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Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship/ AOP Application Instructions 

March 1 is the deadline for preferred consideration for Graduate Assistantships and/or Fellowships, although some programs may have earlier deadlines. Please check with the appropriate College/Department for information. Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships typically are awarded in early April, but applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled. Students completing the financial aid application after the deadline will be considered for awards if monies are available. Students applying for January entry should check with the College/Department of their program to determine if assistantships/fellowship opportunities are available. An applicant listing may be made available for media publication.

  1. Complete and return the Application for Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships and/or AOP form:

    If you are applying for an assistantship or fellowship, please send a statement of your personal objectives to the Office of Graduate Studies if you have not already submitted a statement of personal objectives in your admissions application.

  2. Three letters of recommendation are required when applying for a graduate assistantship. References should send their letters to the Office of Graduate Studies, 210 Schofield Hall, Eau Claire, WI 54702 or e-mail to If you have already supplied us with letters as part of your application for admission, you do NOT need to resend the letters. All letters of recommendation will be held confidential and will not be subject for review by the applicant.

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