The Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a variety of fellowships for competitive applicants. The awards typically provide one year of fellowship support. The School of Social Work provides additional support for the second year of study. Incoming students are nominated by the School of Social Work. Nominations are based on scholarship, work and volunteer experience, and stated plans for entering the social work profession. Students holding Fellowships may NOT also hold a Graduate Assistantship.