Nomination Materials & Forms

Each nomination must include the following materials:

  • A completed Certification of Eligibility Form (available on website).
  • A completed Application Form (available on website).
  • A current resume or C.V.
  • A statement of 1,000 words or less from the nominee devoted to describing their research or creative interests for graduate study and career aspirations beyond these studies. The statement should also include a discussion of the most relevant academic, professional, extracurricular, and personal experiences that have influenced or shaped the nominee’s interests and plans.
  • A letter from the dean or administrative officer summarizing the reasons for the nominee’s selection.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members that assess the nominee’s intellectual curiosity, character and potential for advanced graduate study.
  • An unofficial copy of the nominee’s transcript. (Successful applicants will be asked to provide an offical transcript.)
  • Candidates who wish to pursue an MFA degree must submit an artist’s supplement of up to five pages of original work. Candidate may collate selected images or audio files online and links to these sites can instead be provided in the artist’s supplement.

Each nominated student must also submit a Financial Aid Data Sheet (available on website) to the Program Director by the nomination deadline.

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