Funding Resources for Departments
The Graduate School provides a variety of resources for departments, including guidance and support for assistantship and tuition remission management, as well as funding opportunities for which departments may nominate their students.
- Assistantship policies, including associated tuition remission, are governed by University Policy 6210.
- A comprehensive Graduate Student Funding Guide provides details about all aspects of assistantship management from contract creation through appointment entry and tuition remission award and funding procedures. Login with VT Google credentials is required for accessing the guide.
- Time-sensitive guidance about deadlines and best practices are posted in the Assistantship Management Bulletin.
- Graduate Contracts -- access to contract creation and review
- Assistantship Stipend Table 2022-23, effective Aug 10, 2022.
- If you have any questions or need assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A variety of assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships are sponsored by the Graduate School. Eligibility requirements, funding amounts and the nomination process vary for each opportunity; see details below:
- COVES Graduate Fellowship
- Cunningham Doctoral Assistantships
- Dr. Aunt Peg Fellowship
- David W. Francis & Lillian Francis Research Fellowship
- Dean's Diversity Assistantships
- Ellen E. Wade Graduate Studies Fellowship
- Fulbright Scholarship for Inbound Students
- George E. and Hester B. Aker Fellowship
- Joseph Frank Hunkler Memorial Scholarship
- Nat'l Consortium for Grad Degrees for Minorities in Engr & Sci, Inc. (GEM) Fellowship
- McNair Assistantship
- Peacock-Harper Culinary Collection Scholarships
- Ponch and Mitzi Frank Graduate Fellowship
- Powell Fellowship
- Kirk & Noel Schulz Transformative Graduate Education Fellowship
Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions or need assistance.
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).
If you wish to advertise an assistantship opening or fellowship to graduate students, email a one-paragraph summary of most important details and a link to further information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, and the position will be posted on the Graduate School's weekly listserv message on Monday.
Students' financial aid awards might be impacted by assistantship or fellowship offers. To ensure coordination between the variety of awards and appointments a student may receive, departments should enter student appointments in Banner HR as early as possible, ideally no less than 21 days prior to the beginning of any term and for the entire academic or calendar year when possible. Late entries of awards and appointments may conflict with financial aid awards and could negatively impact students.
In demonstrating its commitment to be work-life friendly, Virginia Tech aims to provide a supportive environment for graduate students in their choice to give birth or adopt a child, or attend to a medical emergency, while simultaneously acknowledging the department's need for continuation of the work being provided by the graduate student as a GTA, GRA, or GA.