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Scholarships & Fellowships

Assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships are available to qualifying graduate students and applicants. The following list contains links to a host of fellowship and scholarship grant opportunities available from NDSU and external grant sources.

NDSU Scholarship & Fellowship Grants


The Department of English annually awards several scholarships to graduate students based on academic achievement. To apply for NDSU Dept. of English scholarships, download the English Scholarship Application Form.

The English Department is pleased to announce the new RICHARD L. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP for graduate students. This scholarship is awarded to a continuing graduate student with a GPA 3.75 or above and a Program of Study on file. Preference is given to a student studying literature. 

The Rooney Scholarship goes to a deserving graduate student. Academic achievement and perseverance in the pursuit of a degree are equal considerations.

The annual Pamela O’Connor Memorial Scholarship is given for excellence in writing.

The Madeline S. Giddings Scholarship of $1,000 goes to an outstanding graduate student. The primary criterion for the scholarship is financial need and exemplary progress toward degree completion.

The English department also presents two awards each year: a Graduate Student Teaching Award and a Graduate Student Paper Award.

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences awards a Graduate Teaching and Graduate Research Award each year. An English department GTA has won the teaching award each of the first 5 years these awards have been offered.

The Graduate School offers Presidential Doctoral Graduate Fellowships to new graduate students in doctoral programs. The awards are in the amount of $16,000/year plus a waiver of tuition. The fellowship is awarded for a period of four years (subject to annual review). See the Graduate School website for details.

Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
The Graduate School at NDSU offers a number of fellowships to support graduate students working to finish their dissertations. The deadline is typically in February.

Board of Higher Education Scholarship. This award is for tuition waiver and it counts for four semesters.

See the NDSU Graduate school website for a complete list of available NDSU funding.

External Fellowship & Scholarship Grant Opportunities


The American Association of University Women (AAUW):
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW offers 5 categories of fellowship and grants.

The NDSU Graduate school has a list of funding available from external sources.




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Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013 2:25:24 PM