A limited number of graduate assistantships, scholarships, and/or fellowships are available each academic year to eligible applicants. Applicants for all programs must have completed the application process and be officially admitted into the Graduate School at JBU. Applications must be submitted to the department for which you are applying for financial assistance by the specific deadline indicated on each application. Some of the specific scholarships, assistantships and fellowships are listed below.

For more information about fellowships and assistantships, refer to the Graduate Assistant Guide.

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANTSHIPS

JBU's Student Development Office offers a limited number of graduate assistantships in the areas of Residence Life, Campus Ministries, and Athletics. All Student Development GAs are strongly encouraged to pursue the Higher Education Leadership emphasis in Business, but this is not a requirement.

GRADUATE BUSINESS FELLOWSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

Graduate Business Program Assistantships

Assistantships are available on a limited basis to all qualified applicants in the Graduate Business programs. Qualified applicants are those who have completed the application process and requirements before the application deadline.  For more information about current openings and the application process, click here: Graduate Business Program Assistantships

Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics Fellowships

The Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics offers a limited number of Soderquist Fellowships each year to students pursuing a graduate business degree or MFA. These fellowships include full tuition and a stipend for 30 hours of work per week at the Soderquist Center. Applications and resumes must be submitted online or postmarked by February 1. You can complete the fellowship application online, or mail it to: Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics; 2000 W University Street; Siloam Springs, AR 72761.

MFA in COLLABORATIVE DESIGN FELLOWSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

Graduate Assistantship

The MFA Graduate Assistantship is awarded to well-qualified MFA students once every three years. The GA will be responsible for helping with logistics, recruiting, design, and social media management for the MFA in Collaborative Design. The assistant will need to have experience with social media, the Adobe Creative Cloud, and design skills. To apply for the positon, please submit a cover letter and resume to Todd Goehner, MFA Program Director at tgoehner@jbu.edu. (Download Flier)

Teaching Assistantship

The MFA Teaching Assistantship is awarded to well-qualified MFA students who have the requisite background to teach in the undergraduate visual arts program. The student would be chosen by the undergraduate faculty to teach specific visual art classes as an adjunct instructor, as needed by the department. To apply for the positon, please submit a cover letter and resume to Todd Goehner, MFA Program Director at tgoehner@jbu.edu. Include your art and/or design areas of expertise.

Startup Junkie Consulting Fellowship

Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville has provided JBU MFA candidates with the chance to apply for the new Startup Junkie Fellowship. Startup Junkie enables social and entrepreneurial venture in communities by investing and managing time and resources to lead each project and team they work for on a better path toward positive impact.

The Fellowship includes a scholarship of $2,000 and a 3-year-long designated co-workspace in downtown Fayetteville. Applicants must write a 1-page essay on their ideas for social or entrepreneurial venture and how they plan to use their MFAVCD education through JBU to establish their venture.​ Applications need to be submitted to Todd Goehner at tgoehner@jbu.edu and are due March 31, 2015. (Download Flier)

Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics Fellowships

The Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics offers a limited number of Soderquist Fellowships each year to students pursuing a graduate business degree or MFA. These fellowships include full tuition and a stipend for 30 hours of work per week at the Soderquist Center. Applications and resumes must be submitted online or postmarked by February 1. You can complete the fellowship application online, or mail it to: Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics; 2000 W University Street; Siloam Springs, AR 72761.

MFA Distinguished Artist Award

The MFA Distinguished Artist award honors well-qualifed and skilled artists or designers entering the MFA program who have dedicated their life’s pursuits to influencing positive change through well conceptualized, intentional, and well-composed art and design work. One MFA Distinguished Artist will be awarded each year. The chosen Distinguished Artist will receive a Gallery Exhibit in one of JBU’s galleries during their first semester as an MFA student, including an opening reception, advertisement, a stipend to aid in exhibit costs, and a discount for the MFA program. The recipient will be chosen from qualifying MFA applicants through a review of their portfolios. (Download Flier)

GRADUATE COUNSELING FELLOWSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

Graduate Counseling Program Scholarships and Assistantships

A limited number of tuition scholarships and graduate counseling assistantship positions are available on a limited basis to all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants are those who have completed the application process by the scholarship/assistantship deadline and who will be enrolled as full-time graduate counseling students. Tuition scholarships are restricted to those seeking the Marriage and Family Therapy degree. There are no degree restrictions for the graduate assistantship positions but applicants must be in the counseling program.

All scholarship applications are made available December 1 and are to be returned and postmarked by February 1. Applications are available at 2015-2016 Scholarship Application.  For questions or more information, please contact the Graduate Counseling office at gradcounseling@jbu.edu or by calling 479-238-8630.

Center for Healthy Relationships Fellowship

The Center for Healthy Relationships on the JBU campus typically offers one new graduate fellowship annually to a student enrolled in the MFT or MFT/CMHC tracks. This Graduate Fellowship is normally awarded to an incoming student, but students already enrolled in the program may apply. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time graduate students and be available to work in the CHR for 15-20 hours per week. An 18-hour scholarship is also awarded to students occupying this position each year (you must complete a separate scholarship application through the Graduate Counseling Department).

This fellowship is usually a two-year appointment, although good academic standing, full-time enrollment and good job performance must be consistently maintained to retain the fellowship for a second year.  A complete description of the position, the application, and the reference forms are posted on the CHR website: http://www.liferelationships.com/

All applications are due in the CHR office by February 1.  Finalists for the position will be invited for an interview by CHR staff. If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Healthy Relationships at 479-524-7105.