Graduate School Access Award

With the objective of supporting Stonehill students who aspire to attend graduate school, we are making available Graduate School Access Awards. These funds, which are made available through the generous support of donors to the College, are available to students to defray the costs associated with the graduate school search, application, and selection process. Funds may be used to subsidize the costs associated with:

  • purchasing literature and resources to prepare for graduate school entrance exams
  • enrolling in graduate school entrance exam prep-courses
  • registering to take graduate school entrance exams
  • paying for graduate school application fees and/ or access to application materials (i.e. transcripts)
  • supporting travel, housing, lodging, and/or meals to interview for graduate school and/or graduate assistantship/ placements

Application for funds is to be made PRIOR to committing to any of the usages. Reimbursements are not eligible.

Preference will be given to students of color and/or first-generation college students. Students of color are those from Black, African American, Latinx/a/o, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi, Native American, Middle Eastern, bi/multiracial, and other non-White racial groups. First­ generation college students are student whose parents did not complete a four-year, bachelor's degree.

How to Apply

Application for funds is to be made PRIOR to your incurring expenses related to the graduate school search, application, or selection process.

Requests are made through the High-Impact Experience Award Application.

Applications are reviewed monthly and students are notified of the outcome after the review period.

The review and award notification timeline are below. Only those applications received by a deadline date will be considered during that cycle.

Application Deadline Review Period Award Notification
October 14, 2019 Oct. 15 – 25, 2019 October 28, 2019
November 11, 2019 Nov. 12 – 22, 2019 November 25, 2019
December 9, 2019 Dec. 10 – 20, 2019 December 26, 2019
January 20, 2020 Jan. 21 – Jan 31, 2020 February 3, 2020
February 17, 2020 Feb. 18 – 28, 2020 March 2, 2020
March 16, 2020 Mar. 17 – 27, 2020 March 30, 2020
April 13, 2020 Apr. 14 – 24, 2020 April 27, 2020
May 11, 2020 May 12 – 22, 2020 May 25, 2020