Graduate Excellence Fund

The purpose of the Graduate Excellence Fund is to recognize Kogod on-campus graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership inside and outside of the classroom. This is a merit-based scholarship for students who have fully completed one academic semester in a Kogod or WCL (for JD/LLM/MBA) on-campus graduate program. Students who are full-time employees at AU and receiving tuition benefits are not eligible for this fund.

Applications will be reviewed twice each year. The deadline to apply for the fall semester is June 5 at 11:59 pm and the deadline for spring is January 5 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

The consideration process is outlined below:

  1. Complete the application (found here) by the deadline above
  2. The Graduate Excellence Fund Review Committee will meet to consider applications within two weeks after each deadline
  3. Recipients will be notified of their scholarship and asked to confirm acceptance
  4. Once accepted, recipients will be expected to meet with the Associate Dean of Programs and Learning or the Director of Student Development and Services each semester


Please contact if you have questions about the Fund or process.