Awards:Grad Lois Dickey
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Lois Dickey Fellowship for Continuing Doctoral Level Students

This fellowship is named in honor of Lois Dickey, former professor at Ohio
State University, early researcher and author of numerous articles on the social psychology of
dress, and mentor to numerous students seeking advanced degree in the mid to late 20th century.

Criteria for selection include: 

  1. Completion of the major portion of doctoral coursework: Award is conceived as financial encouragement for the dissertation research stage of doctoral work;
  2. Acceptance of the dissertation proposal by the advisory committee;
  3. Professional experience in and contribution to the textiles and apparel professional, including membership in ITAA;
  4. Potential for future contributions to and leadership in the textiles and apparel professional;
  5. Statement of professional goals;
  6. Academically sound background and high level of scholarship with a balance of textiles and apparel and supporting disciplines;
  7. Aptitude for advanced study and research;
  8. Merit of the research problem;
  9. Enrollment at the degree granting institution for the complete academic year of funding; and,
  10. Applicants applying for this award will automatically be considered for the ITAA Fellowship, but may receive only one.

Application Procedure

PDF and application materials should be submitted on under the ITAA Student Awards section no later than February 1.

The following documents must be included:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Statement of professional goals and a description of the research problem for dissertation. Not to exceed 2-pages.
  3. Two recommendations from people acquainted with your academic work.
  4. A copy of your transcripts (bachelor’s degree and graduate work).
  5. Major professor’s written statement that the advisory committee has accepted the research proposal.

The Student Fellowship and Awards Committee will review the completed applications and select the recipients and alternates by June 1. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s
decisions as soon as possible. The awardees must notify the ITAA office of acceptance and supply the ITAA office with a digital photograph (300 dpi) by August 15.

Awards will not be made on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, or age. All information submitted by applicants will be held in confidence.

All award amounts are dependent on availability of funds from interest bearing accounts.Individuals will not be awarded the same scholarship more than on e (1) time.


Award Sponsors







PO Box 70687
Knoxville, TN 37938-0687
Executive Director, Nancy Rutherford, Ph.D