Are merit scholarships for graduate students hard to come by even with a high GPA?
Updated Austin, Texas
My cohort start in Summer 2018 and I'm hoping to nab something before my program ends in December 2019.
Updated Dallas, Texas
Erica, Congratulations on your graduate school start! Financial aid (scholarships included) in graduate school is a bit different from the undergraduate experience. Graduate students tend to center their studies around a specific professor within a department, so discussing a graduate assistanceship or fellowship with your main professor or the department chair would be a good place to start. Depending on your area of graduate study, there may be other departments within the university that are also looking for graduates who can provide assistance such as student affairs, athletics, student union, etc. Although a bit tougher to find, there are scholarships available to graduate students on the larger scholarship search websites... http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/graduate-students.htm https://www.petersons.com/graduate-schools/graduate-school-scholarships.aspx https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/graduate-students to name a few. Good luck on your search and in your educational endeavors!