Helping Fund Your Degree
Supplemental funds can help reduce some of the financial burden so students focus on their coursework and in achieving their student goals. We have several options for financial assistance, scholarships, and potential grant funding that can be applied to our Dragonfly programs in addition to the reduced tuition price offered to all Dragonfly students. This list is by no means exhaustive, though it may help inform your own funding search. Please note, some of these application processes can take weeks or months so plan accordingly. Note: Most of the links below will take you away from Dragonfly’s webpages.
Federal Financial Aid
FinAid helps make sense of how you may want to finance your college and graduate degrees. Miami University’s main Financial Aid webpage and Miami’s One-Stop Scholarships and Financial Aid page offer additional details on aid at Miami University.
Student Loan Deferment
Dragonfly & Miami Partial Scholarships
Project Dragonfly, along with key donor partners, offers several partial scholarships each year (ranging from $250-$1000) as individual awards to current graduate students in our a master’s programs. These funds can be used to cover tuition and other course-related costs. Since 2009, Dragonfly has awarded $31,000 in scholarship funds. Check out our Dragonfly Scholarships for details and to learn more about our recent scholarship winners.
Outside Miami Grants & Tools to Search for Scholarships
The NEA Foundation supports a variety of efforts by teachers, education professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in public schools, colleges, and universities.
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program (GIAR) awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Applications due dates are March 15 and October 15 annually.
Toyota Tapestry Grants for Teachers is a joint effort with the National Science Teachers Association to award grants to teachers who propose innovative projects and demonstrate creative ways to motivate students in science learning.
Citigroup Foundation offers grants for environmental and entrepreneurial work.
Ohio Education Association offers grants and scholarships in a variety of categories.Candid can be used to search for specific grant details through their online search tool.