Scholarships and Financial Aid

COEHP Scholarships

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education and Health Professions are made possible by generous gifts from our College’s donors. The criteria for each scholarship is guided by the wishes of the donor, and may include academic merit, financial need, department or major, interests, organizational involvement, and classification. Because most COEHP scholarships are one-year awards, all current and prospective students are encouraged to apply each year.

To learn more, visit the college scholarships page

Outside Scholarships

University of Arkansas Graduate Assistant Positions

Graduate Assistantship positions are available to the various programs that comprise the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Applicants interested in a Graduate Assistantship position should contact the Graduate Coordinator ( to inquire about the availability of Graduate Assistantship positions within their intended area of interest. If an assistantship position is available, the Graduate Coordinator will connect the applicant with the program for their area of interest. Graduate Assistantship nominations are made by the faculty in the applicant’s area of interest. Once an applicant has been nominated by the faculty in their area of interest, their application is reviewed by the CIED Department Head, Graduate Coordinator, and Assistant Department Head to confirm eligibility.

Graduate Assistantship decisions are highly competitive. Approximately 20% of Ph.D. students in CIED hold Graduate Assistantships. These are available for our strongest applicants. Even though applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission listed above are unlikely to receive a Graduate Assistantship position, we welcome all applicants. Preference for Graduate Assistantship positions is also given to candidates who present a strong case for a Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship (DDF) or a Doctoral Academy Fellowship (DAF).  

More information can be obtained from the Graduate School website.

NOTE: International students who are applying for a teaching position and whose native language is not English, MUST present a satisfactory TSE/SPEAK score before they will be allowed to assume a contact teaching position (includes classroom teaching, drills, labs and tutoring).

Other rules and responsibilities that apply to graduate assistants (i.e., enrollment requirements, GPA requirements, definitions of the types of appointments available, information about the student health benefit, etc.) may be found in the PDF handbook on the Graduate School website.