Graduate School Awards

Marcus B. Christian Scholarship

Who is Eligible: African American and other under-represented 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.