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The Graduate School

G-1 Communications Building
Box 353770
Seattle, Washington 98195-3770

Phone: 206.543.5900
Fax: 206.685.3234

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships



Dolores Liebmann supported students and charitable organizations in her lifetime and created a fund to continue support after her death. The "Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund" supports graduate students who show "outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study." The University of Washington is one of the institutions selected to submit three nominees for this national fellowship.

Award Information

In 2016-17 the fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition. It is an annual award that may be renewed for a total of three years.


To apply, a student must:

  • be a UW doctoral or professional degree (i.e. MD, JD, DDS and PharmD) student currently enrolled in a field of study that 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;
  • have received a baccalaureate degree and have an outstanding undergraduate record;
  • show financial need (i.e., must have a FAFSA on file with the University of Washington Office of Student Financial Aid--if you don't already have one on file for this year you should file one immediately);
  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • must conduct studies and research in the United States.

Application Process

Application form can be found here.
Applications must be submitted in paper to the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards (G-1 Communications Building) by the UW deadline. Applications will be reviewed and three nominees will be chosen for submission to the foundation.

Initial applications need only provide the first five items. The three applicants chosen as nominees will be required to provide the last four items on the list.


  1. Application Form
  2. 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) your degree program, giving emphasis to its eventual intellectual impact on your field of study.
  3. Letters of recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you.
  4. Personal vitae or resume.
  5. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (NOTE: the nominees will be required to submit official copies).

    Please note: nominees will have only one week to provide the additional four items after being notified of nominee status, so please prepare.

  7. Official copies of graduate exam test scores. (the foundation requires official copies; they will not accept the information listed on the UW transcript)
  8. Financial Aid Summary from university. NOTE: If you have not already submitted a FAFSA form for the current academic year, you should do so as soon as possible. If you are chosen as a nominee you will be required to provide need verification from MyUW.
  9. One copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  10. Copies of federal income tax forms for the prior two years (including spouse's returns, if applicable).


Marilyn Gray in the Office of Fellowships and Awards can assist you with award questions or general application or 206-685-4248.