Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Student Fellowship

Newly admitted first-time, full-time graduate students* who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in their undergraduate education and who have submitted an application for admission, official transcripts, and standardized test scores to UAH are automatically considered for a Graduate Student Fellowship in accordance with the matrix below.

Graduate Student Fellowship Matrix

GRE 300-310 311-325 326-340
3.71 - 4.0 15% 20% 30%
3.33 - 3.70 15% 20% 20%
3.01 - 3.32 10% 15% 15%

Requirements for Fellowship Participation

  1. They must be first time/fulltime on campus students to begin participation
    1. For a Master’s degree they receive the fellowship for 2 years (4 semesters)
    2. For a PhD degree they receive the fellowship for 4 years (8 semesters)
    3. If a student receives GTA, GRA, or GA funding then the fellowship will no longer be valid
  2. To be eligible for the fellowship the student must take an entrance exam (GRE/GMAT/MAT).
  3. The undergraduate GPA is determined by the transcript(s) sent to UAH. All transcripts are used to calculate the undergraduate GPA. A single value will be computed and used for fellowship placement purposes.
  4. The GRE/GMAT score submitted to UAH at the time of application will be the one used for fellowship placement purposes. If a student has taken the exam more than once then the highest score for a complete exam will be used. We do not use or combine partial exam scores.
  5. The fellowship applies to students in a degree-seeking program.
  6. Students must be fulltime and enrolled each fall and spring semester.
  7. In order to continue their fellowship students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be in good academic standing.
  8. The matrix represents fellowship as a percentage of tuition. Tuition is defined as the cost per credit hour of enrollment and does not include academic fees.
  9. Combined scholarship cannot exceed Cost of Attendance.
  10. Online students are not eligible.

GEM Fellowships

UAH’s Graduate School is a proud member of the National GEM Consortium, which seeks to enable qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. In addition to hosting an annual GEM Grad Lab Symposium, UAH also sponsors full-tuition fellowships for qualified students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in a STEM field.

For more information about GEM, visit

For information about applying to become a GEM fellow, contact:

UAH Graduate School

UAH's commitment to diversity is key to our sustainable and progressive future.

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Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Minorities and Women in STEM-Related Fields

The U.S. Department of Education has forecasted that STEM-related occupations will grow by as much as 60% by 2020. While the field has long been underrepresented by women and minorities, we strongly believe now is an excellent time to help you change that outlook. If you are interested in a STEM field, please reach out to us and we will be happy to get you in touch with a faculty member who can help you start a path to completing your graduate degree.

If you are interested in learning more, please visit this comprehensive guide for STEM opportunities for women and minorities by

Other Fellowships

Below is a sample of funding opportunities that UAH students have received to help finance their graduate education. For more information about these and other outside sources of financial assistance, please contact the Graduate School at 256.824.6002 or

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

National Institutes of Health

American Association of University Women

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Ford Foundation

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences

Microsoft Research Fellowship

The National GEM Consortium

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Alabama Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program

National Defense Industry Association Scholarship

UAH Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Application

UAH Dimopoullos Fellowship

Outside references provided are not endorsed by UAH and are listed for the information and convenience of the site's visitors and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the university.