GHD offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships each year to new and returning students. Scholarships are applied only to tuition for GHD credits and are in the form of full or partial tuition remission.

Applicants are highly encouraged to seek outside funding sources to help cover the costs of the program. GHD scholarships can complement but not replace tuition assistance from other sources.

Recipients of scholarships must return a signed "Obligation Statement" to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and must be enrolled full-time (12 credits). For detailed information, please visit Office of Student Financial Services' website.

New Students

  • Approximately 40% of first year students receive scholarships. Notifications about scholarships are included in admissions offers. As stated above, scholarships are merit-based and therefore awarded to first year students based on the strength of their applications.
  • Scholarships awarded in the first year are renewable at the same amount for the second year contingent on the recipient meeting certain academic standards (maintaining a minimum B+ grade average in coursework toward the GHD degree at the end of the first year) and demonstrating a commitment to service, leadership, and the GHD program and community.
  • In order to apply to renew the scholarship in the second year students must submit a scholarship renewal application in early May. Students will be notified about the renewal of their scholarship at the end of May.

Returning Students

  • Students who were not awarded a scholarship in the first year may apply to receive a scholarship in the second year. As with the first year scholarships these are merit-based awards.
  • There is no minimum grade requirement to apply for scholarships in the second year. However, both academic achievement and extracurricular involvement will be considered. In addition to strong grades, students should demonstrate a commitment to service, leadership, and the GHD program and community. 
  • The application for scholarships in the second year is due in early May and students will be notified at the end of May.