Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships

Reduce your graduate education costs and gain unparalleled professional experience with a fellowship at Merrimack College. 

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Benefits of Graduate Fellowships

Merrimack is committed to making your master’s degree affordable while providing you with immersive, hands-on paraprofessional experiences. Our graduate fellowships offer:

Affordability with Steep Tuition Discounts.

Offered in most of our master’s degree programs, these competitive fellowship opportunities put your career on the fast-track while providing a tuition discount of 50-100%.

High-impact Professional Experience.

You’ll build your professional experience while saving thousands on tuition. Fellowships offer unparalleled opportunities for developing high-level, real-world skills in your field of expertise.

Access to Faculty and Staff Mentors.

With the guidance of experienced site-based supervisors and Merrimack faculty mentors, you’ll have the support you need to excel in your field placement and in your graduate studies.

Types of Graduate Fellowships

Merrimack offers four graduate fellowships. Explore fellowship opportunities by school to determine details and types of fellowships available.  Looking for scholarship info?

The Presidential Fellowship provides 100% of a student’s graduate tuition and includes a 9-month, 25 hour per week, unpaid fellowship placement. Please note:

  • College-funded fellowships may be awarded, competitively, to students who have been admitted to a graduate program and who are academically eligible. In order to maintain eligibility for a graduate fellowship, a student must be enrolled full-time and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • 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.
  • Receipt of the fellowship and placement does not create an employment relationship with Merrimack and does not include any wages or monetary remuneration besides the tuition benefit.
  • This fellowship includes either an on-campus or off-campus placement.
  • Students limited to 20 hours a week for the unpaid fellowship (e.g., international students, etc.) will work with the program director/dean to arrange and account for an additional 5-hour-a-week research component that may include (up to 5 hours per week) scheduled meeting time with the respective program director/dean/designated instructor.
  • 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.
  • If you are originally awarded a scholarship and then are given a fellowship placement, you will no longer receive the merit scholarship. The fellowship award will replace any other discounts. and scholarships.

The Provost Fellowship provides 50% of a student’s graduate tuition and includes a 9-month, 15 hour per week, unpaid fellowship placement. Please note:

  • College-funded fellowships may be awarded, competitively, to those students who have been admitted to a graduate program and who are academically eligible. In order to maintain eligibility for a graduate fellowship, a student must be currently enrolled full-time in classes in a specific degree program and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • 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.
  • Receipt of the fellowship and placement does not create an employment relationship with Merrimack and does not include any wages or monetary remuneration besides the tuition benefit.
  • 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.
  • If you are originally awarded a scholarship and then are given a fellowship placement, you will no longer receive the merit scholarship. The fellowship award will replace any other discounts and scholarships.

This K-12 Teacher Education Fellowship provides a non-credit fellowship course and a full-time, 9-month placement. This off-campus fellowship and placement provides intensive clinical experience and will provide training and experience in the education area in which the student is enrolled and is intended for the educational benefit of the student. Please note:

  • This Fellowship provides 100% of the student’s graduate tuition; the tuition is covered by the school or district where the placement occurs.
  • Receipt of the fellowship and placement does not create an employment relationship with Merrimack and does not include any wages or monetary remuneration besides the tuition benefit.
  • 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.
  • If you are originally awarded a scholarship and then are given a fellowship placement, you will no longer receive the merit scholarship. The fellowship award will replace any other discounts.

Information about this opportunity will be shared soon. Check back in early 2022.

Fellowship Opportunities by School

Winston School of Education and Social Policy

Our education and social policy fellowships allow you to work at the College or a partner institution where you’ll get first-rate professional experience and build skills that set you apart in the job market.

See Education and Social Policy Fellowships

School of Health Sciences

Merrimack College’s one-of-a-kind health sciences fellowships offer a hands-on experience that you can’t get in a classroom. You’ll work in a professional practice while enjoying a reduction in your tuition. 

See School of Health Sciences Fellowships

School of Liberal Arts

You can earn while you learn via one of Merrimack’s fellowships in the School of Liberal Arts. These competitive awards provide supervised work experience with a tuition discount. See Liberal Arts Fellowships

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Fastest-Growing Private Nonprofit Institution - Master’s

Merrimack College was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as the 10th fastest-growing private nonprofit institution in the Master’s category. In the last 10 years, Merrimack’s graduate enrollment has increased 148%.