Research assistantships (RAs), graduate assistantships (GAs), fellowships, and scholarships are academic awards offered by the University, academic departments, and by the Dean’s Office. Loans and work study employment are distributed by the Office of Financial Aid and are awarded through the Financial Aid Office beginning with applicant completion of a Lehigh University Graduate Student Financial Aid application.
- Tuition scholarship (tuition credits only)
- Graduate assistant (GA) (tuition credits plus stipend)
- Full-time (20 hours/week & 9 credits/semester)*
- Part-time (10 hours/week & 3-4 credits/semester)*
- Grant opportunities
- Research assistant (RA) (tuition credits plus stipend)
- Personnel preparation/training grants
Assistance for master's students:
- Full-time work opportunities (with part-time tuition credits) at Centennial School, an approved private school and outreach consultation program, for students who have intense emotional and behavioral needs. Graduate students are typically employed as full-time teachers, although other part-time experiences are sometimes available (e.g., job coaches). Full or part-time salary plus tuition. Contact: Dr. Michael George, (610) 266-6500.
Community Supports Programs for People with Disabilities: Numerous opportunities for employment are offered through one of three Community Supports Programs for People with Disabilities.
Community Choices provides innovative and inclusive day supports for adults with severe disabilities. Master's degree students are typically employed as full-time instructors in the program's varied community-based sites. Full-time salary plus tuition benefits. For more information contact Donna Lacey, Program Director, at: (610) 758-3229.
Lehigh Support for Community Living provides innovative community living supports in home and community settings for adults with developmental disabilities. Community inclusion and person-centered planning are emphasized. Master's degree students are typically employed as part-time support staff (stipend plus full tuition) or as full-time program supervisors (salary plus tuition benefits). For more information contact Dr. Freya Koger, Program Director, (610) 758-4888 or Amy McCrae (610) 758-3247.
Transition and Assessment Services works in partnership with local school districts, program provides individualized transition services for students with developmental disabilities age 18-22 and supported employment services for young adults. All services are provided in inclusive work and community, including college, settings. Master’s degree students are typically employed full-time at various work and community based sites. For more information contact: Dr. Freya Koger, Program Director, at (610) 758-4888.
- The Thomas/Brucker Endowed Minority Doctoral Scholarship
- The Villas & Woodring Master's Scholarship
- The Lewis R. Shupe III Endowed Doctoral Assistantship
- Multicultural Resource Center Graduate Assistantship
- Dean's Graduate Assistantship
- Associate Dean's Graduate Assistantship
- Department Chair's Graduate Assistantship
- Associate Chair's Graduate Assistantship
*Graduate assistants (GA) typically work ten hours/week and receive a $7,000 stipend over the course of 9 months. These assistantships can sometimes be enhance to a total of 20 hours/week. Our full-time students typically take 9 credits/semester and cannot take more than 10 credits/semester.