As you compile a list of potential environmental or other graduate programs, pay special attention to funding opportunities offered by your potential graduate school and look for additional resources elsewhere. If you have questions, contact your program of interest.
You’ll want to know:
- What does the funding package cover (e.g., stipend, tuition, etc)?
- How many years of funding do you provide? Are there any restrictions or conditions?
- Do health benefits extend to my partner? What do the health benefits include?
- Does your university offer assistance for students with children?
- Do you offer travel funds for conferences or research?
- Do you offer emergency funds?
- Does your program offer a moving allowance?
In addition to possibly providing money for school, applying for external fellowships strengthens your application. It tells the application committee you’re driven, independent, and committed.
- Specialized scholarship programs
- Scholarships for minority students
- Scholarships for international students
- Scholarship search websites
UNIVERSITY SUPPORT/FULLY FUNDED PHD PROGRAMS
The University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability PhD program provides five academic years of tuition support (four pre-candidate semesters and six candidate semesters), along with Gradcare health insurance, which covers five school years and four summers. You will also receive a monthly stipend from September through April, as well as a lump-sum stipend for the summer months.