Scholarships and Funding

 Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.  Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.
 Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.  Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.
 Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.  Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.
 We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.  We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.
 In the 2017 academic year our students gave 26 presentations at professional conferences.  In the 2017 academic year our students gave 26 presentations at professional conferences.

Like all of our colleagues at Miami, we embrace the higher education goal of nurturing critical and creative thinkers. For us, this means fully integrating education with research. We do this by including graduate assistantships in our proposals for research funding. This creates a learning environment at Miami unlike any other because it’s centered on the student research experience, grounding you in the essentials and empowering you with hands-on opportunities.

Graduate Assistantships are awarded to students who are working toward a master’s or doctoral degree. Students work 18–20 hours per week, receive a stipend, a waiver of tuition, and out-of-state tuition surcharge (if applicable). Graduate Assistants are also eligible for a service-free summer scholarship if engaged in study during the summer months.

Awards are competitive, and based on previous academic performance, reference letters, and the professional statement/letter required for application to our graduate programs.

If you plan to apply for an award, you must indicate so on the Application for Admission to the Graduate School. Please remember that the deadline for receiving applications is January 15. We must have all application materials to consider you for an award.

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Additional information about assistantship awards is available in the Graduate Handbook.

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Do you have questions about our programs or application process? Pamela Mayberry, our Director of Academic Program Support, is here to assist you.

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