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. CMHC graduate fellows receive $8,000 to help with the cost of tuition, and a $4,000 stipend.

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

Graduate Fellowships

Students apply once they have been admitted into the graduate 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.  To be considered for the graduate fellowship, please complete the application no later than June 21, 2019.  We will contact you to schedule an interview. 

How To Apply

  1. First, complete the program application using our online application. You will be required to create an account by registering a username and password. Registering an account will allow you to start an application, save, and then log back in at any time to complete it before submission.
    • Your essays, resume, and any additional documents may be uploaded electronically through the application portal.
    • Enrollment history is collected in the online application. However, an official copy of your transcript(s) must be sent electronically to or mailed to:
      Merrimack College
      Graduate Admission GL43
      315 Turnpike Street
      North Andover, MA 01845
  2. Next, complete the Fellowship application using our online form.  To open the form you will need to log in using your program application portal login information.  

Please reach out to the Office of Graduate Admission by email or at 978-837-3563 if you have any questions.

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 interview.