The College of Public Health offers a number of different funding sources for graduate students based on need and academic merit. Learn more about available scholarships here.
Fellowships are available through Temple’s Graduate School for students with exceptional academic records. They include
- Presidential Fellowships, which are reserved for only the most outstanding candidates;
- University Fellowships, which are intended to support students who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in their chosen fields; and
- Future Faculty Fellowships, which are meant to attract outstanding students who would diversify the professoriate. Candidates are newly admitted graduate students from underrepresented groups in an applicant’s discipline who show exceptional leadership or have overcome significant obstacles in pursuing academic careers. For more information, visit the Faculty Fellow Program webpage.
These fellowships provide a stipend plus tuition for two years. Graduate assistantships from the College of Public Health cover tuition for the remaining years of study. Check out this Fellowship FAQ for more answers to common questions.
Information on fellowship-related workshops for current graduate students can be found in the Deadlines and Events section of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising. Resources for preparing applications are located under Application Resources.
If you are considering applying for a graduate fellowship, schedule an appointment to meet with the fellowships advisor. You do not need to have a draft prepared; sometimes talking through your ideas is a great starting point.
Graduate Student External Funding
Learn more about the numerous external awards and funds available to graduate students. A selection of externally funded fellowships is also included below.
External Funding Sources
Note: These external fellowship opportunities fund supplemental experiences (research, institutes) or graduate studies or research. They are typically not intended to cover Temple’s tuition and fees.
The American Association of University Women awards grants and fellowships to students performing research in a wide range of disciplines and working to improve their schools and communities.
Ford Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties. Predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for independent study, research and creative projects or English teaching assistantships abroad for an academic year. All enrolled students must apply through the university; see Temple’s Fulbright page for more information.
Fellowship Databases and Other Resources
AAAS Fellowships Resources lists professional associations that often offer awards or scholarships or funding opportunities in that discipline.
The Cornell Fellowships Database is a searchable database for graduate students.
Through GRAPES at UCLA, you can search for awards from more than 600 fellowships, grants, postdoctoral awards and scholarships for applicants to graduate programs, current graduate students working on master’s theses or doctoral dissertations and postdoc scholars.
The Rutgers GradFund is a searchable database for graduate students.
Federal Stafford Loans
Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually are available to full-time graduate students.
Eligibility for the Federal Work-Study program is based on applicant need as determined by the information on an applicant’s FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.