Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program

The criteria described below will permit a request to be reviewed by the college's Graduate Studies Committee, which has established application deadlines for each academic term (see below). Awards are recommended at the professional discretion of the faculty members of the Graduate Studies Committee. Factors that could influence recommendation considerations include, but are not limited to: grade point average, previous awards made to various departmental programs, strength of requested recommendation, and available funding at the time of the review.

Criteria for Consideration

The Graduate Studies Committee has established a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA to be considered for any CEHS graduate-level scholarship. If the applicant has already completed nine or more graduate-level semester hours, that Graduate-level GPA should be 3.0 or greater (and the undergraduate GPA is not considered). All awards depend on available funding for each academic semester.

The primary criteria for consideration of a Graduate Tuition Scholarship will be the student’s overall academic record.

At the time the faculty review applications, continuing candidates must have regular admission status and be in good academic standing (i.e., continuing recipients must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and be making satisfactory progress toward completing an approved program of study). Human Services (Counseling) applicants awaiting an admission interview or the results of an admission interview will be eligible for consideration. However, an award will not be granted until the applicant has been fully admitted. Non-degree applicants, licensure/endorsement or certificate applicants, or conditionally accepted students will not be considered.

Provisionally admitted students may be considered for an award, but an award will not be made until such time as the provision(s) have been met and the candidate is regularly admitted as a degree-seeking student.

Native Wright State students (i.e., those who were Wright State undergraduates), who are waiting for the posting of their WSU undergraduate degree, and are provisionally admitted to a CEHS program will be eligible for consideration. However, an award will not be granted until the applicant has been regularly admitted.

GTS awards may not be combined with graduate assistantships, other WSU Graduate School scholarships (e.g., WPAFB Scholarship), or the WSU employee tuition remission benefit.

No student will actually have a GTS award until it has been applied by Financial Aid.

GTS recipients should be enrolled full-time (at least six credit hours per semester) in required courses on an approved program of study.

The amount of an award may vary and will be established for each candidate by the faculty members of the Graduate Studies Committee.

Summer tuition awards for all candidates are for all of the summer session terms. If you choose to use your entire award in an early summer session, there will be no funding available for a later summer session.

Length of Eligibility

Students may be eligible for support for up to six semesters (including summer terms), pending availability of funds.

To be considered for continued support, students must meet all academic standards per WSU Policy 5510, and be enrolled each regular fall and spring academic term (summers are optional, but will count toward the total number of maximum terms of support). Scholarship awards may be formally reviewed for potential renewal for the following fiscal year. No additional information is required from the student for this review process.

Letter of Request

(This is the "application.") Applicants must submit the following: a letter requesting the Graduate Tuition Scholarship and describing the applicant’s declared program of study and career plans. The letter must also provide the applicant's name, address, telephone number, and email address. Wright State email address and the university’s assigned student number (used to track enrollment) are required if the applicant has applied to the university for admission.

In addition to the letter requesting a Graduate Tuition Scholarship, we require one (no more than one, please) letter of support from any one of the following – WSU faculty, K-12 school faculty or administrator, counselor or member of a human service agency, WSU College of Education and Human Services department chair, the College’s Dean or any other university faculty, Chair or Dean from another institution.

Attach only one letter of support to your letter of request. Send them both together, not separately.

Letters of requests that do not contain the information noted above will not be considered.

Mailing Address:

Wright State University
3640 Col. Glenn Hwy.
CEHS Office of Student Services
Attention: GTS Program
415 Allyn Hall
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Deadlines

In fairness to all the candidates, late requests will not be considered.

If you intend on beginning your studies in the:

  • Fall (August) semester, your request letter, letter of support, and acceptance to the Graduate School must be completed by the first business day of March.
  • Spring (January) semester, your request letter, letter of support, and acceptance to the Graduate School must be completed by the 15th of November.
  • Summer (May) semester, your request letter, letter of support, and acceptance to the Graduate School must be completed by the first business day of March.

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