School Counseling Fellowships
Graduate Fellowships for the School Counseling program help defray tuition costs while building and enhancing your professional skills.
The School Counseling graduate fellowships offer a scholarship of $8,000 to assist with tuition costs and a $4,000 stipend.
- 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
Possible positions for the 2019-20 year are:
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:
- 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.
- Assist with completion of high school, college, employment or post-secondary training applications through 1:1 career/college counseling.
- Participate in college or career visits.
- Support parent outreach and informational seminars.
- 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:
- 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 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:
- Developing groups to address social/emotional needs of undergraduate students from the School of Education and Social Policy under the direction of the director.
- Lead group advising or support groups in collaboration with the Center staff.
- Provide 1:1 advising for human development undergraduate students.
- Research strategies for addressing high-risk student needs within the department.
- Develop resources and materials to promote student success with the major (academic, career and social/emotional) in collaboration with other offices throughout the college.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-20 fellowships. Our 2020-21 application will open on Sept. 1, 2019. Sign up to be notified when the application opens.