Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program

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About the Program

The Graduate Tuition Scholarship (GTS) scholarship is to support academically excellent and diverse graduate candidates within the College of Health, Education, and Human Services (CHEH) as they enter and progress in their graduate studies. Awards are recommended by the CHEH Graduate Studies Committee.

Criteria for Consideration

All awards depend on available funding for each academic semester. There are two criteria for consideration of a Graduate Tuition Scholarship: Scholarship Program for Academic Excellence and for Diversity. Under the Academic Excellence, the criteria for consideration will be based on the student’s overall academic record as described below. Under Diversity, the criteria for consideration is how the candidate meets diversity characteristics as described below.

Criteria for Consideration: Academic Excellence

CHEH Graduate Tuition Scholarship: Academic Excellence encourages candidates who have a minimum 3.4 undergraduate GPA or higher as determined by the Graduate School at the time of the application deadline. If the applicant has already completed nine or more graduate-level semester hours, the applicant’s Graduate-level GPA will be considered and the undergraduate GPA will not be considered.

Criteria for Consideration: Diversity

CHEH Graduate Tuition Scholarship: Diversity encourages students from diverse, under-represented groups with a GPA of 3.0 or greater to apply. The GTS promotes the college goal of broadening the number of traditionally underserved groups (i.e., first generation college students, gender imbalanced professions, LGBT students, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Native American students, bilingual candidates) under-represented groups related to the various programs included within CHEH. Additional groups may include, but are not limited to: women and minorities in secondary and higher education and leadership, women and minorities in mathematics, science teaching fields and sports management, males and minorities in special education and rehabilitation counseling. Men are under-represented in human services (i.e., counseling and social work), and in student affairs in higher education. People with physical challenges are under-represented in all college programs. These are just examples of the term “under-represented” as considerations for diversity. Candidates who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher as determined by the Graduate School at the time of the application deadline. If the applicant has already completed nine or more graduate-level semester hours, the applicant’s Graduate-level GPA will be considered and the undergraduate GPA will not be considered.

At the time the faculty review applications, continuing candidates must have regular admission status in an approved program of study within CHEH, and be in good academic standing.

  • GTS recipients must be enrolled full-time (at least six credit hours per semester) in required courses on an approved program of study.
  • Student affairs in higher education and human services (counseling) applicants awaiting an admission interview or the results of an admission interview will be eligible for consideration. However, an award will not be granted until the applicant has been fully admitted.
  • Provisionally admitted students may be considered for an award, but an award will not be made until such time as the provision(s) have been met and the candidate is regularly admitted as a degree-seeking student.
  • Native Wright State students (i.e., those who were Wright State undergraduates), who are waiting for the posting of their Wright State undergraduate degree, and are provisionally admitted to a CHEH program will be eligible for consideration. However, an award will not be granted until the applicant has been regularly admitted.
  • Summer tuition awards for all candidates are for all of the summer session terms (Summer A, B, & C). Should the candidate use the entire award in an early summer session (Summer A or C), there will be no additional funding available for a later summer session (Summer B).
  • GTS awards may not be combined with graduate assistantships, other Wright State Graduate School scholarships (e.g., WPAFB Scholarship), or the Wright State employee tuition remission benefit.
  • Non-degree applicants, licensure/endorsement or certificate applicants, or conditionally accepted students will not be considered.

The amount of an award may vary and will be established by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Length of Eligibility

Once awards have been made, the GTS award will be applied by Financial Aid. Students may be eligible for support for three semesters (including summer terms). Requests for continual continuing support may be made for up to six semesters, pending availability of funds. This means that the award will be granted for three semesters and the candidate may reapply for another three semesters (six semesters total).

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Completion of the GTS Request form.
  2. A letter of request for the GTS.
    • Academic Excellence: Letter should explain/describe the academic excellence of the candidate and the candidate’s goals in the graduate program and career plans. (Please see the Criteria for Consideration: Academic Excellence)
    • Diversity: Letter should explain/describe the ways in which the candidate meets the diversity criteria and advances the diversity goals of the program or career field goals in the graduate program and career plans. (Please see the Criteria for Consideration: Diversity)
  3. A letter of support from a professional reference. From any of the following: Wright State faculty, K-12 school faculty or administrator, counselor or member of a human service agency, a department chair, the college’s dean, or any other university faculty, a chair or dean from another institution. Please limit submissions to only ONE letter of support. Letter of support must be sent directly to the Graduate Studies Committee by the supporter. (Please give the CHEH GTS Program email address below to the supporter.)

GTS Request and Letter of Support must be sent to the CHEH Office of Student Services. Attention: CHEH GTS Program. Email: offcehs10@wright.edu.

Deadlines

If you intend on beginning your studies in the:

  • Fall Semester: Your GTS form, request letter, letter of support, and acceptance into the Graduate School must be completed and submitted by March 1.
  • Spring Semester: Your GTS form, request letter, letter of support, and acceptance to the Graduate School must be completed and submitted by November 15.
  • Summer Semester (Summer A, B, &/or C): Your GTS form, request letter, letter of support, andacceptance to the Graduate School must be completed and submitted by March 1.

All requests, including letter of support, must be submitted by the due date. Late submissions will not be considered.

Request Form

CHEH Graduate Tuition Scholarship Program: Academic Excellence and Diversity Request Form


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