Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships
are considered automatically for university-based assistantships, fellowships,
and scholarships. Inquiries should be addressed to the director of the graduate
program to which the student has applied.
encouraged to apply for externally funded fellowships as well.
Awarded by the University.
Graduate students in assistantship positions
have the opportunity of working with Graduate School of Education (GSE) faculty and staff in a variety of
research and professional projects, teaching, or assisting in courses.
Assistantships provide full tuition remission and an annual stipend. Please see
your academic adviser or your departmental office for
information on assistantship opportunities.
Graduates of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
and postqualifying students already at the university may apply for Louis
Bevier Fellowships and University Fellowships. Funds provided by the state and
by the Louis Bevier Memorial Fund, respectively, support a limited number of
fellowships that carry stipends of $13,000. The Louis Bevier Memorial Fund was
established through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph G. Wright in honor of
the late Dean Bevier. For further information, go to the following website:
Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Award.
Established in 1979,
this distinguished graduate award is named after Ralph Johnson Bunche, the
African-American statesman, Nobel Peace laureate, and recipient of an honorary
doctor of laws from Rutgers in 1949. Bunche fellows are chosen by a
universitywide selection committee. Bunche fellowships provide $15,000 plus
tuition remission for as many as two years to exceptional, new, full-time
students with backgrounds of substantial educational or social disadvantage.
Advancement Program in Teaching and Research.
Through referral from
graduate program directors, the Diversity Advancement Program identifies
individuals whose ethnicity, gender, or other characteristics make them unusual
among students in their respective fields. Fellowships from various sources are
allocated to encourage the enrollment of these students and thus diversify the
graduate community. The fellowships awarded are comparable to those awarded
through the schools and colleges.
School of Education Aid Programs
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) has funds for student financial aid that generally range from $500 to $5,000 per year. To be considered for a scholarship award, students of the GSE MUST submit a scholarship application. Scholarship applications and detailed descriptions of awards are available on the Graduate School of Education website: http://gse.rutgers.edu/academic-programs/fellowships-assistantship-and-scholarships
. The deadline for applications for these funds is March 8. Decisions are made by June 30 and all awards are applied to the fall semester. In order to be considered for the awards that stipulate financial need as one of the criteria, a current FAFSA form must be filed.
Specific awards include Burns Family Endowment for Teacher Leadership, Center for Literacy Development Endowed Scholarship, Charles Sumner Crow Endowed Scholarship, Clarence E. Partch Memorial Fellowship, Dr. Evelyn Morrison Endowed Scholarship, Edna Hartzel Laird Endowed Scholarship, Edward Fry Endowed Graduate Fellowship, Ensign T. and Vivian R. Slayton Endowed Scholarship, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN), Graduate School of Education Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, Graduate School of Education Alumni and Friends Scholarship, Graduate/Law School, Hand to Hand Scholarship, Madelyn McCarthy Miller Memorial Scholarship, Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, Norma Nevola Sutera Memorial Endowed Scholarship, Ruth and Stanley Kosensky Fellowship, Samuel D. Proctor Scholarship, Samuel D. Proctor Fellowship, and Students Supporting Students Scholarships. (Scholarship fund availability is subject to change without notice.)
Fellowships and Scholarships.
Each department continually seeks funds from
outside agencies to help defray student expenses. Inquiries regarding the
availability of such monies may be made through graduate program offices and