Girard School of Business

Criminology and Criminal Justice Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships for the Criminology and Criminal Justice program are highly competitive programs that build and enhance your professional skills and defray tuition costs.

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.  Check out our Fellowship positions.  

Dean and Alumni Scholarships

Dean and Alumni Scholarships are available to students who are not receiving a fellowship.

How to Apply

To be considered for a graduate fellowship, apply to the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice 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.   

Please note:

  • Recruits in the Merrimack College Police Academy are not eligible for a fellowship position, due to the time commitment required for police academy training.
  • 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.