Master of Education in School Counseling


School Counseling Fellowships

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.

Fellowship Details 

  • 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.
  • Fellowships are available only for the first year of the M.Ed. program. All School Counseling  graduate fellows will be automatically eligible for scholarship in the second year of the program.

Fellowship Eligibility

  • 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 during the first fellowship year. 
  • 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.

Please note: Participation in the fellowship placement process is NOT a guarantee of a fellowship.

School Counseling Fellowship Selection Process

The Master of Education in School Counseling program is still accepting fellowship applications on a rolling basis! 

We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible for your best chance at a preferred placement. Applications will be accepted until all fellowship positions have been filled.

The process is as follows:

  1. Submit your online application. Be sure to indicate your fellowship interest within your application.
  2. Submit your initial ranking form. Students who are accepted for admission and invited to interview for a fellowship will be eligible to review and rank their preferred positions. If you are invited, your invitation will include a deadline for submitting your selections. Please note: we do not guarantee that you will be invited to interview for your top selections.
  3. Complete your site interviews. First round of interviews will take place. 
  4. Submit your post-interview rankings. After the interviews, both students and sites must complete and submit their post-interview ranking forms, ranking their preferences for final placement.
  5. Receive your match notification. Match letters will be sent to all students and supervisors.

Please note: Participation in the fellowship placement process is NOT a guarantee of a fellowship.

Questions? Please email graduate admission.

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

Fellowship Job Opportunities

The below list of positions is representative of what fellowships are available, but may not be up-to-date. Please view the School Counseling Fellowship Positions document for the most current information and a full description of each position.

Presidential Fellowships provide 100% of your graduate tuition and include a 9-month, unpaid fellowship placement of 25 hours per week.

Provost Fellowships provide 50% of a your graduate tuition and include a 9-month, unpaid fellowship placement of 15 hours per week.


  • Hands to Help Public Relation Graduate Fellow 
  • Academic Coach Compass Program 
  • Community Standards Graduate Fellow 
  • Graduate Fellow for Orientation & New Student Programs 
  • Graduate Resident Director
  • Academic Advising and Program Coordinator for First Year Students 


  • Graduate Admission Fellow
  • Career Advisor Graduate Fellow 
  • WSESP Career Advisor Graduate Fellow 
  • Teaching/Research Assistant for Human Development & Human Services Courses

Dean and Alumni Scholarships

Dean and Alumni Scholarships are available to students who are not receiving a fellowship. No additional application is needed.

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