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Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The Mathematics Department annually awards six on campus GTA positions. These GTAs work as facilitators and tutors in the Mathematics Laboratory. These positions pay about $12,000 for the academic year, plus waiver of tuition.

Joint UNO/MCC Graduate Teaching Assistantships
A joint UNO/MCC GTA arrangement has been set up with Metropolitan Community College whereby UNO graduate students hold a UNO GTA position and teach approximately 9 credit hours per quarter at MCC. These GTA positions pay the same stipend and include a full tuition waiver as for all other UNO GTA positions. There is an open ended number of these positions available each year. They require admission to graduate study at UNO and approval, by MCC, to teach at MCC.

Graduate Research Assistantships
The Mathematics Department occasionally has RA positions available for graduate students. Duties involve assisting faculty with grant-supported research in mathematical cell biology, complex systems and other areas. These positions pay the same as GTA positions.

Other Assistantships
From time to time GTA positions for mathematics graduate students are available from other sources. When that occurs they will be listed here: NONE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Expressions of interest are welcome from highly qualified actual and potential graduate students at any time by filling out this application. Please follow the instructions on the application. For further information contact Debbie Challman.

Wu-King Scholarship
Through a donation from Horace Wu and Kate King, a $1500 scholarship is awarded annually, designed to support outstanding students who are pursuing Graduate degrees in Mathematics and Science. The individual must be a K-12 teacher, pursuing a Graduate degree, and should have at least a 3.25 GPA.

Recent Awardees:
2013-2014 Robert Hjelle, Jessica Jolkowski
2011-2012 Tamara Pendergrass
2010-2011 Kimberly Brehm
2009-2010 Phillip Meggers
2008-2009 Michaela Moore
2007-2008 Deanna Moisset
2006-2007 Jay Hutfles

TEACH Grants
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grants provide $4000 a year/up to $16,000 for undergraduates, or $8000 for master's students in scholarship aid. Students must have a GPA of 3.25 or score in the top 25% on the college/graduate admissions test. Once a degree or teaching certificate is earned, TEACH grant recipients must spend at least 4 of the next 8 years teaching in a 'high-need' field (math is one) with at least 30% poor students. See here for details.

Teacher Scholarships
The Teacher of Mathematics Scholarship is awarded to teachers of high school mathematics who are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in mathematics; MA, MS or MAT, at UNO for the purpose of becoming eligible to teach UNO Calculus Dual Enrollment courses. See here for complete details.

Graduate College Scholarships
The UNO Graduate College oversees many fellowship/scholarship for UNO graduate students. See here for complete details.