For Double Warrior, Grad Fellowship Offers Hand-on Experience and Unmatched Affordability
Sophia Eisenhaure is a proud Double Warrior who earned her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from Merrimack College before choosing to continue at Merrimack to pursue her M.S. in Community Health Education.
Sophia’s interest in a career in health education goes back to her undergraduate days when she worked as a teaching assistant at Merrimack’s School of Health Sciences. Her involvement as a teaching assistant continued during the master’s program when she served as a T.A. for both Exercise Testing Technologies and Exercise Physiology.
During her time in the M.S. in Community Health Education, she served as a graduate fellow in Merrimack’s Office of Wellness Education, working collaboratively with student affairs and various offices on campus to improve and maintain the overall health and well-being of a diverse college student population.
“Merrimack offers a fellowship opportunity that allows us to gain real-world experience in a field that we are interested in, and we are able to use it in our career search post-graduation.” Fellowships also allow students to save significantly on the cost of a graduate degree. Sophia remarks, “I couldn’t believe how affordable the program is. As a fellow, I was offered 50% off my tuition and that really was the ultimate factor in my decision-making process. Even without a fellowship, I would have been offered the Double Warrior scholarship [for alumni]. However, even without either scholarship, the program itself is greatly more affordable than any other local programs I was accepted into.”
“Merrimack is a credible institution with very strong and knowledgeable professors and I was thrilled to come back for my graduate studies.”