Scholarships and Financial Aid
Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Each year the department awards up to three teaching assistantships to new or current full-time graduate students in English. Successful applicants will receive training in the teaching of writing the first semester and conduct a section of freshman composition the second. After having completed the program, assistants in good standing will be eligible to become part of our adjunct staff. Total remuneration, including stipend, is approximately $5,000 for the year of the award. For further information, including qualifications, deadlines, and contact person, consult our web site at http://www.southernct.edu/academics/schools/arts/departments/english/graduateprograms/graduateteachingassistantships.html
Roger B. Blood Memorial Scholarship
Each year, through the Graduate Dean, the department awards approximately $600 to a promising incoming graduate student in English, with preference given to someone 35 years of age or older. The scholarship was established by the family of Roger Blood, a former student in our program. Students do not apply for the award, but if anyone wishes information about it, she/he is encouraged to speak to Nicole Fluhr, Graduate Coordinator, at (203) 392-6739.
Graduate School Graduate Assistantship
Each year the Graduate School awards 10 assistantships in a competition open to any full-time student who is working towards the Master's Degree or a Sixth-Year diploma. Stipends are typically $16,000, and successful applicants will assist a teacher/mentor in one of her/his classes. Students in the English Department have done quite well in obtaining assistantships, generally winning from one to two a year. For more information, consult the Graduate School. GSGA Application
Graduate Research Fellowship Competition
Each year the Graduate School awards 10 fellowships in a competition open to any full-time student who is working towards the Master's Degree or a Sixth-Year diploma. Stipends are typically $8,000. Students in the English Department have done quite well in obtaining fellowships, generally winning from one to two a year. For more information, consult the Graduate School website at http://www.southernct.edu/departments/graduatestudies/rsfellcomp.php3
GSAC Grants for Scholarly Conferences
Money is available from the Graduate Student Affairs Committee (GSAC) to any graduate student enrolled in a degree program to help defray expenses when going to a scholarly conference. Students can receive up to $75 to attend a conference and up to $300 to deliver a paper. For further information, consult Arlene Lucibello at LY116 or call 392-6165 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those graduate students interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships website at www.southernct.edu/financialaid/.
There are openings for resident advisors for both graduate and undergraduate students. Benefits include full room and board and a stipend of $250 a semester. Duties include being on duty one night a week and one weekend a month. Typically, the RA devotes about 12 hours a week to the position. Applications as well as additional information can be obtained from the Department of Residence Life at Schwartz Hall 100.
Interns work for the Department of Residence Life on a Monday-Friday schedule of 8:30-4:30. In return they receive full room and board, a waiver of tuition, and a stipend of $5,000. For further information, contact the Department of Residence Life at Schwartz Hall 100.