Student Experience

The O’Brien Foundation Scholarship Program will seek to embed social justice and civic engagement into the educational experience of our students. 

As an O’Brien Scholar, you are expected to engage in direct service to the community of Lawrence, MA through tutoring children at Hands to Help for a total of 5 hours per week throughout the academic year.

You should be committed to service, social justice and giving back. 

You will become a civically engaged leader through year-round programming, conferences and volunteering at Hands to Help. 

Applicant Requirements

  • Submit the Common Application and all required credentials
  • Submit the FAFSA

Selection Criteria

Recipients will be selected by a committee including representatives from Merrimack College and the O’Brien Foundation. Criteria for selection include:

  • Strong academic performance and intellectual passion
  • Past commitment to community service
  • Distinction in leadership activities in high school and community
  • Strength of vision for how personal goals can be fulfilled at Merrimack with the support of the O’Brien Scholarship Program

More Information

Please contact Rosana Urbaez by email or 978-837-4381