Graduate Financial Aid and Scholarships
Stamps provides generous financial support to graduate students. Financial awards are held throughout both years of study and range from stipends and discretionary funds that offset studio expenses and enable focused creative work to teaching/research assistantships and full tuition waivers. Financial support includes:
75% Tuition Assistance for all Stamps Graduate students in good academic standing
MDes/MFA Discretionary Funding: Graduate students may receive $2,000 per year that they enroll in the Stamps School to spend at their discretion towards their educational projects.
Summer Fieldwork Funding: The School supports a three- to five-week summer research project, conducted either domestically or internationally, for all graduate students who are in good academic standing. The project will take place during the summer after the first year. Up to $4,500 is provided in support of summer fieldwork.
Smucker-Wagstaff Project Grant: The Smucker-Wagstaff Project Grant was established in 2007 to help Stamps graduate students achieve excellence by supporting students who need assistance to carry out research for their creative work that advances their progress toward their degree. Students may apply for one award each year with a maximum amount of $3000.
Additional fellowships, grants, and scholarships are also available through the Rackham Graduate School. Visit the Rackham Graduate School website for detailed, up-to-date information on the cost of attendance, funding resources, financial planning, and cost of living for graduate students at the University of Michigan.
Stamps Graduate Programs support a variety of scholarships, presentations at conferences, residencies, individually funded projects and post-graduate opportunities. Recent graduate students are eligible to apply for funding opportunities up to five years after graduation. Post-graduate support is not an obligation of Stamps graduate programs, it is merit based funding that is reviewed by the Associate Dean’s office and graduate program directors. Funds are disbursed as reimbursement.