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Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

Applications are currently being accepted for the annual CEHD Doctoral Dissertation Support Grant (Deadlines: First Monday in October and First Monday in March).  All CEHD doctoral students who have an approved prospectus may apply for this grant. The CEHD will award a maximum of 10 grants for $1,000 each (up to 5 per semester), depending on the quality of proposals and availability of funds.  Awards may be used for research expenses, including purchase of manuscripts through interlibrary loan, software, data collection expenses, professional travel and any other expenses that are allowed by Board of Regents accounting rules and as approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research.  All funds awarded must be spent within 12 months of receipt of the award.

In order to qualify for this award, all supporting documentation must be submitted by e-mail to by 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday in October for the Fall award cycle, and the first Monday in March for the Spring and Summer cycle. All information should be submitted as one PDF document in the order indicated below. The Committee on Research and Scholarship will review all applications and recipients will be chosen and notified within one month after the deadline. For more information, please contact Associate Dean Walt Thompson 404-413-8365 or

Nomination Requirements and Submission Materials:

  • Cover letter (include degree program and contact information)
  • Two-page summary of the approved prospectus
  • Nomination letter from doctoral chair addressing all of the selection criteria
  • Detailed budget for the use of grant funds.

The CEHD Committee on Research and Scholarship will evaluate applications in each of the following areas:

  • Significance or potential impact of the proposed study
  • Feasibility of the proposed work
  • Methodological soundness
  • Quality of the students’ writing
  • Appropriateness of the budget

At the completion of the award cycle, students should send a summary description of how they used the funds to support their dissertation work to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at

The Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development Dean’s Doctoral Research Fellowships recognize outstanding scholarly accomplishments and the academic potential of newly admitted research doctoral students. Recipients of these four-year fellowships embody the highest standards of scholarship in our graduate programs. As funding permits, the Office of the Dean will determine the number of fellows and the amount to be awarded which includes tuition remission for four academic years.

The 2015-2016 Fellows are as follows:

Department Student Mentor
Counseling and Psychological Services Elise J. Choe Don Emerson and Joel Meyers
Educational Policy Studies Elizabeth Jeffers Janice Fournillier
Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders Emily Rubio Gracie Beavers
Kinesiology and Health Gena Henderson Jerry Wu
Middle and Secondary Education Jessica Hale Stephanie Behm-Cross

For more information about the fellowship, click here.

The TEACH Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year ($16,000 total for an undergraduate program; $8,000 total for graduate studies) in grants to full-time students who plan to teach full time in high-need areas at schools serving students from low-income families.
This Margaret Jones Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student who is either preparing to teach or is currently teaching health and physical education at the elementary or middle school level. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required. Application forms may be obtained from the Department of Kinesiology and Health at the beginning of spring term.