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Assistantships, Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships

All applicants 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. Students are encouraged to apply for externally funded fellowships as well.

Assistantships 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 the associate dean for academic affairs for information on assistantship opportunities.

Bevier and University Fellowships.   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:

Ralph 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.

Diversity 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.

Graduate School of Education Aid Programs.  The Graduate School of Education has funds for student financial aid that generally range from $500 to $2,500 per year. Applications and detailed descriptions of awards are available on the Graduate School of Education website ( The deadline for applications for these funds is February 1. Specific awards include Alumni and Friends of GSE Scholarships, Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, Philip Morris-Proctor Fellowship, Charles S. Crow Endowment, Edward Fry Endowment for reading, Clarence Partch Memorial, Samuel D. Proctor Award, Carl Schaefer Endowment for vocational education, Ruth and Stanley Kosensky Award for social and philosophical foundations, Nancy Higginson Dorr Prize for undergraduate student teachers, and Madelyn McCarthy Miller Memorial for undergraduate seniors majoring in special education. The Delta Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi makes an annual award of $400 to a doctoral student whose dissertation proposal has been approved. Doctoral students may submit their approved dissertation proposal to the Kappa Delta Pi adviser, who may be located by inquiring in the associate dean's office. The deadline is March 15. Phi Delta Kappa makes an annual award to aid students in doctoral research.

Other 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 advisers.

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