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Financial Assistance

All students accepted into the full-time graduate program are offered one of the financial assistance packages described below. Full program details can be found in the Chemistry Department Graduate Student Handbook.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)

Most new students receive a GTA with an annual stipend of $22,000 plus full tuition and health insurance. These students assist professors in the instruction of undergraduate courses by leading recitation sessions, supervising teaching laboratories, and/or grading assignments. Typical teaching workloads are 15-20 hours/week.

University Fellowships

Highly qualified applicants may be nominated for University Fellowships. No additional application is required. These Fellowships include a $22,000 stipend, full tuition, and health insurance. These awards are for one-year from August 1 through June 30, renewable for one additional year beginning July 1.

GEMS Fellowships

The Groundwork Education in Mathematics and Science (GEMS) project is a collaborative effort between the University of Louisville and the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). Each Fellow is teamed with a JCPS middle grades math or science teacher. Together they develop, plan, and implement inquiry–based lessons using JCPS’s new Content Standards for grades 6 and 7. GEMS fellows receive an annual stipend of $30,000/year plus tuition, fees, and insurance. GEMS fellowships are availble for new and current students. Interested applicants should contact Prof. Christine Rich in the Chemistry Department.

Scholarships for Ethnic Minority Graduate Students

The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies provides scholarships for qualified, underrepresented ethnic minority students. Qualified applicants will be nominated and no additional application is required.

Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)

Students with a GRA receive funding through their research mentor from external funding sources. The annual stipend is commensurate with GTAs.
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