A number of research assistantships are available to graduate students. These are competitive grants and may include tuition/fees waiver; tuition/fees waiver plus stipend of up to $18,000; or stipend only. Generally, the review committees in the various programs determine eligibility based on factors including grade point average. The assistantship is a 12-month award that allows the student to take up to 24 credit hours per year. It also requires the student to meet the specific departmental and university requirements on academic and assistantship responsibilities to maintain eligibility during the year and to request for renewal.
A number of teaching assistantships and tuition assistance fellowships are available also. A research stipend of $250.00 is also available to students who are about to conduct research for their dissertation or thesis. To receive fellowships or tuition grants in any program, students must be enrolled for a minimum of nine credit hours. Students may also be nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship. The Foundation seeks to identify students who are excelling academically and in other activities and have significant unmet financial need.
Please contact Rowena G. Wilson, the Foundation’s representative at Norfolk State University, at email@example.com or visit the website at www.jackkentcookefoundation.org for further information.
Graduate students may also apply for a limited number of graduate assistantships in Residential Life. The assistantship covers room and board, and offers a stipend of approximately $10,300 for service as a graduate assistant in the dormitory. Applications are available from the office of Residential Life.
Other awards are available in departments that make allocation from grant funding. Applicants should contact the department to find out what might be available.
Washington University in St. Louis, the Medical School, now ranked number 2 (along with Baltimore's John's Hopkins University Medical School) has scholarships to award to bright black Americans. The students that are chosen will be awarded full tuition for 4 yrs -$30,000.00 per year plus $2,500.00 stipend. Check them out on the Web. Washington University
For Complete instructions and deadlines for applying, call the office of Undergraduate Admission at (800)638-0700 or (314) 935-6087. To view the application and to obtain more information, you can also visit their web site at http://admissions.wustl.edu
The Ervin Scholars Program selection committee evaluates all Applications and invites finalists to Washington University for interviews in the spring. The University pays all travel and interview expenses.
John B. Ervin Scholars Program ervin.wustl.edu
Dorothy Elliott Associate Director, John B. Ervin Scholars Program
PH 314-935-7192 Fax: 314-935-5875
Adrienna L. Glore
Associate Dean for Students, 314-935-5040