Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships Available

Financial Options

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We have financial options to help make your educational goals a reality. Student loans are administered through banks in the home state/country of the individual students. For more information visit the financial aid webpage. Learn more about our specific scholarships and assistantships for students enrolled in either an Engineering or Architecture masters program.

Architecture Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

The Department of Architecture offers tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships to entering and returning students on a competitive basis as funds are available. The scholarship awards are presented at the annual Architecture Gala in April co-sponsored by the Department of Architecture, AIA Connecticut, and the Connecticut Architecture Foundation.

Department of Architecture Scholarships

Tai Soo Kim Traveling Fellowship

The Fellowship was established by area architect Tai Soo Kim, FAIA, of Tai Soo Kim Partners, to encourage the independent study of architecture by graduating Master’s students. Students may travel anywhere they wish, but their program of study must include a service component.

Master of Architecture Scholarship

The purpose of the endowed fund is to promote and enhance the education of graduate students in the University of Hartford's Master of Architecture program.

David N. Labau Endowed Architecture Scholarship

The scholarship is provided for an Architecture graduate student who demonstrates outstanding academic work and leadership.

Frederick J. Mahaffey Memorial Endowed Architecture Scholarship

The scholarship is provided for an Architecture graduate student who demonstrates outstanding academic work and leadership. Though not a requirement to obtain the scholarship, preference will be given to students who self-identify as LGBTQ.

Graduate Assistantship

The Department of Architecture offers graduate assistantship positions to qualified students enrolled in the Master of Architecture program. The graduate assistants will work with full-time faculty teaching in the department's undergraduate program and/or providing student support in the woodshop and fabrication labs.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The Connecticut Architecture Foundation.

Engineering Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available for eligible full-time graduate students, subject to funding constraints. Amounts of assistantship awards and required student work commitments may vary.

The engineering departments have a number of openings available for graduate assistantships. To qualify, you must be matriculated and carrying at least 9 credits per semester. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are also required, but only for the first semester of study. The amount of an assistantship is up to $2,500 per semester, reflecting a commitment of up to 10 work hours per week. Work assignments are determined by the department that oversees the student's technical specialty.

Assistantships will be awarded on the basis of academic and work performance and financial need. Cumulative and most recent semester grade point averages will determine academic performance. Assistantships will be awarded on a semester basis. Consideration for continuation of an assistantship requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.6. Documentation of financial need will be required. Assistantships will be determined by the GASPC at the time are application review.

The awarding of the scholarships will be determined by the Graduate Admission Committee in consultation with the department at the time of admission. Teaching assistantships will be made available to qualified candidates as determined by the Graduate Committee.

Please note: assistantships, fellowships, or other support a student receives as a result of his or her enrollment may have an impact on Federal Stafford Loan eligibility.