Graduate Student Funding Options
University Assistantship/Fellowship opportunities
Dean's Graduate Assistantship for Engaged Scholarship and Research in Education
The College of Education provide support for up to seven doctoral students in the field of Education. The support will take the form of centrally funded graduate assistantships known as Dean’s Graduate Assistantship for Engaged Scholarship and Research in Education. read more . . .
University Graduate Fellowship (UGF)
UGF Nomination Form - This is the College of Education fill and print nomination form for the University Graduate Fellowship
- College guidelines for nominating new incoming students for the University Graduate Fellowship.
Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards Program
Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards Program (pdf) - Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards are generally assistantships granted to incoming students as part of the University's comprehensive educational opportunity program. The graduate admission application serves as the Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards application. Students must be nominated by their program using this nomination form. The Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards Program competition is open to incoming graduate degree candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applications will be evaluated on scholarly promise and upon receiving a commitment from the student's graduate major program to support the student.
Graham Endowed Fellowship (GEF)
The Robert W. Graham Endowed Graduate Fellowship was created to assist in the recruitment of outstanding students considering enrolling at Penn State. The funds will provide supplementation awards to incoming students who have been given assistantships, departmental fellowships or who are recipients of external awards. Award offers are typically one one year; however, colleges may extend two-year offers to outstanding students. Students who have been awarded University Graduate Fellowships (UGF) are NOT eligible.
STEM/Learning Sciences Research Fellow/Assistant (SLSR)
This is a four-year fellowship/assistantship designed to support the most promising students applying for admission to our doctoral programs with research interests in the STEM and/or Learning Sciences. This opportunity is offered every other year (Fall admission in odd years). Funding is through College of Education resources.