Graduate Scholarships & Financial Aid
Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The Mathematics Department annually awards several GTA positions. These GTAs work as facilitators and tutors in lower level mathematics courses. These positions pay about $12,000 for the academic year and also include a waiver of tuition.
Algebra: Multiple GTA positions are available in the Math Lab assisting with Algebra courses. These positions will work with the instructor of record to assist with instruction and support student success.
STAT 1100: One GA position is available for a student who is interested in assisting with teaching and data preparation and analysis for a new general education course in data literacy and visualization. The GA will have good interpersonal skills and a desire to support entry-level students who are working with local community partners on their data analysis problems. Experience with Excel, Tableau, R, or Python is highly desirable. This position is funded by the National Science Foundation.
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 and also include a waiver of tuition.
None available at this time.
From time to time GTA positions for mathematics graduate students are available from other sources.
None available at this time.
How to Apply for Assistantships
Expressions of interest are welcome from highly qualified actual and potential graduate students at any time by filling out the application linked below and sending it to the Graduate Program Chair, Dr. Andrew Swift. Please follow the instructions on the application. For further information contact the UNO Math Department.
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.
- 2018-2019 Alexander Way
- 2017-2018 Brenna Wragge
- 2016-2017 Sara Kleinsasser, Melissa Riley
- 2015-2016 Erin Daisley
- 2014-2015 Michael Lichtenberger
- 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
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.
The Teacher of Mathematics Scholarship is awarded to teachers of high school mathematics who are taking coursework towards a graduate degree in mathematics (MS, MA, or MAT) OR a Secondary Mathematics Specialist Certificate from UNO. The scholarship is applied after students are accepted to an applicable Graduate program. Click here to apply for the Teachers of Mathematics Scholarship.
The UNO Graduate College oversees many fellowship/scholarship for UNO graduate students.