Forms and Policies

Assistantships, Scholarships, Fellowships

SUNY Graduate Diversity Fellowship Program
The State University of New York offers a fellowship program to recruit, enroll, and retain students who will contribute to the diversity of the student body in SUNY's graduate and professional programs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and pursuing their first master's degree. Students who are awarded a Graduate Diversity Fellowship will receive a full tuition scholarship (at least 9 graduate credit hours per semester) and a stipend for three semeters.  Students must be matriculated in a graduate program and register for full-time coursework to receive funding.  College fees are paid by the student. Fellows must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA each semester to continue to receive funding. Fellowships are available for fall and spring semesters only. For additional information, contact the Graduate School at (716) 878-5601. 

Graduate Tuition Scholarship Opportunity Program (EOP, SEEK, HEOP)
The State University of New York offers a Graduate Tuition Scholarship Opportunity Program to eligible students who are New York State residents and graduates of SUNY's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP); City University of New York's Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) Program; or the Higher Educational Opportunity Program (HEOP) conducted by private colleges. Applicants must provide written verification of participation in EOP, HEOP, or SEEK. Funds are limited and are offered on a first come-first served basis each semester.  For additional information, contact the Graduate School at (716) 878-5601. 

Graduate Assistantships
Graduate assistantships are available to students admitted to a master's degree granting programs (M.A., M.S., M.S.Ed.) through various academic departments and administrative offices on campus. Duties of graduate assistants consist of non-teaching functions such as grading papers, monitoring exams, assisting in administrative assignments, or participating in research projects. Assignments range from 10 to 20 hours per week and provide stipends from $2,500 to $6,000 per academic year. A graduate assistant may receive a tuition award and a stipend. Graduate assistants are considered full-time when registered for 6-9 graduate credits per semester. A tuition scholarship, if awarded, is for a maximum of 9 graduate credits each fall/spring semester. Stipends and/or tuition awards do not cover college fees, which are the responsibility of the student. Application forms may be obtained from the department or office offering the assistantship. View current assistantships via the Human Resource Management portion of our Web site under Jobs/Employment Opportunities and Vacancies.