Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

Graduate Council Scholarship

The Graduate Council Scholars Program recognizes outstanding new graduate students with a fellowship consisting of a stipend and tuition scholarship. This year, up to eight one-year fellowships will be awarded. The fellowship includes tuition remission for three semesters, typically starting in the fall, and a stipend of $13,000. The Scholar is not expected to provide a service for the award, but is expected to register for six credit hours per semester (summer excepted).

Each graduate program may nominate only one student for this award. Nominations must come from program officials, graduate program directors, or department chairs, and must include:

  • a completed nomination form;
  • a statement of purpose from the student;
  • a resume or CV from the student;
  • a statement of support from the graduate program director or department chair; and
  • a description of how the program plans to continue to support the student for a second year.

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The nominee must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • The nominee is being recruited into a graduate program (master’s or doctoral) that is overseen by the Graduate School. Students recruited into professional doctorates (MD, PsyD) that fall outside the purview of the Graduate School and the Graduate Council are not eligible.
  • The nominee has applied for admission to, but not already started graduate study in, the program in question (continuing students are not eligible).

Complete nominations should be sent electronically (as one PDF file) to Erika Gilles (erika.gilles@wright.edu) by February 23, 2018 (Round 1) or by March 23, 2018 (Round 2).

The Graduate Council's Student Affairs Committee will meet to select four scholars for 2018-2019 shortly after the February deadline. All nominees considered in the first round but not selected will be considered again after the March deadline. The Student Affairs Committee will select four more scholars by April 1, 2018. Selected students will have until April 15, 2018, to accept or decline the offer.

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.

WPAFB Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $6,000 of tuition support per year ($2,000 per semester for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) for qualified WPAFB employees or their family members (spouse or dependent children) enrolled in a graduate program 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) or their spouses or dependents, who wish to pursue a graduate program at Wright State University.  Wright State employees and their spouses and dependents who are eligible for the Tuition Remission benefit are not eligible for this scholarship.

What are the timelines?  The WPAFB scholarship is awarded on a continuing basis prior to each semester.  Applications for the current semester, including the on-line form and employment verification, are due by 5 pm on the Friday at the end of Week 2 of the semester.

What is the application process? Once students have been admitted, they must submit the scholarship application. Follow this link for additional information and the scholarship application.  

Wright Fellowship Program

The Wright Fellows Program is aimed at attracting high-quality, underrepresented minority graduate students to the WSU campus. For the 2018-2019 academic year, up to four one-year fellowships will be awarded. Colleges and departments that house these Fellows will provide a second year of support (tuition support at the minimum) through their own budget, their allocation of tuition scholarships, or external research grants.

The fellowship includes tuition remission for three semesters, typically starting in the fall, and a stipend of $13,000. The Scholar is not expected to provide a service for the award, but is expected to register for six credit hours per semester (summer excepted). Each graduate program may nominate only one student for this award. Nominations must come from program officials, graduate program directors, or department chairs, and must include:

  • a completed nomination form;
  • a statement of purpose from the student;
  • a resume or CV from the student;
  • a statement of support from the graduate program director or department chair; and
  • a description of how the program plans to continue to support the student for a second year.

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The nominee has applied for, but not already started graduate study in, the program in question (continuing students are not eligible).
  • The nominee is a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • The nominee is being recruited into a graduate program (master’s or doctoral) that is overseen by the Graduate School. Students recruited into professional doctorates (MD, PsyD) that fall outside the purview of the Graduate School and the Graduate Council are not eligible.
  • The nominee is a member of an underrepresented minority group in the field, as defined by each individual program. The chair or director’s statement of nomination must indicate to which underrepresented minority group(s) this particular student belongs, and how recruiting or retaining this student will advance the goal of diversity within the program and the field.

Complete nominations should be sent electronically (as one PDF file) to Erika Gilles (erika.gilles@wright.edu) by March 23, 2018.

The Student Affairs Committee of the Graduate Council will evaluate all nominations and forward recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School. Selected students will have until April 15, 2018, to accept or decline the offer.

Wright State Ohio National Guard Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $7,500 of tuition scholarship per year ($2,500 per semester) for qualified personnel who are pursuing graduate certificates, master’s or doctoral degrees or a Psy.D. at Wright State.

Who is eligible? Students who are members in good standing of the Ohio National Guard who wish to pursue graduate degrees at Wright State University are eligible to apply to the Wright State ONG Graduate Scholarship program.

What are the timelines?  The ONG 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 scholarship application.  Follow this link for additional information and the scholarship application.

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