University of Delaware Graduate Assistantships

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1730 Students Awarded with Graduate Assistantships
633 Students Awarded with Teaching Assistantships
942 Students Awarded with Research Assistantships
855 Graduate Assistantships Awarded to Female Students
875 Graduate Assistantships Awarded to Male Students
659 Graduate Assistantships Awarded to International Students

Financial aid and Assistantships for Graduate Students

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The University of Delaware provides a comprehensive overview of various forms of financial support, awards, and assistantships available to graduate students, let's have a look:

Merit-Based Financial Awards: Nearly 80% of full-time graduate students receive merit-based financial awards. These awards include fellowships, tuition scholarships, assistantships, and traineeships. They are granted based on merit from nominations by the department.

Eligibility for Financial Awards: Students who are eligible for these awards need to be in good academic standing with regular or full-time status. Full-time attention to graduate study is expected from students, and students with these awards are generally not allowed to engage in profitable employment. These financial awards are valid for the specified term. Awards are granted for up to one year at a time.

University Fellowships: University fellowships are awarded based on nominations by graduate departments and programs to students with regular or full-time status and high academic standing. They usually provide full tuition and a stipend.

Academic Standing: Fellowship recipients need to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 each semester to continue to be eligible to hold the fellowship award.

Categories of Fellowships: There are two categories of University fellowships:

  • Block departmental fellowships
  • Competitive fellowships and scholars awards.

Nominees for Awards: Various awards are competitive and are based on academic achievement and other criteria. Nominees can include both newly admitted students and currently enrolled graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent resident immigrants.

University Dissertation Fellows: These awards are for Ph.D. students who are going to complete their dissertations.

Professional Development Award: This award has been designed to support graduate students attending professional conferences related to their field of study.

Tuition Scholarships: These awards provide tuition but not a stipend. Tuition scholars are required to register for a minimum of six graduate credit hours each semester.

Assistantships: Assistantships provide a stipend and tuition. Graduate assistants are expected to maintain good academic standing and to enrol in at least six graduate credit hours each semester. There are three categories of assistantships:

  • Teaching assistantships
  • Research assistantships
  • Graduate assistantships.

Industrial, Endowed, and Special Fellowships: These fellowships are funded by external sources, and the stipends and allowances differ based on donor provisions.

Folger Institute of Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Studies: The University of Delaware offers opportunities for humanities graduate students to participate in seminars and workshops at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

UD Hagley Fellowships: UD Hagley Fellowships are offered to students in the UD Hagley Program in the history of industrialization and provide tuition, fees, and an annual stipend.

Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum Fellowships: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum fellowships offer a full-tuition scholarship, an annual stipend, and field-based learning in the U.S. and Britain for admitted students.

Delaware Nature Society Graduate Student Internships: The Delaware Nature Society offers internships with training in leadership, teaching, program design, and administration. Academic credits may be earned with departmental approval, and the internship can be continued for up to one year.

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