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Graduate School Scholarships/Fellowships

The Barton Endowed Scholarship is a one-time competitive award that pays up to $4,000 to new graduate students. A new graduate student is a student who at the time of application for this award has not taken any graduate courses in his/her graduate program.

To be considered for this award, students must have earned their baccalaureate from EMU with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. The applicant must be admitted to their first graduate program. The applicant must enroll in and complete 16 credit hours total for fall/winter semesters. A minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA must be maintained while receiving the scholarship. Application deadlines are February 15 for the Fall semester and October 15 for the Winter semester.

The Brenner Endowed Scholarship is a one-time award of $500 to recognize outstanding academics and personal achievement by graduate students at EMU. Applicants must have completed at least 10 graduate credit hours by the end of the semester in which they apply for this scholarship, and have a minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA. They must enroll in and complete at least one graduate course during the Fall semester. The application deadline is February 15.

The University Fellowship is a distinction of honor awarded to select graduate students on the basis of academic merit. Fellowship awards may range from $500 to $4,000 per year for full-(eight credit hours per semester) or part- time enrollment (four credit hours per semester). New graduate students must have a minimum 3.6 cumulative undergraduate GPA for consideration. Current students must have a 3.8 GPA in their program of study. Priority is given to students not receiving other kind of aid such as a G.A. Awards are competitive and distributed among all graduate academic programs.

Application deadlines are February 15 for the Fall semester and October 15 for the Winter semester.

The Martin Luther King Jr.-César Chavez- Rosa Parks (KCP) Future Faculty Fellowship program was created to increase the number of under-represented candidates pursuing full-time teaching careers in postsecondary educational institutions within the state. Eligible applicants may receive fellowship awards of up to $20,000 for master’s study and $35,000 for doctoral study at Michigan institutions. As a condition of the award, recipients are required to make a commitment to work in higher education institutions for three years. A fellow who defaults on this commitment is required to repay the award sum, which is then treated as a loan. Application deadline is November 1. The number of awards are contingent on state funding.

Scholarships awarded through the Admissions Office

National Scholars Program This scholarship is awarded through your Admissions application to your first Master's degree program, and is only awarded to non-resident students. To be awarded, Graduate students must have at least a 3.6 undergraduate GPA and cannot have previously earned Master's degree. To receive payment, Graduate students must enroll in at least 8 credit hours each semester and maintain a 3.2 cumulative EMU GPA. The graduate award is renewable for up to 2 years or for a maximum of 32 credit hours. The NSP is only awarded upon admission to students with non-resident admission status and award only applies to courses that are charged non-resident tuition (i.e., not online classes). If students receive another award that pays tuition and fees (such as, athletic aid or a Graduate Assistantship) or their residency status changes, the NSP offer is null and void.

EMU Success Scholarship This grant is awarded through your Admissions application to your first Master's degree program, and is only awarded upon admission to EMU to non-resident students. To be awarded, graduate students must have at least a 3.2 undergraduate GPA and cannot have a previous earned Masters. To receive payment, students must enroll in at least 8 credit hours each semester and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative EMU GPA. The award is renewable for up to 2 years or for a maximum of 32 credit hours. The EMU Success Scholarship is only awarded upon admission to students with non-resident admission status and the award only applies to courses that are charged non-resident tuition (i.e., not online classes). If students receive another award that pays tuition and fees (such as, a Graduate Assistantship) or their residency status changes, the EMU Success offer is null and void.