Funding Sources

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships have been established to provide financial assistance to graduate students as they pursue a degree. Assistantship appointments are made through the various graduate departments and programs under the auspices of the School of Graduate Studies. There are two kinds of assistantships available: Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA). GTAs share the faculty's responsibility for teaching, while a GRA does research under the supervision of a faculty member. A graduate assistant must be registered for at least nine semester hours of graduate, credit courses during Spring and Fall (6 hours in Summer) in which they hold an appointment.

Tuition and fees up to ten hours per semester are paid in behalf of all GTAs and GRAs. In addition, single-person health insurance coverage is paid by the University on behalf of all graduate assistants.

Graduate assistantship support is classified according to three educational levels: Level I (pre-master's), Level II (post-master's/passed the Ph.D. preliminary examination), and Level III (passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination). Stipend ranges for each assistant are set by each department or program, subject to the ranges set by the Graduate School and reviewed by the Graduate Council each Spring for the following academic year. The current (AY 2004-2005) stipend ranges are:

Level I: $3375 - $7400/semester
Level II: $4725 - $8300/semester
Level III: $5625 - $11000/semester


Scholarship Opportunities

Although scholarships are for graduate schools are not common, there are serveral opportunities available through our UAH scholarships office.  If you are interested, please visit our scholarship office are limited, there are scholarships available.  Students interested in being considered for scholarships must first apply for admission to the University.  Once admitted, please complete our scholarship application which will qualify you for all scholarships currently available to graduate students.  For more information, please visit the scholarship website.


September 1  Departmental Scholarships Application is available

December 1   Priority deadline for Departmental Scholarships Application

May 1               Acceptance deadline for all scholarship offers


Additional funding sources for your graduate education: - Amelia Earhart Fellowship for women in Ph.D. programs in aerospace-related science and engineering.

Alabama Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship

UAH Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Application  .pdf

UAH Dimopoullos Fellowship

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program

National Defense Industry Association Scholarship

National Defense Industrial Association - Tennessee Valley Chapter Graduate Fellow Program

Donwloadable application  .pdf

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)