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Graduate College Fellowships (GCF)

At a glance
Amount Awarded: 
$500 or more
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
By Nomination
Eligibility Category: 
Domestic Doctoral Students
International Doctoral Students
Domestic Master’s Students
International Master’s Students

The Graduate College allocates fellowship cash awards to academic units through the respective academic dean's office to recruit and retain top international or domestic graduate students. Interested students should contact the academic unit to inquire about the availability of these awards. Online and Certificate students only are not eligible for the awards.


To be eligible for consideration of an award, the student must:

  • Be admitted to a graduate degree granting academic unit at the UA, (certificate and online only students are not eligible)
  • Be enrolled full time according to current academic policy, (select Academic Year>Catalog Index>Full Time Student Status)
  • Be in good academic standing,
  • Have an admitting or cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Instructions for Graduate Students

Funds reside at the academic unit. Students should contact the academic unit for application instructions.


Information for Academic Units

  • The minimum award for Graduate College Fellowships is $500 per student.
  • Full year awards are strongly recommended to allow the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to coordinate all aid for the academic year.
  • Awards are processed using UAccess Student, External Awards. Please use the item type associated with the college name under account 2558439.
  • Notify Julie Treanor or Dorian Voorhees to approve the award(s) by entering treanorj or voorhees in the “Email Notification” Approver Opid section.
  • Reports are available in UAccess Analytics to support academic units in tracking awards. Dashboards>Student>Student Fin Aid & Fin Details>Student AwardsDashboards>Student>Student Fin Aid & Fin Details>Student Awards


  • Please note that funds do not roll over from year to year and must be used by June 1 of current fiscal year.

Students should contact the Graduate Coordinator or Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) in the respective academic unit for award availability and deadlines.

For questions that are not addressed here, please contact Julie Treanor at (520) 621-5193 or Dorian Voorhees at (520) 626-6908.