Awards, Fellowships & Financial Aid
As a graduate student you may apply for university funding, external scholarships and federal financial aid options to help fund your degree.
Physics Department Awards & Scholarships
The Peter Havas Humanitarian Scholarship for Outstanding Physics Graduate Students was established in 2004 in honor of Peter Havas and provides scholarships for high achieving graduate students majoring in Physics who have financial need.
The Stanislav Kotsev, CST ’99, Memorial Award recognizes a student of exceptional character who is making excellent progress in the Physics graduate program.
Select graduate Physics students who excel as teaching assistants receive Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards in Physics.
University Awards, Fellowships & Scholarships
For the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant, departments nominate doctoral students who have completed all requirements for the degree, except the required dissertation, and are advanced to candidacy. The Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant includes a stipend and one credit of tuition remission. The award is for five months.
The First Summers Research Initiative is a competition for summer research awards for domestic doctoral students who are traditionally underrepresented in their field of study. Students can apply for the awards, valued at $6,000, each summer until they achieve candidacy, although preference is given to first-time applicants.
The Jay Novik Endowed Graduate Fellowship was established in 2016 to attract talented doctoral students to the College of Science and Technology.
The Phi Delta Gamma Scholarship Fund award goes to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and evidence of community service.
External Funding: Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards
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; and
- University Fellowships, which are intended to support students who demonstrate outstanding potential for success in their chosen fields.
These fellowships provide a stipend plus tuition for two years. Learn more about fellowship opportunities for graduate students.
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.
Research and Teaching Assistantships
As a graduate student, you may apply for a research or teaching assistantship.
- Research assistantships are awarded competitively. Research assistants work up to 20 hours a week and are compensated with a basic health insurance plan, a stipend and tuition remission.
- Teaching assistantships typically require you to work 20 hours a week in support of the department’s undergraduate programs. You’ll be compensated with a basic health insurance plan, nine credits of tuition remission per term and a nine-month stipend.
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.
International Student Financial Aid
Learn more about specific information on financial aid for international students (PDF), including a list of organizations that provide financial aid, loan programs and scholarships.
Contact Student Financial Services at email@example.com or 215-204-2244 to learn more about your particular situation.