The Presidential Tuition Service Scholarships for Graduate Students are designed to
cover the costs of tuition and fees for 3 or 6 hours of graduate coursework per semester.
(Graduate students who hold an assistantship are not eligible). Each scholarship includes a service component of 75 hours per semester for 6 hours
of tuition and 37.5 hours for 3 hours of tuition. Services rendered to the University
are determined by the specific graduate programs to which the recipients have been
admitted and/or by the Graduate School. (Examples of service activities include tutoring
and assisting the staff in the Educational Support Program, serving as academic coaches
and/or mentors for undergraduate students, and assisting faculty and student researchers).
In order to be eligible to apply, students must:
- Be fully admitted to a graduate program.
- Sign a contract (after awarded) agreeing to a particular service component of 75 hours
per semester for 6 hours of tuition or 37.5 hours of service for 3 hours of tuition.
- Make satisfactory progress toward degree completion.
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
The scholarships are awarded for one (1) academic year and are contingent upon the
students' academic progress and successful completion of the service components. Recipients
must re-apply annually as needed.
Applicants must complete the electronic Presidential Tuition Service Scholarship Application which includes a statement of need and a description of the strengths, experiences,
and skill-sets to successfully complete the service-components.
AFTER NOTIFICATION OF AWARD: Applicants must sign and return a contract (provided by the department) agreeing to a particular service component of 75 hours per semester for 6 hours of
tuition or 37.5 hours of service for 3 hours of tuition to the Graduate School, 215
Selection of Recipients:
Recipients will be selected by a committee of faculty members in the respective programs.
This scholarship is highly competitive. Presently, awards will be given on a first-come
We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester.