Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowships
Three Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowships may be awarded each year in the areas of law, business, and arts and sciences.
The Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship in Law is awarded to an outstanding student in the School of Law’s Master of Laws program. This fellowship includes a stipend, pays for nonresident fees, if applicable, as well as nine hours a semester of graduate law education fees.
Business and Public Administration
The Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship in Business and Public Administration is awarded to an outstanding student in one of three graduate programs in the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration or to an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student who has Public Affairs and Administration as the coordinating discipline.
The fellowship in Business and Public Administration includes a stipend and nine hours a semester of graduate education fees.
Arts and Sciences
The Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship in Arts and Sciences is awarded to an outstanding student in the Ph.D. in a Psychology degree program or to an outstanding Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student who has one of the disciplines housed in the College of Arts and Sciences as the coordinating discipline.
The fellowships in Arts and Sciences include a stipend and nine hours a semester of graduate education fees.
First-year graduate students and previous Arthur Mag Graduate Fellows will be given preference, and a high level of academic achievement is required. Personality, good citizenship, commitment to community service and potential to contribute to programs in the Kansas City area are also considered in the selection process.
About Arthur Mag
Shortly after graduating from Yale Law School in 1920, Arthur Mag came to Kansas
City, MO, and began working at Rozzelle, Vineyard, Thatcher & Boys, becoming a full partner by 1924. The firm later become Stinson, Mag and Fizzell, a leading law firm in Kansas City.
Through his efforts, multiple trusts were brought together for administrative purposes, and the Kansas City Association of Trusts and Foundations was formed. This allowed trusts to be dedicated to providing for the public benefit of the citizens of Kansas City as determined by the University of Kansas City Trustees. This concept was an original idea in the development of trusts as it gave the University of Kansas City Board of Trustees the authority to use the proceeds of the trusts for the changing needs of the public.
Arthur Mag laid the groundwork for not-for-profit institutions to flourish and grow. Not only was Mag a founding trustee of the University of Kansas City, but he was also instrumental in founding the Midwest Research Institute and Menorah Medical Institute. Mag continued his service to the Kansas City community until his death on Oct. 23, 1981.
Meet an Arthur Mag Graduate Fellow
Bryan D. Fox, M.A.
Recipient of the Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship in Psychology
What is your area of research?
I am in the Experimental Health Psychology Ph.D. program, studying (in general) cognitive psychophysiology. Specifically, I am interested in methods and measures related to automatic stimulus filtering; attention’s role in conditioning/reflex responses/habituation; and physiological indices of subjective experience (i.e. fatigue, emotion, pain).
How will this award will help you with your research?
Receipt of the Arthur Mag Graduate Fellowship will allow me the opportunity to devote a significant amount of my time to working in the lab, as opposed to other modes of funding. Part of what drives me academically is the opportunity I have to work with students in my lab. During the course of my own research, I enjoy working with undergraduates to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of experimental psychology. With this fellowship, both my work and my students helping me in my work will get a lot more attention, thereby benefiting us all.