Qualified students typically receive competitive teaching or research assistantships. These assistantships provide non-resident and resident tuition waivers, paid health insurance, and stipends to help cover living expenses.
To apply for an assistantship or fellowship, check the ‘assistantship’ box on the main application form where it asks your plans for financing your education. With that information, we will consider all qualified applicants for opportunities related to their areas of interest. You may wish to contact the respective faculty mentioned in the announcements below, but know it is very difficult to make an evaluation without an application. You are encouraged to apply and give the faculty a chance to review your application. Also note, the list below is not a complete list of opportunities. Many opportunities become available may not get formally announced, but are recruited for from the pool of applicants.
Research Assistantship/Fellowship Announcements
M.S./Ph.D. Degrees in Crop and Soil Sciences (pdf)
Ph.D. Assistantships in Molecular Plant Sciences Program (pdf)
U.S. citizens who have a GPA of 3.5 or above and meet other qualifying conditions may be eligible for a prestigious ARCS fellowship, which provides $7,500 the first year and $5,000 for two consecutive years (in addition to any research or teaching assistantships received). All eligible applicants will be considered; nominations are limited.
Department and College Scholarships
Several scholarships (usually between $500-$2,000) are available to graduate students from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. Scholarship awards are made annually by way of WSU’s general scholarhsip application, due each January 31.