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Scholarships and Funding

Departmental Funding

Stem Assistantship

This program, funded by the Department of Bioengineering, allows for a substantial tuition reimbursement for full-time Ph.D. students who are employed by the Department as a Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant. These fellowships are open to both incoming and continuing students.

Eligible Bioengineering PH.D candidates must:

  • Full time  Enrollment (9 hours)
  • Minimum  3.5 GPA
  • English Proficient
  • For non-U.S. citizens an acceptable score of 23 on TOEFL or 7 on IELTS
  • Be accepted and hired by the student’s supervising faculty member

Applicants will need to obtain the necessary departmental employment paperwork from their supervising faculty member and return the completed paperwork to Crystal Clark.

GAAN Fellowship

The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship is awarded to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. The award is based on a student’s scholastic achievements, their financial need  and their willingness to participate in the GAANN Fellowship training requirements.

Eligible Bioengineering Graduate candidates must:

  • Full time  Enrollment (9 hours)
  • Minimum  3.5 GPA
  • Student's need determined from the FAFSA Application
  • Attend and Complete Best Teaching and Learning Practices
  • Shadow and Assist an approved Department Faculty Member for one full semester
  • Teach one didactic or laboratory course for one semester
Applicants will be reviewed and contacted by the GANN committee.

Distinguished Funding

Robert and Carol Eberhart Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Robert Eberhart served as Chairman of the Joint UT Southwestern-UT Arlington Graduate Biomedical Engineering Program from 1983 to 2000.  This scholarship recognizes the excellence and stature of the Biomedical Engineering Program and the academic achievements of its student body and to encourage outstanding students to pursue graduate biomedical engineering education and careers.

Eligible current Graduate Bioengineering candidates must:

  • Full Time Enrollment (9 hours)
  • Completed 12 semester hours of BE courses
  • Minimum  3.5 GPA
  • Remaining 9 semester hours until degree completion

Applicants will need to submit an application to Julie Rockow’s mailbox.  Applicants will be reviewed and contacted by the Eberhart committee.

Alfred and Janet Potvin Award

Dr. Alfred Potvin began his academic career at UT Arlington in 1966 and served as the first Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program from 1974 to 1984. Highly acclaimed throughout his career, Dr. Potvin is regarded as one of the outstanding leaders in biomedical engineering. This scholarship recognizes students with high academic and research performance.

Eligible Bioengineering candidates must:

  • Full time Enrollment (9 hours)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Based on Academic Achievement
  • Based on Performance

Outstanding applicants will be nominated by their mentor and reviewed by the Potivin committee. 

Franklyn Alexander Ph.D. Scholarship

Franklyn Alexander is an Arlington dentist, a member of UT Arlington’s Development Board, and a committed friend of UT Arlington. This Doctoral Scholarship has been made possible by a generous gift of Dr. Franklyn Alexander. The scholarship supports students who pursue a Ph.D. in Bioengineering, excel academically and intend to work in the field of bioengineering in the U.S. upon graduation.

Eligible PH.D Bioengineering candidates must:

  • First year Full time (9 hours) PH.D student
  • Cannot hold a GRA, GTA, or EGTA position
  • Minimum  3.5 GPA
  • Intend to work in the field of bioengineering in the U.S.

Applicants will need to submit an application to Julie Rockow’s mailbox.  Applicants will be reviewed and contacted by the Alexander committee.