UT Arlington Funded Fellowships

Master’s and doctoral students can be nominated by their graduate advisor for annual fellowships. Students from out-of-state who receive fellowships will have their tuition reduced to in-state rates, providing a significant reduction in tuition costs. You should discuss the nomination procedure for these fellowships with your graduate advisor.

Please note, fellowship awards may impact student loans. If you have or plan to obtain a student loan, check with the Financial Aid Office before accepting any type of fellowship.

Graduate Tuition Fellowship

(Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship)

Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Doctoral Teaching Fellowship packages are available on a competitive basis to students beginning their first semester of study in UT Arlington doctoral or doctoral-bound programs. These five-year packages may consist of some combination of Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantships (EGTAs) with full tuition fellowships and grant-funded research assistantships that may include some tuition coverage. For students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs, this support may consist of some combination of Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantships (EGTAs) with full tuition fellowships, graduate teaching assistantships with STEM tuition fellowships, or grant-funded research assistantships with STEM tuition fellowships. Requirements include a 50% graduate assistantship, full-time enrollment, and unconditional admission. Interested students should contact their academic departments.

STEM Tuition Fellowship

Select Engineering and Science graduate students are eligible to participate in the STEM Fellowship program, designed for doctoral degree seeking students, which will afford them significantly reduced tuition and a graduate assistantship. Fellowship includes monthly stipend, 75% tuition coverage and in-state tuition rate. Requirements include enrollment in a doctoral or doctoral-bound Engineering or Science program, 50% assistantship, full-time enrollment, unconditional admission and academic good standing. New students in either a doctoral or doctoral-bound program may hold the fellowship for up to five years. Interested students should contact their department for more information.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Graduate Research Fellowship

Fellowship includes an annual award of $2,000/year for 2 years and tuition at the in-state rate. This requires enrollment in a doctoral or doctoral-bound program, 50% assistantship, full-time enrollment, unconditional admission, 3.5 GPA and a thank you letter to Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Students are nominated by their department.

Office of Graduate Studies Dissertation Fellowship

This fellowship is intended to support doctoral students in the final stage of completing their doctoral dissertations. The Fellowship includes a stipend and qualifies students for tuition at the in-state rate. Requirements include doctoral or doctoral-bound enrollment, good academic standing, and being at the final stage of dissertation work. These awards will be offered to doctoral students with approved dissertation proposals or prospectuses who have completed all or most of the research needed to complete their dissertations. These students' efforts should therefore be focused largely on writing their dissertations. Award recipients may not hold any other forms of employment during the fellowship term and must enroll in a minimum of three dissertation hours. Interested students must apply through their college or school, and not directly to Graduate Studies. Each college has its own selection committee for the award. Unfortunately, applications sent directly to Graduate Studies cannot be considered.

Download the Call for Nominations (PDF, 188KB)

Download the Flyer (PDF, 211KB)

Download the Form (PDF, 86KB)

Honors Bridge to Graduate School Fellowship

In order to recruit high-achieving, exceptionally capable Honors students to UT Arlington graduate programs, the Honors College offers competitive graduate degree fellowships to its alumni who seek to continue their education at the graduate level at the University. This fellowship is renewed on a semester-by-semester basis.

I Engage Mentoring (IM) Program

The IM Program provides funding for doctoral and doctoral-bound students to gain teaching and mentoring experience by serving as a research mentor to a UT Arlington undergraduate. Undergraduates will have the opportunity to work closely with a graduate student mentor on either the mentor’s research/creative project or on their own research/creative project. Graduate students will receive a $400 stipend during the term in which they participate in the project.

“Pay It Forward” Scholarship

The Cindy Atha Shira Simcha “Pay It Forward” Scholarship fund has been established to support graduate students who have completed all or a majority of their preparatory education in a country outside of the United States who are pursuing a Master’s of Music degree in Voice Performance with an interest in opera, Psychology or the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. The 2013-2014 scholarship, which begins in the Fall 2013 semester, provides recipients $500 in both the Fall and Spring semesters and qualifies them for resident tuition rates. Eligible students are encouraged to contact their departments for nomination information.

Download the Flyer (PDF, 72KB)

Download the Application Form (PDF, 32KB)

William F. Pyburn Fellowship

Fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis with preference given to a student pursuing studies of natural history, especially in the areas of herpetology, systematic, ecology or behavior. Recipients must be full-time graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in the Department of Biology. This award can be renewed in subsequent years, and does not preclude any other financial aid. The recipient shall receive an annual award of $500 ($250 Fall and $250 Spring) as long as that amount is contributed annually. The award may be greater if more funds are available. Interested students should contact the Department of Biology for application information.

Michael B. and Wanda G. Ray Fellowship

Fellowship supports students in Math and Physics. Students will receive an annual award of $1,000 ($500 Fall and $500 Spring) for a one year term. Recipients must be incoming doctoral or doctoral bound students, have a 3.5 GPA which must be maintained, have 9 hours of enrollment each term, and be unconditionally admitted into the Graduate School. Students are nominated by their department.

Bob and Ann Utley Graduate Fellowship

Fellowship includes an annual award of $2,000 for one year and tuition at the in-state rate. This fellowship requires enrollment in a doctoral or doctoral-bound program, 6 hours enrollment in Fall and Spring, unconditional admission, good academic standing, and a thank you letter to Bob and Ann Utley. Students are nominated by their department.

Steffen Palko Endowed Graduate Fellowship in the COEHP

Mind, Brain and Education is an emerging field that explores how advances in the cognitive and neurosciences can influence, as well as be informed by, educational practice and leadership. The University of Texas at Arlington’s Southwest Center for Mind, Brain and Education offers a two-year, 36 hour, Master of Education in Mind, Brain and Education. Graduate students pursuing this Master’s degree are eligible for this fellowship.

UT Arlington Alumni Scholarships

The Alumni Association Scholars Program was created to provide continuing students with financial assistance recognizing their academic achievements in pursuit of aggressive career goals while pursuing their education at UT Arlington. Awards are available to undergraduate and graduate students. A student continuing in academic good standing as a full time student at UT Arlington will be eligible for consideration. Graduate students are eligible for the following alumni scholarships: African-American Endowed Scholarship, Alumni Legacy Scholarship, Architecture Alumni Topping Out Endowed Scholarship, Frankie S. Hansell Endowed Scholarship, Hispanic Endowed Scholarship, Daniel Kauth Endowed Scholarship, Cothburn O’Neal Endowed Scholarship, Norma Jane Pitman Roberts Endowed Scholarship, John Berry Rogers Scholarship, Sue and Art Mosby Scholarship Endowment in Music.

College & Departmental Fellowships

Many colleges and departments offer fellowships to master’s, doctoral, and doctoral-bound students. Award amounts and fellowship requirements vary. Students should inquire with their graduate advisor for availability and application information.