Graduate Assistants (GA) are assigned tasks that enhance their professional development or aid faculty members in their duties. Areas of development will vary depending on the assistant's area of study but may include: working in a clinical setting, database management, and scholarly or research activities. Assistants may also work with faculty to tutor, assist in the classroom, or grade. GAs are not considered clerical help.
Applications for graduate assistantships are available online at http://jobs.nku.edu.
A graduate assistantship is a competitive position. To be eligible to serve as a GA, you must:
To retain an assistantship, a GA must perform at a satisfactory level in his/her academic program and his/her assistantship responsibilities.
Graduate Assistants (GAs) are paid on an hourly basis in return for no more than 25 hours per week when they are enrolled in coursework. GAs may work no more than 35 hours per week when they are not enrolled in coursework. Hourly rates vary by department.
In addition to the financial compensation, Graduate Assistants (GAs) receive a tuition scholarship in the amount of no more than nine (9) hours per semester (fall, spring) of graduate in-state tuition. Graduate students who are assessed tuition at any rate other than in-state will be responsible for the difference. GAs must follow all guidelines set forth by the Financial Aid Office.
Students hired as Graduate Student Workers (GSWs) are also paid hourly, but do not receive a tuition scholarship. For more information, students should contact the unit in which they are employed.
NKU Office of Graduate Education does not offer any graduate scholarships directly. Below is a list of available scholarships through internal or external sources. More scholarships may be found online through searching The College Grants Graduate School Database.
Eligibility: Must be an undergraduate or graduate student with a declared major or minor in Entrepreneurship. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the program and Graduate applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 in the program. All applicants must have two letters of recommendation from NKU faculty members.
Duration: One academic year, excluding summer sessions.
Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance
Eligibility: Must be a United States military Vietnam Era veteran or spouse, child or grandchild of a living or deceased Vietnam Era veteran; Must have served between 1/1/59 and 5/7/75; must have served on active duty other than for initial active duty, active duty training, special active duty training for reserve or national guard forces; must be in good academic standing at NKU; must be accepted for enrollment at NKU; must attach form DD 214 to application.
Duration: One academic year excluding summer semester.
Contact: Office of Student Financial Assistance
Eligibility: This $500 scholarship is designed to support students who are pursuing master’s degrees in the areas of marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology, or community counseling. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and extracurricular activities.
Eligibility: For graduate students whose counseling focus centers on working with those managing the stigma of mental illness. The award is $5,000 and candidates must apply through the American Psychological Association (APA).
Eligibility: The American Psychological Foundation supports graduate study related to the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents. The amount of the award is up to $25,000 for a one year graduate student fellowship
Amount: Up to $25,000.
Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a MBA student with specialization in Entrepreneurship; must be enrolled in three credit hours per semester and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in the MBA program.
The Haile Foundation has generously agreed to provide scholarships for deserving MBA students. The stipulations for the scholarships are listed below along with application specifics.
Eligibility: Preference given to entering students with GMAT score above 600 and to second year students with a 3.5 GPA or better. Scholarship winners in first year of the MBA program may apply for second year if in good standing (3.0 GPA). Non-continuing scholarships are awarded each year; individual amounts are determined by the MBA Scholarship Committee. Application must include a letter addressing: the importance of this award to the applicant’s continuing education, the financial situation that warrants consideration, career goals and how the MBA will assist in attaining these goals. Interest in a 10-15 hour/week graduate assistantship role is encouraged.
Amount: $25,000 in non-continuing scholarships awarded each year; individual amounts at the discretion of the MBA director in consultation with the MBA faculty
Eligibility: This scholarship is for MPA students with a demonstrated commitment to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of diverse populations. Applicants must be new MPA students who have been fully admitted (not conditionally or provisionally) and write an essay detailing activities in which they will engage to promote diversity on campus and/or in the broader community. Preference will be given to students from underrepresented populations in the MPA program
Amount: Amount varies; currently $1,000.
Contact: Dr. Julie Olberding, MPA Director: firstname.lastname@example.org