The Unitil Scholarship Fund celebrates some of our community's brightest students in STEM. Applications now being accepted for the 2022-2023 academic year!
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 over $360,000 in scholarships to these very hard working and bright students!
Stay tuned for the winning names coming soon!
Unitil Scholarship Fund Guidelines
What is the purpose of the Unitil Scholarship Fund?
The purpose of the Unitil Scholarship Fund is to support high school seniors in our current service territories in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts who demonstrate outstanding potential for careers in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Who may apply?
Students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM fields of study) may apply.
What level of education is the award granted for?
The scholarship is granted to assist with completion of an undergraduate degree.
How are recipients selected?
The Unitil Scholarship Committees will base their decisions for awarding scholarships on a combination of factors, including academic merit, financial need, other scholarships awarded, outside student activities and other relevant factors such as the number of hours worked outside of class during the school year.
What are the requirements for eligibility?
All applicants must reside (primary address) and attend a school located in one of the cities or towns in our Unitil’s service territories. The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program with a declared major or concentration in science, technology, engineering, or math.
What else do I need to provide with my application?
In addition to filling out the information in our online application form, applicants must also include:
- An official transcript of high school grades
- A letter of recommendation from a science, technology, engineering or math teacher or high school principal, which also includes verification of major field of study and the expected date of graduation
- An essay by the applicant addressing career objectives, why he/she is applying for the scholarship and why he/she merits the scholarship above all others
The Unitil Scholarship Fund joins the existing Peter J. Stulgis Scholarship Fund for students from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH.
2022 Scholarship Winners
We are very proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Unitil Scholarship Fund. The Unitil Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to support students who demonstrate exceptional potential for careers in STEM. This year marks over $360,000 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 2022 student winners are:
- Cassie Murphy of Dunbarton, N.H., a graduate of Bow High School. Cassie plans to study math education at Evangel University.
- Ayden Lang of North Hampton, N.H., a graduate of Winnacunnet High School. Ayden plans to study computer science at Merrimack College.
- Quintin Lemek of Gardner, Mass., a graduate of Gardner High School. Quintin plans to study computer science at Fitchburg State University.
- George Lawton of Dover, N.H., a graduate of Dover High School. George plans to study computer science at Northeastern University.
- Kevin Kieu of Scarborough, Maine, a graduate of Scarborough High School. Kevin plans to study computer science at UMass Lowell.
As part of the program, a sixth student who is the child of a Unitil employee was also awarded a scholarship. Emma Sprague, a graduate of Dover High School, was selected to receive this special award and will study mechanical engineering at the University of Rhode Island. Congratulations to all of our winners! We wish you the best of luck in this year’s studies!