Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Fellowship program

student researcher 1In an effort to recruit outstanding graduate students, the college offers fellowships to a select group of candidates who have the potential to excel in graduate studies at Auburn. Established in 2007, the program has grown steadily with more than 200 students receiving fellowships. Through a generous gift from Walter and Virginia Woltosz, the college is able to offer graduate fellowships to students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic accomplishments. The Woltosz’s gift is instrumental in sustaining the success of this program, and fellowship recipients are known as Woltosz Fellows.

Fellowships are structured as financial supplements to departmental graduate research assistants (GRA's) and Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA's) offers and include tuition fellowships.  

  • Dean's Fellowship: The dean's fellowships provide a $12,000 annual supplement to a GRA/GTA appointment with a minimum stipend of $20,000 per year. The total direct financial support provided to the student is a minimum of $32,000 annually. Dean’s level fellowships are awarded only to doctoral students for a duration of up to four years.
  • College Fellowship: These fellowships provide a $6,000 annual supplement to a GRA/GTA appointment with a minimum stipend of $18,000 per year. The total direct financial support provided to the student is a minimum of $24,000 annually. College-level fellowships are awarded to doctoral students for a duration of up to four years.
  • Departmental Fellowship: Departmental fellowships provide a $4,000 annual supplement to a GRA/GTA appointment with a minimum stipend of $16,000 per year. The total direct financial support provided to the student is a minimum of $20,000 per year. Department-level fellowships are awarded to master for a duration of up to two years or to doctoral students for a duration of up to four years.  Master’s students can receive an additional 2 years of support if they continue graduate studies in a doctoral program.
  • Tuition Fellowships: Tuition Fellowships provide a full tuition waiver for a student with a 33 percent or greater full-time-equivalent (FTE) assignment. Both GRA's and GTA's are eligible.

General conditions:

  • Fellowships will be renewed on a semester basis provided:
    1. The student continues an appointment as a GRA/GTA with a minimum level of support as indicated above; and
    2. The student maintains satisfactory progress towards the degree as determined by the Graduate School and the student’s major professor.
  • Beginning in the second year of appointment, fellowship recipients are expected to present their work at the annual graduate engineering research showcase.

Contact for questions about the fellowship program:

Jeffrey Fergus, associate dean for program assessment and graduate studies
ferguje@auburn.edu, 334-844-3405

Last Updated: 8/5/16 9:40 AM