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The only type of federal financial aid available to graduate students is loans. U.S. DOE requires that these loans only support students enrolled in specific master’s-degree or teaching certificate programs. Students with questions should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
RTAP participants receive a stipend, health insurance; a tuition award based on workload and in some cases may include payment of fees. RTAP support is provided by grants/contracts and includes a tuition payment for no more than 12 credits during each semester if the workload is 15-20 hours per week. Teaching Assistantships may involve teaching courses, leading a discussion section, supervising a laboratory, grading papers, or meeting with students. Research Assistantships are most common in STEM fields, but can be available in other fields as well. Research assistants work in laboratories and other settings to assist faculty on research projects related to the student’s course of study.
Graduate students in English may, after completing the EN610 and EN650 course sequence, teach composition courses at the University of Guam. The Division of English and Applied Linguistics maintains strict protocols for achieving this status. These are teaching assignments, subject to the approval of the dean, and all other rules for part-time instructors at UOG.
Dr. Mary Spencer, Dean Emerita of the University of Guam's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, sponsors a $500 annual scholarship for students in the Micronesian Studies program. Recipients must be full-time students in good standing, maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, and be a resident of Guam, the Freely Associated States (Republic of the Marshall Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Republic of Palau), or the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Dr. William Marmie sponsors a $500 annual scholarship open to students in the Micronesian Studies program at the University of Guam. Recipients must be full- or part-time students in good standing, maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, and be a resident of Guam, the Freely Associated States (Republic of the Marshall Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Republic of Palau), or the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation.
UOG SeaGrant provides graduate students research support that enhances their knowledge and capacity of Guam coastal users and coastal user groups, with the long-term goal of equipping Guam coastal user groups with the knowledge and tools needed to make sound, sustainable land use and coastal resource decisions. Students may apply for up to $5,000 in funding to support research activities, including costs related to materials and supplies, travel, professional development or training, and stipends to support modest living expenses.
The federal TEACH Grant is available to UOG education majors. The grant amount is up to $4000 annually and is not based on financial need. Students who receive a federal TEACH Grant must complete a service obligation by serving as a highly-qualified teacher in a designated high-need field at a low-income school for four years within eight years of completing a TEACH Grant eligible program. Failure to complete teaching service will result in the TEACH Grant being converted to an unsubsidized Stafford loan with retroactive interest.
This Government of Guam Yamashita Educators Corp scholarship program is aimed at supporting the training of teachers by providing payment of tuition and fees, an textbook allowance of up to $350 per regular semester and up to $150 for summer session, and a monthly stipend. Applicants must be a bona fide resident of Guam for at least one (1) year immediately preceding award of the assistance AND either a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien, have been admitted to the School of Education at the University of Guam; be pursuing a teaching degree in a high needs field as defined by the Guam Department of Education; agree to practice education in a public school funded by the government of Guam in areas of need upon graduation and certification to practice on Guam. The repayment obligation is to be employed for a period of two (2) years for every academic year of scholarship received by the recipient, the semester immediately upon conferral of degree. Any loan found to be forfeited shall be immediately due and payable monetarily.
The Pedro "Doc" Sanchez Professional Scholarship for Career Employees of the Government of Guam shall be available to all classified government employees who belong to the career service of the Government of Guam, including the Judiciary, who desire undergraduate studies in public administration, or in other undergraduate degree programs offered at the School of Business and Public Administration, or who wish to enroll in the graduate M.P.A. or P.M.B.A. programs offered at the School of Business and Public Administration. Recipients are required to major in any undergraduate degree offered by the School of Business and Public Administration, College of Natural and Applied Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and graduate degrees in business or public administration. Recipients not majoring in public administration must minor in public administration.
Applicants must be a classified government of Guam employees with a minimum of two (2) years of classified service beyond the probationary period, prior to commencing studies under the scholarship. Most applicants must submit two letters of recommendation: (1) a letter from any government, education, or community leader on Guam (preferably from leaders who have direct knowledge of your work and academic capabilities as an employee within the Government of Guam) and (2) from your supervisor, department, or agency Director. An additional letter is required for autonomous agency applicants, from your Agency Director and/or Finance Officer indicating the financial support of tuition/fees and books, should you get selected to be a Pedro “DOC” Sanchez recipient.
Recipients will receive payment of tuition and fees, an allowance of up to three hundred fifty ($350) per regular semester, and up to one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per summer semester for textbooks, and a monthly stipend. The Repayment Obligation is to be employed for a period of two (2) years for every academic year of scholarship received by the recipient, the semester immediately upon conferral of degree. Any loan found to be forfeited shall be immediately due and payable monetarily.