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.
Dean and Alumni Scholarships
Dean and Alumni Scholarships are available to students who are not receiving a fellowship. No additional application is needed.
Career Forward Scholarships
These scholarships are for those professionals working in the human services field who are interested in working in the school- or education-based counseling field and completing a master’s degree. The focus is to address issues of diversity in the school counseling field. Preference given to candidates from/working in Lawrence and other Merrimack Valley urban communities.
A separate application is required. Requirements include:
- A bachelors in human services, psychology, education or other related field
- Two years or more experience working in the field of human services or education
- The ability to complete required practicum for licensure in second year (or non-license master’s option)
Graduate Fellowships - save 50 percent of tuition
To be considered for the graduate fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year, please complete the application as soon as possible.
A limited number of Provost Fellowships, which cover half of graduate tuition, are available for those beginning their first year of study. The fellowship includes a non-credit fellowship course and a 15 hour a week unpaid fellowship placement. Please note:
- This fellowship includes either an on-campus or off-campus fellowship placement.
- The placement will provide training and experience in the program area in which the student is enrolled and is intended for the educational benefit of the student.
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:
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:
- 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.
- 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.
How to Apply
To be considered for a graduate fellowship, apply to the Master of Education in School Counseling 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.