of the Trustee, based upon the advice and counsel of a Selection Committee.



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