Funding Opportunities

There are internal and external sources of funding available to graduate students.  Some internal options provided by the Graduate School include assistantships, scholarships, and grants aimed at helping students during their time in graduate school. 

  • Assistantships are a form of on-campus employment through which graduate students are paid for the work they perform. These positions are often related to students' studies or areas of specialization. Assistantships fall into one of the following categories: graduate, research, or teaching.
  • Scholarships are a form of financial aid awarded on the basis of academic merit or other achievements.
  • Abatements are institutional funds that cover a portion of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.  These funds are only available to students who are not residents of South Carolina.
  • Grants are awarded by an institution or organization, often to pursue a particular research project or to attain specific professional goals.
  • The Versailles Fellowship is an opportunity for graduate students to teach and conduct independent research at a university outside of Paris.

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