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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 RN to BSN degree. Students must complete a FAFSA*, 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. 

*If your plan for your tuition balance does not include utilizing Financial Aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@fisher.edu.

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 are eligible for a discount on tuition for each GPS course, as noted below:

Amounts for the 2024-2025 Academic Year are as follows:

Undergraduate Courses through GPS: 

3 Credit Course: $250.00

4 Credit Course: $335.00

RN to BSN Course: $285.00

Graduate Courses through GPS:

 MBA & MCJ: $390.00

 Psychology: $470.00

Award amounts are determined after the Add/Drop period and enrollment has been verified for the term. Once attendance is confirmed, students 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.  

 If your organization is interested in learning more about being a partner of Fisher College, please contact FisherPartner@fisher.edu.  

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 from September, 2021 to July, 2023

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 $750 to a maximum of $7,395 for the academic year 2024-2025 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 may be eligible to receive additional Fisher College funded scholarships if EEC and Federal/State grant assistance does not cover student's direct costs.

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

A Commonwealth of MA (state)  source of financial aid.  Eligibility requires state residency and demonstrated financial need.

Additional information about grants from the Commonwealth

New in 2024: Massachusetts Application for State Financial Aid (MASFA) - Massachusetts residents ineligible to apply for financial aid using the FAFSA due to citizenship status may be eligible for this grant from the Commonwealth of MA. The MASFA is for students who have completed at least three years of high school in Massachusetts and received a diploma but are ineligible for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to their immigration status. It should be completed by students who are beginning college in Spring 2024 or were enrolled in the Fall 2023 semester and may qualify for financial aid. The deadline for completing the MASFA to receive financial aid for the 2024-2025 school year is July 1, 2024. 

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

MBA International Scholarship

The MBA International Scholarship is provided to eligible International Students enrolled in the Fisher College Graduate and Professional Studies On Campus Full-Time MBA Program.

Students are selected during the Admissions process, and there is no separate application to apply.

International Applicants with an Undergraduate Degree GPA of 3.0 or higher will be considered automatically.

The $3,000 Scholarship is awarded for the Fall ($1,000), Winter ($1,000) and Spring ($1,000) Terms. The award amount will be pro-rated for any student enrolling after the Fall Term.

Students must remain Full-Time (at least 12 credits) in the Fisher College On Campus MBA Program to receive these funds.

Funds are credited to student accounts each term after the add/drop period is over, and enrollment has been verified.

Students receiving the MBA International Scholarship are ineligible for any other Fisher College sponsored scholarship which is applied to tuition. This includes but is not limited to Fisher for Life, Corporate Scholarship, Graduate Assistant benefits and/or Graduate Athletic Awards.

 If you do qualify for more than one Fisher College sponsored scholarship, and the amount of the award is more financially advantageous than the MBA International Scholarship, you may want to consider utilizing your other option(s).

 Students recruited by INTO and King’s College are also ineligible.

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