Finding funding for graduate studies need not be a challenge. With numerous assistantships, scholarships and fellowships available for University of Georgia graduate students, it's practically a matter of finding funding with the right fit to your program of study.
Graduate School assistantships
Each year the UGA Graduate School selects graduate assistants from a list of highly qualified departmental nominees. Applicants who wish to be considered for these assistantships must apply and send all their supplemental information to the Graduate School by Jan. 1 of the year they wish to start coursework. Applicants must be admitted as prospective degree candidates by Feb. 15. Graduate assistantship selections are held in early March for the next academic year.
These assistantships are highly competitive, and the decisions on assistantship awards are made separately from the decisions on admission. It is possible to be accepted for graduate study but not win an assistantship.
Retention of an assistantship is contingent upon a graduate student remaining in good academic standing and availability of budgeted funds.
All academic departments offer graduate assistantships to eligible students within their programs. These assistantships are awarded beginning in March, following a student's admission to the Graduate School. Students who have not completed the application process will not be considered for financial support.
For more information about applying for a departmental assistantship, visit the home department for your program.
- Agricultural and Applied Economics
- Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
- Animal and Dairy Science
- Crop and Soil Sciences
- Food Science and Technology
- Plant Pathology
- Poultry Science
Scholarship and fellowship awards are available to students majoring in a specific area of study. These awards may be funded from internal university sources or external from private and government sponsorships. Awards may be based on academic achievement, teaching, or financial need.
George Crabb Scholarship
The George Arthur Crabb Graduate Fellowship provides financial support to an outstanding CAES graduate student who was undergraduate member of Alpha Zeta, the professional society for students and industry professionals in the agriculture and natural resources fields. Applicants must have been active members of Alpha Zeta as undergraduates. This scholarship is in memory of George Arthur Crabb. Applications should be submitted by March 1st to the CAES Office of Academic Affairs; 102 Conner Hall; The University of Georgia; Athens GA 30602-7502.