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Graduate Assistantships & Scholarship Opportunities

Graduate Assistantships

Eastern Kentucky  provides a limited number of graduate assistantships to qualified students. Duties may include teaching, laboratory supervision, research or service related to a student's program of study. Assistantship appointments are at the discretion of the hiring departments and subject to approval by the Graduate School. You should contact the hiring departments for availability and details on the positions. Students receiving a graduate assistantship will be notified by the Graduate School.

Scholarship Information

Robert L. Kline Memorial Scholarship

The Robert L. Kline Memorial Scholarship fund was established as a memorial to the late Robert L. Kline (1942-1993) through a generous donation by Mrs. Robert L. Kline and family. Dr. Kline joined the faculty of the Department of Government in 1969, and served as Chair of the department from 1986 until his death. The Scholarship provides continued recognition of Dr. Kline’s service to the Commonwealth, the University and the Department of Government.

The Robert L. Kline Memorial Scholarship award is at least $500.00 per semester, for two semesters. All amounts awarded will be applied directly toward the payment of the award recipient’s tuition or other approved academic expenses at EKU. Renewal is subject to the annual application process. The recipient will be announced on or about March 15 and the money will be available for the following Fall and Spring semesters.


  • Applicants for and recipients of the Robert L. Kline Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled at EKU
  • The Recipient must be, and must continue to be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student in one of the degree programs offered by the Department of in Government (Political Science, Paralegal, Public Administration) thoughout the term of the award.
  • The recipient must be at least a second semester student to apply. Graduate students are eligible if they have taken no more that 21 hours.
  • The applicant must demonstrate good character, social responsibility and commitment to service to others and promise of high academic achievement.


Awards are determined by the Awards Committee.  No application is necessary.

The award honors Dr. Patton's contributions and commitment to the MPA program. This award is given each spring to a recent graduate or graduating student in the MPA program in recognition of outstanding scholarship in public administration, contributions to the MPA program, and high potential for excellence in public service. The award consists of a modest stipend and a certificate of achievement.

This award honors a Political Science student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and who has contributed to the department through involvement in departmental activities. The award consists of a modest stipend and a certificate of achievement.

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