Financial Support

Investigate Financial Support

Most MSIB students that have been accepted into the program will be offered Teaching Assistantships for their first academic year ($12,000 stipend per nine months plus tuition remission) with the opportunity to apply for assistantships in the summer and in their second year of study. Links below list some other potential sources for financial aid:

  • Peach State Bridges to the Doctorate Program
    • The program offers support for pursuit and completion of a degree in CSM's innovative research-based masters programs and transition to doctoral programs at major research universities.
  • The Clendenin Scholars Program
    • This program provides financial support for academically gifted students accepted into graduate degree programs at KSU. Master's students enrolled at KSU will be eligible to receive $15,000/year plus an annual tuition waiver for a maximum of 2 years.
  • KSU Financial Aid Options for Graduate Students
    • Information on scholarships and loans.
  • Pathways to Science
    • A project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) that pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and places particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.

In addition there are several other graduate programs with helpful websites for exploring sources of fellowships and scholarships such as the University of Minnesota’s Department of Plant Biology website. Good places to start are the webpages of professional societies in your subdiscipline of biology.

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