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Financial Support

 

Financial support is available in the form of assistantships, scholarships and fellowships.

 

Assistantships

 

Recommendations for the appointment of Teaching, Research and Administrative Assistants are usually made by individual departments or programs. Assistantships are awarded with the expectation that service will be provided by the recipient. Those receiving these appointments must be enrolled in a graduate degree program, be registered for six to twelve credits and be in good academic standing. Full-time twenty (20) hour per week Assistantships provide a stipend, health insurance, the remission of tuition and a waiver of twenty (20) percent of the graduate student fees. See the Graduate Assistants United (GAU) contract for details of stipend levels and other matters related to appointment.

For graduate assistant appointment letters Click Here.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available from a variety of professional societies and organizations, and often the best sources of advice for these awards will be the major professor, Graduate Director or Department Chair. See also www.cgsnet.org.

The Graduate School provides a limited number of scholarships that are awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for these scholarships must be nominated by their department or program and recipients are required to be full-time graduate students who are in good academic standing. The call for nominations for these awards goes out on 1 February, nominations for the awards are due on 28 February, and winners of the awards are announced on 4 April. URI Graduate School Scholarships provide health insurance and the remission of tuition and a waiver of twenty (20) percent of the graduate student fees. For more information Click Here.


Awards and Fellowships

Fellowships are available from a number of organizations and agencies. For an introduction to fellowship opportunities see www.cgsnet.org.

  • The Graduate School provides a limited number of fellowships that are awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for these fellowships must be students who are nominated by their department or program, and recipients are required to be full-time graduate students who are in good academic standing. The call for nominations for the awards goes out on 1 February, nominations are due on 28 February and winners are announced on 4 April. URI Graduate Fellowships provide a stipend, health insurance, the remission of tuition and a waiver of twenty (20) percent of the graduate student fees. For more information Click Here.
  • The Graduate School, with support from the URI Foundation and the New England Board of Higher Education provide awards on a competitive basis to students who are members of groups currently under-represented in higher education. Candidates for these awards must be nominated by their department or program, and recipients must be full-time students during the period of the award and in good academic standing. The call for nominations goes out on 1 February, nominations are due on 28 February and winners are announced on 4 April.
  • Graduate Diversity Awards are available as tuition scholarships and/or stipend support. These awards are made for a single term or academic year, and it is expected that award recipients will receive support from their department or program following the fellowship year.

For more information on Graduate Diversity Awards Click Here.

Other Forms of Financial Support

For information on such forms of financial support as grants and loans, please contact Enrollment Services/ Financial Aid (www.uri.edu/es/menus/finaid.html).