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Scholarships for Graduate Students

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Partial tuition scholarships are awarded to matriculated students in select programs by the Office of Graduate Admission and are made on the basis of the student’s cumulative undergraduate grade point average. (International candidates’ undergraduate grade point averages are converted to the American grading system.) Students do not need to complete a separate scholarship application.

The eligibility requirements for the graduate scholarship are as follows:

  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Registration in at least 6 credits per semester (including summer)
  • Enrollment in select degree, certificate, and endorsement programs
  • Students in the Speech Language Pathology and Physician’s Assistant programs are ineligible for the Graduate Scholarship

Scholarships are available during the academic year as well as the summer.  Scholarships are renewable throughout the duration of the student’s enrollment, provided that the student maintains continuous enrollment for fall and spring semesters and a minimum grade point average of 3.00.  Awards are applicable only to tuition assessed by Monmouth University and are not made in combination with the following forms of assistance: tuition remission or exchange, Second Master’s Scholarships, Math/Science Educator Scholarships, and senior citizen tuition discounts. The Graduate Scholarship may be combined with a Graduate Assistantship and/or employer tuition reimbursement, but the value of the combined awards cannot exceed the amount of tuition and fees (fees do not include books) assessed to the student’s account.

SECOND MASTER’S SCHOLARSHIP

Partial-tuition scholarships are available to students who have completed a master’s degree program at Monmouth University and who return to the University to matriculate for a second master’s degree, graduate certificate program, or graduate endorsement program. Scholarship amounts vary as a function of tuition and the number of credits for which a student enrolls. Scholarships may not be combined with the following forms of assistance: tuition remission, senior citizen tuition discount, Graduate Scholarships, and Math/Science Educator Scholarships. However, the Second Master’s Scholarship may be combined with the following as long as it does not exceed tuition and fees (fees do not include books): graduate assistantships, and employer tuition reimbursement. Scholarships are available during the fall, spring, and summer terms. All applicants for admission are evaluated for scholarship eligibility; the student need not complete a separate scholarship application. Scholarships are renewable throughout the duration of a student’s enrollment, provided that the student maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.

Please note: This scholarship is not applicable to the DNP program.

MATH/SCIENCE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP

The University is committed to providing support for graduate degree candidates who intend to become teachers in math and science. Graduate students who hold a teaching certificate in any subject area may take course work toward an additional certification in math and/or science and qualify for a scholarship. Those who do not hold a teaching certificate, but who are interested in pursuing certification in math and/or science, are also eligible. However, in addition to the subject area courses, the student must also complete the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Scholarships are available during the fall, spring, and summer terms. All applicants for admission are automatically evaluated for scholarship eligibility; the student need not complete a separate scholarship application. Scholarships are renewable throughout the duration of the student’s enrollment, provided that the student maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

BACHELOR’S + MASTER’S SCHOLARSHIP

(Formerly known as the Five Year Program Award)

One-time awards of up to $3,000 are made to Monmouth University undergraduates who complete the baccalaureate degree and immediately start the master’s degree program. Students must be full-time graduate students (nine credits or more per semester). The Office of Graduate Admission will advise the Financial Aid Office of eligible recipients and there is no separate application process. Students may receive this award in addition to the Graduate Scholarship or a Graduate Assistantship, but the total of all institutional aid (e.g., scholarship, five year award, and assistantship) cannot exceed tuition and fees; the award may not be made in conjunction with tuition remission or tuition exchange. If the student has an assistantship during the academic year that covers all tuition and fee charges, then student may use the five year award for summer course work, as long as the total dollar value of the award does not exceed $3,000 in the fiscal year.

ATHLETICS SCHOLARSHIPS

The Department of Athletics offers a limited number of grants-in-aid, frequently called athletics scholarships, to student-athletes who are graduate students and who have remaining eligibility as per National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) bylaws. These grants-in-aid are offered and renewed at the discretion of the head coach with the consent and approval of the Director of Athletics and the Director of Financial Aid, within the guidelines prescribed by Monmouth University and the NCAA. Grants-in-aid are made for the academic year; funding for summer course work is awarded at the discretion of the Director of Athletics. Graduate student athletes who receive an athletics scholarship must complete a Grant-In-Aid agreement, as prepared by the Department of Athletics.  Student athletes are expected to fulfill their responsibilities for classroom attendance and completion of academic assignments or risk cancellation of their athletics aid; students who cease classroom attendance or participation in academically related activities before the end of the semester may be required to repay all or a portion of scholarship funds awarded for off-campus living expenses.

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

The University offers a small number of sponsored and endowed scholarships to graduate students, which have been made possible through the generosity of friends of the University. All enrolled students receive consideration for these scholarships, and there is no student-initiated application process. The Financial Aid Office, except where stipulated by the donor, will select the candidate that most closely matches the donor-established criteria. Scholarship recipients will be notified via a scholarship award letter. (Note that students in the MSN program must complete the FAFSA and a scholarship application available from the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the School of Nursing faculty members.)