Barbara Stewart Thomas and Jim Thomas Graduate Fellowship

Passionate in the belief that all members of society deserve the opportunity to develop to their highest human potential, Barbara and Jim Thomas established this graduate fellowship for individuals whose studies demonstrate the pursuit of "social justice for all". This fellowship offers freedom to the recipient whose passion for social justice can now be further explored by pursuing an advanced education, whether it is in the arts, humanities, social sciences, etc.


Applicants can be Michigan State University graduate students in any discipline. This fellowship will not be based on test scores or grade point averages, but rather the individual's commitment to fighting society's "isms" - including sexism, racism, and ageism. The recipient will invest his or her enhanced social capital to evoke positive action and changes in the community.

To apply fill out and submit this form

Due Date: 
Monday, November 15, 2021
Funding Amount: 
Semester Due: 
Fall Semester