Winthrop University Graduate Assistantship/Associateship For Graduate Programs

Job/Position Title: Graduate Assistantship/Associateship

Stipend Range: $7,000 annually

Application Deadline: October 15 for spring and March 15 for fall

Brief Description:

The Winthrop University is pleased to offer the Graduate Assistantship/Associateship to students who are fully and provisionally admitted to graduate degree programs. The Graduate assistantship and associate positions provide a form of financial assistance available to qualified graduate students. Students who are awarded graduate assistantships or associateships are required to work on campus, and in return receive a stipend and tuition grant.

Hosted By:

Winthrop University often referred to as Winthrop or WU and formerly known as Winthrop College, is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States. Founded in 1886 by David Bancroft Johnson, who served as the superintendent of Columbia, South Carolina, schools received a $1,500 grant from Robert Charles Winthrop, a Boston philanthropist and chair of the Peabody Education Board.

Eligibility:

To retain a graduate assistantship or associateship, the students must meet all the requirements:

  • The student must maintain academic eligibility and may not be on academic probation.
  • Non-degree students may not hold graduate assistantships/associateships.
  • Students enrolled for student teaching are ineligible to serve as a graduate assistant/associate that semester.
  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 9 (nine) hours of course credit for their Employment and Tuition Grant electronic form (Student ePAF) to be processed.
  • International Students:
  1. According to USCIS federal regulations, international students holding an F1 or J1 student visa are only allowed to work on-campus for 20 hours per week (Sunday-Saturday) during the fall and spring semesters. This limit on the number of hours that they can work is inclusive of any work undertaken pursuant to that employment under a scholarship, or assistantship, employment in the library, etc. For example, a student employed 20 hours per week in an assistantship is ineligible to work anywhere else under the on-campus provision.
  2. International Students receiving a Graduate Assistantship or Associateship should complete their wage agreement form, the 8233, and W-4 with the hiring department, and then take all forms immediately to the International Center (218 Dinkins Hall) along with their passport and immigration documents for I-9/EVerify completion.

How to Apply:

To apply for the Winthrop Graduate Assistantship/Associateship, the applicants can download the application through the given link: https://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/graduateschool/assistantships/GraduateAssistantshipApplication.pdf

Supporting Documents:

To be considered for a Winthrop graduate assistantship or associateship, submit the following information to the appropriate graduate director or administrative designee:

  • Two letters of recommendation (letters submitted as part of your program application can be used with prior approval)
  • Resume

Submitting Details:

The completed application, resume, and recommendation letters should be submitted directly to the Graduate Director or Administrative Designee listed as the following:

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Dr. Greg Oakes, 212 Kinard, 803-323-3041
  • College of Business Administration: Dr. Keith Benson, 213 Thurmond, 803-323-2409
  • College of Education: Dr. Marshall Jones, 106 Withers/W.T.S., 803-323-2151
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts: Dr. Andrew VorderBruegge, 140 McLaurin, 803-323-4850
  • University College (includes the International Center): Dr. Gloria Jones, 209 Dinkins, 803-323-3900
  • Athletics: Renae Myles, 119 Coliseum, 803-323-2129
  • Student Affairs: RaLinda Register, 246 Campus Center, 803-323-4503
  • Residence Life: Dee Wells, 237 Campus Center, 803-323-2223
  • Career & Civic Engagement: Kristine Lewis, 129 Crawford, 803-323-2141
  • Health & Counseling Services: Nicole Ford, 217 Crawford, 803-323-2206
  • West Center: Grant Scurry, 211 West Center, 803-323-2140

Financial Aid:

  • Graduate assistantships and associateships are awarded to students who are fully and provisionally admitted to graduate degree programs.
  • The stipend is $7,000 All full-time Graduate Assistants and Associates, regardless of tuition grant award receive a $7,000 annual stipend. This equates to $3,500 a semester, for 20 hrs of work per week of employment.
  • The exact dollar amount of the tuition grant may vary by position.
  • Tuition Grants: Graduate Assistants/Associates receive fixed tuition grants.
  • Compensation as the following:
  1. Graduate Assistants may receive a stipend paid in equal installments via payroll and a tuition grant paid through the Financial Aid Office. The amount of stipend and tuition grant will be indicated on the wage agreement form.
  2. Graduate Associates are FLSA non-exempt employees and will receive an hourly wage. Graduate Associates must submit timesheets for the hours worked, and may also receive a tuition grant paid through the Financial Aid Office. The hourly wage and tuition grant will be indicated on the wage agreement form.

More Information:

https://www.winthrop.edu/graduateschool/assistantships/

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Graduate Teaching Assistantship for Ph.D. & M.S. Students

 Salary: 

  • $1,500/month for Ph.D. students
  • $1,400/month for M.S. students

Consideration Date: October 1 for the spring semester

Brief Description:

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is pleased to offer the Graduate Teaching Assistantship that is supported by the ECE Department. To eligible, all international graduate students who wish to be employed as a TA at UNL must successfully complete the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Institute conducted by the Office of Graduate Studies.Duties typically include the teaching of undergraduate laboratories, grading, or other tasks related to undergraduate instruction. No teaching duties are required during the summer session but the student is expected to progress significantly on his or her research during the summer.

Hosted By:

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, often referred to as Nebraska, UNL or NU, is a public research university in the city of Lincoln, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. It is the state’s oldest university and the largest in the University of Nebraska system. The University was created by an act of the Nebraska state legislature in 1869, two years after the State of Nebraska was admitted into the U.S.

Eligibility:

All international graduate students who wish to be employed as a TA at UNL must successfully complete the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Institute conducted by the Office of Graduate Studies. However, incoming international students with exceptional qualifications may be granted a TA but they are required to complete the ITA Institute within one year after arriving at UNL.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for TA support, the applicants must download and complete the TA Application Form through the given link: http://engineering.unl.edu/downloads/EE/GraduateStudentTeachingAssistantshipForm.doc

  • Note: The form should be sent directly to the ECE Department graduate secretary by March 1 for students beginning in the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.

Financial Assistance:

Financial assistance is an important issue during graduate school. In their department, teaching assistantships provide a tuition waiver and a stipend:

  • $1,500/month for Ph.D. students
  • $1,400/month for M.S. students

Admission to the graduate program in Electrical Engineering does not guarantee financial assistance. Admitted students without firm offers of financial support must be prepared to cover the full cost of tuition, supplies, room, and board, etc., from personal sources.

More Information:

http://engineering.unl.edu/ece/graduate-assistantships/

University of South Dakota Graduate Assistantships

Hiring Range: $3,763 per semester

Consideration Date: Fall and spring semesters

Brief Description:

The University of South Dakota is pleased to offers qualified post-baccalaureate students financial assistance in exchange for their teaching, research and service efforts to the University. Teaching and Research assistantships are awarded by individual departments. To be qualified for a graduate assistantship, a student must be fully admitted to a graduate program and enrolled in nine graduate credit hours.A graduate assistantship provides a significant tuition reduction and a stipend.

Supported By:

The University of South Dakota (or informally USD or the U) is a public coeducational research university located in the small town community of Vermillion, South Dakota. USD was established by the Dakota Territory legislature in 1862, 27 years before the establishment of the state of South Dakota (first classes held 1882 in the Clay County Courthouse), USD is the oldest public university in the state.

Eligibility:

The applicants must meet the entire requirement for the graduate assistantship:

  • Graduate Assistants must be regularly admitted graduate students in good academic standing in their degree program and the Graduate School.
  • International students must meet admission requirements and may have select departmental requirements depending on the type of assistantship.
  • Graduate Assistants must maintain active status and be registered for at least nine credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and, if their assistantship responsibilities continue during the summer, one credit hour during any summer session. (See further discussion below on required enrollment.) Summer enrollment is not required to maintain an Assistantship in the fall and spring semesters. FICA taxes will be collected on pay unless the Graduate Assistant is enrolled for three credit hours in the summer term (SDBOR Policy 5:6).
  • If selected as a Graduate Assistant, students must successfully pass a criminal background check and sign an intellectual property and confidentiality agreement. Passage requirements for the background check are determined by Human Resources and the Graduate School and may be based on appointment type and expected duties.
  • Acceptance for a graduate assistantship requires successful completion of the USD graduate admission process.
  • Students who are provisionally admitted do not qualify for an assistantship. Admission to a USD academic program does not necessarily guarantee receipt of an assistantship.
  • Applicants who were not accepted for assistantships in the fall semester may be considered the following spring semester.

How to Apply:

To apply for a Graduate Assistantship (GA), applicants can download and complete an Assistantship application through the given link: http://www.usd.edu/-/media/files/graduate-school/graduate-assistantship-application.ashx?la=en

  • Note: Applications are submitted to the Graduate School for processing; however, each hiring unit makes independent hiring decisions and notifies the Graduate School accordingly. Appointments may be for any duration up to 12 months.

Supporting Documents:

Submit an updated resume with the assistantship application

Submitting Details:

  • The applicants can forward an electronic copy of the application and resume to grad-at-usd.edu.
  • While electronic versions of the application are highly preferred, your application and resume may be faxed to 605-677-6118 or
  • Hard copies sent to the attention of the Graduate School at University of South Dakota Attn: Graduate School McKusick Technology Center, Room 211 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390

Financial Award:

The minimum stipend is $3,763.00 per semester, $940 per four-week session for FY18 (if Summer Option B is awarded).

More Information:

http://www.usd.edu/graduate-school/graduate-assistantships

Contact Information:

For more information about Graduate Assistantships, contact the Graduate School at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at grad-at-usd.edu