A few Shenandoah graduate degrees and departments offer select students the opportunity to be Graduate Assistants. These assistantships can provide a full or partial tuition waiver, small stipend, or housing.
Graduate Assistants are selected by program directors, not by the Office of Financial Aid. Questions about assistantships should be directed contact person listed for each position, not the Office of Financial Aid.
Two types of assistantships are available:
Graduate Assistantship, both full and partial, are awarded to masters, doctoral, and artist diploma students. The award (which includes full or partial tuition and a stipend) is renewable for up to three years and is contingent on satisfactory academic progress and the recommendation of the immediate supervisor.
DMA/Artist Diploma (Post-Master’s) Teaching Assistantships are awarded to doctoral and artist diploma students and consist of a full tuition waiver and a $9000 annual stipend. The award is renewable for three years and is contingent on satisfactory academic progress and the recommendation of the immediate supervisor.
Shenandoah Conservatory strongly recommends that all entering students submit a FAFSA to the Shenandoah University Office of Financial Aid.
The School of Business offers both full and half graduate assistantships. These are only available for the Fall and Spring semesters.
Two types of assistantships are available:
A full assistantship covers the students full tuition (9 credit hours). The Assistant is required to work 20 hours per week. A small monetary stipend that is distributed directly to the student throughout the semester.
A half assistantship covers half of the student’s tuition (4.5 credit hours).The Assistant is required to work 10 hours per week. A small monetary stipend that is distributed directly to the student throughout the semester.
There are a limited number of slots. Applications must be submitted to be considered for a position by the deadlines stated on the application. Students must be accepted into the program prior to applying (access to the application form is restricted to users with an SU email account), and the MBA foundation courses must be waived and/or completed. Students must be enrolled full-time (minimum of 9 credits) in the semester they apply for.
Applications will be considered for a number of factors to include, but not limited to, experience, academic merit, and financial need.
This position has been filled for the 2021-22 academic year.
The Center for Civic Engagement has a graduate student position as a Graduate Fellow. This is a 1 year commitment with a tuition reimbursement and stipend for an expected 20 hours of work per week.
For more information, contact Keith Jones Pomeroy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position is filled for the 2021-22 academic year.
The Office of Admissions, Operations Team is seeking a graduate student employee for the position of Admissions Operations Events Assistant for the 2021-22 Academic year. This is an hourly position, 20 hours per week.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work self-sufficiently with a creative approach to project-based work. The position will require the graduate student to
- manage projects;
- employ high attention to details;
- create and code events within our Admissions CRM;
- collaborate with multiple team members and compile admissions reports;
- prepare and assist in executing recruitment events;
- schedule and train student employees;
- and complete other duties and projects as assigned.
Complete applications will include a cover letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send all application materials in PDF format to Jean Swartz, Executive Director of Admissions Operations, at email@example.com.
The Office of Admissions is seeking a graduate student employee for the position of Recruitment Services Specialist. This is a 12-month, 20 hour/week position that will begin on May 20, 2021 and will end on May 14, 2022. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential, as are strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Complete applications will include a resume, a cover letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references. Please send application materials to Carly Scranton at firstname.lastname@example.org.