Girard School of Business

Scholarships and M.Ed Fellowships

Dynamic and focused, the Fellowship programs link theory with action and classroom learning with real-world experiences.

Dean and Alumni Scholarships

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

Our Fellowships

Our highly selective, full-tuition fellowships offer unparalleled opportunities for hands-on field experiences.  Fellows have a field-based professional experience on site while taking a full load of master’s courses - enabling them to earn a tuition-free Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in one year. Check out our How to Apply page for more information on application requirements and deadlines.

What’s the difference between the traditional program and a fellowship?

  Traditional Student Fellowship
Application Deadline Rolling Rolling admission - Higher Education and Community Engagement for 2022-2023
Tuition Responsibility of the student Covered by the Fellowship
Fees Responsibility of the student Responsibility of the student (fees are not covered by the Fellowship)
Course Schedule Selected with an advisor; courses may begin at any time. Selected by the Fellowship program; courses begin in Summer I (May)
Time to complete the program Varies, dependent on the number of courses taken during a semester. One calendar year
Practicum completion and placement (Teacher Education Fellowship only) Students are eligible for practicum when all academic requirements have been met, and all MTELs passed. Practicum typically occurs in the final semester, and coordinated through Merrimack. Completed while taking courses in the fall, spring, and summer I terms. Fellows are expected to be at their placements for the entire school year (end of August - end of June).
Merrimack student status Part-time (4 credits)
Full-time (8 credits)
Health Insurance

 The Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandates that all students enrolling in nine (9) or more credit hours must be covered by health insurance.
Responsibility of the student. May be waived with proof of other insurance. Responsibility of the student. Fellows will be enrolled in more than 9 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters. May be waived with proof of other insurance.
Access to Merrimack facilities Full access Full access