School Counseling Fellowships and Scholarships
Graduate fellowships for the school counseling program help defray tuition costs while building and enhancing your professional skills. Scholarships are also available for those seeking a fellowship.
Reduce Your Tuition with a School Counseling Fellowship
A limited number of fellowships, which cover some of your graduate tuition, are available for those beginning their first year of study in the Master of Education in School Counseling.
- Fellowships are at the College level and are on the Merrimack College campus.
- They require in-person daytime work availability and vary from 15-25 hours a week for the full academic year.
- Additional days may be required for training.
- School counseling students typically have the opportunity to apply for positions in student support, student life, admissions and counseling-related departments at the College.
Eligible school counseling students may apply for the fellowship for the first year of their two-year program only; in the second year, the program requires a significant time commitment at a clinical placement, and thus taking on a fellowship in the second year is not permitted. The tuition award is thus made only for the first year of the program.
- 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.
School Counseling Fellowship Selection Process
The fellowship selection/appointment process for the Master of Education in School Counseling is as follows:
- All interested applicants can apply for these fellowships by submitting an application through admissions. The deadline for priority submission is February 15, 2022, but applications will be accepted thereafter on a rolling basis.
- You will be notified of your status in the process by March 1, 2022.
- You will then receive a list of all available fellowships in this program and will provide your preferred top two sites. These will be used to assign interviews to students.
- You will participate in virtual interviews the week of March 8, 2022.
- Placement notifications will happen by March 15, 2022.
- You will have until April 15, 2022, to accept or decline the fellowship.
Questions? Please email Jeanne Zilliox.
General Fellowship 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 Fellowship Positions
Please note: The following position descriptions represent a sample of all that will be available for our programs. Please check back for additional opportunities, which will be added in early 2022.
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 Health) certification (online process no cost). Position responsibilities are:
- Support research projects within the Winston School of Education and Social Policy through data collection, data analysis, conducting interviews or focus groups, and other related activities.
- Conduct literature reviews on topics for faculty research areas.
- 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:
- Assisting with course content review for school counseling/human development courses
- Researching articles, materials and course content for online and on-ground courses
- Assisting with the delivery of undergraduate human development courses
- Provide advising support for human development students and Double Warrior students.
Dean and Alumni Scholarships
Dean and Alumni Scholarships are available to students who are not receiving a fellowship. No additional application is needed.