Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships

International Merit Award

We are pleased to offer the International Merit Scholarship to qualified international students.  This scholarship is worth $5,000 per academic year and the scholarship will automatically renew for up to four years. Scholarship decisions are made by committee and are based on a review of the information in the application, including your essay, academic information, and extracurricular activities. All international students admitted for the Fall semester are eligible for this scholarship.  Students must submit an application and all required documents by May 1 to be eligible for this scholarship. 

The International Merit Scholarship is only available for students on a F1 visa starting in the Fall term.

MyScholarship Database

Once admitted, undergraduate students will have access to hundreds of scholarships. The majority of scholarship deadlines fall between February 15 and March 1. These scholarships vary and may be based on personal interests, academic performance, special talents, or major. Many of these scholarships are made possible through generous donations. Students may apply for these scholarships each year through myScholarships.

Off-Campus Scholarships

There are many opportunities pertaining to private scholarships, funds, and grants for international students. Additional scholarships opportunities can be found on the International Students website.


Graduate Assistantships

Highly qualified graduate students may be considered for Graduate Assistantships (GA). These positions are limited and highly competitive which means not every graduate student will receive a full assistantship. 

You can search for GA job openings for the upcoming semester or academic year on the Graduate School website.

You may also contact the department directly to see what GA positions are available for the academic year. Keep in mind, some programs will offer GA positions to qualified candidates based on their complete application. You can find contact information for program directors on the Graduate School website