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How do I find schools that offer the program and degree I want?

How do I locate program catalogs?

  • American Universities
    Links to home pages U.S. universities, which in turn link to available graduate programs and their catalogs.
  • Google
    Google: graduate school catalog [name of school]

How do I find rankings?

How do I run a cost comparison?

How do I compare institutions for internally availably financial aid?

  • Peterson's annual guides to graduate study
    Location: Trexler Library Graduate Ref Collection call # 378.1553 P485an
  • Peterson's Graduate Schools Online
  • Google
    Google: graduate school financial aid [name of school]

How do I locate external sources of funding?

  • Cornell University Graduate School Fellowships Database
    Search by keyword, or limit by discipline or demographic.
  • Dollars for College
    Location: Trexler Library Graduate Ref Collection call # 378.3025 O52d. The Quick Guide to funding for both graduate and undergraduate study, one volume for each discipline represented.
  • Duke University Graduate Student Opportunities
    The advanced search mode allows limit by discipline.
  • Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad
    Location: Trexler Library Graduate Ref Collection call # 378.35 F491s. Combined index: country and level of study.
  • The Graduate Student’s Complete Scholarship Book
    Location: Trexler Library Graduate Ref Collection call # 378.34 G738s. Brief but diverse entries. Most areas of study are included. Includes career/major index.
  • The Grants Register Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide
    Location: Trexler Library Graduate Ref Collection call # 378.34 G764r. Funding from foundations for graduate and postdoctoral study abroad.
  • Money for Graduate Studies in . . . [varied disciplines]
    Location: Trexler Library Graduate Ref Collection call # 378.3025 M742. A separate volume each for Biological and Health Sciences, Physical and Earth Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Humanities.
  • MSU Libraries Graduate Fellowships and Loans
    Links to various lists of financial aid sources, or to websites of funders themselves.
  • Peterson’s Grants for Graduate & Postdoctoral Study
    Location: Graduate Ref Collection call # 378.3025 P443g. Details on 1,400 fellowships, scholarships, grants, awards, and prizes from American sources for study in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans
    Location: Trexler Library Graduate Ref Collection call # 378.33 S368f. A compendium of funding sources at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • University of California GRAPES Database
    Search of 540 private and publicly funded awards.
  • University of Illinois Graduate College Fellowship Opportunities
    Arranged in broad categories, such as humanities/social science.
  • UNC Funding Portal
    A well-organized site. Muhlenberg does not have access to the subscription sites.
  • Yale Graduate School Fellowship Database
    Select your field of study, citizenship status and the type of award you are seeking.

Muhlenberg College Prestigious Awards Initiative

Since its inception,the Prestigious Awards Initiative, supported by the Dean of Academic Life, has resulted in over one hundred-twenty awards for students and recent graduates, including two Truman, twenty-three Fulbrights, and nineteen NSFs. With these grants, students have pursued studies at Princeton, Harvard, Brown, Vanderbilt, the University of Wisconsin, and universities overseas. For more information, visit the Dean of Academic Life website.


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