At Winthrop University, we believe higher education should not be a privilege reserved only for those who can afford it. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping Winthrop students find appropriate ways to finance their education.
Admitted, degree-seeking applicants may be considered for a Graduate Assistantship, Winthrop Graduate Scholarship as well as a variety of other scholarships. Also available are awards from the Winthrop Office of Nationally Competitive Awards as well as two awards from The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, the Master's Theses Awards and the ETD Master's Thesis Award.
Applicants for graduate assistantships should demonstrate skills and/or experience in the area of expertise for which they will have responsibility. Applicants for Graduate Incentive Scholars Awards and Winthrop Graduate Scholarships should demonstrate ability or promise of academic excellence. Need of financial assistance may be considered for Winthrop Graduate Scholarships and the Yu and Pai-Chih Beh Scholarship. Non-degree students are ineligible to receive financial awards.
Nominations from the academic units for Graduate Incentive Scholars and Beh Scholarships are forwarded to the Graduate Scholarship Committee. This committee, made up of the graduate directors from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Visual and Performing Arts review and endorse candidates for these financial awards. Graduate Assistantships and Winthrop Graduate Scholarships are determined by each academic unit.
There are three separate financial award applications, one each for graduate assistantships, scholarships and the Graduate Incentive Scholarship. Students must fill out the appropriate form based on the award for which they are applying. Applications can be downloaded from the Forms Online page of the Graduate School website. The graduate director for each college will coordinate the review process for financial awards and submit nominations to the Graduate Scholarship Committee for final review and endorsement. The committee will submit the name of the award recipients to the Graduate School Office. Award letters will be issued by the Graduate School in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid.
The Graduate Directors will forward the Application of Graduate Assistantships and Winthrop Graduate Scholarships to the appropriate departments for consideration. Nominations for those awards will be submitted by the academic departments to The Graduate School Office.
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