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Scholarships and Awards are important sources of funding designed to help graduate students meet their educational and research expenses.  Listed below are the scholarships and awards available through the ESU Graduate School.

Graduate Scholarships

Scholarship Name

Application Form

Due Date

Boylan Scholar Award Boylan Application March 13, 2015
Robert Grover Graduate Scholarship Grover Application Nov. 21, 2014
New Graduate Student Scholarship New Graduate Student Scholarship July 1, 2014
McNair Scholarship McNair Application July 1, 2014
Scholar's Circle Funding Request Scholar's Circle Application February 27, 2015

Graduate Awards

The ESU Graduate School recognizes student excellence in graduate education and research through the following awards.

Award Name

Application Form

Due Date

Boylan Thesis Award Thesis submitted by departments March 13, 2015
GTA Excellence in Teaching Nomination Form March 6, 2015
Harold Durst Research Award Durst Application Oct. 3, 2014
Thesis and Dissertation Support Award Thesis Application (Fall) Oct. 17, 2014
Thesis and Dissertation Support Award Thesis Application (Spring) Feb. 13, 2015

Graduate Awards and Scholarships

Most graduate scholarships and awards require a recommendation.  We have made this reference form available digitally.  Click on the link to the reference form below and send the link to your references. 


Graduate Scholarship Recipients

Award Recipients
Boylan Scholarship

Spring 2014

Brianna Henshaw (English)

Guang Yang (Biological Sciences)

Grover Scholarship

Spring 2014

Jessica Andrade (Counselor Education

Tiffany Orth (HPER)

New Graduate Student Scholarships

Spring 2014

Recipient Listing

Graduate Award Recipients

Award Name Recipient
Boylan Thesis

Fall 2013

Bradley Johnson (Physical Sciences)

GTA Excellence in Teaching

Spring 2013

Chelsey Bohr (Psychology)

Amanda Martens  (Psychology)

Durst Research Award

Fall, 2013

Chen Yang (Biological Sciences)


Veterans are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Grant.  Scholarship will start in fall 2012.  Contact Marilyn Buchele,, ext. 5267, Student Life in Plumb Hall 205, for information and application form.