Assistantships & Financial Aid


You must be admitted as a classified, degree-seeking student and be in Good Standing to apply for and be eligible for an assistantship.


In order to receive full consideration, all Parks Graduate Program Assistantship applications must be received by March 1, 2017. This is the recommended deadline for most departmental assistantship applications.

Your assistantship application and all documentation you provided when applying to the program will be reviewed by an assistantship committee. If you are awarded an assistantship, you will be contacted via email.

All inquiries regarding graduate programs in engineering and aviation should be directed to the Graduate Programs Assistant, Nicole Mispagel, at 314‐977‐8306 or via email at



Parks College Graduate Fellowship

Parks College Graduate Fellowships are awarded to Parks graduate students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement and potential for success in their graduate and research programs. Each recipient may use their award for tuition, health care, SLU accommodation, and research needs. Limited stipends will be allowed.

  • Academic standing – U.S. and International graduate (degree-seeking) students pursuing a degree at Parks College.
  • Applicant must have completed one semester of graduate studies by May 20.
  • Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA required.
  • A one-page essay on their research interest and plan is required.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA, past work experience, extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required with application (one from Parks graduate research advisor).​

To apply, visit your Scholarship Suite application on the Tools tab at

For questions, contact Development Assistant, Christine Hoffmann at or 314-977-8447.



  • Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award - The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.
  • In addition, there are many opportunities for students to receive funding through external research grants that are managed directly by individual faculty. Therefore, students are encouraged to explore our engineering and aviation research areas and contact the corresponding faculty member.