About Graduate School Awards

Eligibility l How to Apply l Due Dates l Awards

Eligibility

In order to apply you must be newly admitted to, or in the process of being admitted to, the degree program toward which the award would apply. Students are not eligible if they are already taking courses as a degree-seeking student in the program for which they wish to receive a award. The award is rendered void if the student changes degree departments after receiving the award.  Awards are limited and decisions are made on a competitive basis and not just on meeting minimum criteria.
  • GRE or GMAT scores, and IELTS (min 6.5) / TOEFL (79) scores for international students, must be on record and be compliant with departmental requirements.
  • Official transcripts must be on file with the Office of Admissions.
  • Undergraduate GPA or Graduate GPA must meet the designated requirement (see Awards below).
  • Student must be screened for eligibility by their program.
 

How to Apply

Applicants should initiate the process by contacting the Graduate Coordinator of the program in which they intend to study. The Graduate School will distribute a limited number of awards to specific programs.  Programs will nominate qualified applicants for an award and notify the Graduate School.

Important:

All admission requirements should have been met by the Fall due date in order for the program to nominate applicants. These requirements include official transcripts and test scores.

 

Due Dates

  • Doctoral applicants for Fall seeking Diversity Fellowship or Performance & Accountability Assistantship must turn in completed Award applications by February 15.
  • Master's and Doctoral Applicants for Fall seeking scholarships must turn in completed Award applications by March 15.
 

Awards

Marcus B. Christian Scholarship

Who is Eligible: African American and other under-representd U.S. minority students accepted to Doctoral or Master’s degree programs with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and/or 3.5 graduate GPA are eligible for this award. Strong preference is given to Louisiana residents and to graduates of historically black institutions.

What it Covers: This scholarship provides a waiver of tuition, gradate enhancement fee, and the nonresident fee for the academic year (fall and spring). Master's students completing degrees requiring 30-45 credit hours may receive for up to two (2) years. Master's students completing degrees requiring 60 credit hours may receive for up to 3 years. Doctoral students may receive for up to four (4) years.

Master’s Scholarship

Who is Eligible:  Any student fully admitted into a Master’s degree program, with 3.0 undergraduate and/or 3.5 graduate GPA is eligible for this award.

What it Covers: This scholarship provides a waiver of tuition, graduate enhancement fee, and the nonresident fee for the academic year (fall and spring).  Master's students completing degrees requiring 30-45 credit hours may receive for up to two (2) years. Master's students completing degrees requiring 60 credit hours may receive for up to three (3) years.

Doctoral Scholarship

Who is Eligible: Any student fully admitted into a Doctoral degree program, with 3.0 undergraduate and/or 3.5 graduate GPA is eligible for this award.

What it Covers: This scholarship provides a waiver of tuition, graduate enhancement fee, and the nonresident fee for the academic year (fall and spring). Students may receive this award for up to four (4) years.

Performance & Accountability Assistantship

Who is Eligible: Louisiana residents and U.S. citizens fully admitted into a Doctoral program with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and/or 3.5 graduate GPA.  In addition to the award application applicants must have a statement of support from a current UNO faculty member in their program.

What it Covers: The P&A Assistantship provides a waiver of tuition and the nonresident fee for the year (fall, spring and summer) and a $20,000 stipend per fiscal year for four (4) years.

SREB Ernest G. Chachere Doctoral Diversity Fellowship
Who is Eligible: Any U.S.  under-represented minority student accepted to begin a Doctoral program in Sciences, Technology or Engineering with a 3.25+ undergraduate GPA or a 3.5+ graduate GPA, is eligible for this award. While students of the social sciences may apply, preference is given to applicants in the physical and mathematical sciences and engineering.

What it Covers: This Fellowship provides a waiver of tuition and the nonresident fee for the year (fall, spring and summer) and a $22,000 stipend per year for four (4) years.

Under-represented U.S. Minority refers to: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian and Alaska Native persons.

 
Privateer Graduate Award - effective Summer 2013

Who is Eligible:  Any out-of-state student admitted to a graduate degree program in Fall, Spring or Summer with a 3.0 undergraduate and/or 3.5 graduate GPA.

What it Covers:  The nonresident fee for the year (fall, spring and summer). Master's students completing degrees requiring 30-45 credit hours may receive for up to 2 years. Master's students completing degrees requiring 60 credit hours may receive for up to 3 years. Doctoral students may receive for up to 4 years.

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