A graduate assistant position is an arrangement where a full-time graduate student works as a computer lab assistant, instructional support assistant, or research assistant (very few research assistants are awarded). In return, the graduate assistant is awarded a stipend and tuition benefits. More information about graduate assistantships and eligibility.
Eligibility: All award applicants must be admitted to CBA Graduate Programs with full graduate status to be considered for an award. Non-degree, certificate and provisionally admitted students are ineligible for graduate assistantships.
International students must hold an F-1 visa.
April/May fall semester awards are given.
November/December spring semester awards are given.
Other sources of funding and scholarships also exist for graduate students. These sources include, but are not limited to:
Each year, the College of Business Administration awards more than $650,000 in scholarships to both current CBA students and incoming freshmen.
Federal Work Study Program
Federal College Work Study funding is available to Graduate Students. You should file a FAFSA form and check with The University of Akron Student Financial Aid Office for more information www.uakron.edu/finaid or look up eligibility information at http://www.uakron.edu/finaid/work-study.dot.
Diversity scholarships are available on a limited basis for underrepresented minorities groups and women in underrepresented programs. Interested applicants should submit a complete application for admission and an online Graduate Assistantship application by February 1 for consideration for awards for the following academic year starting in fall.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs Graduate Assistantship
A Graduate Assistantship award has been reserved for a NSHMBA applicant. Applicants must meet admission requirements for the MBA program and submit all documentation. The admissions and assistantship application deadline for this award is January 4, 2013 for a fall 2013 start.
Details of NSHMBA University Partners Program
Native American Scholarship Fund, email:
National Black MBA Association
International Students may find additional information at these web sites:
Loan Information can be obtained from: Student Financial Aid, Simmons Hall. Phone (330) 972-7032, call toll free at 1-800-621-3847 or email FinAid@UAkron.edu. Students admitted by the Graduate School with Non-Degree Status may not be eligible for loans. Check with the financial aid office concerning your status. Check out more information on loans and the FAFSA at www.uakron.edu/finaid.
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