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					Finding Money for Graduate School
Le Moyne College: Office of Fellowships and Scholarships http://lemoyne.edu/academics/scholarships _and_fellowships/index.htm

How do you get into graduate school?
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GPA—the higher the better Test scores—the higher the better
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LSAT: Law School Aptitude Test MCAT: Medical College Admission Test GRE: Graduate Record Exam GMAT: MBA Programs

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Extra-curriculars– increasing emphasis on service and non-academic experience. If all things are equal

Once you get in, how to you afford it?
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Costs of graduate school are very high
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Med Schools
Tufts $44,212  Colorado, non-resident $71,473
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Resident $19,560

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Law Schools
SU $44,940  Harvard $54,094
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General Rules
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Each discipline is different:
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Law School Medical School

General Rules
Dental School Business: MBA Discipline specific grad schools— English, political science, sociology, chemistry, etc.

At Le Moyne Contact:
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Pre-Law Committee: Dr. Marcia Ruwe, Chair. Ext. 4144 Health Professions Advisory Committee, Dr. Roger Lund, Chair. ext. 4396

Types of Financial Assistance
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Teaching Assistantships—work for a professor grading papers(20 hrs/wk), assisting with classes Research Assistantships—doing work for professor. Fellowships—no extra work required Loans

Fellowships, TA, RA-ships
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Generally for PhD students May include tuition waiver Stipend, generally enough to live on, if you live cheap. Take reduced course load (3 per semester) Fellowships, no work, tuition waiver, full course load (4 per semester)

Fellowships, TA, RA-ships
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Each School is different, so investigate thoroughly. USC– tuition is $13,442, tuition waiver $11,000=$2442 effective tuition
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Stipend is $10,000 Because of available aid, tuition may not be the best indicator of affordability.

Extra-Competitive Scholarships/Fellowships
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Rhodes Scholarships British Marshall Scholarships Fulbright Fellowships
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Research Teaching Assistantships

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Jack Kent Cooke Jacob Javits Madison

List of Fellowships
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Check out the LMC web site for lists and details of more fellowships
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http://lemoyne.edu/academics/scholar ships_and_fellowships/index.htm

Also look at undergraduate fellowships you might apply for, domestic or international

How do Le Moyne Students do?
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Fulbright winners
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John Paraschos ‘92—Lesotho Colleen O’Brien ‘93—Botswana Todd Fox— ’01 Canada

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Marshall – Sarah Vitale and Danielle Schuehler were in the top 20, nationwide.

How did they do it?
Great grades  Great test scores But it takes more than that, including:  Service, over and above the norm
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How did they do it?
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Great ideas for projects and superb writing ability And a record of research/faculty collaboration.
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Leverage awards as an Undergrad— Goldwater, Truman Compile a record of research with faculty—find a mentor!

Interested?
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Contact me: boyd@lemoyne.edu Ext 445-4294, Center for Peace and Global Studies, Mitchell 109


				
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