Fellowships and Assistantships

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.


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 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.

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. 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.



Graduate Counseling Program Scholarships and Assistantships

A limited number of tuition scholarships and Graduate Counseling assistantship positions are available to 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 Graduate Counseling program. All scholarship applications are made available by December 1 and must be returned and postmarked by February 1.

For more information, download the Graduate Counseling Scholarship Application or contact the Graduate Counseling Department via email: gradcounseling@jbu.edu.

Graduate Assistant for Counseling and Christian Formation

This assistantship is available to counseling students only and serves both the Graduate Counseling department and JBU's Office of Christian Formation. In addition to supporting the operations of the CARE Clinic, this individual will assist the director of Christian Formation in serving the pastoral needs of all JBU graduate students. 

For more information, download the Graduate Counseling Scholarship Application or the Graduate Counseling and Christian Formation Assistantship Application, or contact the Office of Christian Formation via email: tbalzer@jbu.edu. Applications for this position must be postmarked by January 15.

CHR Fellowship

The Center for Healthy Relationships (CHR) typically offers a graduate fellowship annually. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time MFT/CMHC or MFT graduate students and be available to work at the Center for Healthy Relationships 15-20 hours per week.An 18-hour scholarship is also included with this position, along with a two-year agreement. Applications and resumes must be received by February 1.