Graduate student Merit Awards, including Spanish Teaching Assistantships, are granted on a competitive basis each year. To apply for an award of this type, please indicate in the online application that you wish to receive one by selecting the “merit award” option. The deadline to be considered for a merit award is February 1, prior to the first fall semester (late August to early December) of study.
The Spanish Teaching Assistantship involves teaching one or two undergraduate Spanish language courses each semester as the instructor of record. Teaching Assistantships are one-year opportunities, renewable to a maximum of two years based on the satisfactory fulfillment of duties, and come with the earning of up to $5,600.00 per course taught. Teaching Assistants can teach up to four classes per academic year, if approved, and must be enrolled as students in the Spanish Graduate Program.
Depending on the availability of funding, students may also receive Merit Awards in the form of tuition, which cover part or all tuition costs during a semester or academic year. Please contact the Graduate Program Director for more information.