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Graduate Student Assistantships


A Graduate Student Assistantship is a financial award to a full-time graduate student for the period of 12 months. Students must be admitted to a graduate degree program and/or be a continuing graduate student in good standing with a GPA of at least 3.0. For the full year, the award includes health insurance and a stipend of $20,000 for PhD students and $14,000 for Master's students. The application deadline is February 15th for PhD students and April 15th for Master's students. Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. The 12 month assistantships run for a fiscal year from August 1st to July 31st.

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Eligibility Criteria

    • Accepted as a graduate student in the Master of Science in Nursing or PhD program.
    • Graduate student in good standing with a GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Required to enroll in full-time study during the assistantship period.
    • Required to work 20 hrs/week in the School of Nursing as a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant.
    • Completion of the on-line UofL School of Nursing Graduate Assistantship Application.

    Submission of on-line application by 5pm on February 15th if a PhD student, or by 5pm April 15th if a Master's student.

      Selection Process

      • Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate program director.
      • Interviews will be requested with selected candidates.
      • Assistantship recipients will be notified by mail of the award.
      • Priority is given to PhD students.
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