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Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships and/or Tuition Scholarships are only available to students who are working full-time toward a graduate degree. Part-time students or students working toward an Artist’s Diploma are not eligible.

There are two different types of support available: a) The Graduate Tuition Scholarship and b) The Graduate Assistantship (a salaried position). A student may receive one or both of these awards. A student may receive a full or half award.

The Graduate Tuition Scholarship is an award which pays for all or one-half of a students’ tuition. It does not cover any non-tuition expenses such as university fees or the cost of books. Students who receive only the Graduate Tuition Scholarship are not required to perform any services or work assignments as a condition of their scholarship.

The Graduate Assistantship is funding awarded to graduate students in exchange for employment as a Graduate Assistant in the department. A full award is for 20 hours per week of employment, and a half award is for 10 hours per week.

The applicant must complete all items on the Application for Graduate Tuition Scholarship and/or the Application for Graduate Assistantship; these forms are  available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships. This page contains important information regarding scholarships and assistantships at UNI.

Complete job descriptions for Graduate Assistantship positions in the School of Music are available by clicking here.

If you are applying for a Graduate Assistantship and/or Tuition Scholarship, all application materials/paperwork must be received and auditions and interviews must be completed by February 15th. In addition to all required application materials:

  1. If you are applying for a Graduate Assistantship and/or a Tuition Scholarship, please complete the appropriate forms, available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships.
  2. Submit a curriculum vitae or resume detailing your experience and qualifications



1. Supervisors

Each graduate assistant will have the Associate Director for Graduate Studies (Graduate Coordinator) listed as your official supervisor, and you will be assigned an immediate supervisor in your specific area who will provide direct supervision and guidance in your day-to-day performance of your GA duties. Please report to your supervisor on or before the first day of classes to provide your academic schedule and determine your specific duties and hours. Remember, a half GA is for 10 hours per week of work, and a full GA equals 20 hours per week. GA duties should be directly related to School of Music business only. Please see me with any questions.

2. Logging Hours

Graduate Assistants are required to log their hours weekly using the online form below. Please keep track of your hours and submit at the end of each month, September through April (include August/September hours together, and April/May hours together).

To submit the online GA Hours Submission form, please click here.

3. Application for Renewal

Please remember, you must submit an application for a GA and Scholarship for your 2nd year of study by Feb. 15 for the following academic year in order to ensure that your award is renewed. Forms are located here: http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships