Financial Support

One of the first questions entering graduate students have is, “How will I pay for this?”Approximately 75% of graduate students at USU receive some sort of financial assistance in supporting their graduate education. Below are several funding options in the form of scholarships, waivers, fellowships and assistantships. Be sure to also explore options through USU’s Financial Aid Office, your department and your college.

Martin Luther King Fellowship

For African-American graduate students
Funding type: Fellowship
No. available: 2
Annual amount: Full tuition + $7K
Duration: 1 year
Application from: Student
Required match: No

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Alumni Legacy Scholarship

For non-resident students with USU ties
Funding type: Scholarship
No. available: Unlimited
Annual amount: Nonresident portion of tuition
Duration: Ongoing
Application from: Student
Required match: No

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Seely-Hinckley Scholarship

For graduate students with financial need
Funding type: Scholarship
No. available: 8
Annual amount: Full tuition + fees
Duration: 1 year
Application from: College/department
Required match: No

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Assistantships

For graduate students
Funding type: Assistantship
Annual amount: $15K (with insurance)
Duration: 3 years
Application from: College/department
Required match: Yes, 1:1

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X-STEM Assistantship

For non-STEM graduate students
Funding type: Assistantship
No. available: 2
Annual amount: $15K (with insurance)
Duration: 3 years
Application from: College/department
Required match: Yes, 1:1

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Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

For non-residents who meet the waiver’s qualifications
Funding type: Waiver
No. available: Unlimited
Annual amount: Non-resident portion of tuition
Duration: 1 year
Application from: Department
Required match: No

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Travel Funding

For graduate students traveling to professional meetings
Funding type: Grant
No. available: 1 per year
Annual amount: $200-400
Duration: $50K funding
Application from: Student
Required match: Yes, 1:1

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Tuition Award

Graduate students with GPA/test scores above college average
Funding type: Tuition reciprocity
No. available: Variable
Annual amount: Variable
Duration: 1 year
Application from: Student
Required match: No

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Presidential Doctoral Research Fellowships

For outstanding PhD students
Funding type:
Fellowship
No. available: 16
Annual amount: Full tuition + >$20K
Duration: 4 years
Application from: College/department
Required match: Yes, variable

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Dissertation Fellowship

For PhD students completing a dissertation
Funding type:
Fellowship
No. available: 10
Annual amount: Full tuition + $5K
Duration: 1 year
Application from: Student
Required match: Yes

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