Flor Avellaneda, M.A.
Natalia Trigo, M.A.
Paige Quiñones, MFA
The Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to recruit outstanding students who have demonstrated the interest in the advancement of the Mexican American or Latino community.
Preference shall be given to students who plan to conduct research in the area of Mexican American and/or Latino Studies. Students who are pursuing an M.A., M.F.A. or Ph.D. in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of the Arts, Education, and Social Work are eligible to apply. The recipients are chosen by a committee composed of faculty associated with the Center for Mexican American Studies. Priority consideration is given to students who are admitted as first-year graduate students in the M.A. or PH.D. program of their choice in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of the Arts, Education or Social Work. Fellowships of up to $16,500 per academic year, renewable for a second year, are awarded to students who meet the following criteria.
The student must agree to conduct their M.A. or M.F.A. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation in an area dealing with Mexican American or U.S. Latino Studies.
The student will not be able to work outside of the University of Houston-Center for Mexican American Studies during the two years of the fellowship award.
Nominations should include the following:
A letter of nomination from the chair or director of graduate studies in the UH department which has admitted the student.
Three letters of reference, two of which must be from faculty familiar with the nominee’s current academic record and work.
A statement of the candidate’s academic goals, including reference to the area of study in the M.A. or Ph.D. program.
Official Transcripts and GRE test scores.
A list of awards, publications, and/or samples of work where appropriate. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Students will be awarded fellowships of up to $16,500 per academic year in addition to any other scholarships they may receive from their departments or colleges. Recipients of the fellowships must be enrolled as full-time students and will be assigned as a research assistant to a faculty member within their respective discipline. The fellowships are renewable for a second year, provided that the recipient is in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress towards the degree.
To date, 51 students have been awarded fellowships and currently, 7 students are being supported by the program. 62% have completed their degree.
April 1st, 2019
Center for Mexican American Studies
University of Houston
3553 Cullen Boulevard Room 323
Houston, TX 77204-3001
Graduate Fellowship Program Application
Past Fellowship Recipients
|1993 - 2017 Graduate Fellow Recipients|
|Andrea Elizondo||2015-2016||Social Work|
|Nadja Diaz Rodriguez||2013-2014||Sociology|
|Ana Rodriguez||2012-2014||Political Science|
|David Torres||2012-2013||Political Science|
|Angela R. Leal||2011-2013||Sociology|
|Eva E. Briones||2011-2013||Social Work|
|Aurora I. Nunez||2010-2012||Psychology|
|Luz Macias||2010-2011||Social Work|
|Neftali Martinez Rodriguez||2008-2010||Social Work|
|Amalia Mena-Mora||2007-2009||Political Science|
|Lourdes Aguinaco||2007-2009||Political Science|
|Maria Godsey||2006-2008||Modern & Classical Languages|
|Jack Griffin Garcia||2006-2008||Social Work|
|Moises Prospero||2005-2006||Social Work|
|Jesus Benitez||2005-2007||Studio Art|
|Violeta Sanchez Anderson||2005-2007||English|
|Ana Maria Villegas||2004-2006||Agricultural|
|Marta Ottilie Glueck||2000-2001||Spanish|
|Lisa Marie Miller||1999-2001||Sociology|
|Mario Vasquez||1999-2001||Social Work|
|Deborah L. Muniz||1998-2000||Sociology|
|Jose Angel Hernandez||1998-2000||History|
|Olga Marie Sheible||1997-1999||History|
|Noe Ramirez||1994-1996||Social Work|
|Lillian Salinas||1993-1995||Social Work|