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Graduate Student Scholarships & Fellowships at AU

The department receives a limited amount of financial assistance from the university, which it apportions according to merit, generally when students enter the program. Some students receive full coverage of their tuition (tuition remission), some partial tuition, and some worthy students receive no aid. In addition, some students receive a stipend. The department also has limited teaching and research assistant positions available. Those who do not receive aid from the department’s limited funds may be able to find work elsewhere at the University or in the Washington, D.C. area. Information on university job openings can be found on the Human Resources web site. For jobs in the D.C. area, visit the AU Career Center or Idealist.org

All students who wish to be considered for departmental fellowship, or additional financial assistance in the form of loans, must fill out the FAFSA by March 1 for the following academic year. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.

International students are subject to federal regulations and, therefore, should contact International Student and Scholar Services for information.

Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships in Philosophy

Harold J. and Ruth Pearson Prize

A $500 award is presented each spring semester to a graduating senior or seniors majoring in philosophy for their outstanding performance in philosophy. A book prize is also awarded to each of the graduating philosophy majors who have demonstrated excellent work in philosophy. Both of these awards are decided in mid-March and awarded at the end of the spring semester.

Donald Kane Prize

A $500 award is presented each spring for the best essay written by a religion major in the previous year. Students need only be religion majors to be eligible - no further academic standing is required.

Fellowships/Job Opportunities

The Outstanding Scholar Program is a special hiring authority established for entry-level positions at the GS-5 and GS-7 grade levels. This special hiring authority is used to fill approximately 100 occupational fields in the Federal Government.

Presidential Management Intern Program 

Scholarships and Grants

 Students should also consider outside funding in the form of scholarships and grants. The following is only a partial, in-progress, list to get you started:

Scholarship Search List of links provided by AU's Financial Aid Office

Scholarships for Minorities Large source of links to scholarships for a number of minority groups.

NAACP Scholarship Program Scholarships for African Americans

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Korean American Scholarship Foundation