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Dean's Graduate Fellowship

Dean's Graduate Fellowship

The Dean's Graduate Fellowship is offered to high achieving newly admitted master's students with residency stats on in-state status. While UMass Lowell's tuition and fees are competitive with other top graduate schools, the purpose of this award is to make our excellent master's programs even more affordable for you. The Dean's fellowship is a one-year award of $2,000.00 and will be applied over two semesters during the academic year.

All eligible applicants will be automatically considered for the fellowship. No additional application is required. We strongly encourage graduate applicants to apply early to increase their chance in receiving fellowships. Award recipients are required to confirm enrollment by paying the enrollment deposit before the given deadline to secure their awards.


  • Must confirm enrollment by the given deadline.
  • You must register in a minimum of six on campus graduate credits per semester and in good academic standing. Students enrolling in courses through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies will have their fellowships prorated.
  • Must enroll in one of the eligible graduate programs listed below.

Note 1: If a student obtains other grant aid from the university, he or she will only receive the scholarship of higher value.

Note 2: This award will be administered in accordance with federal financial aid guidelines. If award is combined with other merit or need-based aid, the total cannot exceed the cost of education of the amount of defined need as applicable.