Austin Scholar Testimonials
What is it like to be an Austin Scholar? Hear from some of our Austin Scholars about their experiences working at service sites and participating in Merrimack’s oldest living and learning community.
Austin Scholars Service Sites
As a scholar, you will have the opportunity to choose your service site from an approved list. The service is varied so our participating students can have a broad range of experiences. Please note that service site locations and details are subject to change.
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Hope Salts ’22
Major: Political Science
“As an Austin Scholar, I learned the power of compassion and what it means to empower others. Merrimack helped me build a community that I could truly call my own. The Merrimack community is one that was built upon a foundation of love – the love of friendship and the love for this place that we get to call home for just four short years.”
Connor Derderian ’25
Major: Business (Marketing & Sport Management Concentrations)
“I have grown in many different ways. One key improvement is that I have grown into a better version of myself primarily due to Austin Scholars. What makes Austin Scholars special is how well the community comes together. Being able to live, serve and learn together is something you won’t see at other colleges.”