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Scholarships

Bresnahan-Halstead Center Graduate Research Assistant

The primary mission of the Bresnahan-Halstead Center is to work for the
advancement of knowledge and quality service for individuals with disabilities and
their families through research, evaluation, professional development, technical
assistance, partnerships, and student scholarships/financial assistance.

A graduate research assistantship is available for a doctoral student interested in obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Special Education. The Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) is for 20 hours a week for three semesters and includes full tuition and fees (not health insurance). The purpose of the assistantship is to assist the staff of the Bresnahan-Halstead Center and the faculty in the School of Special Education to complete activities aligned with the mission of the Bresnahan-Halstead Center.

The necessary background includes teaching experience with students who have significant support needs. In addition, the position requires full-time, on-campus enrollment in the Ph.D. program in the School of Special Education.

The position will be available beginning August 2017.

Individuals interested in applying for the position should contact Dr. John Luckner (john.luckner@unco.edu), the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Bresnahan-Halstead Center for an application.


The Bresnahan-Halstead Center provided a Graduate Research Assistantship to Jason Robinson during his doctoral program at the University of Northern Colorado.  His research assignment for the Center included work with the MURSION project, teaching, and other projects with which the Center was involved.  

The Bresnahan-Halstead Center awarded tuition and fees to Focas Kofonogo to support his graduate study in the field of special education.  Upon completion of his program here at UNC, Mr. Kofonogo will return to St. John’s University of Tanzania to coordinate their graduate program in special education, the first such program there.

Reiley Byers received a Graduate Research Assistantship from the Center to support research projects and activities sponsored by the Bresnahan-Halstead Center.

Mr. Gu Jiahui was awarded the UNC/SIAS International University partnership scholarship, providing tuition and fees for fall semester of 2013 and leading to his Master of Arts degree in Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado.