Funding opportunities for graduate students within each program are available and made possible, in large part, by generous donations to the School of Human Ecology and individual departments/graduate programs. In addition to the SoHE scholarships and fellowships made available to all graduate students, each graduate program is allocated scholarship funds specifically for the graduate students in their program/department. These can be used to fund research, conference travel, creative exhibitions, and/or professional development opportunities for graduate students. The departmental Graduate Program Committee (GPC) within each program/department determines how the awards are made and distributed in each year. Note: The program scholarships are funded separately from SoHE school-wide scholarships. Graduate students are welcome and encouraged to apply for funding from both sources.
Civil Society & Community Studies
Civil Societies and Community Studies department scholarship funds are divided and distributed evenly among CSCR PhD students in the Spring semester of each academic year. Students are required to submit their ARGS report in order to receive the CSCS department scholarship.
All Consumer Behavior & Family Economics (CBFE) PhD students may apply for conference travel funding if they have been invited to present at an upcoming conference (paper, poster, or discussant; must be listed on the conference program).
The department will fund students up to $1,200 for domestic conferences and $1,500 for international conferences. Students in their final year of the program are eligible to receive funding to attend multiple conferences. Students not in their final year may receive funding for one conference per academic year.
This Design Studies graduate program scholarship is a means of funding expenses directly related to your graduate education that have occurred or will occur during the current academic year. Please see this document for details about application materials.
- Open Application Period: October 10 – November 10; March 1 – April 1
- Application Link
Human Development & Family Studies
The Human Development & Family Studies Graduate Program Committee has set aside a portion of this year’s funds to support HDFS PhD students’ conference travel, summertime academic research (STAR) awards, and other school-wide awards. HDFS students may apply to the relevant SoHE scholarships to be considered for both SoHE and HDFS department funds.
MS Human Ecology
A small portion of the MS program scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year have been set aside to supplement SoHE’s Student Financial Hardship Funds. If SoHE is unable to provide the full amount requested by a Master’s student, the MS program scholarship may be used to supplement the allocation.
The remainder of the funds will be distributed to students early in the spring semester to be used for scholastic expenses including books, other necessary materials, professional development, etc.