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Keith Taylor Graduate Student Promise Award

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013-2014 Keith Taylor Graduate Student Promise Award. Kendra Slayton is an incoming Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English who specializes in women and culture in medieval Britain.

Information for Applicants for the 2014-2015 Award

The Marco Institute is pleased to announce the third year of the Keith Taylor Marco Graduate Student Promise Award. The award, generously funded by Keith Taylor (Ph.D. English ’98), provides $20,000 for the first two years of study to an incoming doctoral student who demonstrates exceptional promise as well as specific financial need.

This fellowship is available to students only through a nomination process. Directors of Graduate Studies from the departments of English, History, and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures are invited to nominate up to two candidates from their Ph.D. applicant pools. The Marco Director will contact the nominees directly to invite them to apply. A Marco committee will read the applications and select the winner.
To be eligible, the nominee must be a first-time enrollee in the fall term in a doctoral degree program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who is fully admitted by a department for full-time study. The nominee must also be the recipient of a graduate assistantship (GA, GTA, or GRA) of at least 25%. The holder of the prize cannot be the awardee of any other UTK fellowship or scholarship.

Click here for application procedures, forms, and additional information are available for both Directors of Graduate Studies and student applicants.

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