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Graduate Assistantships and Funding

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology offers admitted, degree-seeking graduate students in good standing with a variety of funding opportunities. For fellowships and other funding opportunities at the University level, please visit SLU's Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, and Assistantships page.

Graduate Assistantships

Current and newly admitted Parks graduate students are eligible to apply for an assistantship if they are classified (degree-seeking) students in one of our MS or PhD programs in Engineering or Aviation Science. Priority is given to students conducting research. Parks offers a variety of assistantships, from graduate tuition only to a full assistantship which includes a monthly stipend, health insurance, and graduate tuition.

Your assistantship application and all other documentation 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 Nicole Mispagel, graduate programs assistant, at 314-977-8306 or at

The application period for Parks Graduate Assistantships for the 2019-2020 academic year is now closed. The application for the 2020-2021 academic year will open up early 2020. Applications typically include a short form, your Resume/CV, a short statement, and a letter of support and commitment from a Parks graduate faculty advisor.

Parks College Graduate Fellowship

Parks College Graduate Fellowships are awarded to full-time 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 may be allowed.

To apply, use the Scholarship Suite application under the Tools tab at

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. or international graduate degree-seeking students who have completed at least one semester of graduate studies by May 20 and maintain a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA.

Applicants must submit a resume that includes their academic achievement with GPA, past work experience, extracurricular activities and achievements (including all University- and college-level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships, a one-page essay on their research interest and goals and two letters of recommendation (one from a Parks graduate research advisor).​

For more information, contact Jennifer L. van Driest, assistant dean, at or 314-977-8225.