In addition to Oregon Laurels Block Grant tuition relief support , the Graduate School provides funding through several other tuition relief programs that are administered centrally:
· OSU Foundation Fellow Tuition Scholarships
· Targeted Graduate Tuition Scholarships
· Training Grant & External Fellow Tuition Scholarships
Based on department nominations and requests for this academic year, the Graduate School is awarding approximately $1.3 million in tuition relief funding through these three programs alone in 2011-12. We hope to award that amount or more next year (2012-13).
I encourage you to consider these programs while reviewing student applications during this recruiting season. These are great recruiting and retention tools for your departments.
Here’s a link: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/tuitionguide.php containing information on these tuition support programs, in case you’ve not considered them in the past. The deadline for priority consideration for funding through these programs is February 15th, 2012.