Scholarships, Assistantships & Internships

Valparaiso University’s Graduate School offers a variety of financial opportunities for graduate students, including scholarships, assistantships and internships. Scholarships are limited and reserved for admitted students who display exceptional academic achievement at the undergraduate level. Students interested in scholarships are encouraged to contact Graduate School Admissions.

School Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Students admitted into the School Psychology or Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs are eligible for merit-based scholarships up to $3,000 for the first year only.


Research Assistantships
A limited number of Research Assistantships are available to students in the following programs, based on the needs of each department:

Psychology & Counseling (1 position)

School Psychology & Education (1 position)

Digital Media & Sports Media (1 position)

International Commerce & Policy (2 positions)

English Studies & Communication (1 position)

Liberal Studies (1 position)

Information Technology & Management (2 positions)

These positions pair students with a faculty member in their program’s academic area to work closely on an academic research paper or project. To learn more about the Assistantships, please contact the Graduate School at 219-464-5313 or

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships may be available for athletic teams, based on each team’s seasonal needs. Assistantships may offer partial or full tuition and/or a stipend. For more information, visit to contact athletic team coaches.

Additional Opportunities

A variety of other positions for graduate students may be posted either before the start of the Fall semester and/or throughout the year. Past positions include a research assistant in the Office of the University Registrar and a Resident Counselor for International Graduate Housing. When such positions become available, the Graduate School will send an email announcement to the appropriate students regarding the position.