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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Aid for Master’s Students

Some Graduate School departments offer merit-based financial aid to their Master’s students, including scholarships and stipends.  To inquire about availability, please contact the specific department directly.   Unfortunately, the Graduate School cannot offer need-based scholarships.

The African Studies Center has a limited amount of funding for graduate students in the form of Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. For more information on FLAS Fellowships, please see the African Studies Center website.

In addition to departmental aid, the following options may help assist Master’s students in financing their graduate education: