Ph.D. Grant

Type of Award: Competitive, merit-based (not need-based), full- or partial-tuition grant.
                          There is no application as this scholarship is awarded by invitation only.

Number of Awards: Four (4) full-tuition grants to incoming PhD students (2 grants per PhD area) are awarded each year.

Eligibility requirements: Entering (1st year) PhD student, studying full-time.

Award period: Award year through completion of degree program (6 yrs maximum). Once awarded and accepted, grant recipient is required to submit a Statement of Intent form (see below for a link to the form) each successive academic year.

Award requirements:  

  • Maintain full-time status and minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout award period.
  • Complete program in six years, or forfeit remaining grant.

Current recipients of the Ph.D. grant: Deadline to submit a Statement of Intent form is February 1st (for the next academic year). To download the Statement of Intent form, please click Statement of Intent Form.


There is no application for the PhD grant, as it is awarded by invitation only. For more information about advanced degree grants and scholarships please see our Catalog.