Steps to Apply for an Duffy Scholarship


Are you interested in an international research project? If so, follow these steps to complete a Duffy Scholarship application.  This page is designed to walk you through every element of the application and serves as a checklist to make sure your final application is complete.

When you have completed all the documents for your application, please print them out and attach them in the order below. Please submit this application packet to the PSGE Center by the deadline. Please also submit an electronic version of your application packet to Godlove Fonjweng at  In the subject line of the email, and on the attachments, please include your name and the scholarship for which you are applying (Emerson or Duffy).

1. Duffy Scholarship Requirements

Take a look at the scholarship requirements. Make sure you meet the general prerequisites and understand what it takes to complete a Duffy application.

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2. Duffy Application Cover Page

The Application Cover Page contains information like your GPA, contact information, and advisor. Once you have completed the Cover Page, print it and attach it to the front of your application packet.

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3. Essay Guidelines

The proposal guidelines serve as a tool to guide your written proposal. Complete the parts outlined in a Word document and attach them to the final application.

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4. Hartwick's Independent Study/Directed Study Form

It is your responsibility, as the student pre-registering for an independent/directed study, to return this completed form with the final packet. This form ensures that you will get credit for the work you do. If approved, make sure to deliver the original to the Registrar

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5. A Faculty Recommendation Form

It is important that you work closely with a faculty advisor. You should spend some time together working through the logistics of your project before asking them to write a recommendation. Remember to give your advisor ample time before the deadline to complete this. You can print the form and deliver it to your faculty advisor or send it to them via email. They can then email it to Godlove Fonjweng at or deliver it to the PSGE Center.

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6. Budget Guidelines and Worksheet

The guidelines below will help you develop a budget for your Duffy proposal. The first Excel tab on the Budget Worksheet shows a sample budget for your reference. Please use the Excel spreadsheet on the second tab of the Budget Worksheet to complete your budget, providing accurate and detailed information regarding proposed expenses. Please print when you are finished. 

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7. Risk Analysis, Mitigation and Acknowledgment of Risk Form

Awareness of the risks associated with your research project is critical. On the Excel form below, you will see one tab with sample risk forms and a second tab with blank risk forms for you to complete. Please complete the Risk Analysis & Mitigation Form and the Acknowledgement of Risk Form according to the risks involved with your project. Fill out the bulk of the form in Excel, then print and sign. You must also obtain any necessary signatures for the Acknowledgement of Risk Form on the second tab; if you are under 21 years of age, you will need a signature from a parent/legal guardian. 

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8. Statement of Financial Need

This is a short (1-2 paragraph) piece that explains how you would benefit financially from the scholarship. In a separate word document, answer the questions on the worksheet and attach to your final application packet.

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For any questions, please contact Godlove Fonjweng (431-4414 or Feel free to visit  the PSGE Center as well.