The School of Graduate Studies holds a Graduate Research Fellowship Competition each year for graduate students working towards the master's degree or sixth year
diploma program. Each fellowship award is in the amount of $12,000.
Applications require departmental nomination, sponsorship by a member of the graduate
faculty who will serve as a research advisor, and must be associated with scholarly
research of a quality that can be submitted for refereed publication or in a refereed
creative activity appropriate to the academic discipline.
Consideration for a Graduate Research Fellowship is contingent upon 1) acceptance to a master's degree or sixth year program, 2) a
complete Fellowship application, 3) sponsorship by a member of the graduate faculty,
and 4)nomination by a graduate degree program at SCSU. Applicants should have a minimum
cumulative grade point average of 3.2 for their undergraduate work. In addition, applicants
must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 for all completed graduate
work, if any.
Graduate Student Graduate Assistantship (GSGA)
The Graduate School Graduate Assistantship (GSGA) is a non-need based award administered through the School of Graduate Studies and is contingent upon: (1) acceptance to a graduate degree or sixth-year certificate; (2) the achievement of a minimum 3.2 grade point average for all undergraduate coursework; and (3) a 3.75 grade point average for all graduate coursework.
Students cannot hold other University supported positions (such as graduate student
worker; graduate research fellow; graduate teaching assistant; research administrative assistant;
resident advisor; graduate intern, or adjunct faculty) while holding the GSGA award.
GSGA awardees will be required to complete an average of 20 contact hours of work per week during the academic year. Specifc activities will be dependent on the nature of the assistantship offered by the department/administrative unit and approved by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Two types of GSGA’s are: (1) graduate teaching assistantship; and (2) graduate research assistantship.
Each GSGA award involves a scholarship/stipend totaling $12,000 for the academic year. Up to ten awards will be made for the academic year by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.