Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships

The Office of Graduate Admission awards numerous Emerson Community Scholarships each year to new student applicants. All applicants are automatically qualified for a scholarship upon applying regardless of deadline. There is no additional paperwork to fill out. No scholarship will be awarded for a value that is higher than the cost of tuition. Students are notified if they are awarded a scholarship when admitted to Emerson.

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.

Restricted Scholarships and other Funds

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 IRS Publication 970, 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.

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.