Graduate Scholarships

Temple University and Tyler School of Art Scholarships & Awards

Accepted graduate students are considered for internal scholarships and awards. To be considered, applicants must submit the complete admission application materials by the program application deadline.

Teaching and Technical Assistantships

These awards carry full tuition remission with an annual stipend. Applicants for the MFA, MED and PhD programs are automatically considered for these awards.

University and Presidential Fellowships

These awards carry full tuition remission and annual stipends and are renewable. They are awarded by Temple University based on the strength of the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and academic/professional record as documented in the graduate application. MFA and PhD students are automatically considered for these awards.

Future Faculty Fellowships

The Graduate School Office administers the Future Faculty Fellowships program, the goal of which is to diversify the American professorate by supporting students from groups that have historically been underrepresented. Nominees must be admitted to a terminal degree graduate program before being considered. MFA and PhD students are automatically considered for these awards.

Division of Architecture and Environmental Design Scholarships

Incoming graduate students in the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design (Architecture, Landscape Architecture and City & Regional Planning) are automatically considered for departmental scholarships.  Continuing matriculants will be notified of available funding through the scholarship competition, as well as any other available departmental or university-based funding opportunities.

Jack Malis Endowed Scholarship Fund

Awarded to graduate students who are majoring in the area of glass.

The Odili Donald Odita Scholarship in Painting

The Odili Donald Odita Scholarship in Painting was established through the generous support of The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation. The scholarship will provide a one-year tuition scholarship for an MFA student in Painting with financial need. Recipients may retain this scholarship for up to two years provided they maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above. All accepted students who have not received University funding in the form of a Temple University Fellowship or a Temple University Future Faculty Fellowship will be eligible for consideration.

The Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Fellowship

The Kabakov Fellowship in Sculpture is an honorary grant given each year for past excellence and future promise to a Tyler School of Art Sculpture student who has received and MFA within the last three years. Given by the faculty and dean, the Kabakov Fellowship aids the financial needs of the recipient’s transition from the academic to professional studio practice.

The Independent Hotel Art Ambassador program in Painting   

The Independent Hotel Art Ambassador program in Painting is established through the generous support of Hersha Hospitality, owner and operator of hotels from coast to coast and headquartered in Philadelphia. The sponsorship will provide a $3,000 semester stipend to be used toward curating the biannual exhibition of works by graduate students in Drawing and Painting at the boutique hotel located at 13th and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia. Through this program student artwork is continually on display in the public space of the hotel. Each semester, one graduate student in Drawing and Painting will be chosen to curate, organize and market the exhibition.

Additional Temple Funding Sources for Graduate Students

External Opportunities

AAUW Fellowships and Grants Program

One of the world’s largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Philanthropic Educational Organization

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.  They offer several scholarship and loan programs to help women complete their education.  

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. It honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 New Americans – permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad; otherwise children of naturalized citizen parents — each year.  At the time of their selection, fellows must be college seniors or early in the graduate programs for which they request support.

US Department of Education Office of Post-Secondary Education

Information on grant opportunities from the US Department of Education:

More Grants for Current Graduate Students

Dean's Grants for Student Research  These are grants ranging from $200 to $1000 for special projects, reviewed by a faculty committee.  These are available to both undergraduate and graduate students.  The application is open, and the deadline is November 20.     Once the appropriate student and faculty signatures are on the form, students must scan and email the form and all accompanying materials in one PDF to     Notification regarding awards will go out by mid-January.  

Contact Eileen Armstrong-Carroll at for more information.

Project Completion Grants: Please contact Associate Dean Kate Wingert-Playdon.

Graduate Student Travel Policy

The goal of the Dean’s Graduate Travel Support Program is to support graduate student travel to present their work at professional conferences. Presentations must be chosen through a selection process; non-juried forums are not eligible for this award. All of the terms and the form are here.

Scholarship Sites for Graduate Students

Unigo Graduate Scholarships Search

Peterson's Graduate School Scholarship Search

Art Scholarships for Women