Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships
Fellowships within the Girard School of Business offer a cost-efficient and experiential way to pursue your graduate education while sharpening your professional skills in marketing, communication, analysis, research, planning and public speaking.
Presidential and Provost Fellowship Requirements
- You must be a full-time, campus-based Master of Science in Accounting or Master of Science in Management student.
- You are required to be enrolled in at least 8 credit hours per academic term.
How to Apply
Check out our How to Apply page for more information on application requirements and deadlines.
2019-20 Presidential Fellowships
The Presidential Fellowship provides 100% of a student’s graduate tuition.
It includes a non-credit fellowship course and a 25 hour a week unpaid fellowship placement within the Girard School of Business.
The Accounting fellow will advise and mentor undergraduate accounting students on academic and career goals and will provide tutoring for accounting courses. Through participation in alumni and industry events, the fellow will have the opportunity to engage with Merrimack’s alumni and employer communities to build their own personal networks. He or she will engage with accounting faculty and support the Warriors at Work program, an intensive career readiness program for undergraduate accounting students. Through this comprehensive experience, the fellow will gain a deeper understanding of accounting concepts and the accounting profession. Candidates for the accounting fellowship must have an undergraduate degree in accounting and/or professional accounting experience.
Graduate Admissions Fellow
The graduate admission fellow will apply their business skills to the area of graduate admissions within the Girard School of Business. The fellow will gain experience in developing marketing content, creating targeted communications and speaking with prospective students. Professional development opportunities and training will be provided to enhance marketing and communications skills. The fellow will engage in strategic discussions about marketing, recruiting and yield efforts. He or she will strengthen research skills in the context of identifying best practices, gathering competitive intelligence and monitoring relevant business trends.
Career and Professional Development Fellow
The career and professional development fellow will engage with the Dean’s Office, the O’Brien Center for Career Development, and the Bouchard Center within the Girard School of Business to support career development and employer/alumni relations. He or she will apply and hone skills in event planning, mentoring, research, analysis and communication. Activities will supplement current programming to expand the professionally-related engagement opportunities for business students. He or she will be involved in strategic and operational discussions about how to best prepare students for successful careers and ways to engage employers and students to enhance graduates’ employment outcomes.
2019-20 Provost Fellowships
The Provost Fellowship provides half of a student’s graduate tuition.
It includes a non-credit fellowship course and a 15 hour a week unpaid fellowship placement within the Girard School of Business.
Accounting Fellow for the Financial Capability Center
This fellow will play an integral role in supporting the Financial Capability Center, which provides tax preparation support and financial coaching to students and community members, as well as business coaching to small local businesses. The fellow will apply their accounting and tax knowledge and be able to further develop his/her program management, marketing, communication and coaching skills. The Director of the Financial Capability Center will provide training and mentorship. Candidates for the Accounting Fellow for the Financial Capability Center must have an undergraduate degree in Accounting and/or professional Accounting experience.
Finance Fellow for the Mucci Capital Market Labs
The fellow will play an integral role in supporting the Mucci Capital Markets Lab, a premiere learning facility that includes 24 Bloomberg terminals. The fellow will provide support for programming in the center which includes the Merrimack Investment Fund and Bloomberg certification for large numbers of Girard School students. The fellow will support outreach and program and event management. Outreach efforts will include recruiting Merrimack students to engage in Lab related activities and groups, and supporting efforts to generate interest among high school students. The fellow will contribute to publicity and marketing efforts for the Lab. He or she will be able to further develop his/her leadership, marketing, communication, and strategic thinking skills. The Director of the Mucci Capital Markets Lab will provide training and mentorship. Candidates for the Finance Fellow for the Mucci Capital Markets Lab should have an interest in or passion for Finance.
Three research fellows will engage with business faculty on academic research. The fellows will receive training from faculty members and/or library staff. Typical activities include data collection, literature review, data entry and verification, data analysis and data presentation. Fellows will gain a deeper understanding of a specific business area as well as gain transferable skills that are important for business professionals. Fellows will be matched with specific faculty members after the fellowship application review process.
Dean Scholarships are also available to students who are not receiving a fellowship.