A Dissertation Finishing Grant

The School of Education Dissertation Finishing Grant can provide need-based tuition and fees support for you in the term in which you defend your dissertation.

What Are the Application Deadlines?

Who can apply?

Doctoral students in the Educational Studies or Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education programs who are in good academic standing may apply. You must have achieved doctoral candidacy and have submitted a proposal approval form. Given that the award is intended to support the final stage of the dissertation process, you should apply only when you are reasonably certain that the term of the award will be the one in which you defend your dissertation. You can not receive this award more than once and you are not eligible if you have received a Rackham One-term Dissertation Fellowship. Also, if you expect to have tuition support through a GSRA, GSI, or GSSA appointment of .25 or more, then you should not apply for this grant.

How Do I Apply?

The Office of Student Affairs Scholarship and Fellowship Manager will send you a link to apply for this supprt 

What Is the Value of the Award?

For Educational Studies students, the grant consists of candidacy tuition ($6,489.00 in 2019-20) and the student's registration and mandatory fees, (i.e. registration, Michigan Student Assembly, Student Legal Services, and School and College Government fees, which total $164.19 in 2019-20) for the term in which the dissertation is defended.

For Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education students, the grant provides 100% tuition assistance and the student's registration and mandatory fees, for the term in which the dissertation is defended. 

For neither group of students does the grant cover costs for GradCare or any healthcare insurance or stipends. Dissertation Finishing Grants are awarded for one term only and may not be subdivided into multiple awards.

How Will Funds Disburse against My Tuition and/or Fee Charges?

Funds for final-term tuition and fees or partial-tuition charges will disburse when you have successfully defended your dissertation and scheduled your Rackham Post-Dissertation Defense Meeting. ​After you have completed these steps, Educational Studies students should contact Chauna Meyer at chauna@umich.edu and CSHPE students should contact Melinda Richardson at mmrichard@umich.edu. General questions about the scholarship, application process, etc. can be sent to Eileen Brussolo at efc@umich.edu.

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