School of Education Assistantships
(EdD & PhD Degree Students)

Graduate assistantships offering tuition fellowships and financial stipends are available through the school. Assistantships offer a stipend, while tuition fellowships pay for 21 semester hours of coursework. Assistantships are limited in number, are available only to full-time EdD or PhD graduate students in the School of Education, and are awarded on a competitive basis. In addition, the university also sponsors fellowships, teaching fellowships and dissertation fellowships for doctoral students. The latter two fellowships are available only to advanced graduate students.

Applying for Departmental Assistantships

Awardees are chosen from among applicants for admission and no additional application material is required.  Admission does not guarantee funding. Unless otherwise noted, the deadline for consideration for merit awards is February 1 or earlier if the department requires. The application for admission as well as all supporting documents (e.g., transcripts and letters of recommendation) must be on file by the award deadline.

University Assistantships

Information Technology Services: Loyola's Information Technology Services offers graduate internships in research and academic computing. For more information, including how to apply, contact Information Technology Services at: 773.508.2270.

LUC-Noyce Scholars: This National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides tuition and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become Grade 9-12 teachers. Award recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a Chicago or other high-need school for each year of support. The program seeks to increase the number of teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts. Details and Application.


Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) Fellowships: For information on graduate student fellowships offered by CURL, please visit CURL Fellowship Website.

Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship: The goal of DFI is to increase the number of minority full-time tenure track faculty and staff at Illinois’ two- and four-year, public and private colleges and universities. Fellowships are available to qualified minority applicants who are Illinois residents and who demonstrate financial need. Details are available through the Graduate School's Financial Assistance and Funding Website.

Various Fellowships through the Graduate School: For information on graduate student fellowships offered through the Graduate School, please visit the Graduate School's Financial Assistance and Funding Website.