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Financial Aid / Awards

GRA/GSA/GTA Positions

Please note School of Architecture GRA/GSA/GTA positions are only for students in the School of Architecture. Typically positions are reserved for graduate students who have been in the college for at least a year. If a student in their first year of graduate school has the needed qualification, exceptions are known to be made. Undergraduate students may not apply for GRA/GSA/GTA positions. Undergraduate students can inquire and apply for student assistant positions, though these positions are rarely offered.

The following research and teaching assistantships are administered directly by the School of Architecture. Applicants or students should indicate their interest in and qualifications for these awards in a separate letter to be included in their application package. One letter will be sufficient for consideration for all assistantships for applicants. There is no other application process for graduate assistantships. All assistantships require an average of 15 hours of work each week.

  • Sponsored Graduate Research Assistantships  Sponsored research assistantships are available on a limited basis each year to students who have usually spent at least one year in any of the Master of Architecture programs. The availability of these awards is dependent on the nature and amount of externally-sponsored research activity in the College of Architecture and the background and experience of the applicants relative to the research being conducted. The assistantships provide a stipend of approximately $3,600 per semester and a tuition waiver in the amount of $4,293 per semester. All additional tuition costs and mandatory student fees are to be paid by the student. These assistantships are awarded each semester by the faculty member who is conducting a sponsored research project
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships  A limited number of teaching assistantships are awarded to students who have spent a least one year in one of the Master of Architecture programs. The positions that are frequently available include (1) architectural history, (2) architectural technology, (3) design computing, (4) photography, (5) environmental systems, (6) structures, and (7) construction technology. It is essential that the applicants for these positions have outstanding qualifications from previous academic and/or professional experience. The assistantships provide a stipend of approximately $3,600 per semester and a tuition waiver in the amount of $4,293 per semester. All additional tuition costs and mandatory student fees are to be paid by the student. These assistantships are award each semester based budget availability, need of faculty, and student qualification.  

Graduate Fellowships

  • John William Sandeford Fellowship: Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student from the Central Savannah River Area based on academic performance and professional promise.
  • Stevens and Wilkinson Award: Awarded to a graduate minority student with exceptional professional promise
  • Big River Fellowship: Third-year graduate student masonry prize award.
  • Masonry Design Fellowship: In support of masonry fellowships for graduate students in the College of Architecture who demonstrate the best use of masonry architectural design.
  • Portman Prize Competition: Graduate studio design competition.
  • Gwinner Student Leadership Fellowship: Awarded annually to the president and vice president of AIAS. 
  • Charles R. Brown Urban Design and Development Fellowship: Awarded to a graduate student in the field of Urban Design and Development
  • Alpha Ro Chi Medal: Awarded to a graduating senior who has shown leadership, performed willing service for his/her school, and gives promise of real professional merit through attitude and personality.
  • Henry Adams AIA Gold Medal and Certificate of Achievement: An engraved medal awarded to the top-ranking graduating graduate student in the School of Architecture. A certificate of achievement is awarded to the second-ranking graduating graduate student.
  • Nix Mann Fellowship: This endowed fellowship was established in 1987 by the partners of the architecture firm of Nix Mann and Associates in Atlanta with the intention of attracting outstanding graduate students to the Master of Architecture program at Georgia Tech. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in architecture. A minimum of one-half of the recipients of this award must have undergraduate architecture degrees from schools other than Georgia Tech. The award is for two academic years and may be offered annually.
  • T Gordon Little Fellowship: This fellowship was established in 2007 by the Directors of the T. Gordon Little Foundation with the intention of attracting outstanding graduate students to the Master of Architecture program at Georgia Tech. Students must be accepted or actively enrolled into the professional Master of Architecture program. Candidates must meet fellowship criteria based on financial need and professional promise in the field of Architecture. The award can range from 1 to 3.5 years. Fellowship recipients must be registered and enrolled as a full-time student in the Master of Architecture program at Georgia Tech each semester of the award and must remain in good academic standing throughout the duration of the fellowship.