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Pungello Fellowship

The Pungello Master’s Fellowship annually awards up to two fellowships to Early Connection Opportunity (ECO) students interested in pursing a master’s degree in Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester. The Pungello Master’s Fellowship was developed by Dr. Elizabeth Puhn Pungello ’89 to deliver significant financial assistance to ECO students who have the academic potential to pursue a master’s degree, but may not because of financial barriers.


Two-year fellowship award to an ECO student who has applied and been admitted to a master’s degree program in any academic area within Arts, Sciences and Engineering. This fellowship award is based on merit, financial need and its potential to assist students in reaching their academic and professional goals. View a list of eligible master’s programs »


Up to two tuition-free fellowships with an annual stipend of $7,000 for up to two years may be awarded annually, depending on availability of funds.


  1. Complete the University of Rochester Graduate School Online Application for your program of interest. Deadlines vary by program: please review department specific page for application deadlines.
  2. Contact the Kearns Center to complete the second step in the application process.
    Deadline: February 1st