Graduate Funding Opportunities

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture and Temple University offer scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards to graduate students. 

As an institution that actively fosters a diverse and inclusive environment, Tyler and Temple collect external financial aid opportunities—such as those for nontraditional students, students of color, LGBTQIA+ students and students with disabilities—so everyone has a chance to realize their scholarly, professional and creative potential.

Tyler students also have access to the faculty’s robust networks, which may include novel or hard-to-find funding opportunities in their area of study or practice. Students are encouraged to contact their faculty mentors for more information.

Selected Tyler Resources
Tyler offers a range of general and program-specific, merit-based funding. 

Scholarship funds for graduate students are competitive. Incoming students are automatically considered for scholarships at the time of acceptance. Some scholarships are also available for continuing graduate students, and are announced to eligible students during the academic year. 

  • Dean’s Student Travel Grant: Supports graduate student travel to present research and work at professional conferences.
  • Dean’s Grants for Student Research: Provide funding for special projects; reviewed by a faculty committee.
  • Research assistantships: For research supervised by a faculty member or researcher on a sponsored project.
  • Teaching assistantships: Instruct, lecture and supervise undergraduate academic activities, provide academic support or work in another academic instruction setting.
  • For continuing graduate students, some internships and externships are also available. 

Selected Temple Resources
As part of Temple University, students have the advantage of access to a broader range of need-based awards and merit-based fellowships, assistantships, scholarships and grants. For more information on the following opportunities and more, please visit Temple’s Graduate School.

  • University and Presidential Fellowships: Provide full tuition remission and annual stipends based on the strength of the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation and academic/professional record as documented in the graduate application. All eligible students are automatically considered.
  • Future Faculty Fellowships: Support students from historically underrepresented groups. All eligible students are automatically considered.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant: Supports the work of nominated doctoral students who have completed all requirements for the degree except the required dissertation and are advanced to candidacy receive a stipend and one credit of tuition remission.
  • Master of Fine Arts Completion Grant: Supports the work of nominated students who have completed all requirements for their degree except the required project receive a stipend and one credit of tuition remission.
  • Graduate School travel scholarships: Provide travel support for PhD students who are the primary presenter of a paper or poster at a national or international meeting of a professional organization. 
  • Work-study: Allows elligible students to earn a bi-weekly paycheck to help cover non-billable educational expenses. 
  • Student loans: Federal and private education loans are available for eligible students. 

Selected External Resources
Tyler also keeps track of a range of external funding opportunities in the WHAT, the school’s weekly email blast for students. Temple’s Student Financial Services Office and Graduate School list opportunities to support the scholarly and creative pursuits of students and help offset academic and other costs associated with expanded learning and advanced practice.