Student Service Fellowship

The ASSIST Center is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2019 Student Service Fellowships. $1000 fellowships will be awarded to ASSIST graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional service and contributions to the Center.

This Fellowship is intended to recognize significant contributions to the community of the ASSIST Center, beyond your technical research. We’re looking for graduate students who have consistently been engaged at ASSIST.  This includes contributions in leadership, mentorship, entrepreneurship, outreach, community building, and more.  

Recipients of the 2019 Fellowships will be announced at the Summer Picnic in early July (date tbd).

Deadline: June 16, 2019

Application Instructions:

  • Talk to an ASSIST faculty member about serving as your reference. We will contact them about the Letter of Support.
  • Write a Personal Statement describing your contributions to ASSIST.
  • Submit your Personal Statement by completing the form below no later than June 16, 2019.
  • Please use this format for the file name – LastName-2019Fellowship-Personal Statement 

Personal Statement

A personal statement describing the nature of your contributions to, and impact on the ASSIST Community. This statement should include specific examples of activities you have created/led/participated in and how those actions impacted the community or created added value.  It should not include contributions that are related to your technical work.  It should present a clear case for why you are deserving of the ASSIST Center Service Fellowship. Some portion of your statement should discuss your future plans or ideas for additional contributions to ASSIST. Statements should be no longer than 2 pages and use standard fonts and spacing.

Letter of Support

In the form below, please provide the name and e-mail address of an ASSIST faculty who has agreed to support you for this fellowship.  This does not necessarily have to be your faculty advisor, but may be any ASSIST faculty who is familiar with your contributions to the ASSIST Center and is willing to speak to your strengths in this area. We will contact the faculty member with a separate recommendation form.

Submission Form

ASSIST Student Service Fellowship Application

Please complete this form to be eligible for consideration in awarding the 2019 Student Service Fellowship from the ASSIST Center. Deadline to receive all application materials is June 16, 2019

  • Please enter your name as you would like it to appear for official purposes.
  • Please enter the email address where you wish to receive correspondence about your fellowship application.
  • Please enter the type of degree program you are part of and your current year - e.g. '2nd year PhD student' or '1st year Masters'
  • We will follow up with them with a separate form.
  • Please upload your personal statement here. Your statement must be completely contained in one PDF file and that file must be 64MB or less.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 64 MB.