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Scholarships and Assistantships


Merit-based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 per year, are available to new, full-time graduate students. These scholarships recognize an individual's previous academic achievement and are awarded to students with a 3.5 or higher undergraduate cumulative GPA at the time of admittance to a Roosevelt University graduate program. The Office of Admission will review all eligible candidates for scholarship awards. No scholarship application is required. Merit-based scholarships are renewable and require that the recipient maintain a 3.8 cumulative GPA and full-time status while enrolled in the graduate program.  

For priority consideration, we recommend that all admission application materials be submitted by the following dates for the corresponding term:

  • March 1 - Fall term
  • September 1 - Spring term

Endowed Scholarships

Several departments/programs offer endowed scholarships to both new and continuing students. Recipients of these scholarships are determined through a competitive application process, which is determined by the academic department. For more information regarding these scholarships, please contact your program advisor.

Graduate Assistantships

Roosevelt University's graduate assistantship program presents its students with unique learning opportunities within academic and professional settings, while providing financial assistance for its participants. Over 60 incoming and returning students participate in this program annually.

Assistantships include work within a variety of the University's academic and administrative areas. Previous appointments include research assistants, lab assistants, tutors, academic advisors, and enrollment management/student service assistants.

  • Work hours are flexible and provide students with convenient scheduling based on other academic and professional commitments. Assistants work between 6 and 17 hours each week, or as assigned by the academic or administrative entity.
  • Participants are awarded a grant to cover either partial or full-tuition. In addition to the tuition grant, the student receives an annual stipend.
  • Graduate assistantships may be renewable and require participants to meet and maintain all University academic standards.

Complete the graduate assistantship application in order to be considered for this program.

Priority consideration for assistantships is March 1. Assistantships are awarded for each Fall term. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed based upon availability.