Funding Your Education
Graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences have access to a wide variety of funding sources, many of which are listed below.
Each A&S departments offers a limited number of graduate teaching, research, and laboratory assistantships. Assistantships provide stipends and tuition waivers for up to 20 hours or service each week. Students with graduate assistantships also participate in the student health insurance program, for which the university and the college provide premium cost offsets each term. Prospective and current students interested in pursuing graduate assistant positions should contact their program director.
Interdisciplinary Area of Focus Fellowships
Graduate fellowships are offered through several of the university’s interdisciplinary area of focus programs, include the following initiatives based in Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit the program website or contact the program director(s).
It also involves partnership with the Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning, the Language Research Center, and the Regents' Center for Learning Disorders. Drs. Rose Sevcik and Paul Alberto, Co-Directors.
The college and many of its departments and institutes have endowed fellowships and awards for their students. For more information, please visit the program website or contact the program director(s).
Donald Ahearn Endowed Fellowship in Applied and Environmental Microbiology: This fellowship was established on the occasion of Dr. Ahearn becoming a Research Professor Emeritus in recognition of his outstanding contributions in instruction, research and service in the development of applied and environmental microbiology programs at Georgia State University.
Neurobiology and Behavior Graduate Fellowship: Given in recognition of outstanding research and scholarship by a senior graduate student in the neurobiology and behavior program.
William G. Nolan Memorial Scholarship Award: Awarded to outstanding graduate students in the Cellular Molecular Biology and Physiology program. This fund was created in memory of former Associate Professor of Biology, William G. Nolan.
David W. Boykin Graduate Fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry: The Boykin Fellowship was established in 1999 to honor the former chair of the Department of Chemistry. It is awarded to an outstanding PhD graduate student in medicinal chemistry.
James W. Woodruff, Jr. Fellowship in Media Innovation & Responsibility: Established by the J. W. and Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation in memory of James W. Woodruff Jr. who established the first television station in Columbus, Georgia. Awarded to a graduate student in communication with outstanding academic promise who is dedicated to the study of media innovation and responsibility.
Mildred W. Seydel Scholarship: Awarded to journalism students on the basis of scholarship, dedication to the profession, and leadership qualities. This scholarship was established by the family of the late Mildred W. Seydell, an outstanding journalist, civic leader, author, and feminist.
Scott-Norcostco Theater Scholarship: Established through the generous gifts of Norcostco Inc., the Scott-Norcostco Foundation and the Scott family. Awarded annually to an outstanding student in technical theatre.
Terry F. Barker Memorial Scholarship: Established by friends to honor the memory of Terry Barker, a former journalism student and sports writer for the Gwinnett Daily News. Awarded to an outstanding journalism major specializing in news writing.
TRISPRO Scholarship: Awarded to an outstanding student in theater or music. This scholarship was established by the players, singers, musicians, spouses, and friends of TRISPRO Inc.
Paul Bowles Graduate Student Fellowship in Fiction Writing: Awarded to exceptional graduate students who have been accepted into the M.F.A. or Ph.D. degree programs in creative writing, with a specialization in fiction writing.
Paul Groves Blount Scholarship: Created by the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha in honor of Paul Groves Blount, a distinguished former faculty member and head of the Department of English who was a charter member and faculty adviser to the fraternity. Awarded annually to a student in good standing at Georgia State who is an active member, pledge or affiliate in good standing of the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Scholarship Endowment in Creative Writing: Awarded to an exceptional applicant to the fiction writing program upon his or her enrollment at Georgia State University. This fund was created to provide financial support for deserving students studying creative writing.
Virginia Spencer Carr Graduate Fellowship in English: This award, created in honor of Virginia Spencer Carr by her friends and former students, is given each year to an outstanding graduate student chosen by the Department of English.
Ernest Fritz Memorial Field Camp Endowment: Provides annual scholarships to students who are enrolled in the summer field camp course that are in good academic standing.
Anne M. Eaton Endowed Scholarship: This endowed scholarship, created in honor of Anne Eaton, a member of the first class of Gerontology graduates in 1977, is awarded annually to an outstanding gerontology graduate student.
Carol Rowe Jones and Waymon Jones Scholarship Endowment: Established by Gerontology alumna Carole Rowe Jones and her husband Waymon Jones, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding entering or first-year master’s degree student.
Charles and Catherine B. Rice Scholarship: Established in honor of Charles and Catherine B. Rice, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding entering or first-year master’s degree student.
Gerontology Alumni Endowed Scholarship: Funded by the continuing endeavors of the Gerontology Alumni Club, these scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering graduate students.
Harold V. and Anna Marie Little Scholarship in Gerontology: Given in honor of Harold V. Little and in memory of Anna Marie Little by their family, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding entering or first-year master’s degree student.
Ethel Illges Woodruff Fellowship in Southern History: Awarded to a graduate student who intends to pursue the masters program with a concentration in southern history. Mrs. Ethel Illges Woodruff, a native of Columbus, Georgia, was keenly interested in the history of Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Chattahoochee Valley. This fellowship in honor of Mrs. Woodruff was established in 1995 in the Department of History at Georgia State University by the J.W. and Ethel I. Woodruff Foundation of Columbus.
Jenny Thurston Fellowship and Award in Heritage Preservation: Annual award and internship, with the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, for an outstanding historic preservationist in Atlanta.
Margaret Ewing Endowment in Family Oral Histories: This fund provides a fellowship to a graduate student who is interested in pursuing research on family histories, preferably oral histories. This fund was created by William Pate (M.A., Communication, 1985) in memory of his cousin, Margaret Ewing, who had a specific interest in family history and studied the history of the Pate family.
Doctoral Fellowship in Trauma Intervention: Provides an annual fellowship to doctoral students who are involved in a program of study which will prepare them to provide specialized assistance to people who have experienced some type of traumatic event.
Duane M. Rumbaugh Fellowship: Awarded annually to a graduate student or first-year postdoctoral student who has a research focus on the study of emergents. This fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Duane Rumbaugh and his distinguished career conducting ground-breaking research in the field of primate cognition.
Graduate Award Endowment: Provides awards to deserving graduate students in Psychology.
Theresa Nash Bernstein Scholarship in International Travel: Dr. Lauren B. Adamson and her husband, Dr. Walter L. Adamson, established this scholarship for high achieving students who have not had the opportunity to travel abroad for study purposes. The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Lauren Adamson’s mother, Teresa Nash Bernstein, a teacher, artist and herself a world traveler.
Margaret L. Andersen Scholarship: Awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate Sociology student. This endowment was created by Dr. Margaret Andersen (B.A. Sociology, 1970) and her husband, Richard Rosenfeld.