Creating assistantship agreements, entering appointments on Banner, benefits associated with assistantships, and assistantship dates and deadlines.
Create an assistantship agreement using this electronic tool, print the contract, and submit an electronic copy to the Graduate School.
Programs that university departments may use to fund and recruit outstanding graduate students.
When and how to fund and award tuition, funding restrictions, handling late fees, tuition remission reports.
Fellowship selection and new university policy
Policy 3400 outlines protocols for awarding and managing scholarships and similar awards (fellowships) held by the Virginia Tech Foundation. This policy is effective for graduate and professional level awards July 1, 2011. Technical assistance is available from the Foundation or the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid (USFA).
Posting fellowships and assistantships
To better coordinate the interaction of fellowships/assistantships and student financial aid, departments should enter student appointments into the university system as early as possible, ideally no less than 21 days prior to the beginning of any term and for the entire year when possible. Late entries of awards and appointments may conflict with financial aid awards and could negatively impact students.
If you wish to advertise an assistantship opening to graduate students, email the details to email@example.com and the position will be posted on the Graduate School's weekly listserv message to students enrolled in Blacksburg.