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Financial Aid & Awards

Financial Aid

The Department provides teaching assistantships, fellowships, and tuition scholarships, awarded competitively. The fellowships and assistantships include tuition remission for the fall and spring semester plus a living expense stipend. Teaching assistantships normally require students to work up to 20 hours per week, leading discussion sections and grading in a lower-level survey course or, more rarely, grading for a large, unsectioned lecture course. Fellows do not usually perform any additional duties aside from their academic studies.

It is Department policy that during fall and spring semesters teaching and graduate assistants may not work more than the twenty hours a week required by the assistantship and fellows may not be employed. If department eligibility requirements have been met, all graduate students may teach during summer and winter sessions if such opportunities arise. Tuition scholars have no employment restrictions. A petition may be made to the Graduate Studies Committee for an exception to these policies.

Graduate students with more than one incomplete will not be considered for renewal of financial aid. The Graduate Studies Committee may, however, consider petitions for dispensation from this regulation.

Please note: Financial awards can be withdrawn if students fail to progress satisfactorily.

Department Graduate Awards & Scholarships

In addition to the types of financial aid outlined above, the History Department makes a number of annual awards to graduate students.

Alumni Award for Best Printed Article or Seminar Paper

Stanley J. and Marion Goldfus Memorial Award for Best Teaching Assistant

E. Lyman Stewart Internship for Graduate Students

Bosley-Warnock Fellowship

Steven Salsbury Fellowship for Graduate Students

For more information, please contact Diane Clark.