Financial Aid & Graduate AssistantshipsA limited number of graduate teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Application for assistantships should be made directly to the department. Indicate your interest in a graduate assistant by simply checking the appropriate box on the graduate application form provided by the Graduate School.
Other types of financial assistance (e.g. work study and student loans) are available through the Office of Financial Aid. Students currently employed are urged to consult with their employers to determine what kind of financial support is available from that source.
Our MA students often find fully funded graduate assistantships in other offices on the UMBC campus. These include the Office of Student Life, the Mosaic Center, the English Language Institute, and more. Please contact those offices directly to see if they have positions available.
The Donald O. Warthen, Jr. Fund and Best Paper Award
Donald Warthen was a vibrant student in the INCC program and taught courses in MLLI for several years before he passed away suddenly in 1992. The MLLI department launched a University of Maryland Foundation account in his honor to keep his memory and curiosity for learning alive.
The fund currently pays out a modest monetary award to one graduate student per academic year: MLLI professors select the best research paper from each of their core courses in the INCC program (MLL 601, 602, 603, and 602) and submit them to two other MLLI professors for evaluation and suitability for the Best Paper Award. Deadline for paper submission is Dec. 31st for papers written during the previous two semesters. The Best Paper Award is announced on Feb. 1st of the next calendar year. For information on how to apply, or to make a donation to the fund, please contact the Interim Program Director, Dr. Ana Oskoz (firstname.lastname@example.org).