Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Apply for a graduate scholarship or fellowship

SPEA offers scholarships and fellowships to graduate students based on academic achievement, civic engagement, and financial need. Graduate assistantships are also available to full-time students.

Graduate assistantships

SPEA hires dozens of graduate students to work with our faculty members in a research capacity every academic year. Graduate Assistants work 20 hours per week and receive full tuition, most fees, student health insurance, and a stipend of $9,000 that is paid out monthly over the academic year. Student Research Assistants work up to 20 hours per week and receive a competitive hourly rate roughly equivalent to $10,000 per academic year. Both positions are competitively awarded.

Apply for a graduate assistantship

Out-of-state student scholarships

Five out-of-state students will be selected annually to receive merit-based awards of $16,000 ($4,000 per semester for two years). Students must meet the following criteria:

  • 3.7 or higher GPA
  • 310 or higher GRE (600 or higher GMAT, 160 or higher LSAT)
  • Maintain 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Full-time student

Offers will be made when the student is admitted. If a student receives a graduate assistantship position, the assistantship takes precedence and the student is ineligible for the merit-based award. For more information, contact Nicole Amonette.

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