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Impact x2 Qais

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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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With your help, students like Qais gain the skills they need to tell their story and give us a broader understanding of the world.

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Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is a program that promotes access to employment for students who demonstrate financial need.  Available funds are provided by a federal allocation and a University matching contribution.  Recipients are selected by the Graduate School Financial Aid Office and must meet federal need and other criteria.  Student income verification is required for all GRS students wishing to be considered for work-study.  Information about available jobs in University departments as well as off-campus nonprofit agencies can be found at the Work Study Office.  Work-Study allocations may be used for community service programs.  Graduate Work-Study students may be paid either weekly at established hourly rates or weekly at a fixed amount, depending on the nature of the job.  Job assignments, which average 10–12 hours per week, are coordinated with your class schedule.

Application Deadlines

Academic Year May 1
Summer March 1

Specific inquiries about the program and application requests should be directed to:

Graduate School Financial Aid Office
705 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-2696