Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are awarded based upon many factors, including (but not limited to) financial need, academic excellence, athletic, musical, and theatrical talent, affiliation with various groups, or career aspirations.

Scholarships and grants are gift aid and do not need to be repaid. Please see our General Award Policies for renewal guidelines. To learn more about the various types of scholarships and grants please see the charts below.

Scholarship eligibility is determined through the admission process and a separate application is not necessary.

Merit and Athletic Scholarships
Fund Description Amount per Year Eligibility

President’s

Our most prestigious merit scholarship, awarded to the top 30% of incoming students. Up to $27,000 All undergraduate applicants are considered based upon a holistic review of their academic record and personal accomplishments.

Trustees’

Dean’s

Merrimack

Awarded to incoming students in recognition of academic achievement. Between $13,000 and $24,000 All undergraduate applicants are considered based upon a holistic review of their academic record and personal accomplishments.

Athletic

Awarded to select athletic recruits. Up to full tuition, room and board, books and fees Recipients are awarded at the discretion of the Department of Athletics.
Special Scholarships
Fund Description Amount per Year Eligibility

Augustinian

Prestigious scholarship awarded to incoming students who have attended secondary schools affiliated with the Order of St. Augustine. Awarded in place of merit. Full tuition Recipients embody the values of St. Augustine— hospitality, community, and the pursuit of truth. Students are required to commit to up to 6 hours of service per week.

Choral

Awarded to select applicants with a strong background in singing who intend to participate in concert choir. Awarded in addition to merit. $500 Applicants must indicate their interest on their application for admission. Recipients are selected by the Director of Campus Music Activities.

Family

If two children from the same family are enrolled at Merrimack College in a full-time, undergraduate day degree program, each child is entitled to a 10 percent reduction in tuition. Three children receive a 13.3 percent reduction, and four children receive a 15 percent reduction. Reductions are calculated after institutional aid is applied. Varies per family Siblings enrolled simultaneously in a full time undergraduate degree at Merrimack College.

FIRST Robotics

Awarded to a select number of high school seniors who have participated on a FIRST Robotics team. Awarded in addition to merit.

$5,000 To be considered, students will need to submit a FIRST application and major within the School of Science and Engineering.

Honors

Inspired by St. Augustine’s philosophy of teaching and learning, the Honors Scholarship is awarded to students selected into the Honors Program. Awarded in addition to merit. $1,500 Top 20% of the freshman applicant pool who confirm their intent to participate in the Honors Program.

Marching Band

Awarded to talented musicians based upon musical ability who intend to participate in the marching band. Awarded as a comprehensive scholarship or in addition to merit. Varies per student Applicants must indicate their interest on their application for admission or on the music interest form. Recipients are selected by the Director of Bands.

Merrimack Achieves Collegiate Holistic Support Scholars (MACHS)

Established through a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and awarded to select high achieving students who show a strong passion and ambition for a future in their field but may have financial barriers. Awarded in addition to merit. $8,100 Eligible students will need to major within the School of Science and Engineering and demonstrate significant financial need. Students will be notified and invited to submit an application.
Grants
Fund Description Amount per Year Eligibility

Merrimack College Grant

Based upon demonstrated financial need, as per the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Amount varies upon financial need File the FAFSA by the priority filing deadline and demonstrate financial need.

Federal Pell Grant

Awarded on need-based criteria. Students are automatically considered when they file the FAFSA. Up to $6,895 Eligibility depends upon the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA.

State Grant

Awarded on need-based criteria. Students are automatically considered when they file the FAFSA. Varies per state Check with your state agency for state grant eligibility guidelines.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Awarded on a limited basis to Pell Grant recipients. $1,000–$4,000 Priority given to Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFC.