School of Science and Engineering Scholarships

Learn more about scholarships available to science and engineering students at Merrimack College.

Merit Scholarships

Merrimack College awards merit scholarship to incoming freshman who qualify on the basis of their academic and extracurricular achievements. 

These include special scholarships for selected students who participate in the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair and FIRST Robotics programs.

The School of Science and Engineering encourages students to take advantage of diversity resources offered by many professional organizations in science and engineering.

MACHS Scholars Program

Merrimack Achieves Collegiate Holistic Support (MACHS) Scholars is a new program that provides high-achieving low-income students interested in pursuing a STEM degree with academic scholarships.

Learn More About MACHS Scholars Program

General Scholarships

SMART Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarships
The SMART Scholarship Program goal is to produce the next generation of Department of Defense (DoD) science and technology (S&T) leaders.  

Goldwater Scholarship  For outstanding sophomore and junior students interested in research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.  By nomination only.  Contact Dean’s Office for more information.    

II-VI Foundation Scholarship  For students pursuing an engineering-, mathematics- or science-related degree. Application | Brochure

AFCEA Educational Foundation STEM Majors Scholarships
For full-time students studying STEM or related fields.

AFCEA Educational Foundation STEM Teacher Scholarships
For students actively pursuing a graduate degree or licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in grades K-12.

Gates Millennium Scholars
Provides outstanding African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline. 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
Enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and gain skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

HEENAC Scholars Program   
Merit based awards for Hispanic STEM students.

Rhodes Scholarship
Full financial support to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Extensive list of scholarships by major and interest area.

Scholarships for Female and Minority Students
Information provided by

Scholarships for Women Pursuing Master’s Degrees
Information provided by Women in STEM Scholarship
For women pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.

Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship
Financial assistance to further the educational objectives of women planning careers in the area of defense or national security.

Women in STEM Scholarships
Links to scholarship and financial resources provided by

Chemistry Scholarships

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority students who want to enter chemistry or a chemistry-related field.

The James M. Kennedy Jr. Scholarship Award
Given to a chemistry major who exemplifies scholarly achievement, spirit and dedication to the department. Students are nominated by the department.                  

The McGravey-Werman Scholarship Award
For outstanding laboratory work in the sophomore analytical chemistry course. Students are nominated by the department.

Computer Science Scholarships

Google Scholarships
Multiple scholarships available.

Microsoft Scholarship
Tuition and conference scholarships to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related STEM disciplines.

Engineering Scholarships

American Society of Civil Engineers
For undergraduates who are ASCE Student Members in good standing.

Associated General Contractors Education and Research Foundation Scholarships
For college students enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time, two-, four- or five-year ABET-accredited construction management or construction-related engineering program.

Local and national scholarships for engineering students
List provided by the Engineering Center Education Trust.

National Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships
For high school, undergraduate and graduate students.

New Faces of Engineering
Recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines. Provided by DiscoverE.

SAME Scholarship
Provides financial aid for a deserving engineering major. Packets are available from the engineering department in December.

Society of Women Engineers
For women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

Womens Transportation Seminar
For women interested in transportation fields (ie. civil engineering or others).  Deadline to apply in November.

Mathematics Scholarships

Dr. Donald A. Kearns Memorial Award
Given annually to a junior math major who is a person of good character and high integrity, demonstrates leadership qualities and has a good sense of applied study. Contact Michael J. Bradley at

Physics Scholarships

American Physical Society
Multiple scholarships for women in physics.

Society of Physics Students Scholarships
For undergraduate physics students. Awarded on the basis of scholarship, SPS participation, and other criteria.

Merrimack Scholarship Recipients:


SGH Scholarship:

Leyna Tobey, 2016


SAME Scholarship:

Leyna Tobey & Michelle Galindo  2015

Michael Matthews 2014

Maggie Jacques 2012 & 2013

Joseph Giampa 2012

Dennis Murtagh 2010 & 2011


New Faces of Engineering: 

Maggie Jacques ’13 was selected as ASCE’s New National Face of Civil Engineering-College Edition


The James M. Kennedy Jr. Scholarship Award:

Heather Hills & Michael Cleary 2019

Cheryl Wilkinson 2018

Rickey (Rachel) Santuosusso 2017

Kristin Kazzi & Javaria Haseeb 2016

William Mullin 2015

Stephen D. Daniels &  Petar Golijanin 2012

Michael Luciano 2010

J. Wes Napoline 2009

Alyssa A. Brawn 2008

Kevin F. Rowell 2007

Christina Owen 2006

Brian Provencher 2005

Erin M Dieckman 2003

Brian E. Gregory 2002

Shawn M Chase &  Sammuel C. Salamone 2001

Kerry A. Fichter 2000


The McGravey-Werman Scholarship Award:

Jonathan Simms 2019

Meghan Martin 2018

Will Karstens 2017

Shareef Kotb 2016

Brian Ayotte 2015

Aaron Maurais 2014

Allison Connors 2013

Lauren Viarengo 2012

Jeffrey Henshaw 2011

Nadia Kotb 2010

Jacqueline LeBoeuf 2009

David J. Foreman 2008

John P. Drelick 2007

Julie Modugno 2006

Natalya Atlesevich 2005

Travis McGarry 2004

John W. Evans III 2003

Erin M. Dieckeman 2002

Kristine M. Fizzell 2001

Samuel G. Salamone 2000

Robert E. Buco II 1999


Dr. Donald A Kearns Memorial Award:

Katherine Ferrara 2019

Olivia Behenna 2018

Kelly O’Dea 2017

Robyn Stanley 2016

Jamie Woodbury 2015

Jesica Chaya 2014

Megan Folino 2013

Sarah Rieder 2012

Kelci Adams 2011

Amanda Persichetti 2010

Alexandra Swanson 2009

Jonathan Moore 2008