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M.S. Funding

Program funded teaching assistantships (TAs) are typically not available for students enrolled in the Biomolecular Sciences MS program. However, special funding opportunities may arise (see below for any current opportunities), and research assistantships may be available from individual faculty off of their research grants. Applicants should consult individual faculty regarding possible research funding/assistantships.

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship for Underrepresented Students

For traditionally underrepresented students

This fellowship supports a 9-month GA position, providing a $15,000 stipend, resident tuition and fees, student employee benefits, and GA insurance. To apply, indicate your interest in your cover letter, and also email the program coordinator at Underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

M.S. Student Tuition Fellowship

Nonresident tuition waiver for out-of-state applicants

The program offers several nonresident tuition waivers for out-of-state applicants. To apply, indicate your interest in your cover letter, and also email the program coordinator at

GEM Scholarship for Graduate Students

The merit-based GEM Scholarship for graduate students waives non-resident tuition for out-of-state and international graduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.30 who are accepted into an eligible graduate degree program. Qualified students who attended Boise State as an undergraduate are eligible for a GEM Scholarship, even if they received GEM support as an undergraduate.

Graduate GEM Scholarship Application

AAUW Career Development Grant

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2013. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.

Career Development Grants Application Instructions