Making a Difference

Annual gifts to The Merrimack Fund provide student scholarships, increase financial support for faculty, build state-of-the-art athletic facilities and support student life initiatives.

Designating Your Gift

You may designate your gift to any of the following areas of the College:

Unrestricted (Area of Greatest Need)
Unrestricted gifts fund the College’s most pressing needs. These gifts support a wide range of programs and projects across Merrimack’s campus — everything from academics to scholarships to keeping the lights on.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
More than 90 percent of Merrimack students receive financial aid. Gifts to scholarships make a Merrimack education accessible to deserving students.

Pioneer Scholars Program
Gifts to the Pioneer Scholars Program further advance the partnership between Merrimack College and Abbott-Lawrence Academy (ALA), supporting a scholarship fund that provides ALA students who have successfully completed the Early College Program the opportunity to attend Merrimack College on a full scholarship, covering tuition, room and board, fees and books.

The Warrior Fund (Athletics)
Gifts to The Warrior Fund recruit highly visible opponents to the Merrimack campus, purchase cutting-edge technology and equipment, fund out-of-the-region travel, provide leadership-development training for athletes, sustain academic support services and so much more.

Student Life
Gifts to Student Life provide opportunities for students to do more, see more, experience more — be more. Funds support intramural sports, pep band, debate club, fraternities and sororities, performing arts and break trips, just to name a few.

Girard School of Business
Gifts to the Girard School of Business support the innovative curriculum that prepares students for leadership roles in society and enables them to be effective in the world’s rapidly changing business environment.

School of Education and Social Policy
Gifts to the School of Education and Social Policy support dynamic, responsive and focused programs that prepare educators who understand that schools play a key role in a diverse and democratic society.

School of Health Sciences
Gifts to the School of Health Sciences support a participatory, collaborative and hands-on learning environment, and a comprehensive educational program to prepare students for rewarding careers in health-related fields. 

School of Liberal Arts
Gifts to the School of Liberal Arts support a curriculum focused on building the knowledge and skills necessary to adjust to a changing world, adapt to a changing career path and become a critical and creative thinker in any field.

School of Science and Engineering
Gifts to the School of Science and Engineering support the integration of practical experience with interdisciplinary study, and the acquisition of academic knowledge, while fostering a tradition of active research and experiential learning.