Doctoral & Master’s Awards & Scholarships
Graduate students in the Boyer College of Music and Dance may apply for graduate assistantships, fellowships, performance grants and tuition scholarships. Unless otherwise noted, awards are open to both master’s and doctoral students. All awards are highly competitive and based on a record of academic and artistic excellence.
For more information, contact Edward Flanagan, associate dean of Boyer College of Music and Dance, at 215-204-8301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards are open to full-time graduate students only. Based largely upon the quality of the student's undergraduate record and experience, these awards include full or partial tuition remission, a cash stipend per year, and health insurance. Recipients teach or render comparable service to the school.
Assistantships are available in the following areas.
- Aural Theory
- Choral Conducting
- Computer Music Synthesis
- Marching Band
- Music Education
- Music History
- Music Therapy
- Performance (Keyboard, Instrumental and Voice)
- Piano Accompanying
Performance grants provide approximately $600 to $1,000 in tuition remission each semester. Awards are based upon an audition for the various performing groups.
Diamond Bands Scholarship
Qualified students enrolled in any Temple school or college may join one of the university’s four bands and be considered for scholarships. Boyer selects members of the bands and awards them in amounts that range from $500 to $2,000, based on the student’s participation and musicianship.
As a graduate student, you may apply for university funding, external scholarships and federal financial aid options to help fund your degree.
The Phi Delta Gamma Scholarship Fund award goes to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and evidence of community service.
The Terminal Master's Project Completion Grant carries a stipend and one credit of tuition remission. Departments nominate students who have completed all requirements for their degrees, except the required project. The award is for five months.
Certain organizations outside of Temple University provide grants, fellowships, scholarships and other awards for graduate students. Learn more about the numerous external awards and funds available to graduate students.
Fellowships are available through Temple’s Graduate School for students with exceptional academic records. They include
- Presidential Fellowships, which are reserved for only the most outstanding candidates;
- University Fellowships, which are intended to support students who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in their chosen fields; and
- Future Faculty Fellowships, which are meant to attract outstanding students who would diversify the professoriate. Candidates are newly admitted graduate students from underrepresented groups in an applicant’s discipline who show exceptional leadership or have overcome significant obstacles in pursuing academic careers. For more information, visit the Future Faculty Fellow Program webpage.
These fellowships provide a stipend plus tuition for two years. Check out this Fellowship FAQ (PDF) for more answers to common questions.
Information on fellowship-related workshops for current graduate students can be found in the Deadlines and Events section of Scholar Development and Fellowships Advising. Resources for preparing applications can be found under Application Resources.
If you are considering applying for a graduate fellowship, schedule an appointment to meet with the fellowships advisor. You do not need to have a draft prepared; sometimes talking through your ideas is a great starting point.
Federal Financial Aid
Federal Stafford Loans
Applying for federal Stafford loans requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At Temple University, unsubsidized Stafford loans are available to full-time graduate students up to a maximum amount of $20,500 annually.
Eligibility for the Federal Work-Study Program is based on the applicant’s need as determined by the information on the applicant's FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled at least half-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students are paid biweekly for hours worked.