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SIS Graduate Fellowships

SIS fellowships are available to students with outstanding academic achievements and can be a combination of tuition remission, stipend, and/or research assistantship awards. The fellowships are need-blind and are awarded based on the same factors that influence the admissions process. These awards are highly competitive and only 10-15% of SIS students receive them every year. There is no separate application for the fellowships. Students who indicated on their application that they would like to be considered for aid will automatically be reviewed for all eligible fellowships if their complete application package is received by the SIS Graduate Admissions Office by the application deadline. SIS offers five different fellowships to incoming graduate students at the time of admission:

  1. SIS Dean's Fellowship (PhD students only): This award is offered for up to 4 years to admitted PhD students. It includes full tuition remission, a $19,200 stipend (during the academic year), and the opportunity to work with an SIS faculty member.
  2. SIS Graduate Assistantship Award: This award, open to all eligible incoming master's students, usually includes 18 credits of tuition remission per academic year (9 credits per semester), a monthly stipend (during the academic year), and the opportunity to work with an SIS faculty member.
  3. SIS Dean’s Scholar Award: This award, open to all eligible incoming master's students, usually includes 12 credits of tuition remission per academic year.
  4. Hall of Nations Award: This award is designed for incoming international students who do not have U.S. permanent residency or citizenship status. This award typically includes 18 credits of tuition remission per academic year, a monthly stipend (during the academic year), and the opportunity to work with an SIS faculty member.
  5. Special Opportunity Awards: This award is designed for incoming US-born students of color and usually offers 18 credits of tuition remission per academic year, a monthly stipend (during the academic year), and the opportunity to work with an SIS faculty member.