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.
Dean and Alumni Scholarships
Dean and Alumni Scholarships are available to students who are not receiving a fellowship.
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.
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. Learn more
The Accounting fellow will advise and mentor undergraduate accounting students on academic and career goals. He/she will assist and oversee special projects and new initiatives to enhance the undergraduate career and academic experience in the Lucey Center for Business Advising. The responsibility of this fellow will also include but not be limited to: day-to-day operations of undergraduate student workers, reporting and document maintenance, conducting student meetings, and collaboration with team members on initiatives for the center.
Required: Strong written and verbal communication, analytical and organizational skills. Must pay close attention to detail, have strong interpersonal skills, be able to work independently and must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, in particular Excel and Google Suites, including google docs and google sheets. Participation in accepted student days, academic preview days, and/or open houses may be necessary.
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.
Required: Strong written and verbal communication, analytical and organizational skills. Must pay close attention to detail, be able to work independently and autonomously, and must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, in particular Excel and Google Suites, including google docs and google sheets. Participation in graduate fairs, forums, open houses and evening events may be necessary.
Financial Capability Center Fellow
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. With the training, guidance and mentorship of the Director, the fellow will apply their accounting and tax knowledge at the Financial Capability Center, while further developing program management, marketing, communication and coaching skills. The Director of the Financial Capability Center will provide training and mentorship.
The fellow at the Financial Capability Center will be the only fellowship position with a background in accounting or finance, and therefore will be required to lead the weekly tax workshops in the spring semester. Alongside the tax program, the fellow will be required to support the staff and financial coaches during training, office hours, and at the adult workshops once per month over the course of the year-long fellowship experience. Since 2015, the adult and tax program have both seen a significant increase in demand, currently serving 150+ families per year whom are seeking financial or tax support. The fellow will play an important role in ensuring the programs have the needed support and attention.
Candidates for the Accounting Fellow for the Financial Capability Center must have an undergraduate degree in accounting and/or professional accounting experience.
Required: Must be a candidate for the MSA degree, and must be able to work multiple evenings to support evening activities.
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. Learn More
Mucci Capital Market Labs Fellow
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 leadership, marketing, communication, and strategic thinking skills. The Director of the Mucci Capital Markets Lab will provide training and mentorship.
The research fellows will engage with business faculty on academic research and special projects. The fellows will receive training from faculty members and staff members. 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 and staff. The role is an integral part of our intellectual community. Faculty and staff members rely on research fellows to support their academic activities and take an active interest in the research they assist.
Required: Strong written and verbal communication, analytical and organizational skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, in particular Excel and PowerPoint. All research fellows working for a faculty member are required to present the research at the annual Research and Creative Achievement Conference.
How to Apply
To be considered for a graduate fellowship, apply to either the Master of Science in Management or the Master of Science in Accounting program and indicate your fellowship interest within your online application.
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.
- 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.