The purpose of the Competitive Graduate Award (CGA) program is to support highly qualified new graduate students who are accepted into advanced degree programs at SIUE.
There will be approximately 19 CGA awards granted for the nine-month academic year (fall and spring semesters). The award includes a monthly stipend as well as waiver of tuition. The amount of the stipend is $8,370 ($930 per month). Recipients are responsible for fees.
An applicant must be a new graduate student who is accepted as a classified student in a masters degree program at SIUE and whose first term of enrollment will be no earlier than the summer preceding the award period. SIUE undergraduates approved for admission to a 3+2 program may submit an application provided their eligibility for such enrollment does not occur before the summer preceding the award period.
The deadline for Academic Year 2016 (fall semester 2015 and spring semester 2016) is Friday, January 9, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.
To be eligible for consideration for a CGA, an applicant must have both a complete CGA application and a complete degree seeking admissions application on file for fall by the CGA deadline. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that both the CGA application and admissions application packets are complete by the deadline. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.
Submit all materials directly to the Admissions Office.
|By mail||In Person||Online|
|Graduate and International Admissions
Campus Box 1047, SIUE
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047
|Rendleman HallRoom 1207||siue.edu/apply|
Graduate and International Admissions
70 Hairpin Drive
Rendleman Hall Room 1207
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047
|Friday, January 9||Complete CGA application package must be received by the Graduate School and complete application for admission for fall as a degree-seeking masters student must be on file in Graduate Admissions.|
|mid-February||Graduate Program Directors complete ranking of CGA applications.|
|March||Graduate Student Award Committee reviews CGA applications and recommends awards.|
|mid-April||The Graduate School notifies departments and applicants by email and/or mail of results.|
CGA Application packets must include:
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application packet is complete by contacting The Graduate School by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please allow up to 48 hours for a response)
The Graduate Student Award Committee reviews each eligible application. The Committee bases its recommendations on criteria such as:
Recipients of Competitive Graduate Awards:
If a recipient fails to comply with these conditions, the Graduate School may revoke the Award.
Note the information regarding acceptance of a CGA.