Question by  fleurdelizfilrose (16)

Where can I find graduate school scholarships for someone who majors in medieval studies?

I am going to graduate school to study medieval times and would like information on graduate school scholarships.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Determine what schools have the best programs for your educational goals. Once you have a list and apply, you can explore the various programs, like TA and GA opportunities, offered at each school. These subsidies are awarded based on multiple factors, so you must research each one. You may also be eligible to borrow under the federal student loan program.


Answer by  elb (1105)

In the US, funding for graduate school comes from the university itself. Rather than scholarships - which are rare - graduate students work as research assistants (on faculty research) or teaching assistants for undergraduate classes. These positions often include reduced or free tuition. Fellowships (pay without work)are usually through the university itself. In the US, government loans also help.


Answer by  mirabelle3366 (120)

Your first stop should be your school's financial aid office. Speak to instructors at your school that specialize in medieval studies...they may know of opportunities in your field.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well you have to go to your school scholarship home page or financial aid office and ask them if there are any scholarships available. They'll let you know if they do have any for your type of students. Also, then you can visit scholarships website and notice many scholarships to apply for.


Answer by  John (9008)

The best place to check is at the particular school where you will be going. Most graduate programs offer fellowships and assistantships; being a teaching assistant is actually very important work experience if you want to become an academic.


Answer by  JHanft (62)

Cornell and the University of Chicago have two decent programs. Honestly though, you should be able to do a simple web search and you will find numerous reputable universities with Medieval Studies programs.


Answer by  John (9008)

Scholarships (which are often also called fellowships) are actually quite rare for any liberal arts graduate degree. Assitantships are much more commonly available. In those, you get a tuition waiver and a modest stipend for teaching some lower-level courses. Each school has its own criteria for awarding assitantships.


Answer by  esteban (1334)

A scholarship is an award that does not need to be paid back. In general, there are no scholarships for graduate studies. However, you can win an assistantship or fellowship, where you work for the university to help off-set the costs by teaching or doing research. Look for these instead.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

The majority of scholarships for specific programs will originate with your own institution, however, filling out the FAFSA online and checking with your school's financial aid office should help.

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