Fellowships, Assistantship, and Scholarships
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Doctoral Student Funding
The Lynch School offers competitive full funding packages for full-time Ph.D. students during their first three years of study through a combination of research and teaching assistantships. Assistantships provide both critical training and funding packages that include a monthly stipend, tuition remission, and individual health insurance coverage.
In year four and beyond, additional funding opportunities are available through teaching fellowships and grant-funded research assistantships that also provide additional experience and opportunities for mentorship.
Doctoral Diversity Fellowships
Boston College has resources that support a number of fellowships that are offered to especially promising doctorate students from groups that are underrepresented in their professions of choice. These fellowships are renewable for between three to five years assuming continued academic excellence, and carry full tuition scholarships and stipends. By nomination of the faculty at the time of admission.
Ed.D. students are eligible for partial tuition remission from the Lynch School as well as financial support from other sources, including federal need-based aid.
Master's Student Funding
Master's applicants to the Lynch School are eligible for a number of scholarships presented to incoming students. In most cases, a complete admission application qualifies you for consideration. Scholarships for master's students include tuiton remission coverage for a portion of the total cost of attendance.
Additionally, there are assistantship opportunities for Master’s students. The greatest number of these positions are located in administrative offices both in the Lynch School and across campus and require a work commitment of up to 20 hours per week. A separate application process for these assistantships is often required. Each year, the Office of Graduate Admission compiles a listing of assistantships, paid internships, and work-study positions both on and off campus for admitted Lynch School students. The listing of positions is included within our acceptance packet. Please note: there are limited on-campus assistantship positions for master's students. The application process is very competitive and these positions can be hard to balance if your program requires a teaching or counseling praciticum.
The Office of Graduate Student Life also compiles a listing of available positions open to all graduate students at the University.
Learn more about our scholarships» Merit-based scholarships are available to incoming master's students. These scholarships are determined at the time of admission by the faculty or, in some instances, by special application.
Examples of awards for doctoral students: