2018-2019 Graduate Catalog


Fellowship recipients are not required to support the academic missions of the University through duties. Fellowship awards provide financial assistance through tuition awards and/or a stipend. Fellowships are awarded by the head of each graduate unit and may be dispersed at the beginning of each semester or divided over the appointment (usually nine or 12 months). Graduate Fellows may be encouraged to take additional semester hours and/or participate in professional development and leadership roles based on the needs and expectations of the graduate program.

Stipends to Attract Remarkable Students (STARS) are special fellowship awards added onto regular assistantship or fellowship awards as a recruitment enticement for exceptional applicants. No additional duties are associated with the STARS stipend regardless of the initial regular award. STARS stipends are provided for three years for doctoral student awardees and for two years for master’s- level students.