Graduate Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University is dedicated to helping make pursuing a graduate degree accessible and affordable through various assistantships, grants and scholarships.

By collaborating with BSU's Financial Aid Office, students are able to identify various loan opportunities that can help to offset the costs associated with graduate education and receive individual counseling and support to move closer towards their personal and professional goals.

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to begin the financial aid application process as soon as they begin to think about attending graduate school. Applying for financial aid early ensures that applicants in programs that are eligible have resources available to them at the start of their program.  有关财务援助和BSU如何提供帮助的更详细信息, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at 508.531.1341 or finaid@teambmpt.com.

Financial Aid Resources

Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA)  www.fafsa.ed.gov

Information about the TEACH Grant

American Association of University Women世界上最大的女性毕业生资金来源之一,AAUW提供 Career Development Grants 对于追求证书或学位以推进事业发展的女性, change careers, 或重新就业,在奖励期限前至少5年取得学士学位; Fellowships for women who are international students; and Selected Professions Fellowships, which supports women in business. 

FastwebIncludes a large financial aid database that matches graduate student’s strengths and interests to possible funding options 

Federal Student Aid for Graduate or Professional Students包括资助研究生教育的选择和指导 

Sallie Mae (Graduate Loans): This website provides information about applying for a loan to pay for a master’s degree for eligible domestic and international graduate students. 

Note: This is not an endorsement of any of these options. 学生应该注意并谨慎对待任何需要支付申请费的奖学金基金会或公司, investment, processing fee, etc. Please review the Federal Trade Commission’s recommendations on how to avoid scholarship and financial aid scams.  

The following programs are eligible for Financial Aid:
Accelerated Postbaccalaureate Program (Secondary Education) Education Professional Associations & Organizations*
Teacher of Dance (all levels)
Teacher of Earth Science (5-8)
Teacher of Earth Science (8-12)
Teacher of English (5-8)
Teacher of English (8-12)
Teacher of Health, Family and Consumer Sciences (all levels)
Teacher of History (5-8)
Teacher of History (8-12)
Teacher of Mathematics (5-8)
Teacher of Mathematics (8-12)
Teacher of Music (all levels)
Teacher of Physical Education (PreK-8)
Teacher of Physical Education (5-12)
Teacher of Physics (5-8)
Teacher of Physics (8-12)
Teacher of Spanish (5-8)
Teacher of Spanish (8-12)
Teacher of Theater (all levels)
Teacher of Visual Art (PreK-8)
Teacher of Visual Art (5-12)

Postbaccalaureate Initial Licensure Education Professional Associations & Organizations*
Elementary Education
Health, Health/Family and Consumer Sciences PreK-12
Instructional Technology, All Levels
Physical Education PreK-8, 5-12
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Educational Leadership
Health Promotion 
Instructional Technology
PreK-12 Education (for Educators in Non-U.S. Settings)
Special Education - Moderate Disabilities
Special Education - Severe Disabilities
Special Education - Non-Licensure
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Education Professional Associations & Organizations*
Creative Arts
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Master of Arts (MA)
Psychology American Psychological Association (APA) 是美国最大的代表心理学的科学和专业组织.*
Master of Business Administration (MBA)  American Management Association (AMA) is a world leader in professional development, 提升个人技能,推动商业成功*
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Science (MS)
Athletic Training  National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a membership organization for elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators.*
Computer Science 
Physical Education
Master of Social Work (MSW)  National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 是世界上最大的专业社会工作者会员组织吗.*
CAGS in Reading
*Jobstars提供行业及其专业协会和组织的列表. 这些组织经常为研究生提供资金.

The College of Graduate Studies offers a variety of scholarships to matriculated students across all disciplines. 要了解更多关于研究生的机会,请联系 Ally McVickar in Graduate Student Services. 

社会工作学院还为攻读社会工作硕士学位的学生提供奖励和奖学金. 关于这些融资机会的更多信息可以在这里看到: Awards & Scholarships - Social Work

Additional Scholarship Resources

Sallie Mae (Scholarship Search Engine)This website requires you to create a profile in order to use their Graduate School Scholarship Search engine and get free access to 850,000 graduate scholarships, worth up to $1 billion.  你的个人资料将包括你的学习领域、技能和兴趣. 然后,您可以设置提醒,以便在符合您的个人资料的新研究生奖学金可用时通知您.

Note: This is not an endorsement of any of these options. 学生应该注意并谨慎对待任何需要支付申请费的奖学金基金会或公司, investment, processing fee, etc. Please review the Federal Trade Commission’s recommendations on how to avoid scholarship and financial aid scams.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship is a federal program that offers secondary level teachers (both pre-service and in-service) of history and government up to $24,000 to complete a master’s degree in history, political science, or related fields.  

To be eligible, you must be, or plan to become, a teacher of American history, American government, or any other social studies class, 在中学阶段(7-12年级)讲授宪法主题. In addition, you must be a U.S. citizen and either possess a bachelor’s degree, or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than Aug. 31 of the year in which you are applying.  

除了获得硕士学位课程的经济资助之外, Fellows will have the unique opportunity to attend an intensive summer institute to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government.  

Visit jamesmadison.gov to learn more.  

Voya Unsung Heroes          

The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program annually provides grants to K-12 educators who are utilizing new teaching methods and techniques for classroom/school projects to improve learning. Educators are welcome to submit grant applications describing projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. Each project is judged on its innovative method, creativity, and ability to positively influence students. Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive $2,000 each to help fund their innovative class projects. 然后选出三名获奖者,分别获得5,000美元、10,000美元和25,000美元的额外最高奖金.  

Applicants must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the United States and must be full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, 或者根据提高学生学习能力的项目对员工进行分类. Find out more and apply for the Voya Unsung Heroes program.

More resources to find graduate program scholarships »

Graduate assistantships and fellowships are available on a competitive basis to full and part-time matriculated graduate students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program (M.Ed. 或CAGS课程,包括30个学分或更多). These opportunities enable students to attend graduate school at significantly reduced tuition and fee rates while receiving a bi-weekly stipend for working in an academic or administrative department at the university.

Appointments are competitive and are determined by the following: undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience and skills, educational preparation, and interviews. They are intended to encourage and assist students in pursuing graduate study and completing degree requirements expeditiously.

Graduate Assistantships

Full Graduate Assistantships: Students work in an academic or administrative department 20 hours per week and earn an income during the fall and spring semesters. 学生每学年最多可获得24个学分的学费和杂费减免, plus a complimentary parking pass. Award valued over $17,至少修9学分的合格学生可获得500个名额. 

½ Graduate Assistantships: Students work in an academic or administrative department 10 hours per week and earn an income during the fall and spring semesters. 学生每学年最多可获得12个学分的学费减免, plus a complimentary parking pass. Award valued over $10,获得至少6个学分的合格的入学学生可获得6000美元.  

有关研究生助教奖学金的更多信息,请发送电子邮件 graduatestudies@teambmpt.com.

Research Assistantships

Graduate Research Assistantships allow part and full-time matriculated students the opportunity to collaborate with a professor on meaningful research up to ten hours a week and earn an income during the fall and spring semesters. 每学年最多减免15个学分的学费和杂费, the value of this award is over $10,000.

有关研究生研究助理奖学金的更多信息,请发送电子邮件 graduatestudies@teambmpt.com for more information. 

For current openings, please visit the BSU Jobs site and click on the Student tab.

The Graduate Writing Fellowship program at BSU is coordinated by  interim director, Dr. Brian Payne. 关于这个项目的更多信息,请随时与他联系 b2payne@teambmpt.com

Writing Fellowships

Graduate Writing Fellowships link part- and full-time matriculated graduate students with peers from their graduate program to provide support in discipline-specific writing. 每周收入加上学费和学费减免,最多15个学分, 研究生写作研究员将获得价值超过10美元的奖励,000.

A graduate writing fellow (GWF) is a graduate student trained to work with peers across all academic disciplines. GWFs mostly conference with students one-on-one, 并且在很大程度上有助于学生写作的“大局”部分, as opposed to line-by-line edits: getting started on writing assignments; understanding assignments; finding resources; using other peoples’ writing in their own work; organizing papers so that they are easy to read; adhering to citation styles, and the like. Support is offered through a variety of methods, including face-to-face meetings and online communication. 在研究生项目中有一个GWF强调了读者反馈的重要性, drafting, and revision, 成功的学科和专业写作的关键过程是什么.

How Do Graduate Writing Fellows Work With Graduate Programs?

At Bridgewater State University, gwf每周在各种不同的模型中工作10个小时, which are selected by each graduate program:

  • Referral-based: In this model, the GWF services are primarily available to students who are referred to the program by faculty who feel that the student could benefit from writing support.  Students can also self-refer to the GWF program.
  • Classroom-based: In this model, all students in a particular course, 比如研究生课程或研究课程的入门课程, are required to attend meetings with the GWF.
  • Programmatic: In this model, 来自一个项目中多个课程的学生参加写作研究员项目, 在他们的项目和学术生涯的不同阶段与GWF会面.e. in their first and second year).

研究生写作研究员可以帮助所有研究生, regardless of academic discipline. 以下是参与的研究生项目及其导师名单:

Program Faculty Mentor Contact Email
Clinical Psychology Dr. Holly Grant-Marsney hgrantmarsney@teambmpt.com
Counselor Education Dr. Nikki Freeburg mfreeburg@teambmpt.com
Criminal Justice Dr. Feodor Gostjev fgostjev@teambmpt.com
Public Administration Dr. Melinda Tarsi mtarsi@teambmpt.com
Social Work Dr. Pamela Szczygiel pszczygiel@teambmpt.com
Special Education Dr. Ashley Rodrigues arodrigues@teambmpt.com
TESOL Dr. Emily Spitzman espitzman@teambmpt.com
Conference Funding Award

The College of Graduate Studies provides matriculated students the opportunity to offset the costs associated with presenting their research at professional academic conferences. These presentations provide graduate students the opportunity to showcase their research as well as  to interact with scholars and fellow graduate students in their specialized field. 这些陈述也有助于称赞研究生申请博士课程. 有关会议资助奖的更多信息,请发送电子邮件 Ronaldo Fontes in the Office of the Dean.


Graduate Research or Creative Project Funding Grant

The Graduate Research or Creative Project Funding Grant is for students (individual or group) who are working on a research project or creative project and want to request funding to assist with completing this project. Examples of research projects include surveys, experiments, case studies, observations, and research papers. 创意项目的例子包括艺术、音乐、诗歌、数字艺术品和视频项目.

This funding is to be used for materials needed to conduct the research or creative project such as art supplies, lab supplies, printing costs, or mileage to and from interviews.

这个机会是通过大卫五世基金会的资助才得以实现的. 詹金斯研究生研究奖捐赠基金协议和ladbrokes立博中文版基金会(BSUF). 有关研究生研究或创意项目资助的更多信息,请发送电子邮件 Ronaldo Fontes in the Office of the Dean.

Graduate Student in classroom
Grad students in class
Movement Arts Halth Promotion Leisure Studies Classroom
A Studying Graduate Student