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Graduate Degree Programs

College of Education and Human Development Graduate Scholarships

All graduate scholarships are available for one year and will be divided between the fall, spring, and summer terms unless otherwise noted or requested by the student. Please see the scholarship criteria and eligibility below to determine renewability for multiple years.

How to Apply for Scholarships:

Follow the application procedures for each scholarship and send all applications to grad@montevallo.edu.

Candidates should meet all individual scholarship application criteria and also provide three letters of recommendation, unless otherwise stated. The letters should discuss their potential for success in graduate study. In addition to the recommendation letters, the applicant should provide a personal letter stating why they are applying for the scholarship. All candidates must meet these minimum requirements, but each department/college may determine additional criteria for recipients. Final selections will be made by the department/college. All applications for the scholarships will be reviewed by a selection committee.

Current students who are re-applying for scholarships should provide a personal letter stating why they are re-applying for the scholarship and one letter of recommendation from a current professor discussing their current performance in the graduate program.

For academic performance scholarships to be considered, a master’s degree candidate must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and an educational specialist candidate must have a minimum gradate grade point average of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale verified by an official transcript.

For need based scholarships to be considered, a student must fill out a FAFSA to demonstrate financial need. A student may also submit a narrative discussing his/her need situation.

Scholarship Name: The Betty Gottler Scholarship for Returning Students
Due Date: August 3rd
Renewable: Yes (by reapplication)
Program Eligibility: All Graduate Programs
Scholarship Criteria: To provide financial assistance to an outstanding and deserving student at the University of Montevallo.

 

Scholarship Name: The Helen Perkins Scholarship Endowment
Due Date: August 3rd
Renewable: Yes (Automatically for one year)
Program Eligibility: CEHD Graduate Programs
Scholarship Criteria: To provide financial assistance to a CEHD student with a verified financial need

 

Scholarship Name: The Dr. Betty J. Bosdell Endowed Scholarship for Counseling Students
Due Date: August 3rd
Renewable: Yes (by reapplication)
Program Eligibility: Counseling Program
Scholarship Criteria: The Dr. Betty J. Bosdell Endowed Scholarship for Counseling Students is for students earning a graduate degree in counseling services, who are in good standing with the University and have established financial need.

 

Scholarship Name: The Dr. Betty J. Bosdell Endowed Scholarship in Graduate Education (Counseling)
Due Date: August 3rd
Renewable: Yes (by reapplication)
Program Eligibility: Counseling Program
Scholarship Criteria: The Dr. Betty J. Bosdell Endowed Scholarship for Counseling Students is for students earning a graduate degree in counseling services, who are in good standing with the University and have established financial need.

 

Scholarship Name: The Dr. Betty J. Bosdell Endowed Scholarship in Graduate Education (Teaching, Leadership, & Technology)
Due Date: August 3rd
Renewable: Yes (by reapplication)
Program Eligibility: Graduate Programs in the Teaching, Leadership, & Technology Department
Scholarship Criteria: The Dr. Betty J. Bosdell Endowed Scholarship in Graduate Education (Teaching, Leadership, & Technology) is for students earning a graduate degree in education, who are in good standing with the University and have established financial need.

 

Scholarship Name: Bernice Finger Scholarship Fund
Due Date: August 3rd
Renewable: Yes (by reapplication)
Program Eligibility: Exercise Science
Scholarship Criteria: The Bernice Finger Scholarship Fund is awarded annually to a full-time graduate student of outstanding academic achievement in physical education/exercise science.

 

Scholarship Name: The Margery and Katheryn Purdy Scholarship for Teacher Leadership
Due Date: August 3rd
Renewable: Yes (by reapplication)
Program Eligibility: Teacher Leadership Program
Scholarship Criteria: The scholarship was established to provide financial aid to students who need financial assistance help and show academic promise and potential.

 

Scholarship Name: The Montevallo Educators’ Partnership
Due Date: Accepted Year Round
Renewable: Yes (Renews Automatically)
Program Eligibility: All education graduate programs, including School Counseling
Scholarship Criteria: The Montevallo Educators’ Partnership is a program to support educators in participating school systems who wish to complete graduate degrees or certificate programs at the University of Montevallo. Qualifying students will be eligible for up to $110 scholarship per credit hour towards tuition for eligible classes.

 

Scholarship Name: The Terry Roberson Graduate Honors Scholarship
Due Date: August 3rd
Renewable: Yes (by reapplication)
Program Eligibility: All Graduate Programs
Scholarship Criteria: The intent of the Dr. Terry Roberson Graduate Honors Scholarship is to support students who are seeking a graduate degree.

 

Scholarship Name: The Terry Roberson Graduate Honors Fellowship
Due Date: August 3rd
Renewable: Yes (by reapplication)
Program Eligibility: All Graduate Programs
Scholarship Criteria: The intent of the Dr. Terry Roberson Graduate Honors Fellowship is to support students who are seeking a graduate degree and are not currently residents of the state of Alabama.

 

Scholarship Name: Minority Educators Scholarship Program (Graduate)
Due Date: August 1st
Renewable: Yes, for a maximum of 2 years; awards are made for fall and spring terms only; limited funding may be available for May/summer term; must be enrolled in at least 6 hours of course work; must maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal
Program Eligibility: Alternative Masters Programs, Teacher Leadership Program, or Instructional Leadership degree programs
Scholarship Criteria:

Alabama resident status

Identify as African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, or Native-American.

Minimum MAT score of 388 or GRE score of 290 for graduates.

Minimum grade point average of 2.75 in college work

Applicants must submit a 200-300-word essay on the topic “Why I Want to Teach” (Teacher Education Program) or “Why I Want to Lead” (Instructional Leadership Program).

Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from high school or college teachers or administrators.

Finalists must complete an interview conducted by a CEHD screening committee.

 

Scholarship Name: McNair Program
Due Date: Accepted Year Round
Renewable: Yes (for a maximum of 2 years)
Program Eligibility: The student successfully participated in the McNair Scholars Program and are in good academic standing.
Scholarship Criteria: The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, funded by the U. S. Department of Education, is designed to provide effective preparation for doctoral study for low-income, first generation, and underrepresented undergraduate students. Selection as a McNair Scholar is the result of a competitive process to participate in a program that prepares them for success in graduate school. Student must submit the application form, including an essay.

 


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistants at the University of Montevallo are students first and employees second. They have as their primary focus advanced study and ultimately the completion of a graduate degree. Therefore, the services they provide as graduate assistants should complement and seek to further professional development in their chosen field of study.

The selection process/criteria for graduate assistants may vary from program to program. Graduate assistants must remain in good academic standing and shall not be placed on academic warning. Graduate assistants are employed on a semester basis. During their employment as a graduate assistant, students must be enrolled at least part-time. Graduate assistants employed in the summer must be enrolled for a minimum of three (3) hours. Graduate assistants should work no more than twenty (20) hours per week.

Graduate assistants shall be supervised directly by a full-time faculty or staff member within the employing department/college. Graduate assistants’ responsibilities will be defined by the employing department/supervisor, and graduate assistants must perform satisfactorily as determined by the employing department and supervisor. The oversight of graduate assistants is the responsibility of the supervisor (department chair, staff supervisor, faculty supervisor) and the dean of the college in which the graduate student is employed. Evaluations of the graduate assistant’s performance will be maintained by the Student Employment Office. A favorable evaluation is required for continued student employment.


Student Loans

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