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Graduate College Fellowships (GCF)

At a glance
Amount Awarded: 
Beginning 2021-22 - Minimum: $1000 per semester for Master's; $2500 per semester for Doctoral
Funding Type: 
Cash Award/Stipend
Process: 
By Nomination
Eligibility Category: 
Domestic Doctoral Students
International Doctoral Students
Domestic Master’s Students
International Master’s Students
About

The Graduate College annually allocates Graduate College Fellowship funding (cash awards) to the academic college deans as block grants to recruit and retain top international or domestic graduate students. Academic college deans may allocate to individual academic units or retain centrally to award eligible University of Arizona degree seeking graduate students.  The minimum award is $1,000 per semester for Master's students and $2,500 for doctoral students beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration of an award, the student must minimually meet the following. Academic colleges and/or academic units may set higher requirements.

  • Admitted to a graduate degree granting academic unit at the UA (Certificate only, Arizona Online and MD only students are not eligible),
  • Enrolled full time according to current academic policy,
  • In good academic standing, and
  • Have an admitting or cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Instructions

Instructions for Graduate Students

Interested and eligible graduate students must contact their academic unit's graduate coordinator or director of graduate studies for funding availability. To find your graduate coordinator or director of graduate studies, please see the Graduate Catalog and Program of Studies guide.

 

Instructions for Academic Units

  • The minimum award for Graduate College Fellowships is $1,000 per semester for Master's students and $2,500 for doctoral students. 
  • 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 using the college's associated item type under Graduate College account 2558439. Please contact the Graduate College (information below) with questions concerning the correct item type. 
  • Information on processing the award may be found here
  • Select Julie Treanor, Rachel Nielsen, or Dorian Voorhees for approval once the award is entered into UAccess Student 
  • Reports are available in UAccess Analytics to support academic units in tracking awards. Analytics and Reporting>Dashboards>Student>Student Fin Aid & Fin Details>Student Awards.
  • Deadline to award students for current academic year, including summer, is June 1.
  • Funds do not roll over from year to year.

 

Contact

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

Academic unit staff contact the Graduate College for questions that are not addressed here, please contact Julie Treanor at (520) 621-5193 or Dorian Voorhees at (520) 626-6908.