LBJ School Fellowships

LBJ School Current Student Fellowships

Many students are able to secure funding through graduate research and teaching assistantships, student employment, fellowships, internship stipends, awards and more.

Elspeth D. Rostow Memorial Graduate Fellowship

The Elspeth D. Rostow Public Service Fellowship is an award given annually on a competitive basis to one degree-seeking second-year master’s student who has demonstrated a superior commitment to public service. The Rostow Fellowship recognizes students who actively engage in opportunities to serve the public through his or her work (campus leadership, volunteer work, internship and employment) while pursuing a degree at the LBJ School. Applications are accepted each fall.
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William & Judith Bollinger International Student Enrichment Fund

The Bollinger International Student Enrichment Fund is designed to elevate the educational experience of LBJ School’s international full-time master’s program students. Through this fellowship, an average award of $2,500 per student is available annually until the funds are exhausted to enjoy culturally enriching trips or events at UT Austin and beyond. Students are encouraged to aggregate their planned activities into one application for the entire year.
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Barbara Jordan Professional Development Fund 

The Barbara Jordan Professional Development Fund is available to all degree-seeking LBJ School students in good academic standing. These fellowship awards can be used to offset costs associated with academic and professional experiences, such as traveling to a conference or an interview. Individual master’s students can receive an award up to $250 annually, and Ph.D. students are eligible for an award up to $600, until the funds are exhausted. 
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Terrell Blodgett Fellowship for Government Services in Urban Management and Finance

The Blodgett Fellowship is awarded annually on a competetive basis as part of the internship fellowship process. First-year master's students pursuing an internship in local government and/or city management are eligible to apply. Support for the Blodgett Fellow will extend through the student's second year in the form of a stipend and unique professional development opportunities. For complete information, visit the Blodgett Fellows page here

Other Funding and Awards

  • Emmette S. Redford Award for outstanding research carried out by a master’s student
  • Academic Excellence Awards for outstanding academic achievement
  • Spirit of LBJ Award for leadership and a commitment to serving the LBJ School, student body and larger community