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Department of Plant Science

Funding Opportunities

Student Celaya Finke working on research in the nursery.


Research assistantships and/or hourly work are provided by individual faculty possessing research grants in specific areas—students are encouraged to contact Ph.D. faculty working in their area of interest

Smaller scholarships are also available from our Division of Research and Graduate Studies (DRGS). These include the:

  • President’s Graduate Scholars Fellowship
  • Graduate Equity Fellowship
  • Robert and Norma Craig Graduate Scholarship
  • Graduate Research Activity Support Award and Travel Grants (for students already in the program)




Non-resident tuition waiver units are available on a limited basis. Correspond with the Plant Science Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Sharon Benes ( regarding tuition waivers.  

Some additional scholarships are made available to graduate students through our Scholarship office. By filling out a single application you will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. Numerous professional societies also offer small scholarships.  This information is circulated via email from the Department of Plant Science.