5130.1 General Policy
The colleges/schools annually award scholarships through the Graduate School and the Office of Financial Aid. The scholarships may be awarded to academically qualified new incoming graduate students who have at least a 2.70 cumulative undergraduate grade point average and have been admitted in regular status into a degree or certificate program. Scholarships can be used for recruitment of new students or retention of existing students who have excellent records in their graduate studies.
Students receiving a scholarship are not expected to perform work other than attend classes and perform related research. Graduate students are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average in order to remain on the scholarship.
5130.2 Minimum Credit Hour Requirement
Minimum credit hour requirements are set by the terms of the scholarship. All credit hours covered by a Graduate Scholarship must be related to the students’ programs of study.
5130.3 Tuition Remission
Graduate scholarship recipients are granted partial or full tuition remissions for instructional fees up to a maximum of twelve semester hours (laboratory and other program fees are not covered). The amount of the tuition covered is determined by the student’s college or school or by the terms of the scholarship.
5130.4 Off Campus and on Campus Employment
Scholarship recipients may hold on and off campus employment.
5130.5 Sponsored International Students
International students who are sponsored by Fulbright or other sponsorship programs will be awarded tuition scholarships sufficient to cover 30% of full-time tuition up to twelve semester hours. These scholarships are subject to the policies contained in this section, as well as to the regulations of the sponsoring agency.
5130.6 Graduate School Scholarships
The Graduate School annually administers a program of Graduate School Scholar Scholarships. These awards are given to outstanding students who are recruited to begin their graduate studies at Wright State. Students receiving these scholarships are referred to as Graduate School Scholars. Graduate School Scholars receive a full tuition scholarship plus a stipend, in the amount set annually by the Graduate School. They are not expected to perform work other than attend classes and perform related research. Graduate School Scholars are required to remain in good academic standing in order to remain on the scholarship.
5130.7 Wright Fellow Scholarships
The Graduate School annually administers a program of Wright Fellow Scholarships. These awards are given to high-quality graduate students who are members of an underrepresented minority group in the field (as defined by each individual program) and are recruited to begin their graduate studies at Wright State. Students receiving these scholarships are referred to as Wright Fellows. Wright Fellows receive a full tuition scholarship plus a stipend in the amound set annually by the Graduate School. Receipients are not expected to perform work other than attend classes and perform related research. Wright Fellows are required to remain in good academic standing in order to remain on the scholarship.
5130.8 Summary of Graduate Scholarships
Students who are awarded scholarships are entitled to a partial or full tuition remission for instructional fees up to a maximum of twelve semester hours (not including laboratory or other program fees). Tuition remissions are not authorized for audited or undergraduate courses. However, a tuition remission may be used for undergraduate courses if the courses are recommended by the graduate program and are directly germane to the students' graduate programs of study. Graduate scholarship recipients will be authorized a tuition remission only for the number of terms that were granted to them by the scholarship award. The completion of degree requirements terminates the scholarship award for any unused terms.
Students not completing the terms of their scholarship awards; such as having less than a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average, etc. will lose their scholarship awards. Normally, the scholarships will be terminated the term following the non-complying action. Students do not have to take any minimum number of hours of credit in the Summer Term (or attend) in order to maintain their scholarship award.