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STEM Scholarships

The Unitil Scholarship Fund celebrates some of our community's brightest students in STEM.

We’re happy to announce that we’re again offering our Unitil Scholarship Fund for the upcoming academic year.

Six high school seniors from our communities in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) will each receive $5,000 for the first year of undergraduate study. To date, we have awarded well over $300,000 in scholarships to these very hard working and bright students!

Our application window is currently closed and will open again after January 1, 2022. Please check back for the link to apply online (we will not be accepting any paper applications going forward). The deadline to submit your completed application will be Friday, April 1, 2022 and recipients will be notified of selection by mail no later than April 30, 2022.

Unitil Scholarship Fund Guidelines

The Unitil Scholarship Fund joins the existing Peter J. Stulgis Scholarship Fund for students from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH.

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2021 Scholarship Winners

We are very proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Unitil Scholarship Fund. This year is our 11th year of the Unitil Scholarship Fund and marks over $330,000 given to students in our local communities. The students plan on pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) and will use the scholarship for their first year of undergraduate study.

The 2021 student winners are:

  • Cooper Leppard of Concord, New Hampshire, a graduate of Concord High School. Cooper plans to study Global Health Studies at the University of Miami.
  • Isabella Makabali of Stratham, New Hampshire, a graduate of Exeter High School. Isabella plans to study Bio Informatics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • John McDermott of Gardner, Massachusetts, a graduate of Gardner High School. John is undecided and looking at several STEM majors at UMASS Amherst.
  • Isabella Minai-Azary of Epping, New Hampshire, a graduate of Portsmouth Christian Academy. Isabella plans to study Chemistry at the University of California Santa Barbara.
  • Dawson Knapp of Sanford, Maine, a graduate of Sanford High School. Dawson plans to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine.

As part of the program, a sixth student who is the daughter of a Unitil employee will receive a scholarship. Olivia LeBlanc of Lunenburg, Massachusetts is a graduate of Lunenburg High School. She plans to study Nursing at Fitchburg State University. Congratulations to all of our winners! We wish you the best of luck in this year’s studies!

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