Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

Master’s and PhD Forestry and Environmental Conservation  

FEC Graduate Assistantships 
One Graduate Assistantships will be awarded to support the recruiting and training of a masters and/or a Ph.D. student in FEC from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in higher education (BIPOC).  
 
Clemson Universitys Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation has designated funding for a Graduate Assistantship (MS and/or PhD) each academic year, for aspiring students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields (e.g. BIPOC). The assistantships are 12-month assistantships in the amount of $21,000/year for 2 years (MS students) or $25,000/year for 3 years (PhD students). A full university tuition waiver is included, and full-time enrollment as a graduate student is required.  
 
Please note that aspiring students will need to connect with a faculty advisor and be accepted into the Departments Graduate Program to be eligible for the assistantship. Students interested in this award should contact potential faculty advisors as the application requires a letter of support and should be submitted by an FEC faculty member. Students receiving these assistantships will be expected to TA for the Clemson Online Masters of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources program one semester each year. 
 
To apply, a supporting faculty member must submit a nomination letter by January 15th, 2024. Prospective students must submit a CV, unofficial transcripts, and a personal statement outlining the novelty and impact of their proposed research and interest in being a teaching assistant by January 15th, 2024. All documents can be sent to Toni Becker (tbecker@clemson.edu).