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Graduate Fellowships and Grants

Graduate Diversity Fellowship

This competitive and prestigious award is open to qualified students accepted in a Master’s degree program or a Certificate of Advanced Study at Brockport. Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent US resident, and must contribute to the diversity of the College’s student body and experience. They also must demonstrate they have overcome an impediment to success in higher education. Brockport supports seven graduate diversity fellows each semester with tuition scholarship and stipend (up to $3,750 stipend and 9 credits of in-state tuition scholarship per semester). Recipients are awarded for up to four semesters. Notices will be sent to qualified students when openings are available.

The Graduate Opportunity Program

The Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) supports graduates of H/EOP programs to pursue graduate and first professional degrees. Students must apply and be admitted to an approved program. They also will need to supply documentation of their status as a prior opportunity program participant. Funding is limited so early application to the program is encouraged. For more information, please contact The Graduate School at (585) 395-2525.

Student Travel Grants

The Grants Development Office administers the Student Travel Grants program. This is a competitive program with funding from Brockport Student Government (BSG) and Academic Affairs that funds travel expenses for graduate students to present at conferences. Presentations must be made between August 1 and June 30 and applications should be submitted prior to travel (maximum grant is $300 per academic year). For more information, please contact the Grants Development Office.

Graduate Student Research Grant

The Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Research Grant is a competitive, merit-based award (up to $1,000) for matriculated graduate students who are undertaking a substantial and original scholarly project associated with their program of study. Preference is given to students working on their Master's theses or capstone research or creative projects.

Federal TEACH Grant

The Federal TEACH Grant provides up to $4,000 a year to students that are planning to teach in particular high-need fields. In order for a student to receive this grant, they must agree to complete a service obligation by teaching in one of these fields and at a school that serves low-income students. If the teaching obligation is not completed, the grant will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loan with interest charged from the date the original grant was received. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Last Updated 9/12/14