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Graduate Scholarships and Aid

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 6, 2020
Biology Scholarship  Biology Application March 20, 2020
Robert Grover Graduate Scholarship Grover Application November 15, 2019
New Graduate Student Scholarship (Spring) New Graduate Student Scholarship November 15, 2019
New Graduate Student Scholarship (Summer) New Graduate Student Scholarship April 26, 2019
McNair Scholarship McNair Application June 26, 2020
Scholar's Circle Funding Request Scholar's Circle Request February 21, 2020
Newbold Scholar Award Newbold Application October 25, 2019

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

October 4, 2019 and March 6, 2020

GTA Excellence in Teaching Nomination Form March 2. 2020
Harold Durst Research Award Durst Application September 27, 2019
Thesis and Dissertation Support Award Thesis Application October 11, 2019 and February 7, 2020

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. 



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Departmental Scholarship/Support Opportunities

Graduate Departments have various specific scholarship/support opportunities.  To learn about these opportunities, click links below. 

Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

TESOL Licensure Reimbursement Opportunity (offered by KSDE)

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Graduate Scholarship Recipients

Award Recipients
Boylan Scholarship

Fall 2018/Spring 2019

Joshua Key (IDT)

Vivian Mosier (Art Therapy)

Grover Scholarship

Spring 2019

John Bellah (Biology)

Amanda Simon (Social Sciences)

New Graduate Student Scholarships

Spring 2019

Recipient Listing

Summer 2018

Recipient Listing

Fall 2018

Recipient Listing

Newbold Scholarship

Spring 2019

Sam Schneider (Biology)

Graduate Award Recipients

Award Name Recipient
Boylan Thesis

Fall 2018

William Blair (Biology)

GTA Excellence in Teaching

Spring 2018

Danielle Carlson  (Psychology)
Kristin Schmidtlein (English)

Durst Research Award

Fall 2018

Sam Schneider (Biological Sciences)