Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships in Bioengineering

Graduate students in biomedical engineering may seek funding through graduate assistantships, awards, and scholarships.

Graduate Assistantships

This program, funded by the Department of Bioengineering, offers a limited number of graduate teaching and research assistantships. These fellowships are open to both incoming and continuing students.

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 award 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 Potvin committee each Spring.

Alfred and Janet Potvin Award Recipients

  • 2019: Edidiong Inyang, Tingfeng Yao 
  • 2018: Ashley Dacy, Amirhossein Hakamivala, Roshni Iyer, Aneetta Kuriakose, Caleb Liebman, Katherine Livingston, Chidalu Mozie, Fariha Murshid, Nikhil Pandey, Armin Soltan Zadi, 
  • 2017: Loan Bui, Xinlong Wang, Cancan Xu 
  • 2016: Alissa Hendricks, Richard Leviner, Sagar Soni, Jinglei Wu, Amarnath Yennu 
  • 2015: Bingbing Cheng, Snehal Hase, Dat Nguyen, Jamie Wright 
  • 2014: Raichel Alex, Vidhi Desai, Venkaiah Kavuri, Jyothi Menon, Yuan Liu 
  • 2013: David Baker, Bilal Khan, Manikandan Ravi, Varsha Sundaresan 
  • 2012: Aniket Wadajkar, Jennifer Bell, Vikrant Sharma, Ronak Patel, Jeff Compton 
  • 2011: Richard Tran, Aydin Farajidavar, Stephen Kunkel, Eduardo Martinez 
  • 2010: Paul Thevenot, Soujanya Kona, Gauri Bhave, Bradley Elmer 
  • 2009: Mohammad Al-Abed, Ashwin Nair, Robert Francis, James Nyagilo,  
  • 2008: Tré Welch, Maham Rahimi, Jagannath Dey, Renuka Parlapalli 
  • 2007: Dheerendra Kashyap, Abhimanyu Sabnis, Paul Thevenot, Nirad Zinzuwadia, Patricia Gomez 
  • 2006: Robert Collins Watson, Marisol Chang, Sripad Ram, Brian Budnik 
  • 2005: Ryohei Takeuchi, Amogh Kothare, Piyush Gehalot, Pedram Bohluli, Mengna Xia 

Bioengineering Merit Scholarship

The Bioengineering Merit Scholarship recognizes the excellence and stature of the Biomedical Engineering Program and the academic achievements of its student body. To encourage outstanding students to pursue graduate biomedical engineering education and careers.

Eligible incoming and current Graduate Bioengineering candidates must have:

  • Full Time Enrollment (9 hours) for Fall and Spring
  • Unconditional Admittance  
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA 
  • High GRE and TOEFL scores 
  • Current Publications, Papers or Research Presentations a plus, but not required 

*This scholarship will be available to new recipients each year as funds permit and is not renewable.

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 Bioengineering candidates must have: 

  • Completed 9 semester hours of graduate level BE courses, or 12 semester hours of undergraduate level BE Courses. 
  • A minimum 3.4 Overall GPA, and a Minimum BE 3.5 GPA 
  • At least 9 semester hours of study remaining to complete a Biomedical Engineering degree. 
  • *This scholarship will be available to new recipients each year as funds permit and is not renewable. Preference shall be given to full time students.  

Robert and Carol Eberhart Endowed Scholarship Recipients 

  • 2018 - 2019: Mahrshi Jani, Shu Kang 
  • 2017 - 2018: Jenson Varghese, Ndubuisi Okonkwo 
  • 2016 - 2017: Yudhajit Das, Vikas Rantavalalu 
  • 2015 - 2016: Pratik Athavale, Sharmi Ravindran, Neeraja Gopal 
  • 2014 - 2015: Yashwanth Harkara, Snehal Hase 
  • 2013 - 2014: Sharif Hoque, Naresh Raman, Mrunmayee Gandhi 
  • 2012 - 2013: Sandeep Shah, Oguz Yetkin 
  • 2011 - 2012: Poorva Abhyankar, Ronak Patel, Princy Prasad 
  • 2010 - 2011: Manas Bhalerao, Nivedita Khobragade, 
  • 2009 - 2010: Aditya Bashaboyina, Binod Thapa-Chhetry 
  • 2008 - 2009: Zi-Jing Lin 
  • 2007 - 2008: Susheil Uthamaraj, Cyril Varghese 
  • 2006 - 2007: Makito Sato 

Scholarships

Students should see their graduate mentor for information on graduate assistantships. Students may apply for scholarships through Mav Scholarshop

Mav Scholarshop