Margaret McBride Lehrman Graduate Scholarship


March 1, 2023


The Margaret McBride Lehrman Graduate Scholarship derives from an endowment created to provide support for graduate students with financial need who are enrolled in the liberal arts, journalism, law or communications disciplines and who are pursuing studies that emphasize communication, especially writing skills.

Award Details

  • 2 awards of $10,000 each for academic year 2023-2024

  • Funds will be disbursed to the student billing account in 3 equal installments in Fall, Winter, and Spring terms

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Currently enrolled Master's, Doctoral and Law students. Students beginning their studies in Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 are not eligible for this award.

  • Must be enrolled for the entire 2023-24 academic year

  • Strong academic record

  • Demonstrated financial need

  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program in the liberal arts, journalism or communications disciplines

  • Pursuing studies that emphasize communication, and especially writing skills


Applicants must apply online. The online application includes:

  • A proposal (no more than 1500 words or 3 pages) that includes a description of your research/academic interests, how they relate to the requirements of this award, and a description of how you will use these funds

  • Financial need statement

    • Up to 250 words
    • No more than 1 page
    • Address your financial need in whatever terms you feel are most informative
  • 2 letters of recommendation from UO faculty members:

    • Enter recommenders' contact information on the application; they will receive an email with a link to upload their letters
    • The letters should describe the student's academic progress and area of interest

Apply Now

For more information, please contact the Division of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Students with Financial Aid
Receiving this award may reduce your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for this (and any other type of) support.

You may apply for this award regardless of immigration status or work eligibility.