School of Intercultural Studies (MAICS, MAGL, ThM, DMiss, PhD and Certificates)
Admission Status. You must be accepted as Regular or Probation student in a degree or certificate program, or as a Special Student. Students accepted with Provisional or Late Conditional status, or as Limited Enrollment, Unclassified, or Visiting students do not qualify for School of Intercultural Studies scholarships.
Need-based Scholarships. MAICS and ThM students must plan to take a minimum of 24 units from the Summer Quarter through the Spring Quarter. MAGL students must plan on enrolling in at least 12 units from the Summer Quarter to the Spring quarter. Doctoral students do not have a minimum unit requirement.
Other Scholarships. MA students must take 8 units in each of the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. ThM students must take 6 units per quarter. PhD Students must plan to take 18 units from the Summer Quarter through the Spring Quarter. DMiss students in a cohort program must take 12 units per year.
Campus. Scholarships are available to students attending any campus and online, although the availability of scholarships will vary depending upon your choice of primary campus.
Enrollment. You must attend classes at a half-time level (or greater) in order to receive institutional aid. Your enrollment status is measured each quarter.
Types of Intercultural Studies Institutional Aid
The following list outlines the types of institutional aid available for all School of Intercultural Studies students. For all need-based aid, you must complete a Fuller Financial Aid Application and return it to Student Financial Services by the deadlines listed below. All the aid listed below must be applied for on an annual basis.
Need-based Scholarships. This scholarship provides assistance to SIS students who demonstrate financial need. Awards are based solely on financial need.
Other Scholarships. Through the gifts of generous donors, special funds have been set up for students with or without financial need who meet additional specific criteria desired by the donors. Application procedures differ by scholarship. Contact Student Financial Services for more details about applying.
Deadlines for Application
Note: Scholarships cover the period from Summer Quarter through Spring Quarter. Students applying after the dates below receive funds as they remain available.
- Returning students: Second Friday in March
- New students: Second Friday in March
Students with complete applications will receive notification within approximately 45 days of the respective deadline dates.