Graduate Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities
University of Mississippi Recruiting Fellowship and Scholarship Program
The University of Mississippi Graduate School seeks to recruit an outstanding and inclusive student body. To that end, we have established a program to help departments and programs recruit such students to University of Mississippi graduate programs.
To be considered for the funding program, admitted students must be nominated by their department chair or graduate program coordinator. To be eligible for nomination a student must not be enrolled in an on-line program and must satisfy requirements given in either 1 or 2 below:
- Academic Excellence – Demonstrate superior academic achievement by having at least one of the criteria given below. Preference will be given to students who will also be receiving an assistantship from another University source of at least $2500/semester.
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.5
- Master’s degree GPA of 3.75
- Other measure of potential for excellence in graduate study
- Excellence in Inclusivity -Because the University of Mississippi recognizes that benefits accrue to our students when they are part of a diverse community of learners, students may be nominated for the program on the basis that their presence will add diversity to the classroom, department or the campus. The nomination must include information about how the student will add to the diversity of the university community. To be eligible a student must be a US citizen or permanent resident. The program for full-time students who are not working full-time includes a fellowship (1) and a partial tuition scholarship (2). Part-time students and/or students with full-time employment are only eligible for a partial tuition scholarship (3).
- The fellowship is $1,000/semester for 4 semesters for master’s students and $1,500/semester for 8 semesters for MFA and doctoral students. The fellowships are paid during the Fall and Spring Semesters only. To receive this award, must be admitted into a degree program, must be enrolled on the Oxford campus for at least 9 hours of graduate coursework each semester and must not have a full-time job. Requests to extend the award beyond 4 or 8 semesters will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- The tuition scholarship for full-time students (those registered for at least 9 hours of graduate coursework) without a qualifying graduate assistantship is valued at 75 percent of regular graduate tuition and 44 percent of the non-resident fee. The tuition scholarship is available for Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions and not applicable for any intersessions.
- The tuition scholarship for part-time students (those registered for fewer than 9 hours of graduate coursework) is valued at 50 percent of regular graduate tuition and 44 percent of the non-resident fee. The tuition scholarship is available for Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions and not applicable for any intersessions.
Department chairs or graduate program coordinators should submit nominations using a Qualtrics form available from the Graduate School (email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information) as soon as possible and no later than a month prior to the first semester for which the student plans to enroll. The nominations should include information about how the nominee fits the selection criteria as well as what financial support, if any, the department is providing to the student. Nominations will be reviewed by a faculty committee and funding recommendations will be made on a rolling basis.
Please send questions regarding nominations to: email@example.com. Only applicable during Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions. Not applicable to any intersessions. Online programs are NOT eligible at this time.
Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Program
The Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Program provides $3,000 for doctoral and MFA students and $2,500 for master’s students in departments that do not offer a doctoral degree. The Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Program is competitive and awarding of the funding is not guaranteed. The funding is offered during the summer (minimum of 10 weeks of research). The goal is to provide funds to enable promising graduate students to remain on task and on campus in their pursuit of a degree. Students cannot obtain additional university employment during this period. Funds are not renewable.
To be eligible, the student must be a full-time, full-standing student at any stage and in any discipline. Preference will be given to doctoral students who have completed their prospectus. A limited number of assistantships will also be reserved for master’s (thesis option) track students. Online programs are NOT eligible at this time.
For additional opportunities and information please visit the graduate school Financial Aid Information webpage.