School Counseling Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships for the School Counseling program help defray tuition costs while building and enhancing your professional skills.

Dean and Alumni Scholarships

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

2019-2020 Fellowships

The School Counseling graduate fellowships offer a scholarship of $8,000 to assist with tuition costs and a $4,000 stipend.  

Here’s how it works:

A limited number of School Counseling graduate fellowships are available for those beginning their first year of study for the two-year program. School Counseling graduate fellows receive $8,000 to help with the cost of tuition, and a $4,000 stipend.

Graduate Fellowships

To be considered for the graduate fellowship, please complete the application no later than February 15, 2020. 

General qualifications:

  • Excellence in undergraduate educational background
  • Strong writing and communication skills (Communications MTEL pass)
  • Evidence of leadership experience
  • Ability to multitask and manage time well
  • Personal characteristics of compassion, integrity, and the ability to genuinely connect with others
  • Demonstrated professionalism through related work or undergraduate internship experiences
  • Proficiency in using google, Microsoft and web based technology platforms.
  • Excellent organizational skills

Sample positions for the 2019-20 year were:

Lawrence School Counseling Assistant:
The graduate assistant will work with the early college program supporting counseling services at either Lawrence High School or Lawrence Spark Middle School. Position responsibilities are:

  1. Develop and deliver workshops and group activities for students on topics related to college preparation, organization, college application (or HS application for middle school level), financial aid, scholarship and self-advocacy.
  2. Assist with completion of high school, college, employment or post-secondary training applications through 1:1 career/college counseling.
  3. Participate in college or career visits.
  4. Support parent outreach and informational seminars.
  5. Assist with other counseling services provided through the school counseling offices and Merrimack College Early College program.

School Counseling/Human Development Research Assistant:
The graduate assistant will work with human development and school counseling faculty on campus, to design, and carry out research in the field. A strong background in undergraduate research required. The Research Assistant will be required to get NIH (National Institute of Heath) certification (online process no cost). Position responsibilities are: 

  1. Support research projects within the School of Education and Social Policy through data collection, data analysis, conducting interviews or focus groups, and other related activities.
  2. Conduct literature reviews on topics for faculty research areas.
  3. Assist with undergraduate research course

School Counseling/Human Development Teaching Assistant:
The graduate assistant will work with the human development and school counseling faculty on specific course development and delivery. Position Responsibilities include: 

  1. Assisting with course content review for school counseling/human development courses
  2. Researching articles, materials and course content for online and on ground courses
  3. Assisting with the delivery of undergraduate human development courses
  4. Provide advising support for human development students and GRAD Advantage students.

 Student Success Center Assistant:
The graduate assistant will work directly with the School of Education and Social Policy advising and student success office. Position Responsibilities include: 

  1. Developing groups to address social/emotional needs of undergraduate students from the School of Education and Social Policy under the direction of the director.
  2. Lead group advising or support groups in collaboration with the Center staff.
  3. Provide 1:1 advising for human development undergraduate students.
  4. Research strategies for addressing high-risk student needs within the department.
  5. Develop resources and materials to promote student success with the major (academic, career and social/emotional) in collaboration with other offices throughout the college.