Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are highly competitive programs that build and enhance your professional skills and defray tuition costs.

Fellowships offer you the opportunity to enrich your academic study as well as professional development, linking graduate study with earning and work experience.

Here’s how it works:

A limited number of Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate fellowships are available for those beginning their first year of study for the two-year program. Applicants interested in the three-year track are not eligible for the fellowship, but will be considered for a Dean scholarship if admitted to the program.  

Graduate Fellowships

 CMHC graduate fellows receive $8,000 to help with the cost of tuition, and a $4,000 stipend. To be considered for the graduate fellowship, please complete the application no later than February 15, 2020. We will contact you to schedule an interview. 

Sample of Fellowships offered in 2018-19:

Care and Wellness Assistant – Working with Merrimack’s Dean of Students Office and assisting with the facilitation of the college’s Crisis Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) system.

Success Coach – Working alongside the professional staff of the Academic SuccessCenter (ASC) at Merrimack as a success coach with a focus on academic growth and success for entering freshmen as they transition between high school and college.

Student Learning Community Coordinator and Success Coach - Working with Merrimack’s Psychology Department with a focus on successful transition for new undergraduates to the Psychology major.  

General qualifications:

  • Excellence in undergraduate educational background
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of leadership experience
  • Strong multitasking and time-management skills
  • Personal characteristics of compassion, integrity, and an ability to genuinely connect with others
  • Evidence of demonstrated professionalism
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products


How To Apply

  • To be considered for a graduate fellowship, apply by February 15, 2020 to the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program 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.   

    Please note:

    -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 away will replace any other discounts.