The Engineering-dean's awards will provide partial funding in fall, winter, and/or spring quarter 2021-22. Our goal is to help with financial-support for each student's academic progress within their degree program; there is no additional programming.
Each quarter, the award commits to approximately half of "full graduate funding"; the student can choose either
Tuition-only for 8-10 units/quarter ($12,540/quarter in AY22)
* OR *
10-hour/week CA (salary approx. $6000/quarter+ half of 10-unit-tuition + half of Cardinal Care)
This can be combined with other funding, such as a 10-hour/week RA from faculty, a 10-hour/week department CA, another partial fellowship (e.g., GEM), loans, and summer earnings. We strongly encourage applicants to pursue these other funding opportunities, as well as more substantial funding which could replace our partial support: fellowships (NSF, Ford, etc) or 20-hour/week RA/CAships.
Eligibility and Requirements:
This fellowship is available only for students who have accepted admission to coterminal MS study in the School of Engineering; funding is provided after their eligibility for undergraduate financial aid has been exhausted.
In addition, there is a strong preference for students with high-financial-need as undergraduates (usually determined by the Financial Aid office) and a preference for Engineering undergrad-majors, but the program will consider others.
** Decisions: Round1 should be announced in late February; Round-2 in early April. **
Deadlines to submit the application, in SOLO:
First round funding applications: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
(for current co-terms). Decisions will be released in Late February.
Second round applications: Thursday, March 18, 2021
(for February/March admits, but open to current coterms as well).
Submitting an application gives permission for the review-committee to consider information from the student's MS-application and from the Financial Aid Office.
To receive support in any awarded-quarter, students must be fully enrolled and making satisfacory progress in their coterminal MS program in Engineering.