Errett W. McDiarmid Graduate Fellowship

Errett W. McDiarmid served as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 1951-1963. Building collegiate community and identity during his tenure was a high priority. The West Bank was created during this time, thus establishing CLA on both banks of the Mississippi River. The time was also marked by a wide variety of political upheavals. Throughout it all, McDiarmid defended the academic freedom of the faculty and toiled to keep the college unified.

The McDiarmid Fellowship provides an academic year stipend of $25,000 with additional funds to cover tuition, health benefits, and dissertation-related expenses. The fellowship is awarded the academic year following the spring award competition.
2021-2022 Errett W. McDiarmid Graduate Fellowship Awardees

  • Kriti Budhiraja, Sociology & Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change
  • Paula Cuellar Cuellar, History
  • James McElroy, History