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
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.
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!