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Merit Scholarships

Merrimack College awards merit scholarship to selected, qualified, incoming freshman students 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.

Additionally, the School of Science and Engineering encourages students to utilize diversity resources offered by professional organizations in science and engineering.

General Scholarships

II-VI Foundation Scholarship: Application & Brochure

Scholarships by major: Large listing of Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Open to Graduating High School Seniors, College/Graduate Students, & Community College/Transfer Students

The Gates Millennium Scholars:  Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. 

STEM Teacher Scholarships: The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering at least 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school.  The scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from Booz Allen Hamilton, Terremark Worldwide, AFCEA International and several of AFCEA’s regional chapters. 

National Defense Industrial Association Scholarships: Multiple scholarships related to STEM defense

Educational Foundation – STEM Majors Scholarships: Scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors or related fields. Students must be attending full-time in an eligible undergraduate degree program with a GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Qualifying STEM Majors include: electrical, computer, chemical, systems, or aerospace engineering; computer science; computer information systems; technology management; management information systems; physics; mathematics; bioinformatics; or other majors related to the mission of AFCEA.

HORIZONS Scholarship: Applicants must be women, demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense, have attained 60 credits, have a minimum 3.25 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and be US citizen.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

The Rhodes Scholarship: Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.

Scholarships for Female and Minority Students:  Multiple scholarships

Scholarships for Women Pursuing Masters Degrees:  Multiple scholarships

Women in STEM Scholarship: Sponsored by this scholarship is open to women pursuing a STEM major and winning an essay contest on why a STEM education is important to you.

Women in STEM Scholarships: Sponsored by this information guide gives links to scholarship and financial resources

Chemistry Scholarships

The James M. Kennedy Jr. Scholarship Award is given to a chemistry major who exemplifies scholarly achievement, spirit and dedication to the department.Students are nominated for award by Merrimack Chemistry Department.                  

The McGravey-Werman Scholarship Award is given for outstanding laboratory work in the sophomore analytical chemistry course. Students are nominated for award by Merrimack Chemistry Department.

American Chemical Society Scholars Program:  ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

Computer Science Scholarships

Google Scholarships: Multiple scholarships

Microsoft Scholarship: A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join a community of scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada and Mexico who share your passion for technology and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal—making a real difference in the software industry.

Engineering Scholarships

SAME Scholarship: This endowment was established to provide financial aid for a deserving student. Preference is given to an upper-class student majoring in Engineering. Packets will be available in December in the Engineering Department.

New Faces of Engineering: The National Engineers Week Foundation is highlighting the accomplishments of young engineers! Engineers 30 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2013 are the focus of this recognition program. You may nominate yourself, a co-worker, an employee, a fellow engineering society member, etc. Nominees must have a degree in engineering from an ABET accredited U.S. college or university, or from an equivalent international educational institution. New Faces of Engineering recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines. However, nominees must be a member of a sponsoring Engineers Week partner.

The Engineering Center: A guide to local and national scholarships for engineering students.

ACG of America: Rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time, two, four or five-year ABET accredited construction management or construction-related engineering program are eligible to apply.

NSPE Scholarships: Multiple scholarships for High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students

American Society of Civil Engineering: Multiple Scholarships

SWE: Multiple Scholarships for collegiate SWE members enrolled in ABET accredited programs.

Health Sciences Scholarships

National Athletic Trainers Association: Through this program, which is managed by the Scholarship Committee, the NATA Foundation awards undergraduate, master’s and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarships varies annually (from 50 to 75), with the amount of the award currently $2,300 per scholarship. Scholarship funding is secured through a variety of sources, including the organization’s endowment program, as well as through corporate and individual support.

Eastern Athletic Trainers Association: The Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc. has inaugurated a scholarship program honoring outstanding students from the EATA membership who have excelled academically and clinically as entry-level athletic training students. At present, eleven $2500 grants are awarded annually to students in entry-level accredited programs who have participated with distinction in a college or university athletic training program. These awards are meant to encourage the recipients to continue their education toward an entry-level athletic training degree.

Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts: The ATOM Scholarship and Awards Committees’ main objective is to honor exemplary Certified and student Athletic Trainers in the state of Massachusetts, for their valued service and accomplishments. The committee helps recognize the extraordinary contributions to the profession by ATCs. We would also like to encourage student athletic trainers by offering 2 scholarships to assist them in their pursuit or their degree. The first annual scholarship was awarded at the state meeting in January 2001 and today we offer two $1,000.00 scholarships.

Mathematics Scholarships

Dr. Donald A. Kearns Memorial Award:A cash award of $500 given annually to a junior math major who is a person of good character, high integrity, demonstrates leadership qualities, and has a good sense of applied study. This award is named in memory of Dr. Kearns who established the Mathematics Department and the math major in 1959, served as the first chairman of the department, and shared his many talents with this academic community during the 39 years that he taught at the college. Dr. Kearns’ family established this award in his memory after his death in 2006. Applications will be available in March of each year at the Math Department office.Due in the Spring Semester Contact person: Dr. Michael J. Bradley

Physics Scholarships

Society of Physics Students Scholarships: Multiple Scholarships

American Physical Society: Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.  Engineering physics and applied physics majors also welcome to apply.

American Physical Society: Multiple Scholarships for Women in Physics

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:

Stephen D. Daniels 2012

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 2001

Sammuel C. Salamone 2001

Kerry A. Fichter 2000

Joshua C. Saunders 1998

Scott E. Simmons 1997

Lori B. Murphy 1996

Stephanie L. Cook 1995

Laura M. Costa 1994

Stanley A. Mallory 1993

Patricia A. Novelli 1992

Mark C. Gelinas 1990

Jeffrey C. Silva 1989

Helena M. Nugent 1988

Renee J. Messier 1987

Carol C. Strong 1986

Janet L. Gagnon 1985

Michael J. Becotte 1984

Richard D. Connell 1983

Jean M. Molander 1982

Eugene Ricciardelli 1981

Judith A. Cahoon 1980

Catherine Delacy 1978

James T. Currie 1978

Joseph Russo 1977

Joseph R. Andrews 1977


The McGravey-Werman Scholarship Award:

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

Timothy J. Knittel 1998

Jason Milovanovic 1997

Jennifer L. Dyer 1996

William A. Cataldo 1994

John Athanasopoulos 1993

Stephen R. Duly 1992

Rita L. Potter 1991

Sharon L. Colebaugh 1990

Lohn E. Cammarata 1989

Kimberly A. Parthum 1989

Justin Tasker 1988


Dr. Donald A Kearns Memorial Award:

Megan Folino 2013

Sarah Rieder 2012

Kelci Adams 2011

Amanda Persichetti 2010

Alexandra Swanson 2009

Jonathan Moore 2008