Several competitive graduate assistantships are available through the MBA program. Graduate assistants work 280 hours per semester to have their tuition and fees waived. In addition to the waived tuition, graduate assistants receive a monthly stipend. The amount of the stipend will vary based on the assistantship received.
To qualify for one of these assistantships, students begin by filling out the Application for Assistantship or Fellowship with the Graduate Studies office. Applications for assistantships beginning in the Fall will need to be completed before the end of the Spring semester. The preferred deadline is April 1, but positions are open until filled.
Geier Fellowships are available for African-American students pursuing graduate studies. This fellowship covers tuition and fees and provides a $10,000 stipend.
Each year a graduate assistant is selected to serve as Mayberry Chair of Excellence Assistant. These graduate assistants serve on the Tennessee Quality Award (TQA) Board of Examiners, prepare the Mayberry Newsletter, teach the Tennessee Quality Award process to MBA and undergraduate classes, develop and maintain web sites for the Mayberry Chair and the Tennessee Quality Award, and organize the Mayberry Board meetings.
The mission of the W.E. Mayberry Chair of Excellence is to increase awareness and enhance the development of quality and quality-related practices in business and education on a local, state, and national level. This is achieved by conducting and disseminating research, implementing quality-related projects and activities, conducting workshops for practitioners, and instructing students in undergraduate and graduate classes. Dr. Curt W. Reimann , first director of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, serves as the chairholder.
Each fall, select graduate students are awarded scholarships from the COBBOT. Recipients are chosen based on the highest formula scores:
1,000 [(GPA x 200) + GMAT]
COBBOT is a great asset to the College and has helped many students. Since 1975, they have provided more than almost two million dollars in annual and endowed scholarships to business students. They have helped over 1,500 College of Business students to fulfill their dreams of graduation.
As a graduate student at Tennessee Tech, you may be qualified to receive numerous types of financial aid. You must fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 each year, to receive money for the coming academic year.
It is also possible for a graduate student to qualify for work study, depending what the FAFSA determines your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) to be for that academic year. While most graduate students that are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for loans only, don't let that stop you from filling out the FAFSA on the web. Filling out the FAFSA is your most important step in determining your financial aid eligibility.
Visit the Financial Aid website for more information.