Financial Aid

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Alumni Encore Scholarship

The Encore Scholarship demonstrates Emerson’s commitment to helping our most recent undergraduates stay competitive in the job market. Qualified alumni of Emerson College who graduated with a bachelor's degree within the last five academic years are eligible for a 25 percent tuition reduction for full-time study in one of three participating master's degree programs. Learn more »

Merit-Based Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Admission awards a variety of merit and achievement fellowships each year to new student applicants only. Decisions about recipients are at the sole discretion of the Office of Graduate Admission. Applicants are notified of their scholarships when admitted to the College.

Emerson Enhancement Fund (EEF)

These awards are given to students with an identified financial need to enrich their collegiate experience by securing additional funding for extra-curricular programming, event attendance, creative and/or research projects. Separate application by published deadlines is required.

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships are awarded from various organizations, private agencies, foundations, community-based organizations, and civic groups to help worthy students meet the cost of attending college. View a list of private scholarships »

Restricted Scholarships

Emerson College has a number of restricted scholarships that are awarded to eligible students, according to donors' standards. All graduate students are automatically considered once they complete their applications for assistance. There is no separate application for restricted scholarships.

Some or all of your award may be subject to taxation in accordance with federal, state and other regulations. For general guidance, you may refer to federal regulations included in IRS Publication 970, available at: or contact Accounts Payable at (617) 824-8520.

If you are not a U.S. resident, Emerson College may be required to withhold taxes from your award. Please contact either the Payroll Office or Accounts Payable who will instruct you on the documentation needed to determine if you are eligible for any treaty benefits.  

Please consult with an outside tax advisor if you are uncertain of the implications of this award on your personal tax situation. Emerson College is not responsible for any taxes that may arise from this award, and does not provide tax advice.