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What are some common grants for graduate school?

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Some grants for graduate school include federal grants such as the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education, the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants and Fulbright grants, according to CollegeScholarships.org. Minority grants are available from the United Negro College Fund and similar groups.

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The TEACH grant program provides up to $4,000 of annual funding as of 2015 for recipients in order to stimulate enrollment in teaching degree programs, as stated by CollegeScholarships.org. To avoid the grant being turned into a loan after graduation, students must teach for at least four years within eight years of graduating, teach in a high-need field and teach in a low-income school. Students are eligible for Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants if a parent died as a result of military service after the events of September 11, 2001. The maximum awards are around $5,000 annually.

Fulbright grants provide post-baccalaureate funds from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural affairs in order to promote study and research abroad, according to CollegeScholarships.org. The program awards approximately 1,800 grants each year. Lists of minority grants for underrepresented groups are available from associations such as the American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships, the Black Collegian Organization and the American Society of Microbiology Minority Fellowships.

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