The NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund (GLEF) Fellowship

The NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. awards Fellowships to NYS women who are candidates for masters or doctoral degrees at colleges and universities throughout NYS. Fellowships are awarded annually for graduate study to qualified women. Three Fellowships of $2000 each will be awarded in 2017.  Three Fellowships of $2000 each will be awarded to supplement education costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. (GLEF) was approved in 1987 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation to provide a permanent funding source to support fellowships, research and training for New York State women.


Individuals who wish to be considered for a GLEF Fellowship must:

  • Be a woman who is a United States citizen and a resident of New York State
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be currently enrolled in graduate studies in an advanced graduate degree program at an accredited New York State college or university and have already completed at least one semester in that program
  • Show evidence of scholastic ability and a need for financial assistance
  • Anticipated graduation year must be no later than 2019

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can download fellowship application form by the given link:

Supporting Documents:

Among the supplemental materials currently required are the following:

  • Most recent official undergraduate and graduate transcripts. These must be sent from the college or university directly to the Fellowship Chair.
  • Two (2) current letters of recommendation from persons acquainted with your academic performance and/or professional work. These are to be sent directly to the Fellowship Chair by the persons you have selected.
  • A one-page statement indicating why you believe you should be awarded a fellowship. Indicate your accomplishments, goals, long-range plans, financial need, and plans for use of your graduate education.

Submitting Details:

The completed application can be submitted through the given link:

Ramona Gallagher, Chair
NY Grace LeGendre Fellowship Committee
1217 Delaware Ave., Apt.807
Buffalo, NY 14209-1432

Financial Aid and Award Money:

In 2017, three Fellowships of $2000 each will be awarded to supplement education costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Application Deadline:

Deadline for applications and all supplemental material to be postmarked and sent to the Fellowship Chair is February 28, 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

For more information, you can call at Telephone (716) 882-7639.


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