|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||November 29, 2011 (noon)**|
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||January 13, 2012 (noon)**
|Campus Contact:||Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research|
*Information derived from http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/liebmann
** Dates are tentative, pending information from the Liebmann Fund regarding the 2011-2012 application cycle.
The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a Perpetual Charitable Trust designated as "The Delores Zohrab Liebmann Fund" for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America. "The Delores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships" are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, and have received baccalaureate degrees. The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund awards graduate fellowships in any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). Fellowships are restricted to students attending a designated institution, which includes Bowdoin, who will pursue their graduate study at one of the designated institutions of higher learning located in the United States. The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens. Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. The most recent information available indicates that seventeen students were awarded the Liebmann Fellowship in 2008.
Fellowships are awarded annually and will cover actual tuition costs plus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards room, board, and ordinary living expenses, as well as any income tax thereon. Each Fellow must apply for a renewal of his or her fellowship by May 30 of the following year in accordance with the terms in effect at the time the fellowship is awarded. Fellowships will be limited to a maximum of three years.
Bowdoin’s Internal Selection Process. Since the College is only allowed to nominate three Bowdoin students annually for a Delores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowsship, the Committee will review the materials listed below to select Bowdoin’s three nominees. Please submit the following materials to the Office Student Fellowships and Research by the “Initial Bowdoin Deadline” (see above):
Materials for the Final Application. If you receive Bowdoin’s nomination, it is your responsibility to continue revising and collecting your materials. By the “Final Bowdoin Deadline,” a Bowdoin nominee must submit to the Office of Student Fellowships and Research one original and five copies (four copies will be forwarded to the Trustees; one copy will be retained by the Office of Student Fellowships and Research) of the following documents binder clipped together.
Note: If any of the documents above are not applicable to the candidate, please include a statement that discusses why the item has been omitted in its place. If application materials are not submitted as a complete binder clipped packet, the Trustee reserves the right to return the application. Also, all documents submitted will be retained by Trustee.
Please note that applicants are responsible for all photocopying needed for the internal selection process and as required by the foundation.