Byron Hanke Fellowship

The Byron Hanke Fellowship awards $3,000 to $5,000 to graduate students working on topics related to community associations, including condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, etc. The graduate student is funded to research and write a thesis dealing with these communities, covering one of the following topics:

  • Financial calamities and collapses: insolvencies, termination, dissolution, receivership and foreclosures
  • Aging in place: buildings and residents
  • Sustainable communities: definitions, benchmarks, and case studies

Eligibility and Requirements

To be considered for a Byron Hanke Fellowship, the applicant must:

  • Be enrolled in a master’s, doctoral, or law program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian program at the time of the application and during the period of research

Application Procedures and Selection Criteria

The application requires:

  • A proposed research project
  • 3 references
  • A writing sample

The selection criteria for a Byron Hanke Fellowship are:

  • Appropriateness of academic achievements
  • Faculty recommendations
  • Demonstrated research and writing ability
  • Nature of the proposed topic and its benefit to the study and understanding of community associations


Applications for a Byron Hanke Fellowship are due May 1. Applicants are notified of decisions by July 1.


Stella Setka, Ph.D.

Fellowships Coordinator, National and International Scholarship Office

University Hall 1848