Grants for Graduate Students

Need-based awards, the following grants are available to help UW Oshkosh graduate students meet the rising costs of tuition. Additional grant listings can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP)

Funded by the state of Wisconsin, AOP provides financial assistance to graduate students of color and non-minority disadvantaged graduate students.

Career Development Grant — American Association of University Women

Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation and dependent care. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Graduate Student and Faculty Collaborative Research Program

These grants are designed to support research projects carried out by graduate students. Projects must provide students with a meaningful research experience, with the student assuming the principal role and the faculty or teaching academic staff member serving as a mentor. The student must write the proposal using the advice and technical expertise of the mentor as a guide.

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

Through the MSEP, institutions agree to charge students no more than 150 percent of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs. You must enroll as a nonresident student from a participating MSEP state. 

The current participating states are Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies to be sure you're eligible and your student financial record is identified properly.

National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) Graduate Student Enrollment Management Research Grant

The NAGAP Graduate Student Enrollment Management Research Grant is designed to encourage emerging knowledge and understanding of the complexities of graduate enrollment management, including all aspects of admissions and recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation. 

It is open to all graduate students conducting research in keeping with graduate enrollment management activities and programs. This may include any aspect of recruiting, enrolling, retaining and graduating professional, masters and doctoral degree students.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Graduate Student Research Grant Program

Th NCAA Research Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program.

The program's goals are:

  1. to stimulate research on college athletics
  2. to foster contributions to the empirical research on college athletics
  3. to provide financial support to graduate students interested in engaging in high-quality research related to college athletics
  4. to assist NCAA-member institutions and the general public in gaining access to new, outstanding research in this field.

Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as a teacher in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. 

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