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Funding Opportunities

The WGS Program is pleased to offer several funding opportunities for students. See below for brief descriptions of each funding opportunity. 

In addition to these program-specific opportunities, the university awards Graduate Scholarships to qualified students. Please submit the Graduate Scholarship and Assistantship Application to the the the Office of Graduate Admission.

Grace Mary Stern Scholarship

The Grace Mary Stern Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student or undergraduate minor in WGS at Roosevelt University. It is a merit-based award that provides a range of support for tuition expenses. The recipient is selected on the basis of academic excellence and commitment to the ideals represented by Grace Mary Stern. Priority deadline is March 1. Grace Mary Stern Scholarship Application

Graduate Assistantship

The WGS Program has one graduate assistantship position, which is often divided between two students. Full-time graduate assistants are expected to work 17 hours per week for the 16-week semester; half-time graduate assistants work 9 hours per week.  Graduate assistants are paid a biweekly stipend. Full-time graduate assistants receive a full tuition waiver, while half-time graduate assistants receive a tuition waiver for 9 semester hours (3 courses) for the year. WGS graduate assistants work under the supervision of the WGS Program Director. Prior deadline is March 1. Graduate Scholarship and Assistantship Application

Internship in Teaching

The WGS Program is pleased to offer an annual internship in the teaching of WGS. This teaching internship is a competitive award that counts as 3 elective credits, provides a tuition waiver for the cost of the course, and enables the intern to work closely in a training relationship with a member of the WGS core faculty. Priority deadline is March 1. Application for the Graduate Internship in Teaching

Conference Funding

The WGS Program is occasionally able to assist students with funding for presenting their work at professional conferences. Should you be accepted to an academic conference, be sure to discuss possible funding options with the WGS program director and submit the funding request form.