FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES - W.BURGHARDT TURNER FELLOWSHIP

The W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship is a Graduate Fellowship Program for qualified underrepresented students whose immediate academic plans include obtaining graduate or professional degrees in a variety of disciplines including the biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine, humanities, engineering, and the arts.

The State of New York Legislature established the Underrepresented Graduate Fellowship Program in 1987, with Stony Brook choosing to name its program after W. Burghardt Turner, a former professor who was dedicated to supporting Stony Brook's underrepresented students in the pursuit of their academic degrees. Since its inception, the Fellowship has graduated more than 100 master's and 108 Ph.D.s at Stony Brook. With the Fellowship's first enrollment of medical students in 2001, two students graduated from the Medical School in 2005.

Turner Fellowship alumni are serving as professors and postdoctoral fellows in leading universities such as Arizona, Baylor, Brown, Penn State, Puerto Rico, Stony Brook, Temple, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Yale. Turner Fellows have received National Science Foundation Fellowships, National Institutes of Health Fellowships, Ford Foundation Fellowships, Fulbright Fellowships, and other important national and international recognitions and awards.

Stony Brook University is deeply committed to the recruitment, retention, and success of diverse students in its competitive graduate degree programs. We continue to succeed in the immediate mission of the Turner Fellowship program by increasing the representation of students of diverse social backgrounds in Stony Brook University's graduate programs. The long-range goal of the Fellowship is to encourage Turner Fellows to assume their responsibilities as future leaders, educators, and researchers here in the United States.

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