SHOW ME THE A Workshop on Financing Graduate /Professional School. Sponsored by Career Services Center and the Intercultural Center Featuring Guest Speaker: Norman Caito , USF Director of Financial Aid Services & Operations. Types of Funding.
Sponsored by Career Services Center and the Intercultural Center
Featuring Guest Speaker: Norman Caito, USF Director of Financial Aid Services & Operations
Types of Scholarships and Loans
www.finaid.org Student Guide to Financial Aid
www.fastweb.com Scholarship search on the web
www.collegefund.org American Indian College Fund
www.uncf.org United Negro College
www.hsf.net Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.fastaid.com Scholarship Search Site
Generally, students who are working as TAs or RAs are doing so in the academic department in which they are pursuing their graduate course of study.
Find out the criteria and application process in your department an let them know as early as possible that you are interested in an assistantship.
Which varies greatly, but may include one or more of the following:
Applications often include a resume, letters of recommendation, a cover letter and/or writing sample or teaching philosophy statement. Additional application materials may be required such as a transcript, test scores, etc.
In addition, most programs require a series of individual interviews, or single panel interview.
Check with your Graduate Program - Academic program’s website may have major-specific assistantships. Sometimes assistantships are not well publicized, so try inquiring with the program directly
Search the University Website - One university entity may act as a clearinghouse for all assistantships. Human Resources, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Graduate Admissions websites are good starting points
Search Everywhere - Centers, Institutes, individual professors with research grant money, departments outside of your area of focus, and non-academic offices are also good places to check.
University of Vermont Assistant Residence Director - A part-time employee and full-time graduate staff member, who is directly supervised by a Residence Director (RD). The individual in this position assists the RD in all matters pertaining to the management of a residential complex. The compensation for this ten month position includes full tuition remission, a stipend, a semi-furnished on-campus apartment, and small meal plan.
Stanford School of Medicine Research Assistant - Appointed as research assistant on a faculty member's grant for up to 50% time per quarter. Appointment carries with it the benefit of a stipend and tuition allowance.
University of Montana Graduate School of Art Teaching Assistantship - Generally assigned one class each semester in a foundations-level course and/or entry-level studio course, and are required to complete ten hours of service per week to the school. Award provides an annual stipend ($4,500 per semester), and a tuition waiver for nine credits.
Applications often include a resume, transcript, letters of recommendation and writing sample. Additional application materials may be required
In addition, most programs require an interview, either a series of individual interviews, a single panel interview, or situational group interviews in which candidates work together to devise responses to a problem or question.
Search fellowship sites - CSC’s has a listing and GradSchools.com has listings for Federally Funded Portable Fellowships, Portable Fellowships from Independent Organizations and Institutional Fellowships
Search job listings - Do a keyword search "fellowship" while reviewing online job listings. Also search for "internships" - some internships are essentially fellowships. Idealist.org is a particularly good website for this type of search.
Check with your Graduate Program