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At a Glance
GSAS offers the exciting, multifaceted, dynamic, interdisciplinary education that you received as a Brandeis undergrad. Generous scholarships are available for our Master's programs, and PhD programs offer full funding plus stipends.
Are you a Brandeis alumnus? The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences would like to help you fulfill your academic and career aspirations through graduate education. We are proud to offer a $10,000 scholarship ($7,125 for the Master of Arts in Teaching and $8,500 for the MS in Biotechnology) for Brandeis undergraduate alumni (or current Brandeis seniors who have their bachelor’s degree by the time they start a Master's program) who are admitted into most GSAS master’s programs. To be considered, please see "How to Apply" below.
This scholarship is in addition to any need-based aid (based on the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for which you may be eligible, and complements the need-based aid (upon filing FAFSA; www.fafsa.ed.gov); virtually all students who file this form qualify for need-based scholarships. In some programs, students may also be eligible to earn stipends as teaching fellows.
GSAS provides the same top-quality education that you received as an undergraduate. You are a proud alumnus with solid academic achievement, community involvement, and a commitment to social justice. We hope that you will return to Brandeis to continue your education.
Is my program of interest eligible?
Almost all Master's programs in GSAS are eligible for this alumni scholarship, with the exception of the Hornstein programs, Genetic Counseling, Theater, and any joint programs with the Heller School. These programs normally offer generous scholarships.
Please note, the alumni scholarship does not apply to programs in the International Business School or the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
For questions, and to see if your program of interest qualifies for the alumni scholarship, please contact Laurie Nichols in GSAS.
To be eligible for this alumni scholarship, students must maintain a minimum of two semesters in residency in a GSAS program.
How to Apply?
To be considered for the alumni scholarship, please email Jaclyn Farina upon submission of your online application. This will ensure that your award letter will appropriately reflect this scholarship if you are admitted to GSAS.
Apply to GSAS for free!
Current Brandeis students and alumni receive an application fee waiver when applying for a graduate program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences via the online application.