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Master's in Athletic Training Scholarship

Lasell University is offering a $5250 scholarship to students that enroll now for a July 2023 start. Apply now for the MS in Athletic Training program, let your enrollment counselor know you are interested in the scholarship and you will automatically be considered. 

Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be eligible and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA through the program to keep the scholarship. 

Learn more about our MS in AT Program or apply now

OELA Laser Scholarship for Master's in Education students (Full Scholarships)

Lasell’s LASERS (Language Acquisition for Stimulating English Repartee Scholar) project is designed to improve instruction for bilingual learners with disabilities and academic difficulties, such as learning and attention differences, through an innovative teacher development program. The grant will provide full scholarships for five annual cohorts of 15 LASERS Scholars who will earn master’s degrees in education and graduate certificates in bilingual special education from Lasell. Learn more.

Master's in Moderate Disabilities Full Scholarship 

Lasell University and UMASS Lowell have collaborated to create unique interdisciplinary graduate programs to prepare professionals to meet the special education needs of K-8 students with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. As part of a grant, FULL SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to a cohort of 24 graduate students.  We are looking for 12 students from each institution to start for Fall 2023.  Learn more.   

Special Education Scholarships

This grant provides 4 students with a full 1-year education scholarship.  This scholarship grant is done in collaboration with UMASS Lowell.  

You can pick your specialized path: 

For more details click here

Refer-a-Friend and You Both Get $750

Do you have someone in mind who also might benefit from a master's program? Recommend a person to our graduate program and you and your friend will get $750 off your first graduate class. 

Simply fill out the form with your information and the information of a friend or a colleague. The person you recommend will receive an email from us with information about Lasell and our master's programs. When they respond, an enrollment counselor will contact them to find out how we can help them to achieve their academic goals.

Why Refer? 

  • Get $750 off your next for-credit graduate class
  • Pass the savings along to your friend - they get $750 off their first class
  • Access to high-quality education - all 45+ programs are accredited regionally and nationally

Note: Undergraduate students do not qualify for the graduate referral offer. 

Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program Fellowships & Scholarships

Fellowship Deadlines for Summer 2023

Applicants who wish to be considered for fellowships granted for the winter/spring 2023 semester should submit the general application form by May 1, 2023. Please note that the Kurt Brown Fellowship and Dubus Fellowship applications require a short essay. 

Here are the available opportunities:

The Kurt Brown Fellowship 

Through the generous support of Laure-Anne Bosselaar (wife of the late Kurt Brown) and family, Lee Hope, and the Solstice Institute, the Solstice MFA Program is able to award The Kurt Brown Fellowship to support an incoming student of diverse background or experience who also demonstrates financial need. The Fellowship provides a $1,500 tuition discount to a first-semester student who begins the program during the summer residency/fall semester. 

Writers of all genres are welcome to apply. The Kurt Brown Fellowship especially seeks to support individuals from cultural, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds who otherwise might not be adequately represented in the program. If you wish to be considered for this Fellowship, please include with your complete application a brief (1 – 2 pages, typed, double-spaced) essay explaining how you meet the Fellowship’s criteria (above) and why the Fellowship would meaningfully support your pursuit of a degree in the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program. The Fellowship is awarded based on the applicant’s writing sample, their 1-2 page essay, and financial need demonstrated by way of a FAFSA form. 

The Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans 

Established by Solstice MFA Program student Mark Jednaszewski, the Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans honors the memory of LTJG Toner, USN, who in 2011 was awarded the Silver Star (posthumously) for his service, gallantry, and self-sacrifice on behalf of his fellow officers in Afghanistan. The Fellowship provides either a $1,000 tuition waiver toward the recipient’s first semester or free room & board on campus for the first year in the Solstice MFA Program. (Take a look at Lt. Toner’s Silver Star citation.)  

The Monica Hand Fellowship for Nontraditional Students

 Established by Solstice MFA Program graduate Ann Breidenbach, the Monica Hand Fellowship for Nontraditional Students honors the memory of its namesake poet, playwright, and scholar, who ramped up her writing career after working for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years. The award of a $1,500 tuition discount will be given to a first-semester student age 40 or older. Writers of all genres are welcome to apply. Applicants who wish to be considered should submit the general application form and indicate interest in this fellowship. 

Applicants who wish to be considered for a fellowship should submit the general application form and indicate interest by checking the appropriate box and submitting their 1- to 2-page essay if applying for the Kurt Brown Fellowship. 

The Dubus Fellowship for Native & Indigenous Writers 

Through the generous support of Andre Dubus III, the Solstice MFA Program is able to award The Dubus Fellowship for Native & Indigenous Writers to support an eligible incoming student who also demonstrates financial need. The Fellowship provides a $1,500 tuition discount to a first-semester student who begins the program during the winter residency/spring semester (or summer/fall if no Fellowship is awarded in winter/spring). 

Native & Indigenous writers of all genres are welcome to apply. If you wish to be considered for this Fellowship, please include with your complete application a brief (1 2 pages, typed, double-spaced) essay explaining your tribal enrollment or affiliation, if applicable, and why the Fellowship would meaningfully support your pursuit of a degree in the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program. The Fellowship is awarded based on the applicant’s writing sample, the 1- to 2-page essay, and financial need demonstrated by way of a FAFSA form. 

Winter/Spring 2024 Opportunities

Applicants who wish to be considered for fellowships granted for the winter/spring 2024 semester should submit the general application form by Monday, October 30, 2023

Genre-Based Fellowships 

Thanks to the generous support of our underwriters, Solstice offers four genre-based fellowships for students entering the program in winter/spring. Each provides a $1,500 tuition discount toward the recipient’s first semester: 

  • The Doug and Betsy Sholl Poetry Fellowship 
  • The Dennis Lehane Fiction Fellowship 
  • The Michael Steinberg Creative Nonfiction Fellowship 
  • The Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent 

Applicants who wish to be considered for a genre fellowship should submit the general application form and indicate interest by checking the appropriate box and submitting their 1- to 2-page essay if applying for the Dubus Fellowship.