Are you looking for a hands-on opportunity that will help pay for college and contribute to your professional career?
The College of Agriculture, Environmental and Human Sciences offers a limited number of graduate assistantships to students enrolled in our graduate program. An assistantship provides a stipend of $25,000 per year and is awarded for a maximum duration of two years. The final decision regarding the award rests with the department and the college.
To inquire about availability, please contact our office using the information provided below. If interested, please include a request for a graduate assistantship along with your application for consideration. The purpose of the graduate assistantship award is to support students' involvement in research, teaching, or service activities, with the ultimate aim of enhancing their experience, professionalism, and readiness for successful careers in the field of agriculture.
- Students must be enrolled in graduate studies in the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Lincoln University.
- Academic performance: A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
- First-year graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above in their undergraduate courses to be eligible for the assistantship.
- Current graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Reappointment after the first year is based on the student's academic standing and requires a letter of support from the student's major advisor.
- Non-thesis graduate students are not eligible for assistantships.
- Eligibility for assistantships is granted to qualified graduate students once their conditional enrollment status has been lifted.
- Graduate assistants must be full-time students and must register for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours of coursework to qualify for the assistantship.
- Appointed graduate assistants are expected to work 20 hours per week during the academic year under the guidance of their major advisor/professor.
- Prospective graduate assistants should meet with their major advisor to discuss and agree upon a thesis research topic.
- Graduate assistants are responsible for various duties related to their involvement in agriculture, such as conducting research, assisting in laboratory class sessions, supporting lectures and field trips, and engaging in activities that enhance their experience in the field.
- College-provided graduate assistantship payments are in the form of stipends only.
- If a graduate student decides to resign from their appointment, they must submit a letter to the college through their major advisor.
- The college may offer one graduate assistantship to newly appointed faculty members within three years of their appointment. However, this is subject to fund availability.
- Faculty members have the option to contribute partially towards a graduate assistantship, and if funds are available, the college may provide additional support. The amount contributed by the faculty will also be considered when allocating graduate assistantships.