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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

AID FOR ROSENSTIEL GRADUATE STUDENTS

Research Assistantships are the major employment opportunity for students at the school, and provide financial assistance in the form of stipends, tuition waivers, and health insurance coverage. These assistantships are available to new, as well as advanced students. Since the number of research assistantships varies between discipline and the research in progress, information concerning the availability of research assistantship support should be requested from the program or faculty member of interest. At present about 60% of our students are supported as research assistants from research funds. 

University and non-University Fellowships: All applicants who apply for admission to the Rosenstiel School are considered for a limited number of University-funded fellowships, school-funded fellowships and program-funded fellowships. The primary criterion for eligibility is scholastic achievement and scores made on the G.R.E.  Many of these opportunities, including the Dean's Fellowship, University Fellowship and Maytag Fellowship, can be found at here or through outside search engines such as:

CollegeNET:  http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
FastWeb:  http://fastweb.monster.com/

Applicants should also seek non-University fellowships, such as those offered by their country (Fulbrights), local civic organizations, or by Federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation.

All applicants who have secured external funding to pursue a graduate degree should email gso@rsmas.miami.edu with details on their financial award. This may aid you in finding a potential research mentor.

McKNIGHT DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

$12,000 stipend / 12 months plus tuition scholarship of 18 credits and fees. 3-year award. Student applies to three Florida institutional programs on official applications secured from the Florida Education Fund Tampa Office (Call 813-272-2772). Student cannot already be enrolled in doctoral program. Fellowship can be used at Florida university of student’s choice where appropriate doctoral program exists and student is admitted. No application fee is required. 

Who may apply for McKnight Fellowship: Applicants must be African American or Hispanic, U.S. citizens, and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Application deadline for McKnight Fellowship: Applications must be postmarked no later than January 15th of each year.

More McKnight fellowship information can be found here.

Office of Financial Assistance

The Office of Financial Assistance awards financial assistance in the form of financial aid programs, including grants, educational loans, student employment, and tuition payment plans. Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance directly at (305) 284-5212 or via e-mail (ofas@miami.edu) for application forms, including information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (https://fafsa.ed.gov) and relevant deadlines.

Other External Funding Opportunities

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master's and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology and all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas, particularly by women and members of minority groups.

Deadline for applications is December 9 , 2016  http://fosterscholars.noaa.gov/

If you are planning to apply for the Foster Scholarship program, please email gso@rsmas.miami.edu by October 15th stating your intention to apply.