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Roy Fairbrother Fellowships

Awarded by faculty nomination.

Prospective fellows must be admitted to graduate study at the doctoral level in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis prior to being considered for these fellowships.

The Roy Fairbrother Fellowship I

supports an 9 month academic year graduate assistantship that includes a monthly stipend, tuition remission, and benefits.   

The Roy Fairbrother Fellowship II

awards $10,000, paid in two installments of $5,000 per semester.  

The appointment will be made for one academic year, and may be renewable for up to a total of three years.  Applicants seeking a one-year renewal must provide a progress report regarding their graduate study and research.  

Roy Fairbrother was a native of Richland Center, Wisconsin.  He was a veteran of World War I and attended UW-Platteville before earning a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1931 and a Master of Philosophy degree in 1933 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He was chief of distributive education for the State Board of Vocational and Adult Education, a position he held for 20 years prior to his death.  He taught summer school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, UW-Whitewater, Stout State College (now UW-Stout), and Florida State University.  From 1954 to 1959 he served as vice-president of the American Vocational Association and was the chairman of the educational committee of the National Sales Executive Club.  At the time of death, he and his wife resided in Madison.  






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