IHE students often receive internal and external fellowships, internships, scholarships, and awards to help with coursework, research, dissertation writing, and travel.

Annually, IHE awards four internal awards to doctoral students. The internal awards include:

Thomas G. Dyer Outstanding Dissertation Research Award

Tom_DyerGiven annually to a doctoral student who is pursuing rigorous original scholarship in the field of higher education. Eligible students will have completed their comprehensive qualifying exams and be in the early stages of dissertation research. The award is named in honor and memory of University Professor, Professor of Higher Education and History, and longtime University of Georgia administrator, Thomas G. Dyer, who served as Institute director at the time of his retirement in 2006. This award is designed to promote and support excellence in the study of higher education through doctoral research.

Giving to the Dyer support fund helps sponsor this award.

Zell and Shirley Miller Fellowship

MillersAwarded annually to a doctoral student of high promise in the Institute of Higher Education. In making its determination, the IHE Graduate Studies Committee takes into account the scholarly potential of the candidate together with an assessment of his/her academic record and professional achievement. The fellowship was established to support doctoral study of significant issues in the field of higher education.

Giving to the Miller Fellowship helps sponsor this award.

Libby V. Morris Leadership Award

Libby MorrisRecognizes a student who shows potential for leadership in colleges and universities and fosters a commitment to the land-grant missions of instruction, research, and public service. Dr. Morris is director of the Institute and serving as the Zell Miller distinguished professor of higher education.

Giving to the Morris Graduate Student Endowment helps sponsor this award.

J. Douglas Toma Excellence in Scholarship and Service Award

TomaPresented annually to a student who combines a strong record of academic achievement with commitment to the professional field. In making its determination, the Graduate Studies committee considers the student’s academic achievement and his/her service to the profession, as noted by institutional engagement and/or service to the profession. The award is named in honor and memory of J. Douglas Toma, professor of higher education and founder of the Institute of Higher Education’s Executive Doctoral Program in Higher Education Management. Professor Toma was committed to developing scholars and leaders in American and international higher education.

Giving to the J. Douglas Toma Support Fund helps sponsor this award.

2019-20 Award Recipients

Jennifer
May-Trifiletti
Thomas G. Dyer Outstanding Dissertation Research Award
Justin Jeffery Libby V. Morris Leadership Award
Josh Patterson J. Douglas Toma Excellence in Scholarship and Service Award
Lindsey Hammond Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship

2018-19 Award Recipients

Lindsey Hammond Thomas G. Dyer Outstanding Dissertation Research Award
Charles Sanchez Libby V. Morris Leadership Award
Emmanuel Little J. Douglas Toma Excellence in Scholarship and Service Award
Melissa Whatley Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship

2017-18 Award Recipients

Melissa Whatley Thomas G. Dyer Outstanding Dissertation Research Award
Karley Riffe J. Douglas Toma Excellence in Scholarship and Service Award
Lori Hagood Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship

2016-17 Award Recipients

Kristin Linthicum Thomas G. Dyer Outstanding Dissertation Research Award
Tiffanie Spencer J. Douglas Toma Excellence in Scholarship and Service Award
Rachel Burns Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship

Past Award Recipients

Jason C. Lee 2015-16, Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship

Lucia Brajkovic &
Kelly Rosinger

2014-15, Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship
Denisa Gándara 2013-14, Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship
Jennifer Rippner 2012-13, Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship
Barrett Taylor 2011-12, Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship
Yarbrah Peeples 2010-11, Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship
Stephanie Hazel 2009-10, Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship
T. Austin Lacy 2008-09, Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship
Angela Bell 2007-08, Zell & Shirley Miller Fellowship