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O’Brien Foundation Scholarship

The Student Experience

The O’Brien Foundation Scholarship Program seeks to embed social justice and civic engagement into the educational experience of our O’Brien Scholars. Through purposeful service opportunities, conferences, and skill building workshops, students learn to be communicative, and empowered leaders in today’s interconnected world. 


Applicants Are Required To:

  • Submit the Common Application and all required credentials
  • Submit the FAFSA
  • Recipients will be selected by a committee including representatives from Merrimack College and the O’Brien Foundation

Selection Criteria:

  • 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

Commitment to:

  • Service in impoverished communities
  • Social Justice
  • Giving Back
  • Leadership

Becoming civically engaged leaders through:

  • Social Events
  • Retreats
  • Conferences
  • Volunteering at Hands to Help


For more information please contact:

Alisha Reppucci at or 978-837-4381