Jesse H. Jones Fellowships
The Moody College of Communication annually awards the Jesse H. Jones Endowed Centennial Fellowships to graduate students who possess exceptional ability in advertising, communication sciences and disorders, journalism, radio-television-film, and communication studies. The fellowships are awarded each Spring for the following academic year. The fellowships are open to masters or doctoral students enrolled in a graduate program within the Moody College. Applicants must be seeking funding for the second or subsequent year of their programs. Preference is given to candidates with a strong, interdisciplinary track record.
Fellowship awards are based on demonstrated competence in the field of study, as reflected in the student's research and/or creative activities. Academic achievement, including the student's GPA, is also considered. A recipient of the fellowship must be enrolled full-time in a graduate program within the Moody College of Communication, and in residence at The University of Texas at Austin during the period of the award. A student may only be awarded a Jesse H. Jones Fellowship once during their graduate career.
Award Period, Benefits, and Expectations
Each Spring, the Dean's Office announces the recipients of the fellowship for the following academic year. The fellowship stipend is $6,500 total. The stipend is granted in two parts: one half in the Fall semester and one half in the Spring semester. The College also covers tuition and required fees for the Fall and Spring semesters. An in-state tuition waiver, when needed, also comes with this fellowship. Fellowship recipients must come to the Dean's Office, BMC 5.312, to sign an acceptance form, verify name and eid, and arrange for distribution of funds. Each Jesse H. Jones Fellow must give a brief presentation of his/her research in the Fall semester. These presentations are open to Moody College graduate students and give a vision of the fellow's work. Presentations are given during a lunch hosted by the Dean's Office.
- Students can apply for a Jesse Jones Fellowship by completing the Moody College of Communication's Scholarship Application. Please contact your department's graduate coordinator to access the application.
- Application deadlines: The application for the scholarships will be open late January to early March. All materials (the online application, three references, and a CV) must be received by the deadline. The applicants will be notified of the results by April 30.
- Please note that students who complete this online scholarship application will also be considered for College scholarships.
- Application link: http://moody.utexas.edu/students/scholarships