Title III Ph.D. Fellowship

The Title III Ph.D. Fellowship is a prestigious award offered to qualified students pursuing a doctoral degree in the College of Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  The purpose of the fellowship is to increase the number of native Black Americans earning a Ph.D. degree in engineering through a program of financial assistance.  This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral level in one of the four engineering areas.  The fellowship consisting of a stipend and supplemental benefits is funded through a Title III HBGI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  After the initial award, the fellowship is renewable for up to 3 years contingent upon the student's academic progress and the availability of funds. 

Fellowship Benefits

  • Stipend of $30,000 for a twelve-month tenure. 
  • Tuition, fees and health insurance at the current university rate paid directly to student's account.

Title III Ph.D. Fellowship applicants must:

  • be native Black American
  • have an earned M.S. degree
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3/4.0
  • contractually agree to fellowship guidelines and conditions

Refer to the current fellowship program description before completing the application.  Please note the deadlines for receipt of application materials by the Title IIII Office.  A completed application consists of the following required components:

1.         Fellowship Application Form

2.         Resume
A resume must be part of your application.  It should include all scholarship, honorary societies, awards, engineering or scientific student leadership roles, and any other relevant recognition that you have received since entering college whether academic, non-academic or extracurricular.  Include any fellowship that you hold at the time of submission of this application.  The resume should also include any research projects that you have worked on, research publications of which you are author or co-author, and presentations.

3.         Current *Official Transcript(s) from each college or university attended.

Note:  Transcript(s) must be mailed by the university to the address below.  If the applicant has already received a degree, the transcript should show evidence of completion of the degree program.  *Unofficial transcript(s) will be accepted for review; however, official transcript(s) must be provided upon notification of receipt of an award.

4.         Unofficial scores will be accepted for review. 

5.         Statement of Career and Academic Goals and Objectives
In a concise essay, identify the specific objectives of your educational program, your intended research focus, how you expect to benefit from the Title III Ph.D. Fellowship, and your long-range professional goal.  Be as complete and as specific as you can, addressing each of these issues.  This essay will be an important factor in the selection process.  Also include information about any research program in which you may have been involved, and your role in that program.  Your essay is to be a maximum of 3 pages.  Include your name at the top of each page, sign the essay, and attach it to this application.

6.         Submit three (3) references from faculty members.  Have them each complete a reference and mail directly to the address below.  To return a reference form with the application packet, the applicant should have the person providing the reference place the form in an envelope, seal it and sign across the seal.

7.         Submit a copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a copy of your current income tax returns.  Please make sure that you have completed all parts of the application.

Keep a copy of this application and supporting materials for your files. 

Incomplete applications and applications received after the May 1 deadline will not be reviewed.  It is the applicant's responsibility to check with the Title III Office regarding the completeness of the application file.

Return the completed application and any correspondence to: 

                                    Willetta Stamp
                                    Title III Administration
                                    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
                                    1020 E. Wendover Avenue, Suite 104
                                    Greensboro, NC 27411
                                    PHONE:   (336) 256-2018
                                    FAX:    (336) 334-7166
                                    E-MAIL:  stamp@ncat.edu


Application information will be used solely for the purpose of selecting fellows and administering the program.  Disclosure of this information is made subject to Public Law 93-579 (the Privacy Act of 1974)