Department of Communication

Financial Support for Graduate Students


Sara Foster Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: Approximately $2,000, given available funds
Eligibility: Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline: For full consideration, please turn in application by May 15

This scholarship is intended to reward a full-time graduate or undergraduate communication student with financial need, solid academic credentials, and high personal character. To apply, please submit the completed Scholarship Application, a letter of recommendation, your college transcript, and a brief statement explaining why you are applying for the scholarship. The materials should be mailed to the Communication Scholarship Committee; RE: Sara Foster Scholarship; Department of Communication; University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Boulevard; St. Louis, MO 63121-4499. You may also submit the materials electronically to

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Benefits: Graduate Educational Fee waiver = 100%, approximately $12,000 Stipend (9-month)

The Department of Communication offers financial support to graduate students majoring in communication through Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs). A GTA position will give students an opportunity to gain valuable experience working within the department while reducing the financial strain of graduate education. GTAs receive financial support through educational fee waivers and stipends. GTAs are responsible for delivering 20 hours of service per week in the Department of Communication through the administration of online courses, on-campus courses, or research assistance. In any given year, the number of available positions will vary.

GTA positions are competitively awarded. Preference is given to applicants with a strong academic record, relevant experience, and letters of recommendations and/or support from active and/or established scholars in communication. For more information, see the GTA Position AnnouncementApplications for the academic year (August through May) are due the preceding June.