Requirements for Title III Funding

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Title III is a federal program that provides aid intended to equalize educational opportunity for disadvantaged students. As a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (and related amendments), Title III helps minority institutions provide equal educational opportunity to their students. In order to be eligible for a Title III Graduate Fellowship, a student must:

* Be enrolled full-time (i.e., pursuing a minimum of 9 credits) in an eligible graduate program;

* Be nominated for the fellowship by the Chairperson (or Graduate Coordinator) of their major and/or the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies; and

* Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or the minimum GPA of the student's graduate program, whichever is higher. Recipients of the Title III Graduate Fellowship receive a stipend and a Tuition Award of up to 12 credits per semester. Students should review the section above on Graduate Fellowships for additional information relevant to Title III Graduate Fellowships.