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appointed annually by the President of the University, to that competitor who shall be deemed by them the most effective debater, account being taken both of his thought and of its expression.
6. Any undergraduate who has already taken the prize may be selected by the University Faculty as an additional speaker, but may not be awarded the prize.
The Alumnæ Scholarship is an undergraduate scholarship of $100 for the present University year, and a like sum for each year hereafter so long as the sum is raised by the Associate Alumnæ by annual subscription. The scholarship is to be given under the following conditions:
I. It shall be awarded to a self-supporting woman who has already spent at least one year in the University as a student.
2. The basis of award shall be excellence of scholarship as shown by the University records, and a need of financial aid.
3. The nomination for the scholarship shall be made by a committee of the Alumnæ, who, after consultation with the Dean of the University Faculty and the Registrar as to the standing of the applicants, shall decide as to which one of them will be most benefitted by the financial aid of the scholarship.
4. The approval of said nomination by the President of the University shall constitute an appointment.
The College of Law Thesis Prize.-A fund of two thousand dollars has been given by a friend of the College, the income of which is devoted each year, under the direction of the Law Faculty, either for prizes for graduating theses or for printing theses of special merit, or for both such purposes. The way in which the income is to be applied is determined each year upon the presentation of theses. All theses submitted for this prize must be delivered to the Secretary on or before May 1st. See under College of Law.
Courses appropriate for graduate students and leading to advanced degrees are provided in the various departments, as indicated in the list of courses of instruction, and in the description of the departments and colleges. An inspection of these courses will show that the amount of instruction offered is greatly in excess of the amount of which any person can avail himself while an undergraduate student. Many of the courses are open to undergraduates who have prepared themselves by taking the necessary preliminary electives, but a large number of courses are specially adapted to the wants of graduate students. No sharp line of demarcation separates the two classes, but in all cases the necessary prerequisite work must have been taken. In nearly or quite every branch of study the advanced courses of lectures and the seminaries and laboratories afford abundant opportunities for carrying on profitable work of a high grade during two or three years after the baccalaureate degree has been taken. The facilities thus afforded commend themselves specially to graduates of those colleges elsewhere which do not offer a large range of electives during the undergraduate course.
LABORATORY AND SEMINARY FACILITIES.
In the graduate work the aim is to surround the student with an atmosphere of earnest devotion to the cause of the advancement of knowledge, and to excite a truly scholarly spirit. The greater part of such work is carried on in the numerous well-equipped laboratories and seminaries, in which the student, with the aid and under the intimate personal guidance and direction of the professor, is encouraged in the prosecution of original investigation of an advanced nature.
Graduate students have access to the alcoves of the library, as well as to the special collections in the seminary rooms, and thus have exceptional opportunities for prosecuting advanced work. The great library building, with its rich collections, affords an attractive and inspiring environment.
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS.
Applications for fellowships and graduate scholarships should contain a full statement of the branches of study which the candidate
intends to carry on, if appointed; and if any literary or scientific work has been produced which could be put in evidence, a copy should accompany the application. Those candidates who are graduates of other colleges or universities should submit recommendations from the instructors best acquainted with their ability and attainments in the special subjects which they desire to pursue. It should be borne in mind by such applicants that information cannot be too exact or too full in the case of students not personally known to the appointing body.
The Statute in regard to Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships is as follows:
I. There have been established at this University the following Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships :
(a). Eight University Fellowships, denominated respectively, the Cornell Fellowship; the McGraw Fellowship; the Sage Fellowship; the Schuyler Fellowship; the Sibley Fellowship; the Goldwin Smith Fellowship; the President White Fellowship; and the Erastus Brooks Fellowship.
(b). Five University Fellowships.
The above thirteen University Fellowships have been assigned to the following Departments or groups of Departments: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Civil Engineering, Neurology and Physiology and Vertebrate Zoology (including Anatomical Methods and Human Anatomy and Microscopy, Histology and Embryology) with Invertebrate Zoology and Entomology, Botany and Geology, Architecture, Agriculture and Horticulture and Veterinary Science, English, Germanic Languages, Romance Languages, one each; Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, two.
(c). Two President White Fellowships, denominated: first, the President White Fellowship of Modern History; second, the President White Fellowship of Political and Social Science.
(d). Three Susan Linn Sage Fellowships in Philosophy.
(e). Two Fellowships in Political Economy.
(f). Two Fellowships in Greek and Latin.
(g). One Fellowship in American History.
The President White Fellowships in History and in Political and Social Science have an annual value of $600 each; the others have an annual value of $500 each.
(h). Six Graduate Scholarships in the Susan Linn Sage School of Philosophy, each of the annual value of $300.
(i). Ten Graduate Scholarships, each of the annual value of $300, have been assigned to the following Departments or groups of Depart
ments: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Civil Engineering, Latin and Greek, Archæology and Comparative Philology, Neurology and Physiology and Vertebrate Zoology (including Anatomical Methods and Human Anatomy and Microscopy, Histology, and Embryology), with Invertebrate Zoology and Entomology, Botany and Geology, English, American History, one each.
(j). The Oliver Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics, founded November, 1896, in memory of Professor James Edward Oliver, has an annual value of $300 and is awarded under the same conditions as other graduate scholarships.
2. All candidates for Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships must be graduates of this University, or of some other institution having equivalent courses of instruction, and must be of high character and marked ability in some important department of study.
3. Fellows and Graduate Scholars will be selected by the University Faculty on the recommendation of the department in which the applicants desire to carry on the principal part of their work.
4. All applications and testimonials must be filed with the Registrar on or before the 15th of April of the collegiate year preceding the one for which the application is made. Blank forms for application may be obtained from the Registrar.
5. The term of each Fellowship and Graduate Scholarship is one year; but the term may be extended to two years, providing the extension does not increase the number of Fellows and Graduate Scholars beyond that named in paragraph 1 of this act.
6. The moneys due on Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships are paid at the office of the Treasurer of the University in three equal payments, on the 15th of December, the 15th of March, and the 15th of June.
7. In view of the fact that practical University instruction will be of use in training said Fellows and Scholars for future usefulness, each holder of a Fellowship or Graduate Scholarship shall be liable to render service to the University in the work of instruction or examination to the extent of four hours per week through the collegiate year. The distribution and assignment of this service shall be determined by the head of the department in which the Fellow or Scholar is doing the principal work. It is expected that the President White Fellows in History and Political Science will do a large part of their study in the President White Library, and to this end, it is required that, except when, with the consent of the Librarian of the University, they are excused or assigned to other duties by the Professors of History and Political Science, said Fellows shall be in attendance in the Library not less than four hours each per day.
8. No person shall hold at one time more than one Fellowship or Graduate Scholarship, except in the case hereafter specified under paragraph 12 of this statute, and any Fellow or Scholar may be dispossessed of the income of the Fellowship or Graduate Scholarship by action of the University Faculty, if guilty of any offense, or of any course of conduct, which in the opinion of said Faculty shall render the holder unworthy of retaining such Fellowship or Graduate Scholarship; but final action in such cases by the Faculty shall be by ballot, and shall require a two-thirds vote.
9. Vacancies in Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships that occur after October 1st, in order to be filled, shall require a three-fourths vote of the Faculty present.
10. All persons elected to Fellowships are required, upon accepting their appointments, to file a bond of one thousand dollars (with two sureties to be approved by the Treasurer), to pay the University in case of their resignation before the expiration of the time for which they were appointed, any sums which they may have received.
II. In all cases where Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships are not awarded, or when from any cause the income of one or more Fellowships or Graduate Scholarships may cease to be paid, or when the aggregate sum paid shall be less than the amount contemplated by this act, the surplus thus accruing shall be added to the principal of the loan fund for needy and meritorious students.
12. Either or both of the President White Fellowships in History and Political Science may, in the discretion of the University Faculty, be made a Travelling Fellowship for the purpose of study and investigation, the holder thereof making from time to time to said Faculty such reports of progress as may be required. In the case of a student of very exceptional ability and promise in the fields of either of these Fellowships, the two Fellowships may, in the discretion of said Faculty, for the sake of enabling very thorough research, be combined for a single year into one.
SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP IN ARCHITECTURE.
See under College of Architecture.
A class of Fellowships termed Honorary Fellowships was established in 1898. These Fellowships are open only to persons already holding the Doctor's degree. Holders of such Fellowships are to receive no emoluments and are not to be charged tuition. These Fellowships are to be conferred only upon persons actually in attendance at the University.