Financial Aid: Assistantships

Apply for an Assistantship

Note: All students interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship listed should read the Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process prior to submitting an application.

    Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process

    Assistantships will be in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year, commencing with the first day of the fall semester and terminating the last day of the spring semester.

    Students awarded full graduate assistantships will register for and complete a minimum of 9 graduate credits each semester. The University will provide tuition remission for 4.5 credits for the fall semester and 4.5 credits of tuition remission for the spring semester. Students with full graduate assistantships will work, on average, 20 hours per week, for a maximum of 640 hours.

    Compensation is paid to students on two-week intervals. Graduate assistants may only perform work while the Fall 2020 semester and the Spring 2021 semester are in session.

    If you receive and accept a graduate assistantship, you relinquish any claim to graduate scholarship program awards for that academic year.

    Graduate assistants are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 each semester.  Current graduate students must maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25 to renew or receive consideration for a new graduate assistantship position.

    If you must resign from an assistantship prior to the end of your appointment, the following conditions will apply:

    If your resignation or termination becomes effective at the end of the fall semester, you will forfeit tuition remission for the spring semester.

    If your resignation or termination becomes effective at any time during the fall or spring semester, you will be liable for payment for the tuition received that semester, according to Marywood's tuition reimbursement policy.

    If you resign from your assistantship, you must give a minimum of two weeks notice in writing to your supervisor.

    The University reserves the right, after giving 30 days notice, to terminate the assistantship on the recommendation of your supervisor or dean if you fail to perform assigned duties satisfactorily, to meet academic standards set by the University, or to conform to the policies of the University.

    Graduate assistantships are not renewed automatically. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for these opportunities for the next academic year by the established deadline.

    Gross and/or willful misconduct or moral turpitude will result in immediate termination of the assistantship appointment.

    Marywood University abides by The Council of Graduate Schools' Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants.  An acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from Marywood University.  Similarly, an offer by Marywood University after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer.

    To Apply

    Email your resume

    Develop a resume in Microsoft Word strictly limited to two pages and email it to gradassistantship@marywood.edu.  The upper right hand corner of your resume must state: Your program and the assistantships to which you are applying for (limit 3).

    1. Personal Information (name, address, daytime phone number, email address)
    2. Assistantship Objective (include university academic or support departments in which you have and assistantship interest).
    3. Education History (list in reverse chronological order)
    4. Occupation experience (list in reverse chronological order)
    5. Professional and research skills
    6. Awards and special recognition
    Important NoteThe deadline for these assistantships is March 15, 2020.  After your complete review of the Graduate Assistantship vacancies' list and the Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process listed above, you may submit a professional quality resume to compete for graduate assistantships.

    If you have any questions about the assistantship program, please contact sldvorin@marywood.edu or (570) 348-6232.

    Students awarded graduate assistantships in an academic year who accept those positions are not eligible to receive scholarship awards.

    Neither scholarship or assistantship awards are renewed automatically each year. It is the responsibility of the student to reapply each academic year.


Nutrition, Athletic Training & Exercise Science Dept. - Full Time

Nutrition, Athletic Training & Exercise Science Department - Reports to Dr. Diane DellaValle, Ms. Jessica Bodzio

The Department of Nutrition, Athletic Training & Exercise Science is seeking a full-time graduate assistant to support the designated Nutrition programs' faculty mentors with literature reviews, research, data collection and analysis, as well as with developing manuscripts, posters, and presentation slides. The graduate assistant will also assist faculty with the development of programs that support research initiatives and/or departmental goals and will assist the DPD Director with program quality assurance.  The GA will also take a lead role in recruitment, marketing and social media activities by helping with recruitment efforts, as well as other duties assigned by the faculty mentors. . 

Graduate/Undergraduate Counseling - Part Time

Graduate/Undergraduate Counseling - Reports to Bradley A. Janey
The student should have a strong interest in professional counseling and/or counselor education. The student should expect to engage in a collaborative learning and supervision experience, be prepared to share ideas, and ask questions. A major component of this assistantship will be working with faculty, undergraduate students, and supervisors. The student should demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills and be comfortable with public speaking. Furthermore, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well with others is required. The student should have professional interests or abilities related to program development and administration as well as interest and ability in counseling research and publication, among other professional development work in counseling/counselor education. Additionally, the student should be motivated, organized, timely, and able to work independently. Strong writing and/or editing skills are preferred. Finally, the student should be familiar with Moodle, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience with survey, basic website design, and social media publishing would be helpful but is not required.