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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Division of Research and Graduate Studies scholarship information

Teaching Assistant

We offer a limited number of teaching assistant positions to qualified graduate students. Usually TAs will take full responsibility of teaching one section of a foreign language classes offered in the department, which includes Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Arabic, Hmong and ESL.

Tuition waivers for teaching assistants are supported by the College of Arts and Humanities. The Linguistics Department recommends a few students to the College of Arts and Humanities. Contact the Graduate Coordinator or the International Student Services and Programs office.

Instruction Support Assistant

We also have some ISAs that are paid by hours every semester. These include duties such as grading or tutoring for professors. Students are hired for these positions after the semester begins. 

Departmental memorial scholarships

PJ and Karen Mistry Scholarship

The Karen and PJ Mistry Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in Linguistics who has completed two semesters of graduate work. The scholarship is designed to especially encourage advanced work in the form of a publishable paper or thesis in general or applied linguistics. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is initiating a research project/thesis and shows a high degree of promise to complete publishable work within general or applied linguistics. Scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty in linguistics, who make the final award decision.

The scholarship is named in honor of emeriti professors of linguistics PJ and Karen Mistry. The Mistrys taught at Fresno State for 30 years, from 1969 to 1999. Their research and teaching covered areas such as syntax, historical linguistics, history of linguistics, first and second language acquisition, applied linguistics, and Indic and African languages. Throughout their distinguished careers, these dedicated instructors and mentors made enormous contributions toward the academic growth of hundreds of students at Fresno State. The Karen and PJ Mistry Scholarship is an extension of the Mistrys’ dedication to Fresno State’s linguistics students.

Keiko Weitzman Memorial Scholarship

Information to come.


Teaching opportunities the American English Institute

Teaching opportunities may be available at the American English Institute at California State University Fresno. 

Computer Lab Student Assistant

Students are hired after the semester begins. 

University Writing Center Tutor

Writing tutor opportunities may be available at the Fresno State Writing Center.