The Graduate Online and Professional Studies (GPS) Graduate Fellowship is offered to high achieving newly admitted master’s degree students, enrolling fully online. 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. 

Each fellowships is $1,000. 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 chances of receiving a fellowship.

Awardee Requirements

  • Must confirm enrollment by the given deadline.
  • Must enroll in a minimum of six (6) graduate credits per semester.

Terms and Conditions

By accepting the GPS Graduate Fellowship award you agree to the following conditions:

  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • The award will be applied as a credit against tuition and fee charges, half of he award amount for your first semester and the remaining half of the award amount for the second semester during the first academic year of the master’s degree program. This award is non-renewable.
  • Students who receive other tuition based awards, examples: NIOSH, NSF, or Fulbright scholarships; Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant appointments; and employee benefits, may have their awards cancelled
  • Housing and meal plan costs are not covered.
  • You must register for your first semester classes as soon as possible. If you enroll in undergraduate courses as prerequisites, it is your responsibility to forward proof of the requirements by email to:
  • This fellowship award will be administered according to Federal Financial Aid guidelines. If the Graduate Fellowship is combined with other merit-based or need-based aid, the total cannot exceed the cost of education or the amount of defined need as applicable.