OverviewThanks to a generous gift from Oregon alumnus Steve Raymund, the Raymund Fellowship was offered by the Division of Graduate Studies to outstanding incoming doctoral students until 2022.
The Raymund Fellowships provided each recipient with a full tuition waiver for their first year of doctoral study; a stipend $5,000 above that of a first-year graduate employee (GE) in their academic department and pay required student fees and UO student insurance. Raymund Fellows are not eligible to receive a graduate employee appointment during their first year.
Raymund Fellows are guaranteed four additional years of support in the form of graduate employee appointments as either teachers or lab researchers after their first year of doctoral study. Their department (or external grants) will fund these additional years of support.
The benefits of being a Raymund Fellow extend beyond financial support. Fellows have opportunities to participate in unique peer-learning opportunities, adding further distinction to the honor of being selected as a Raymund Fellow.
Fellows have opportunities to participate in workshops on communicating their scholarship, networking, leadership skills, transferable skills for non-academic careers, and best practices in teaching, along with other professional development opportunities designed to yield rich and unique learning opportunities with their peers.