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Graduate Scholarships

Academic Partnerships Joseph McAloon Memorial Scholarship

The Academic Partnerships Joseph McAloon Memorial Scholarship is named for Professor Joseph McAloon who taught business courses at Fitchburg State University beginning in 1984 until his death in April 2019. The scholarship is awarded in his honor to outstanding students who seek to enroll or continue in Fitchburg State’s Online MBA program. It was established through a generous donation by Dallas, TX-based Academic Partnerships LLC, the University’s technology partner for selected university online programs.

The scholarship award for 2019-2020 is $12,510 which covers all tuition and fees to complete one full Online MBA concentration consisting of 30 credit hours. Interested candidates may review Fitchburg State’s Online MBA program options here.

Applications are due by November 22, 2019.
Selection will be made on or before December 13, 2019.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Candidate must meet admission qualifications to the program or be currently enrolled and active in the program.
  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or reside in the United States legally.
  • Candidate must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. The school code for Fitchburg State University is 002184. If additional assistance is needed in completing the FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (978) 665-3156, or finaid@fitchburgstate.edu.
  • Candidate must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial aid.
  • Candidate must have five years or more of work experience (does not need to be currently employed).
  • Candidates must submit a Personal Statement (minimum of 500 words) stating how the online 7-week accelerated delivery model will help them achieve a time-bound career objective and why they are choosing Fitchburg State University.
  • Candidates must provide a copy of their resume and two letters professional letters of recommendation (example – former supervisor, current supervisor, volunteer supervisor, former faculty member/advisor etc.)
  • Scholarship amount is based on the full-tuition rate for the Online MBA program in one concentration (As of June 2019, amount is set at $12,510)
  • Scholarship is applied to student’s Fitchburg State business account
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.00 GPA to remain eligible for the scholarship
  • Recipient must remain consecutively enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester. 

Apply for the Academic Partnerships Joseph McAloon Scholarship

Dean's Graduate Scholarship

This award is to recognize and honor graduate students who have achieved academic excellence throughout course of their graduate studies at Fitchburg State University. This scholarship is not available to extended campus students.

  • To be eligible, graduate students enrolled in a graduate program at the University must have a GPA of 4.0.
  • Students who have been admitted to a graduate program at Fitchburg State but have not yet completed any graduate courses must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better and must be admitted to a program in order to be eligible for the award.
  • International students who have been admitted to a graduate program at Fitchburg State but have not yet completed any graduate courses must have documents evaluated by an approved evaluator showing the equivalent undergraduate GPA of 3.5.on a 4.0 system.

Scholarships will be awarded in the form of tuition and fee waivers and must be used within one year. Maximum award to an individual cannot exceed $1,500 (amount varies).

Deadline 02/21/2020 - Applications will open in Fall 2019 for the 2020-21 academic year.

*Award decisions will be made during the spring semester, and students will be notified by mail. Funds will be available for student use during the next fiscal year.

Apply for the Dean's Graduate Scholarship


Dorothy Holmes Toporeck Graduate Scholarship

This award is open only to graduate students who received an undergraduate degree from Fitchburg State University. The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor students who have demonstrated scholastic excellence in their undergraduate studies and are pursuing a Master’s Degree at Fitchburg State University. This scholarship is not available to extended campus students.

  • Entering students must have completed their undergraduate degree at Fitchburg State University with a 3.25 GPA or better, and have been accepted into a graduate program at Fitchburg State University.
  • Students currently enrolled in a graduate program must have a GPA of 3.75 for their graduate work, and an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better.

Scholarships will be awarded in the form of tuition and fee waivers and must be used within one year (amount varies).

Deadline 02/21/2020 - Applications will open in Fall 2019 for the 2020-21 academic year.

*Award decisions will be made during the spring semester, and students will be notified by mail. Funds will be available for student use during the next fiscal year.

Apply for the Dorothy Holmes Toporek Graduate Scholarship

Graduate Scholarship

Dr. Rosemarie Giovino Reading Specialist Scholarship

Awarded to a current graduate student who has completed the following two required courses within the Reading Specialist Program. This scholarship is not available to extended campus students.

  • SPED/READ 7016 Understanding the Structure of the English Language
  • SPED/READ 7017 Psychology of Reading Development and Disabilities.

Students must provide a letter of recommendation from the instructors, and maintain a 3.5 GPA. Preference will be given to students currently enrolled in or completing any Wilson Language Training component. This scholarship is non-repeating.

Award: $1000

Deadline 02/21/2020 - Applications will open in Fall 2019 for the 2020-21 academic year.

*Award decisions will be made during the spring semester, and students will be notified by mail. Funds will be available for student use during the next fiscal year. 

Georgia A. Pasqualone ’99 Memorial Scholarship

The Georgia A. Pasqualone ’99 Memorial Scholarship was established by Anthony M. Pasqualone with the Fitchburg State University Foundation, Inc. in 2018. This scholarship was created to honor Georgia, who was essential in the development of the Graduate Forensic Nursing Program at Fitchburg State where she was an adjunct faculty member for over 20 years. Georgia was a well-respected national and internationally recognized lecturer, writer and forensic expert. She was a retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide merit-based support for graduate students in the Master of Science in Forensic Nursing at Fitchburg State University. At least one scholarship of $1000 will be awarded annually, and students are limited to receiving the scholarship up to two times.

Candidates must be matriculated students in the graduate program in Forensic Nursing with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3. Qualifying students must have completed at least 24 credits in the program. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of tuition and fee waivers and must be used within one year.

Deadline 02/21/2020 - Applications will open in Fall 2019 for the 2020-21 academic year.

*Award decisions will be made during the spring semester, and students will be notified by mail. Funds will be available for student use during the next fiscal year.

Apply for the Georgia A. Pasqualone ’99 Memorial Scholarship


Jack and Lou Leamy Scholarship

This award is open only to graduate students with preference given to those who received an undergraduate degree from Fitchburg State University. This purpose of this award is to recognize and honor students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and are pursuing a Master’s Degree at Fitchburg State University. This scholarship is not available to extended campus students. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of tuition and fee waivers and must be used within one year.

Award: $500.00.

Deadline 02/21/2020 - Applications will open in Fall 2019 for the 2020-21 academic year.

*Award decisions will be made during the spring semester, and students will be notified by mail. Funds will be available for student use during the next fiscal year.

Apply for the Jack and Lou Leamy Scholarship