Department of English at Illinois State University

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

English Department Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships in the English Department are provided as financial support for selected full time graduate students and are intended to facilitate progress toward a graduate degree.

Learn more about assistantships.

Tuition Waivers

Both the English Department and the University offer tuition waivers to graduate students on a competitive basis.

Learn more about Tuition Waivers.

Departmental Scholarships

The English Department offers several scholarships to graduate students in the Department on a competitive basis. The University also offers many scholarships to graduate students in all disciplines.

Learn more about scholarships for graduate students.

Teaching Awards

Each year, the English Department and the University offer awards for outstanding teaching by both Master's and Ph.D. students.

Learn more about Graduate Student Teaching Awards.


Professional Travel Support

The English Department offers limited travel support for graduate students who are presenting papers at national and regional conferences.

Learn more about Professional Travel Support.

University Funding and Support

The University offers funding opportunities for graduate students in the forms of fellowships, federal work-study programs, and part-time work.

Learn more about University Funding & Support.

The Financial Aid Office

The ISU Financial Aid Office will forward a brochure upon request.

For more information, visit the Financial Aid website or contact the Financial Aid Office at:

Illinois State University
Financial Aid Office
Campus Box 2320
Normal, IL 61790-2320

Phone: (309) 438-2231