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Graduate Fellowships

The University of Texas at Arlington's competitive fellowship opportunities include packages with competitive graduate assistantships and 75-100% tuition remission. A UTA competitive fellowship of at least $1,000 also qualifies the recipient to receive in-state tuition for the full academic year (August to August) if the recipient's original tuition rate was designated as out-of-state or international.

Nominations for UTA fellowships are made by the departmental graduate advisor and appointments may last for a period of two to five years. Students are encouraged to contact their intended graduate advisor about fellowship opportunities.

Dean Doctoral Fellowship

This fellowship is open to UTA students who have been admitted unconditionally and are beginning their first semester in a doctoral or doctoral-bound program. Recipients of this award must have a minimum enrollment of nine hours and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Fellows must also meet English proficiency requirements in order to hold a full-time (minimum 20 hours per week) graduate teaching assistantship. The fellowship pays approximately 80% of tuition and fee costs per semester and may be renewed for up to 5 years of graduate study.

Cindy Atha Shira Simcha "Pay It Forward" Scholarship

Established to support graduate students who have completed all or a majority of their preparatory education in a country outside of the United States and are enrolled in Music (Graduate Certificate in Performance/Voice Concentration), Psychology or Engineering at UTA. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 per year. This scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from Mr. Joe Bentley and is intended to encourage recipients to make the world a better place to live in through actions benefitting others. Students may apply through their respective departments.

The Michael B. and Wanda G. Ray Graduate Fellowship Michael Ray, Ph.D., and his wife Wanda have established a scholarship for students enrolled in either a Mathematics or Physics program at UTA. Interested students should contact the College of Science for requirements and deadlines.
William F. Pyburn Fellowship This renewable fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis to full-time graduate students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in the Department of Biology, with preference given to students pursuing studies of natural history, especially in the areas of herpetology, systematics, ecology or behavior. This award does not preclude any other financial aid. Interested students should contact the Department of Biology for application information.