Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

Presidential Scholarships - Priority Deadline June 1
 (up to $5,000 max award for first-year, full-time students only) 

The Presidential Scholarship program is need-based and designed to assist outstanding, new enrolling students in their initial financial transition to Graduate School.  Awards range from $1,000-$5,000 per student during their first year of study only.  To apply for the Presidential Scholarship we ask that you fill out the online form and submit a FAFSA. International students applying for the Presidential Scholarship should submit the application for the scholarship and the International Financial Aid form to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please site accomplishments both academically and/or in business/service and how your experience, along with our program, will help you to be successful. Also please let us know how many courses you plan to take each semester as students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester to be eligible. 

Awards are given yearly and are to be split between the fall and spring semesters as a credit toward a student’s graduate tuition (no cash awards). They are NOT RENEWABLE into a second year of study.  The awards committee will have the final say in any and all awards. Applications received after June 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are exhausted. Click here to apply for the Presidential Scholarship.

Graduate Ambassadorship
 - Priority Deadline June 1
Looking for current graduate students to fill the role of a Graduate Ambassador. The Graduate Ambassador assists the Associate Vice President for Enrollment in any and all graduate-related recruitment and admissions practices.

Responsibilities include:
Assisting the associate vice president and/or graduate program directors in various admissions and recruitment projects, including researching competitive schools, use of social media, surveys, data analysis and student outreach. Responding to admissions inquiries via phone and email; assisting at on-campus information sessions; assisting in outreach and recruitment programs; and other duties as assigned.

Must have the ability to work independently on assigned projects and be able to meet required deadlines. Strong interpersonal and writing skills are necessary, including customer service and public speaking skills leading to the ability to present the College in a positive way to diverse adult populations.

The ideal candidate would have a strong and positive College experience as both a student and campus community member. Experience having represented a College (for example, as a Student Ambassador, Tour Guide, RA, Orientation Leader) a plus.

Ambassadors will be expected to work 10+ hours per week during the fall and spring semesters in exchange for an hourly wage of $12.75 per hour plus tuition remission of one full class and a 25% discount on a second class in each semester.

Click here
 to apply to become a Graduate Ambassador.   

Alumni Scholarship 
Alumni Scholarships are available to alumni of Anna Maria who enroll in an on-ground graduate program. Alumni will receive a 20% tuition discount toward the completion their graduate on-ground tuition costs for 1 graduate degree. Recipients of outside funding (i.e. Employer Tuition Remission, Yellow Ribbon, VA, etc.) may be ineligible for this award. Additional information can be obtained through the Office of Financial Aid. Alumni scholarships are limited and are offered subject to the availability of overall graduate institutional funding.

Deadlines for enrolling to receive the Alumni Scholarship:

Fall - August 1
Spring - December 1
Summer - May 1

NOTE: Students may receive only ONE grant or scholarship from institutional funding, which includes the Presidential Scholarship, Graduate Ambassadorship/Assistantship and Alumni Scholarship.  Where a student is in position to receive multiple awards, the award amount that carries the largest value will be offered.