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Scholarship Information

  • You can apply for a scholarship at any time between your acceptance into the program and the end of your 1st semester.
  • To be eligible for a scholarship and to maintain your eligibility, the following is required:
  1. Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you drop below a 3.0, you then forfeit funds for every semester you are below.
  2. You must be enrolled in at least 3 credits to apply your scholarship funds to that semester. If you plan to enroll in less than 3 credits, your funds will not disburse.
  • If you withdraw from the program, you will be responsible for paying back the funds that were awarded to you. Please contact Mary Kivioja (mary.kivioja@asu.edu), immediately, if you plan to withdraw from the program.
  • Funds will disburse to student accounts the week before tuition deadlines.

Teaching Assistantships (TA)

Rather than offer what are classically known as TA positions, which pay a salary and 50% of tuition, the program has opted to hire Graders. Graders essentially serve in a TA capacity, but only pay salary. Because we free up the funds from the tuition remission, this allows us to hire more graders thereby providing more feedback in coursework to all students. Grading positions are merit based positions and offered by invitation during the second year of the program only, based on a student’s performance in their first year classes. You will only be asked to be a grader in a class you have already taken. A grader position requires 10 hours of work each week during the semester assisting faculty teaching the Biomimicry ASU Online courses, and therefore can be done remotely. The position pays $4000 for the semester (fall and spring) and $3250 (summer). Students must be enrolled in at least 1 credit for the semester to be eligible. International students (due to tax laws) are not eligible as a grader unless they currently have permission/hold a work visa for the US.

Research Assistantships (RA)

RA positions are merit based positions which must be applied for. A RA position requires 10 hours of work each week during the semester working on a specific project. Most projects are eligible for remote participation. A RA position pays $4000 for the semester and 50% of tuition is covered by ASU. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits for the semester to be eligible. Interested students should review the available projects below and submit a letter explaining their interest and qualifications in the project. Scholarship students are not eligible for RA positions. International students (due to tax laws) are not eligible for RA’s unless they currently reside in the US. RA positions are extremely limited. If something is available for a given semester, it will be advertised below.