Potential and current WGS graduate students may apply for graduate assistantships (paid salary positions) and graduate tuition scholarships.
Assistantships are competitive and are based on the applicant's academic record, recommendations, a statement of purpose, a writing sample, and experience. Applications from students who have pursued a variety of undergraduate majors are welcome and previous work in women's and gender studies is not required. Applicants who wish to be considered for an assistantship and/or scholarship should submit their applications by February 1. Applications for entering students who do not seek financial aid are reviewed on a continuous basis and students may enter the program in either the spring or fall semester. Both in-state and out-of-state tuition rates are reasonable.
The graduate assistantship application form can be found here.
Tuition scholarships are awarded as a half or as a full scholarship at the in-state tuition rate. It does not cover fees. No service or work is done in exchange for a Graduate College Tuition Scholarship. Students receiving this award will see their scholarship posted to their U-bill by the first day of the semester. A Graduate College Tuition Scholarship does not qualify a student for the resident tuition rate. Students are responsible for the amount of their tuition and fees that the scholarship does not cover. These scholarships are processed through financial aid and do not require any work or services to receive this award.
The graduate tuition scholarship application form can be found here.
**Students can (and are encouraged to) apply for BOTH an assistantship and a tuition scholarship. For frequently asked questions about either award, visit grad.uni.edu/faq-grad-assistantship-tuition-scholarship.