School of Arts & Sciences Graduate Fellowships

With an arts & sciences fellowship at Merrimack College, you are reducing the cost of your tuition while expanding your professional network and job experience.


Questions? Please contact us by email or at 978-837-3563.

Why Pursue an Arts & Sciences Fellowship at Merrimack?

Our competitive, highly sought-after fellowships provide you with:

Reduced Tuition Expenses.

You’ll engage in interdisciplinary, innovative coursework at a fraction of the price when you participate in a fellowship. You’ll get hands-on professional experience while saving money on your graduate degree.

Real-world Experience.

Our fellowships equip you with on-the-job training and marketable skills that employers want. You’ll collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and grow your specialized knowledge.

Career Connections.

You’ll work alongside experts in their field where you’ll build your professional network and career connections.

Robust Professional Development.

With the guidance of experienced site-based supervisors and program faculty, you’ll have the support you need to excel in your field placement and in your graduate studies.

We Offer Fellowships in the Following Programs

Public Administration and Affairs
Applied Chemistry

Important Information for the 2024-2025 School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Fellowship Programs

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024 

Interviews with Potential Supervisors: February 27 – February 29, 2024

Fellowship Decisions Released: March 15, 2024

First Day of Fellowship Training: August 12, 2024

Courses Begin: Late August 2024

Duration of Fellowship Placement: August 26, 2024 to late June 2025

We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible for your best chance at a preferred placement. Applications will be accepted until all fellowship positions have been filled.

The process is as follows:

  1. Submit your online application. Be sure to indicate your fellowship interest within your application.
  2. Submit your initial ranking form. Students who are accepted for admission and invited to interview for a fellowship will be eligible to review and rank their preferred positions. If you are invited, your invitation will include a deadline for submitting your selections. Please note: we do not guarantee that you will be invited to interview for your top selections.
  3. Complete your site interviews. First round of interviews will take place. 
  4. Submit your post-interview rankings. After the interviews, both students and sites must complete and submit their post-interview ranking forms, ranking their preferences for final placement.
  5. Receive your match notification. Match letters will be sent to all students and supervisors.

Please note: Participation in the fellowship placement process is NOT a guarantee of a fellowship.

Questions? All interested students should email graduate admission

Fellowship Positions

The School of Arts and Sciences offers a wide range of graduate fellowship opportunities, including external and internal (on-campus) positions of the following types:

  • Presidential Fellowships provide 100% of your graduate tuition and include a 9-month, unpaid fellowship placement of 25 hours per week.
  • Provost Fellowships provide 50% of your graduate tuition and include a 9-month, unpaid fellowship placement of 15 hours per week.

How to Apply

To be considered for a graduate fellowship, apply to one of our School of Arts and Sciences master’s degree programs and indicate your fellowship interest within your online application. We accept applicants on a rolling basis after the priority deadline.

Acceptance into the fellowship program is a competitive process. In addition to the materials required for traditional graduate admittance, the fellowship application may require additional documents and an interview.

Please note:

  • If you are offered and accept a fellowship position, you will not be eligible for any other discounts or scholarships, including a merit-based Dean scholarship or the Double Warrior alumni scholarship.
  • When you apply for the fellowship, you are also automatically considered for the traditional degree program.
  • If you are admitted into the traditional program but not offered a fellowship, you will automatically be considered for a Dean scholarship.
  • If you are originally awarded a scholarship and then are given a fellowship placement, you will no longer receive the merit scholarship. The fellowship will replace any other discounts.

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