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Graduate assistantships

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics is pleased to offer assistantships to selected graduate students.

Full-time graduate students may be appointed to a graduate research assistantship (GRA) or a graduate teaching assistantship (GTA). The responsibilities of an assistantship are to serve the teaching, research, and public service functions of the department and university.

All students appointed on an assistantship are provided a monthly stipend, as well as a tuition scholarship. Learn more in the University Policy on GTAs and the EM graduate manual.

Departmental scholarships

BEAM also offers several prestigious and competitive fellowships for graduate study.

Daniel Frederick Scholarship

To be eligible, doctoral students should have completed all of their course work, passed all qualifying and preliminary examinations, have had their dissertation proposal approved and accepted by their committee and be in good standing with the Graduate School. Nomination requirements include a letter from supervising faculty member and a curriculum vitae.

Manuel Stein Scholarship

The Manual Stein Scholarship should be awarded to an outstanding student pursuing graduate studies in engineering science and mechanics. The criteria to be used are those well-reflected in Dr. Stein's own lifetime of service to his profession and commitment to his colleagues and students: the potential for scholarly achievements in teaching and research, and a demonstrated dedication to the welfare and well-being of others. Requirements include a letter from a supervising faculty member as well as a curriculum vitae.

The Amir Chand and Dewki Bai Batra Scholarship

To be eligible, doctoral students should have completed all their course work, passed all qualifying and preliminary examinations have had their dissertation proposal approved and accepted by their committee, have a GPA of 3.75 or above, and be in good standing with the Graduate School. The scholarship will be awarded to a doctoral student who has an exemplary portfolio of publications and presentations at various national and international conferences, has mentored undergraduate students through lecturing and laboratory courses, and participated in the ESM Graduate Seminar. Requirements include a letter from a supervising faculty member as well as a curriculum vitae.

Liviu Librescu Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible, students should have outstanding academic records and have demonstrated strong leadership potential and commitment to professional or community service. Requirements include a letter from a supervising faculty member as well as a curriculum vitae.

Additional funding opportunities

For information about the funding opportunities available outside the department, check out Graduate School Funding Opportunities.

Applicants and current students are encouraged to apply for all non-Virginia Tech scholarships for which they are eligible, especially those offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG).

Forms

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