Online, Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) Grants and Scholarships

At Fisher, we are proud to support our students as they pursue their personal and professional goals. Students enrolled in online and graduate degree programs through GPS may be eligible for scholarships or grants, and should contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

BSN Scholarship

The BSN Scholarship is made available to students Brockton Hospital School of Nursing graduates enrolled in the RN to BSN Program. Eligible students receive 25% off tuition for every degree related course they enrolled for their their RN to BSN degree. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and maintain a 2.0 Cumulative GPA. GPA is reviewed after each semester to determine eligibility for subsequent semesters. Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and enrollment for the semester has been verified. 

To find out if you qualify please contact a Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) Admissions Officer via email at online@fisher.edu.

Students receiving the BSN Scholarship are ineligible to receive additional Fisher College funded scholarships.

Corporate Partnership Scholarship

Students affiliated with College approved Corporate Partners may be eligible for a 10% discount on tuition per course: 

This discount is awarded after the Add/Drop period for the term the student enrolls. Once attendance is confirmed, student will receive these funds on their student account. Upon receiving the scholarship, the student is required to maintain a GPA average of 2.00. To find out if you qualify, please contact FisherPartner@fisher.edu.  
 

Amounts for the 2021-2022 Academic Year are as follows:

Undergraduate Courses through GPS: 
3 Credit Course: $125.00
4 Credit Course: $165.00
RN to BSN Course: $145.00
 
Graduate Courses through GPS:
 MBA & MCJ: $195.00
 Psychology: $230.00
 

Students receiving the Corporate Scholarship are ineligible to receive additional Fisher College funded scholarships.

 

The Detective Mario Oliveira Scholarship

After being violently injured in the line of duty, Detective Mario Oliveira dedicated his service to educating and advocating for police officers and their families. His work focuses on providing support to those coping with serious or fatal injuries in the line of duty. The Detective Mario Oliveira Scholarship is open to all law enforcement officers, and family members of fallen officers, who wish to pursue a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and demonstrate enthusiastic ambition and commitment to the field. This scholarship has been created to honor his legacy and encourage the same valiant spirit to those serving in the field and pursuing graduate level education in Criminal Justice.
 

Essential Worker Scholarship

For Entering GPS Students beginning September, 2021

In recognition of the outstanding efforts of the essential workers who stepped up in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and provided invaluable services to our communities, Fisher is proud to offer the Essential Worker Scholarship. The scholarship was designed to support any essential worker who has an interest in furthering their education. 

Qualifications: Currently employed in the health care, public health, human services, law enforcement, public safety, first responders, food and agriculture, energy, water and wastewater, transportation and logistics, communications and information technology, education, government-based operations, critical manufacturing, hazardous materials, financial services, chemical, defense industrial base, commercial facilities, residential facilities, hygiene and services, construction; plus additional services not listed may be deemed as essential upon review. For Essential Worker Scholarship consideration, students must submit their most recent paystub.

Amounts: Students who are currently employed at a qualifying essential services organization may be eligible for $100 per 3 credit GPS course with a maximum award amount of 2 GPS courses and $200 per GPS term. 

This scholarship is awarded after the Add/Drop period for the term the student enrolls. Once attendance is confirmed, student will receive these funds on their student account. Upon receiving the scholarship, the student is required to maintain a GPA average of 2.00.

Students receiving the Essential Worker Scholarship are ineligible to receive additional Fisher College funded scholarships.

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant 

A federally funded program that uses a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the information you report on your FAFSA and determine your Pell Grant eligibility.  These funds are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who are pursuing their first bachelor's degree. Pell Grant funding is set by the federal government each year. Current awards range from a minimum of $650 to a maximum of $6,495 for the academic year 2021-2022 and are based on enrollment status.  Students are required to complete a FAFSA annually for consideration. Funds are credited to the student's tuition account approximately one week after the end of the add/drop period for the semester.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

A federally funded program for students with calculated exceptional need and are subject to the availability of funds. Priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. Award amounts depend on a student's need and the level of funding received by the College. Grants range from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $4,000. Students are required to complete a FAFSA annually for consideration. Funds are credited to the student's tuition account after add/drop each semester.

Fisher Childcare Scholarship

The Fisher Childcare Scholarship is made available to students that file a FAFSA, are studying in the field of Early Childhood and are currently employed at a Daycare Program.  Award amounts total 40% of tuition for per 3 credit class for each GPS academic term after eligibility for Financial Aid is determined.  Accepted students must submit to their GPS Admissions Officer a confirmation on company letterhead from their employer that the student is currently employed at the Daycare Program. 

Renewal is based on filing a valid FAFSA, maintaining a 2.0 Cumulative GPA and Satisfactory Academic Progress, as well as submitting a copy of a current paystub from the Daycare Program.  GPA is reviewed after each semester to determine eligibility for subsequent semesters. Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and enrollment for the semester has been verified. 

Students eligible for the State’s Early Education and Care (EEC) Award are not eligible to receive additional Fisher College funded scholarships.

Fisher for Life

25% scholarship applied to the cost of the first five Graduate Studies courses.* 

 *All Graduate Studies courses, subject to space availability.  Students must take the course for credit (noncredit audit courses do not apply).

Fees and books are not covered.

It is the policy of Fisher College to offer eligible Alumni a Fisher for Life Scholarship towards the continuation of their education at Fisher College, subject to the following conditions: 

  • Holders of any Fisher College Baccalaureate Degree may receive the Fisher for Life Scholarship on the first five available classes towards their Master’s Degree.
  • Eligible Alumni are only awarded the Fisher for Life Scholarship towards one degree.  For instance, an eligible Alumni holding an Associate’s degree who was awarded 10 discounted classes towards his/her Baccalaureate Degree is not eligible for an additional Fisher for Life Scholarship towards his/her Master’s Degree.
  • Eligible Alumni must meet admissions criteria and complete registration requirements.

For more information and/or questions, please contact the Office of the Bursar.

Students receiving Fisher for Life are ineligible to receive additional Fisher College funded scholarships.

Massachusetts Grants

MASS Part-Time Grant 

In addition to its full-time grant award, the state of Massachusetts also offers a part-time grant to students who are enrolled on a less than full-time basis. Visit the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance website (opens in new window) to learn more about the MASS Part-Time Grant.
 

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program

The Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance for currently employed early childhood and out of school time educators and providers who enroll in an associate or bachelor degree program in Early Childhood Education or related programs. Visit the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance website (opens in a new window) to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements.
 

Military Tuition Scholarship

The Military Scholarship is made available to students that are members of the military. Students must submit a copy of their DD214. Award amounts total $100 per 3 credit GPS course with a maximum award amount of 2 GPS courses and $200 per GPS term.

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and maintain a 2.0 Cumulative GPA. GPA is reviewed after each semester to determine eligibility for subsequent semesters. Funds are credited to tuition accounts after the add/drop period and enrollment for the semester has been verified. 

Students receiving the Military Scholarship are ineligible to receive additional Fisher College funded scholarships.

Theodore Everett Berlin Scholarship

The Theodore Everett Berlin Scholarship Fund, set up to embody the generous and compassionate spirit of their son, Ted, will provide $6,000 scholarships to selected students.  Scholarships will be based on the following criteria: a desire to help others through addiction counseling, status of academic standing, demonstrated financial need, and with a preference given to students who wish to further pursue a graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling or Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Addictions Counseling.

Learn More About the Scholarship Here

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