Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction invites graduate students to apply for the following scholarships and assistantships.

1. General UNI Foundation Scholarships - Deadline January 15       

While most scholarships related to this general scholarship application are for undergraduates, there are a few scholarships open to graduate students, so consider filling this out.  

2. COE Graduate Scholarships - Deadline April 1

See the COE scholarship page and scroll down to the section on Graduate Scholarships. Read carefully. Various scholarships give preference to students in a certain major as listed and may require a different application. The scholarships which are part of the Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) department have a deadline of April 1.  

3. Dean's Graduate Fellowships - Deadline June 11

In April, Dean Colleen Mulholland announced that several Dean's Graduate Fellowships ($1500) will be available for the 2021-2022 school year.  Students who will be part of the Elementary Education MAE, Literacy Education MAE or School Library Studies MA programs in 2021-2022 should follow these guidelines:

  • Application deadline is  June 11, 2021. (This is earlier than the deadline on the application.)
  • Follow these application directions
  • For the transcript requirement: New students should submit an unofficial transcript of their most recent degree.  Current UNI master's students should submit a copy of their Academic Requirements obtained from MYUNIVERSE/Student Center.
  • The application should be emailed as one pdf document to curr.inst@uni.edu.

3. Graduate Assistantships and Graduate Tuition Scholarships

Master’s - for preferential consideration, apply by April 1

Doctoral - for preferential consideration, apply by April 1

On-campus students working toward a graduate degree as full-time students (with 9 graduate credit hours or more per semester) may apply for a Graduate Tuition Scholarship and Graduate Assistantship within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. A Graduate Assistant works 10-20 hours per week on campus and is paid a salary.  For general information about Graduate Assistantships and the Graduate Tuition Scholarships, visit the Graduate College.   

Application for Graduate Assistantship
Application for Graduate Tuition Scholarship 

C&I students who are applying for a C&I Graduate Assistantship or Graduate Tuition Scholarship should send their applications to curr.inst@uni.edu.  

Graduate Assistantship Salary Rates - 2021-2022

Master's:  Full (per semester) $5,395.00           Half (per semester) $2,697.50

Doctoral:  Full (per semester) $8,086.00            Half (per semester) $4043.00

Graduate Tuition Scholarship Rates - 2021-2022 

Masters: Full (per semester) $4,579.50         Half (per semester) $2,289.75
 

Job Descriptions - C&I Graduate Assistantships

Master’s students apply to the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, not to a specific position.  If you are offered a graduate assistantship, the department will assign you to a position depending on the department's needs. Below is a list of positions that are typically filled by master’s students within the C&I department.  The only position currently available for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 is the Doctoral Graduate Assistantship in Instructional Technology below. 

Graduate Assistantship - Literacy Education

Graduate Assistantship - Instructional Technology

Graduate Assistantship - School Library Studies  
 

Doctoral students may also apply for graduate assistantships within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction:

Doctoral Graduate Assistant - Curriculum and Instruction

Doctoral Graduate Assistantship -- Instructional Technology - Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

 

Applications for the positions within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction should be sent to curr.inst@uni.edu.

 

4. Financial Aid

Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to discuss additional options.  For general information about paying for graduate school, visit the financing graduate school page.