Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Graduate Council Scholarship

This program recognizes outstanding new graduate students with a fellowship or enhanced assistantship award consisting of a stipend and tuition scholarship. The fellowship includes tuition remission for fall, spring, and summer semester and a minimum stipend of $13,000.

Who is eligible? New Wright State graduate students who have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.3.

What are the timelines? The Graduate Council Scholarship is awarded in the spring and can be used for tuition remission for the following academic year. 

What is the application process? Students must be nominated for this award by their individual program.

Graduate Excellence Scholarship

Prospective graduate students who have received their bachelor’s degree from Wright State within one year of the term of their intended matriculation to graduate school, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, are eligible for the Wright State Graduate Excellence Scholarship. This scholarship provides up to $1500 per semester of non-refundable tuition assistance for each term the student is enrolled at least full-time in their master’s degree program

Who is eligible? Prospective graduate students who have received their bachelor’s degree from Wright State within one year of the term of their intended matriculation to graduate school, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher

What are the timelines? The Graduate Excellence Scholarship is awarded on an ongoing basis for each semester.

What is the application process? Once the student has been admitted in provisional or regular status, they must submit the Graduate Excellence Scholarship application.

Graduate Retention Scholarship

Students selected for this competitive scholarship will be awarded $1,000 for each of the Fall and Spring semesters. If the recipient is in her/his final semester, the entire $2,000 award can be applied to that term.  This program is designed to help successful graduate students complete their degrees and is open to applications from students who meet the following criteria.

Who is eligible? Current Wright State graduate students who have a graduate GPA of at least 3.3, are enrolled full-time (6 credit hours) and have completed at least 9 credit hours toward their degree.

What are the timelines? The Graduate Retention scholarship is awarded in the spring and can be used for tuition remission for the following academic year.  A general announcement is sent to eligible students once the award period opens.

What is the application process?  Students must submit an application, letter of support from a faculty member or program director, unofficial Wright State transcripts, and a statement outlining the student's progress in the program and future goals.

Graduate Tuition Scholarships

Each of Wright State’s colleges has a limited number of scholarships that can be awarded each year. The scholarships are competitive and are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated academic potential. 

Who is eligible? New and current Wright State graduate students who maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA.

What are the timelines? Graduate Tuition Scholarships are awarded on an ongoing basis for each semester.

What is the application process? Each program has its own process for awarding these scholarships so students should contact their program directly for details.

Out-of-state Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to attract students from around the country in order to add to the rich academic and cultural diversity of Wright State.  This $5,000 tuition scholarship is applied to both fall ($2,500) and spring ($2,500) semesters.

Who is eligible? New Wright State graduate students who have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.3, are classified as non-resident for tuition purposes, and are US Citizens or permanent residents.

What are the timelines? The Out-of-state Scholarship is awarded in the spring and can be used for tuition remission for the following academic year.

What is the application process? Recipients will be selected by the Graduate School based on the eligibility criteria above. Inquiries about the program should be directed to the Graduate School. No formal application is required

WPAFB Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $7,500 of tuition support per year ($2,500 per semester for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) for qualified WPAFB employees and their family members (spouse and dependent children) pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees at Wright State. WPAFB employees whose official duties do not substantially affect the interests of Wright State University (as determined by appropriate WPAFB authorities) may be authorized to apply for and accept the offered scholarships.

Who is eligible? Current and new Wright State graduate students who are employed by the United States government as civilian or active-duty military personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), and their spouses and dependents, who wish to pursue graduate degrees at Wright State University.

What are the timelines?  The WPAFB scholarship is awarded on an ongoing basis for each semester.

What is the application process? Once the student has been admitted in provisional or regular status, they must submit the WPAFB Scholarship Application.  

Wright Fellowship Program

According to Wright State University’s Vision Statement, the university is to be “known and admired for our diversity.” Consistent with that vision, the Graduate School has established the Wright Fellowship Program aimed at attracting high quality underrepresented minority graduate students to the WSU campus.

Who is eligible? New Wright State graduate students who are a member of an underrepresented minority group in their field and are either US Citizens or permanent residents.

What are the timelines? The Wright Fellowship is awarded in the spring and can be used for tuition remission for the following academic year.

What is the application process?  Students must be nominated for this award by their individual program.

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