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UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are set by the Regents of the University each year.  The current tuition rates and policies are provided by the Office of the Registrar

Below is a list of CECS and External Funding opportunities students may consider. 

External Grants & Fellowships: Graduate students are strongly encouraged to seek funding from sources external to the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Below we provide information and links to external funding as a resource for our students.  Please visit the individual websites to find out more about the funders application process.  

CECS Non-Resident Graduate Tuition Scholarship

Overview

The Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship covers up to 80% of the difference between the residential and non-residential graduate tuition rate.  This scholarship is renewable in subsequent terms. Students must meet GPA and other criteria that are listed below to be eligible for the scholarship. 

Eligibility

You may be eligible for a non-resident graduate tuition scholarship, if:

  • You are a non-resident graduate student in the College of Engineering and Computer Science & taking 500+ level courses.
  • Must be a degree seeking student.  (certificate programs are excluded)
  • You select at least six (6) credit hours per semester and have a minimum GPA of 3.2 if you are a continuing student.  If you are in your final semester or in the summer term, you may be eligible if you select three (3) credit hours.  
  • You must maintain minimum credit hour requirements each semester you receive this scholarship. If you drop below the required number of credit hours upon which your scholarship was based or withdraw completely from your courses, you will be expected to repay all or part of your award for that semester.
  • If convicted of any form of academic misconduct, the scholarship may be rescinded.
  • This scholarship is awarded for consecutive fall and winter terms and the initial amount displayed in the student portal assumes a 6 credit hour registration. If a student enrolls in additional credit hours, an additional amount will be disbursed at the term’s drop/add deadline. 
  • Scholars may elect to use the scholarship during the summer term. However, a separate Summer Financial Aid application must be submitted.
  • Students on CPT or OPT are not eligible for the scholarship. 
  • You are not working as a GSI or GSRA.
  • Only one (1) online class will be allowed per semester. All others must be taken on campus.
  • Additional details about conditions of your award can be found at https://umdearborn.edu/students/financial-aid/accepting-receiving-aid/conditions-award

The Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship has moved to an automatic process effective for the Fall 2020 semester and ongoing.  If you are a new incoming admit and qualify for the scholarship you will receive an email from financial aid with instruction on how to accept the scholarship.  Continuing students will have their scholarship automatically renew if they continue to meet all terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, please contact CECS Graduate Education Office @ umd-engingrad@umich.edu

CECS Graduate Student Assistantships

The following funding opportunities exist for graduate students in CECS: Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA), Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), Graders, or as temporary employees.  GSI and GSRA funding opportunities are reserved for Ph.D. students. In some instances, opportunities may be available to master's level students. Individual faculty members and departments appoint GSRAs and GSIs.  The opportunities for employment in each department vary each term.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Graduate Student Scholarships

Kochoff Pathway to Success Graduate Scholarship

The Kochoff Pathway to Success Graduate Scholarship program was created through the vision of Arthur and Mary Kochoff.   Arthur and Mary donated the bulk of their estate to make a college education possible for students who otherwise might not be able to afford to pursue a degree.  

A portion of their donation has been set aside for students pursuing a master's degree. 

Newly admitted graduate students who meet the eligibility requirements below will automatically be considered for this scholarship with a value up to $2,000.  Completion of the FAFSA is required.  Other eligibility requirements apply.

Learn more here: Kochoff Pathway to Success Graduate Scholarship

King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

The King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program is intended to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education.  Applications are encouraged from minorities, women, people with disabilities, and individuals from cultural, linguistic, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds who would otherwise not adequately be represented in the graduate student and faculty populations. 

Master and Doctoral level students are eligible. Other requirements apply.

Learn more here: King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

External Funding for Incoming and Current Graduate Students

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

Area: STEM-related varies by lab

Who is eligible: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students   

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

  • The last day to submit an application will be October 31, at 6:00 PM Eastern. 
  • References and transcripts are also due on October 31, at 6:00 PM Eastern.

 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Area: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields

Who is eligible: Full-time Graduate Students

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

 

Science, Math, and Research for Transformation (SMART)

Area: MUST be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 19 STEM disciplines

Who is eligible: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

 

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

Area: Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) career

Purpose: Provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission.

Who is eligible: Doctoral Students 

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

 

DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF)

Area: Students planning to study in an academic department and conduct research in a science or engineering discipline related to high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics, are eligible for this fellowship. 

Purpose: The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration funds the DOE NNSA SSGF to train scientists vital to meeting U.S. workforce needs in advanced science and engineering.

Who is eligible: senior undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students 

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

 

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

Area: Engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences

Purpose: Provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission.

Who is eligible: Graduate Students and Undergraduate Seniors 

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

 

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Area: Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field

Purpose: John Hertz Foundation provides doctoral fellowships with the goal of supporting the early stage research endeavors of applied physical, biological, and engineering science students who possess the potential to change our world for the better by solving difficult, real-world problems.

Who is eligible: Incoming Graduate (MS/MSE/Direct PhD) Students (if you are a Ph.D. student, the field must be different from the master’s degree)

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Area: Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education

Who is eligible: Master’s and Doctoral students 

Application / Deadline: See Application Guide

 

2018 dates

  • October 23 - Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials Research
  • October 25 - STEM Education and Learning

 

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Who is eligible:  Doctoral students

Application / Deadline: How to Apply and Fact Sheet

External Funding for Candidacy / Dissertation

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Area: A research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs in an eligible field

Purpose: The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Application / Deadline: How to Apply and Fact Sheet

 

AAUW

Educational Funding and Awards

American Fellowships Dissertation Fellowships

Area: All fields of study

Purpose: The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.

Who is eligible: Women pursuing full-time Doctoral Dissertation research

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

 

AAUW

Educational Funding and Awards

Selected Professions Fellowships

Area: Science and Technology

Purpose: The program provides support to women in graduate and professional degree programs in fields where female participation traditionally has been low.

Who is eligible: Women pursuing full-time master’s level degree programs only.

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

External Funding (International Students)

AAUW

Educational Funding and Awards

International Fellowships

Area: All fields of study

Purpose: The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

Who is eligible: Women pursuing full-time Doctoral Dissertation research

Application / Deadline: How to Apply

Post-Doc Fellowships

Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Application / Deadline: How to Apply and Fact Sheet

 

Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering

Area: National Security Science and Engineering

Who is eligible: Postdoc Opportunity

Application Deadline: The application deadline for fellows is November 1 of the year before the October start date.

 

Jill Hruby Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering.

Area: National Security Science and Engineering

Who is eligible: Postdoc Opportunity

Application Deadline:   November 1

 

John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science

Area: Computational and discrete mathematics, computational physics and engineering, and systems software and tools

Who is eligible - Postdoc Opportunity

Application Deadline:   December 1

CECS Graduate Education Office

1184/1186
Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)
Phone: 
313-593-0897
Fax: 
313-593-9967
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