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 2021-2022 academic year, commencing with the first day of the fall semester and terminating the last day of the spring semester.

    Students awarded full-time or part-time 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 2021 semester and the Spring 2022 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  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 31, 2021.  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 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.

School of Education: SOAR (half-time)

School of Education - Reports to Tammy Brown
The Students On-Campus Achieving Results (SOAR) GA should have a strong interest in working with high school students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The GA's primary responsibility is to assist the teacher and staff in the on-campus school-to-work transition classroom. Responsibilities include providing one-on-one assistance with technology; helping with social skills training; coordinating the recruitment and training of graduate students as job coaches; supervising work study students with ASD; and coordinating field trips. In addition, the GA will work with univeristy faculty on a SOAR-related research project; responsibilities will include assistance with the collection, organization, and analysis of qualitative data, as well as the preparation of conference proposals.

Dean of Students Office: Student Conduct (full-time)

Dean of Students Office - Reports to Ross Novak
Duties: serve as a preliminary hearing officer (approximately 1-3 hours per week); develop and implement formal training for Hearing Officers and Conduct Board (approximately 2-4 hours per week); educate student body on Marywood University student handbook, policies, and procedures (approximately 2-4 hours per week); assess learning outcomes (approximately 1-3 hours per week); assist with preparation of reports (approximately 1-3 hours per week); research related to best practices in and assessment of student conduct (approximately 3-8 hours per week); other duties as assigned (approximately 2-8 hours per week); one-on-one supervision (approximately 1 hour per week). Required skills: strong written and verbal communication; attentive listening and basic counseling skills; people skills; commitment to equity and inclusion; ability to think critically and creatively; attention to detail; strong time management and organizational skills.

Counseling Program (half-time)

Counseling - Reports to Bradley A. Janey
A conscientious and energetic graduate assistant is needed to support the continued vitality of our accredited counseling program, while also working shoulder-to-shoulder with multiple counseling faculty who are engaged in scholarly activity. The graduate assistant will be intimately involved with continuous and comprehensive program evaluation and required communication with constituencies. The graduate assistant will also work with faculty on scholarly development and leadership opportunities for associations and conferences including the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, Pennsylvania School Counseling Association, The Northeast Pennsylvania Counseling Association, the PA Chi Sigma Iota conference, and other state, regional, and national associations/conferences.

Nutrition and Dietetics: MSDI (half-time)

Nutrition and Dietetics Department - Reports to Micheline Orlowsky
The MSDI GA will assist with outcomes data collection, gathering feedback from multiple stakeholders and analysis of data specific to accreditation. Information collected will be used to work with program faculty to update and improve the MSDI program and continue to produce positive outcomes. In addition, they will gain understanding of the accreditation standards and process. The GA will routinely maintain intern evaluation, clearances and facility required paperwork to ensure accreditation compliance. The MSDI GA will work with faculty to develop initiatives to support preceptors. This includes CEU opportunities, preceptor onboarding, and cultural competence training to increase compliance with new accreditation standards; and serve as a liaison to the legal counsel for execution of site affiliation agreements. The MSDI GA will also take a lead role in recruitment, marketing and social media presence to assist with recruitment efforts to grow MSDI enrollment. This includes participating in open houses, website updates, and serving as a liaison to the marketing department to develop materials. Please note that this position is only open to MSDI students.