Financial Assistance

Students should check with the MTSU Financial Aid Office for information and applications on financial assistance. Financial assistance may include the following.

College Work-Study

You may be eligible for the college work-study program. As part of this program you could work at a number of jobs around campus. It is possible to work in the psychology department as part of this program. Contact the MTSU Financial Aid Office.

Graduate Assistantships

The psychology department has a limited number of assistantships available every year. Graduate assistants may be assigned to work for a specific class, may work with faculty on research, show a film in class, administer an exam, or be assigned other duties. Assistantships are competitive. Generally, application for fall assistantships are completed during the middle of the spring semester. See Graduate Assistantships for more information and an application link.

Research Assistant

A number of faculty in the psychology department have money for research assistants built into their research grants. You must contact faculty members directly and ask about current or future grants. The amount of money is dependent upon the grant.

Psychology Department Scholarships & Awards

The department has a few monetary awards for outstanding students. These awards are given only once each year and are competitive. The awards and their approximate value are as follows:

Robert E. Prytula Memorial Scholarship
The Prytula Scholarship, in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded each spring.

James O. Rust School of Psychology Endowed Scholarship
The James O. Rust Scholarship, in the amount of $500, will be awarded annually beginning in the year 2004. This award will be given to a student nearing the end of the first year of study in the school psychology graduate program.

Scholarship criteria:

    • Minimum graduate GPA 3.5, commitment to the field of school psychology, high level of responsibility, ethicality, professional attitude and skills, excellent performance in courses, and positive interactions with other students, faculty, and professionals in the field.
    • In addition to the monetary amount, the student will be asked to help with community liaison. If the student were willing, this would consist of a minimum of 10 hours of phone contact with school psychology alumni over the course of the academic year of the award, to aid in keeping alumni apprised of events in the program and to help in soliciting contributions to the scholarship fund.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Through Other Sources

Students should check with the MTSU Financial Aid Office for information on the following.

  • MTSU Financial Aid Office
  • MTSU Foundation Scholarships
  • GAANN Fellowships
  • American Indian Graduate Center - (American Indian and Alaskan Natives)

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