The College of Saint Rose offers two forms of institutional support to graduate students – scholarships and graduate assistantships. These programs are managed by the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Graduate Assistantships – Saint Rose places approximately 100 graduate assistants in positions with academic departments or administrative offices. Graduate assistants, who must be full-time students, work 150 hours each semester in a faculty or administrative office and receive a tuition grant of $3,200. Awards are made in the Fall for the full academic year, yielding a total tuition award of $6,400. For more information about the graduate assistantship program, including the application process, click here.
Many students see the GA program as an opportunity to develop new skills and gain professional work experience.
My graduate assistantship in The Office of Parent & Family Relations has been an invaluable aspect of my education. I apply classroom theories and ideas to real life work with students, parents, and colleagues and will leave Saint Rose with more than my degree. I will graduate with years of experience working on a college campus, new friendships, and a professional network. I would recommend that all graduate students apply for graduate assistant positions. – Faith Enemark, College Mental Health Counseling student
My GA position in the Office of Graduate Admissions is fulfilling and the work that I do is immediately relevant and valued by my supervisors. In my assistantship, I am surrounded by people who are as passionate about education as I am. I’ve also had the opportunity to join a college-wide committee, give campus tours and assist with advertising efforts. – Matthew Ruiz, College Student Services Administration student
Working with the Sponsor-A-Scholar program has taught me a lot in a short amount of time. I am thankful to have the opportunity to work with students at Albany High School, an experience I would not have normally had being in the Literacy graduate program. Not only am I learning more about adolescent education, but I have also learned about the “behind the scenes” work that goes into running a successful program, such as Sponsor-A-Scholar. I am grateful to have had such an opportunity as part of my graduate assistantship. – Amy Thomas, Literacy student
To find out how to apply for a graduate assistantship position, click here. Please note that applications will be available online via the College’s eCareerCenter starting April 2.
Graduate Scholarships – Saint Rose offers several different scholarships to graduate students. Many scholarships are program-specific and are based on merit and/or financial need. For a full description of scholarships available, click here. Scholarship applications must be received by May 1 for Fall admission or October 15 for Spring admission.
Saint Rose graduate scholarships have helped many students pursue their goal of earning a master’s degree. Some current and past scholarship recipients share their experiences here:
Receiving a scholarship for my graduate degree in Communications made a huge difference to my academic experience. It helped me feel at ease and motivated me to really focus on my classes because the stress that financial worry can cause was much reduced. I’ll always be grateful for the financial assistance I received from Saint Rose. – Christine Kenyi, MA in Communications
A graduate scholarship has given me the peace of mind to concentrate fully on my academic work. It has helped me to achieve my educational and career goals, and to give back to the community. – Ravi Verma, Accounting student
The Sister Anne Clark graduate scholarship has been the biggest blessing in my life because the assistance has granted me the opportunity to attend Saint Rose to study Mental Health Counseling. Receiving the scholarship has given me the opportunity to pursue my goals and my dreams are becoming a reality. – Mary Casabona, Mental Health Counseling student
To download the graduate scholarship application, click here.
If you have any questions about the graduate assistantship program or graduate scholarships, please contact Graduate Admissions at 518-454-5143 or email email@example.com.
Federal and New York State funding, including student loan programs, are managed by the Financial Aid office. Our colleagues in Financial Aid recommend that all US citizens and permanent residents complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to learn if they are eligible for government-supported aid. To contact Financial Aid, please call 518-458-5464.