Teaching Assistantships (Fall 2013)
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A variety of opportunities exist for Public Health students to receive financial aid, assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.
The University offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate students to receive financial aid and scholarships. For further information on financial aid available to undergraduate students, including federal student loans and grant programs, visit the UMass Amherst Financial Aid Services website.
Additional information for graduate students regarding financial aid or funding opportunities is also available online at the UMass Amherst Financial Aid Services website.
A limited number of scholarships and fellowships are available to undergraduate and graduate students through the Department, as well as through the Graduate School and the Office for Minority Graduate Student Recruitment. Graduate students interested in being considered for a fellowship should indicate this interest on the Graduate School application form at the time of application.
The Corinne A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship:
The Department offers the Corinne A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Public Health. Named after the 1980 graduate of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) who achieved much in a shortened life, this scholarship was established by her friends, family and colleagues at General Electric to recognize exceptional students in the Department of Public Health. Undergraduate and/or graduate students in Public Health are eligible and are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who exhibit the qualities and spirit of Corinne A. Johnson, including a commitment to community service, volunteerism and leadership. Successful candidates should be deeply committed to public health, have an excellent academic record, demonstrate leadership qualities, show a spirit of community service and be well-rounded in their interests and attitudes.
Applications for the scholarship are typically announced and awarded early in the fall semester. Application instructions and forms will be posted online.
Dean’s Ph.D. Fellowship:
The Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences will offer up to five Ph.D. non-working fellowship appointments to nationally-competitive new graduate students. The intent of this program is to facilitate the recruitment of top-quality doctoral students.
For more information, visit the School of Public Health and Health Sciences website.
A limited number of teaching and research assistantships are available through the department each year on a competitive basis. The number of assistantships and the amount of financial assistance offered each year is dependent on the availability of funds and the specific guidelines of the funding sources. Most assistantships provide a weekly stipend during the academic year and a waiver of most tuition costs and curriculum fees.
Students interested in being considered for an assistantship should indicate this interest on the Graduate School application form at the time of application. Individuals interested in obtaining assistantships also should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which can be accessed at the FAFSA website.