College of Health Professions

Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Student Handbook 2011-2012

VII. Scholarships, Awards and Assistantships

D. Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Assistantships. The College of Graduate Studies and Research and various departments of the university offer a limited number of graduate, teaching and research assistantships each year to qualified degree-seeking students. Assistantships provide academic and professional enrichment to graduate students. They also offer stipends to compensate for the hours worked and also tuition waivers for graduate units required for the degree. The amount of the stipend and tuition waiver varies depending on the type and nature of the assistantship. There are 10- and 20-hour positions available in academic and several administrative departments and are highly competitive…. Interested applicants may contact the Graduate Assistantship Office for more information at 410- 704-4484, or (Towson University Graduate Catalog 2010-2011, p. 24).

Fellowships. The College of Graduate Studies and Research is committed to supporting students enrolled in doctoral and other terminal degree programs at Towson University. The purpose of the Towson University Graduate Student Fellowship program is to advance the goals of increased excellence and diversity of graduate students. Awards are made to students on the basis of academic merit and/or depth of professional experience. Detailed information may be obtained by calling the Graduate School Office, 410-704-2077, or by emailing (Towson University Graduate School Catalog 2010-2011 p. 24).

Alumni association graduate fellowship awards. The Alumni Association awards several scholarships each year to TU students who are full or part-time graduate or post-graduate students and are active leaders in their communities. The Alumni Association recognizes and rewards students who demonstrate the highest levels of intellectual achievement and the potential to be active supporters of the university and the larger community. Each award shall consist of a certificate and a $1,000 to $2,000 scholarship that will be deposited directly into the student’s university account for tuition, books and/or living expenses. Applications may be obtained from the Towson University Office of Alumni Relations, 1-800-887-8152, or, and must be postmarked no later than June 15 (Towson University Graduate School Catalog 2010-2011, p. 25).

Updated 2/2/11, Reviewed 6/6/11


Department consent is required for admission to all occupational therapy major courses.




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