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Monday, February 6, 2017 and Monday, March 6, 2017
Reach for the Stars Fellowships (RFTS) support newly-admitted first-year master students who demonstrate academic excellence and are underrepresented in their field of study. Students must be nominated by their admitting academic unit.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-965-6171
RFTS provides a $15,000 award for the first academic year plus tuition. In the second year, the academic unit will provide at least a 50% TA or RA position (at the department standard program rate) or similar funding assuming satisfactory academic progress.
Student Health Insurance (provided by the academic unit for the first year)
Note: Mandatory fees, program fee or any other fees are not covered as part of the fellowship
The nominee must:
If more than one nomination is being submitted, department must rank students based on the quality of the applicant.
The Graduate Education review committee will review all nominations and notify the academic unit 2-3 weeks after the submission deadline date.
All fellowship recipients are required to:
Each fellow is personally responsible for individual taxes related to this award. Additional information regarding tax issues related to awards can be found at tax considerations. Specific questions should be directed to a tax advisor or contact the ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.
An "overaward" is when a student’s need based awards exceed his/her financial need, or the total of the awards exceeds the cost of attendance. If a student has been overawarded, federal regulations require ASU to adjust his/her awards which may result in a reduction in awards or a bill. Need based aid include grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loans, and outside resources (i.e. faculty/staff tuition benefits, scholarships, stipends, etc.). Non-need based aid includes unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans and Private Education Loans. Questions regarding overawards should be directed to the ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.