The Graduate Committee reviews all applications for admission to the Department and determines those that qualify for fellowships or assistantships. Separate applications for these are not required. It is best to have submitted a completed application for admission no later than 1 January. Applications completed after that date are considered for support on a funds-available basis. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about tuition, living expenses, and available financial aid.
Kaul Fellowships and Assistantships
With great thanks to the generous donations from the Kaul Foundation and other private sources, the Department is able to offer Kaul Fellowships and Kaul Scholarships. Half of the class admitted in the fall of 2021 received this funding. Kaul Fellows and Kaul Scholars each become teaching assistants, working alongside an instructor from seven to ten hours per week. Kaul Fellows have most of their in-state tuition waived over the three-semester program. The Fellows most recently also received a nine-month stipend of approximately $9,800. Kaul Scholars are not granted tuition waivers but earned a nine-month stipend of approximately $6,600.
Latin American and Caribbean Scholarship
FSU has a special program for individuals from several designated nations including the following to cover the non-resident portion of tuition: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman, Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, U.K. Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands
More information about the program can be found here: https://gradschool.fsu.edu/funding-awards/financial-support-general-information/latin-america-caribbean-lac-scholarship
Charles Haworth Awards for Student Veterans
Retired Florida State University economics professor Charles Haworth has generously provided funding for annual scholarships totaling $20,000 to veterans pursuing master’s degrees in the College of Social Science and Public Policy. The four $5,000 scholarships are designated for military veterans accepted into a master’s program within the college. More information can be found here: https://veterans.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu1541/files/2020-01/Haworth-Scholarship-Application_revised.pdf