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Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship

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The Ada I. The Pressman Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of Ada Irene Pressman [1927–2003]. Ms. Pressman was recognized as a pioneer in combustion control and burner management for supercritical power plants. With this expertise, she managed 18 design teams for over 20 power-generating plants throughout the world.

Ada left a very large bequest for the scholarship endowment and the BOT was able to create six renewable scholarships from her gift.

This Scholarships can be renewed after a span of 5 years.

Labroots STEM Scholarship

Categories are  scholarship  tagged  graduate students /  award /  merit based /  stem

The program welcomes applications from students needing support for research projects, travel expenses, and training supplies associated with their academic pursuits in one of the STEM fields.

The scholarship will fund one undergraduate or graduate student for one year, providing $2,000 in direct costs. The scholarship is merit-based, and applicants can show their qualifications and need in the application process.

LabRoots supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This program is open to students both in, and outside the US; there are no geographical limits for applicants. LabRoots wishes to encourage all students to stay in science and aims to help students work towards their research and educational goals.

GMiS STEM Scholarships

Categories are  scholarship  tagged  hispanic-latino /  merit based /  stem

The GMiS STEM Scholarships are provided to full-time and part-time graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math degree. Applicants must also be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community.

A merit-based scholarship ranging in amounts from $500 to $5,000 or a non-merit based scholarship ranging from $500 – $1,000.

GMiS STEM Scholarships

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Scholarship is offered for any graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student, from a traditionally underserved or underrepresented group in science, technology, engineering, math or health.

A merit-based scholarship is awarded ranging in amounts from $500 to $5,000 or a non-merit based scholarship ranging from $500 – $1,000.

Byron Hanke Fellowship

Categories are  scholarship /  fellowship  tagged  stipend /  gender based /  religious /  racial/ethnically diverse /  research /  disabled /  merit based

The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management, and governance of common interest communities and their community associations.

Stanford University, College of Medicine - Financial Aid and Scholarships

Categories are  scholarship /  financial-aid  tagged  need based /  merit based /  masters degree

The Stanford School of Medicine Financial Aid Office will prepare comprehensive need-based financial aid packages to assist students in making a Stanford School of Medicine education possible. There are a variety of funding options for Stanford graduate students based on academic merit, financial need, course of study, or type of degree program. Most fellowships and grants are secured through academic departments, outside agencies, or governments. M-TRAM has limited funding/financial aid available for Master’s students.

Here are some of the financial aid and scholarships offered for graduate students by Stanford University, College of Medicine.

Scholars of Knight-Hennessy:

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program aims to create a multidisciplinary community of graduate students at Stanford who are committed to developing original answers to some of the biggest problems facing humanity. Up to 100 deserving students get complete financing each year through the program to attend Stanford for a graduate degree, including a Master's or PhD at the School of Medicine. 

Program for Medical Scholars' Research:

Since 1980, both on- and off-campus medical student research has been supported by the Stanford Medical Scholars Research Program. Under the guidance of faculty members from the medical school, hospital, clinics, and other departments within the University, students conduct academic research.

Who is eligible to apply for this program?

  • MD students enrolled at Stanford are eligible.
  • MD students who obtained a PhD prior to matriculation may apply for MedScholars for research that has focus substantially different from that of their prior doctoral studies.
  • Student pursuing a dual degree is not eligible for this program.

SMSA funding for students groups:

Stanford medical student association is a yearly funding for those students who have registered through the office of students engagement. Every scheme coming under this has to be first agreed by the SMSA treasure.

  • In this only those organizations are eligible to apply who have signed up with cardinal engage or the office of student engagement, all OSE registered student organizations at medical school of students are eligible to apply for SMSA program.
  • It is to be noted that Specialty interest groups do not receive any funding from SMSA instead they receive money every year from the SOM’s or hospital departments that belongs to them.

Ecological Graduate Assistantship at UMass Lowell EEAS

Categories are  assistantship  tagged  ecology /  merit based

UMass Lowell Department of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (EEAS) provides information on many different graduate student research and teaching assistantships, let us learn more about its positions, eligibility and benefits:

Ph.D. and M.A. Position in Terrestrial Biogeochemistry, Urban Ecology, and Sustainability:

  • This position is available in the Terrestrial Biogeochemistry lab, focusing on the impact of human perturbations on terrestrial ecosystems.
  • All those who apply for this should have a relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Students for further information are encouraged to contact Prof. Joy Winbourne for more information.

Ph.D. Position in Fluvial Geomorphology and Paleoclimatology in the Antarctic Dry Valleys:

  • This project involves field research in Antarctica, studying the relationship between past meltwater streamflow and regional climate change.
  • Applicants need a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Students are free to contact Prof. Kate Swanger for further details.

Atmospheric and Climate Science:

  • Funded M.S. and Ph.D. positions are available in the Climate System Dynamics Group, focusing on atmospheric and climate science.
  • Applicants should have a background in Atmospheric Science, Physics, or a related field, and some programming experience.
  • Interested students are free to contact Christopher Skinner for more information.


  • The Hydrogeology Group offers research opportunities in coastal groundwater-surface water interactions.
  • Students need to contact Prof. James Heiss with their resume, transcripts, and research interests for further info.

Other TA Opportunities:

Additional teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis within the department.

The UMass Lowell EEAS department is offering various graduate research and teaching assistantships for the fall 2023 semester in fields such as Terrestrial Biogeochemistry, Fluvial Geomorphology, Atmospheric and Climate Science, and Hydrogeology. Interested students should have a relevant undergraduate degree and are encouraged to contact their respective professors for more information. Additional teaching assistantships are also available on a competitive basis.

Provost Scholarship

Categories are  scholarship  tagged  award /  merit based

This scholarship is awarded to graduating first-year students who have excelled in both academics and personal achievement. This award is focused on a thorough, all-encompassing analysis of the SMU admissions submission.

Second Century Scholars

Categories are  scholarship  tagged  award /  merit based

This scholarship is awarded to graduating first-year students who have excelled in both academics and personal achievement. This award is focused on a thorough, all-encompassing analysis of the SMU admissions submission.

Kingsberg Medical Scholarship

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Kingsberg Medical, a nationally recognized medical firm, offers an annual scholarship to students at US-accredited colleges and universities. They have a sense of social responsibility and a keen desire to assist young Americans in their education, so they are making their small donation in the hope of assisting any of them. The scholarship will be given to exceptional students who demonstrate an artistic and scientific approach to writing an essay.

George E. and Hester B. Aker Fellowship

Categories are  fellowship  tagged  environmental science /  merit based /  masters degree

The George E. and Hester B. Aker Fellowship is offered by Virginia Tech Graduate School only for their students pursuing Master’s and Doctoral level degrees in the College of Natural Resources and Environment or the College of Science. A stipend of $35,000 of the one-year fellowship awarded per academic year. This fellowship does not provide any tuition assistance.

Marshall Scholarship - Purdue University

Categories are  scholarship  tagged  merit based

The Marshall Scholarships finance up to 40 independent, wide-ranging students who have outstanding leadership potential and who wish to study for a graduate degree at any institution in the United Kingdom. The program seeks to encourage applicants’ personal and intellectual growth by fostering their understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain, its relationship with the United States, and its role on the world stage.

Rhodes Scholarship

Categories are  scholarship  tagged  graduate students /  award /  research /  merit based

The Rhodes scholarship covers University and College fees for two years at Oxford. In some cases, a third or fourth year of studies can be underwritten. Students receive an annual stipend, private health insurance, and travel to the U.K. at the beginning and end of the scholarship term.

Each year, the Rhodes Scholarship program selects 32 Americans to study at the University of Oxford; as many as 89 additional scholarships are given globally.

Candidates are evaluated on academic success, participation in activities such as sports, commitment to public service, and leadership potential.

Merit Based Graduate Assistantships in Caldwell University

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Each year a limited number of merit-based graduate assistantships are offered to the students of Caldwell University, let us gain some important information about the assistantships:

Assistantship Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for these assistantships, students must have completed the matriculation process, which usually means they are officially enrolled in their academic program, and they must be in good standing, indicating that they have met the academic and behavioural requirements of their institution, ensuring they are eligible to apply for and hold assistantship positions during the academic year.

Assistantship Benefits:

  • These assistantships offer graduate students a significant benefit by covering up to six credits of their tuition costs for both the fall and spring semesters. This means that if a student is awarded this assistantship, they would receive a tuition discount for a total of 12 credits over the entire academic year, helping to reduce the financial burden of their graduate education.

CLU / City Year Masters Scholarships

Categories are  scholarship  tagged  award /  merit based /  masters degree

Claremont Lincoln University is proud to partner with the City Year Alumni Association which seeks to be a unique and diverse lifelong resource, community, and experience to advance City Year’s impact and alumni leadership development. As a community of idealists, City Year alumni will take up the challenge to become Leaders for Life to address the needs of their communities and to continue to change the world long after they have taken off their City Year jacket. One of the many opportunities that the City Year Alumni Association provides is scholarship and education opportunities to develop its Leaders for Life. With this new partnership, CLU will offer 50% annual tuition scholarships to City Year alumni. The scholarships award 50% of tuition, for up to five (5) recipients per year.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships in the Geography and Geoinformation Science department

Categories are  assistantship  tagged  full-time /  merit based /  teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Geography and Geoinformation Science department are selected on the basis of the student's knowledge of the subject and previous teaching experience. This means that what they know and how well they've taught before are considered when selecting them.

  • This means that Ph.D. students working as full-time Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) will be charged the same lower, in-state tuition rate for their studies, even if they come from another state. However, Master of Science students who are from out of state will need to cover the extra cost in tuition that makes up the difference between the in-state and out-of-state rates. So, Ph.D. GTAs get a tuition discount, while MS students from out of state may have to pay more.
  • Graduate Student Health Insurance: Ph.D. students are offered health insurance support which helps in reducing the cost of health coverage. This support is basically available to students starting their roles in the Fall. However, if a student joins the program in the Spring semester, they may not be eligible for this health insurance support until the following Fall. In short, it's a benefit given to students that begins in the Fall for most Ph.D. students.
  • Renewals: When it comes to renewing the appointments for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), you need to know that it doesn't happen automatically. To be considered for renewal, graduate students need to show that they are making good progress in their degree programs. This highlights how crucial it is for students to meet their academic obligations and continue to perform well to secure a renewal for their GTA positions.

Financial aid and Assistantships for Graduate Students

Categories are  assistantship  tagged  stipend /  research /  merit based

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.

Merit based Support for Graduate Students at Howard University

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Here is some information related to merit-based support for graduate students at Howard University, let us get deep into it:

Graduate students can get different types of support to fund their education such as help with their research, teaching, scholarships, awards, or fellowships. But, it is to be noted that these are not given to everyone only some people who stand different through their qualifications are eligible to get them.


A graduate assistant (GA) is a graduate student who gets financial support for work in teaching, academic, or research units. There are two types of GAs: Teaching assistants (TAs) and Research assistants (RAs).

Teaching Assistants (TAs) help with teaching.

  • Teach a whole course or part of it with a full-time teacher.
  • Help students one-on-one or in small groups.
  • Have office hours to meet with students.
  • Help grade assignments.
  • Assist with exams.
  • Work with big lecture classes.
  • Help in computer labs.

Research Assistants (RAs) assist faculty members with research projects. They:

  • Do research to support faculty research projects.
  • Review academic materials.
  • Collect, code, clean, or analyze data.
  • Prepare research materials for review.
  • Write reports or design presentations.
  • Code computer programs.
  • Attend research meetings and seminars.

Work Expectations: Students who get these awards often have to work for about 15 hours a week during the school year. They might do things like internships, which are like real work, but the school or department tells them what to do.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for these awards, students must:

  • Be regular students in the Graduate School.
  • Go to school full-time while they have the award. This means they have to take a lot of classes or work on a big project.
  • If their first language isn't English, they should speak English well. They should also know about the U.S. education system and be good at talking to people from different cultures. The department or unit giving the award decides if they're good at this.


  • Graduate Students Funded by Grants
  • Graduate students who receive funding from research grants need to do the work specified by the person in charge of the grant (the PI). They should work up to 15 hours per week if they're getting a full stipend, and up to 10 hours per week if it's a partial stipend. This helps them manage their time and responsibilities effectively.

Named Fellowship Awards for Graduate Students:

Graduate students at Howard get the opportunity to receive some of the named fellowship awards such as:

  • Hawthorne Dissertation Research Fellowship
  • Edward Alexander Bouchet Doctoral Scholars Fellowship Program
  • Ernest E. Just-Percy L. Julian Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Sasakawa Fellowship

Institutional aid at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago

Categories are  grants /  institutional aid  tagged  international students /  award /  merit based

Institutional Aid at The Chicago School includes different types of financial assistance like scholarships and lower tuition rates. Scholarships can range between $1,000 to $10,000 for the next year, and the eligibility criteria mainly depend on things like how much money you have, how well you do in school, if you match the school's goals or not, if you're active in the community, and if you've done service work, let us explore these financial aids: 

  • Global Impact Scholarship: The Global Impact Scholarship is for international students who are going to study at a physical campus for the upcoming fall semester. It doesn't matter if you're a new student or if you've studied there before. If you have enough money, you can get this scholarship, which ranges between $1,000. So, if you meet these criteria, you can apply for the scholarship and can get the opportunity to receive $1,000 to help with your education expenses.
  • Global Leaders Scholarship: This is for international students who have been studying at The Chicago School for at least one year. To get it, they need to share how the Chicago School has influenced their professional growth and what are their plans to become global leaders in their field.
  • Merit Scholarships: These scholarships are for those new students who are applying to on-campus programs and it is granted on the basis of their good academic performance. They can be worth up to $10,000 and can be renewed for up to five years if the student is studying full-time.
  • Fellowships: Those students who are contributing to the school's academic community, both inside and outside the classroom are given these fellowships. There are different fellowships available, like the one in Psychopharmacology, which is for specific programs and recognizes students who are pursuing advanced training.
  • Coverdell Fellows Program: The Coverdell Fellows program helps former Peace Corps Volunteers with financial support for their studies. It can be useful in reducing their financial burden.
  • Institutional Grants: Institutional grants are those grants that support students in finishing their degrees as long as they maintain good academic standing.
  • International Student Grant: International students enrolling at The Chicago School have the opportunity to be granted these grants. It helps them to reduce some of their financial burdens so that they can easily focus on their studies without stressing about their financial needs.
  • Reduced Tuition Rates: The school offers lower tuition rates for specific groups like alumni, K-12 school personnel, law enforcement, mental health professionals, military veterans, and more and each group has its own set of qualifications.
  • Tuition Rates: The cost of tuition can change each year, and the rates that are applied are of future terms, not past terms.
  • Scholarship Availability: The school doesn't have to give scholarships to everyone, and it depends on the money they have. They make scholarship decisions after reviewing applications for admission, and getting a scholarship doesn't guarantee you'll be admitted to the school.

In the end, we can say that, The Chicago School offers scholarships and reduced tuition rates based on various eligibility criteria. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000, with some renewable options. Fellowships and grants are also available, and different reduced tuition rates are provided for specific groups, including alumni, K-12 school personnel, law enforcement professionals, mental health professionals, and military veterans.

School Grants at American Intercontinental University

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School Grants at the American Intercontinental University are financial aid programs designed to support students in pursuing their education. These grants are basically offered by the university itself and do not need to be repaid. AIU's School Grants aim to make higher education more accessible and affordable for students, helping to cover tuition and related expenses. Eligibility for these grants depends on many factors such as financial need, academic performance, or specific criteria outlined by the university. AIU provides these grants as a medium to support students on their academic journey, making education more attainable and reducing the financial burden of attending college.

  • Various financial support opportunities are found here such as scholarships, grants, and other programs.
  • In Georgia, there's a scholarship for high school seniors, but to qualify here you need a good high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. This scholarship is for students who plan to go to college or university for their degree. It's a way to help pay for your education if you meet these requirements.
  • There's a grant available to support full-time students who are eligible. This grant helps with the expenses of going to a private college or university. It's like extra money to make it easier for students to pay for their education at a private school.
  • AIU (Atlanta International University) offers several grants and scholarships for students, including a grant based on articulation agreements with certain schools, grants for students facing personal or financial hardships, and grants for employees of a Corporate Educational Alliance member and their families.
  • Impact Grant: AIU has created something called the "Impact Grant" This grant is made in partnership with certain employers. It's designed to help students who are eligible and studying in specific degree programs. Basically, it's like extra financial support that these students can get with the help of their employers while they're pursuing their degrees.
  • New students referred by AIU alumni are eligible for a scholarship of up to $1,000.
  • Veteran grants: Active-duty military members, veterans, and their families have access to various military scholarships and grants, including the AIU Veterans Grant, AIU Military Spouse Grant, AIU Yellow Ribbon Grant, and the EANGUS Scholarship.
  • AIU offers multiple scholarships and grants for students attending college at their Atlanta campus or online, and financial aid opportunities are available for those who qualify.