Our Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: The application is available November 15 through February 15.


Automatch Scholarships: Once you complete your General Application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you immediately qualify – no further action is required. To see a list of scholarships that may need additional action on your part to receive consideration, select “Recommended” under “Opportunities.” All students who qualify will be automatched to these opportunities. Qualifying does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.
Browsing “All” Scholarships: Below is a list of all scholarship opportunities offered at Salem State University. This list shows all scholarships at Salem State, not scholarships for which you are receiving consideration. Automatch scholarships will appear with “None” listed under the “Action” column – this means an additional application is not required for consideration. The “Deadline” column indicates the deadline to complete the application to receive consideration. This is not the deadline to accept the award.
Award Amount: The number and award amount of scholarships are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available, and other factors.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Francis H. McGrath Fund
In memory of Francis McGrath, former director of Facilities and Grants Administration at Salem State University. For all students.
In memory of Francis McGrath, former director of Facilities and Grants...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000 Francis W. O'Connell III '72 Scholarship Award
Bertolon School of Business major Financial need
Bertolon School of Business major Financial need
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Frederick A. Meier Science Award Endowment Biology
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual science awards to the undergraduate students who have majors in Chemistry...
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$0.00 Frederick A. Meier Science Award Endowment Chemistry
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual science awards to the undergraduate students who have majors in Chemistry...
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies General Scholarship Endowment
Student(s) with demonstrated financial need and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or in good standing for renewal.
Student(s) with demonstrated financial need and a cumulative GPA of at...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Genevieve Hope Blaney Scholarship Fund
The Donors have established this scholarship for the purpose of providing financial assistance to students at Salem State University. Must be a...
The Donors have established this scholarship for the purpose of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies George and Marie Heinz Scholarship
Matriculated full-time undergraduate student at Salem State University with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Matriculated full-time undergraduate student at Salem State University...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies George E. Powlesland Scholarship(s)
Freshman who is a graduate of Lynn English High School in Lynn Mass. entering the School of Human Services or the School of Arts and Sciences with...
Freshman who is a graduate of Lynn English High School in Lynn Mass....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies George H. Ellison, Sr. Scholarship Fund
To provide annual scholarship support for a student with demonstrated financial need.
To provide annual scholarship support for a student with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Hagar Fund
In memory of Dr. Daniel Bernard Hagar, Principal of the Normal School (1865 – 1896). For the benefit of female pupils of the State Teacher’s...
In memory of Dr. Daniel Bernard Hagar, Principal of the Normal School...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Harriet Laura Martin Memorial Fund
To aid some pupil who has shown superior scholarship during the course at the Normal School to obtain further training. Superior scholarship.
To aid some pupil who has shown superior scholarship during the course...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000 Harriet, Harold, and Andrea Liftman '75G Scholarship
Student(s) attending Salem State University majoring in education.
Student(s) attending Salem State University majoring in education.
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Helen Francis (O'Neil) Shea Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship award(s) for students enrolled at Salem State University in the Bertolon School of Business. Single female student who is...
To provide scholarship award(s) for students enrolled at Salem State...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Honors and General Scholarship Programs
To provide financial assistance to good students in the honors program who are otherwise ineligible for financial aid. Must be in the Honors...
To provide financial assistance to good students in the honors program...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,500.00 Hunt Charitable Award
The donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing one scholarship award in the amount of $2,500 to a student enrolled as an...
The donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing one...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Hyman S. Kramer Memorial Scholarship Fund
To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the School of Nursing. Enrolled in the School of Nursing; demonstrated financial need; and...
To provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the School of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Ira Rosenberg '14H Scholarship
Student(s) demonstrating financial need
Student(s) demonstrating financial need
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Irene Berube Favreau Scholarship Fund
The Donor has established this fund in memory of Irene Berube Favreau ’47 for the purpose of annually providing scholarships for tuition and fees,...
The Donor has established this fund in memory of Irene Berube Favreau...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Isabelle Dunne Jannino Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing scholarship aid for students. Female student with financial need; studying...
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Jack Welch Scholarships
The Foundation shall hold and apply the Fund (both principal and any earnings thereon) as a scholarship fund for students attending the Salem State...
The Foundation shall hold and apply the Fund (both principal and any...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies James D. and Joanna M. Calef Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Donor has established this scholarship fund for the purpose of providing financial assistance to full-time Salem State University undergraduate...
The Donor has established this scholarship fund for the purpose of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000 James J. Fallon Theatre Scholarship Award
A theatre or lighting design student in excellent academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 Must be a sophomore or junior theatre major in either...
A theatre or lighting design student in excellent academic standing with...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Jayne Carvelli-Sheehan '78 Scholarship
Student(s) demonstrating financial need; Undergraduate or graduate student(s) majoring in Nursing; Preference given to those interested in the...
Student(s) demonstrating financial need; Undergraduate or graduate...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000 John Finnegan Scholarship Award
Student must have a declared music major.
Student must have a declared music major.
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Joseph D. Geller '87G Scholarship Award
Master’s student(s) studying business Student(s) who has demonstrated financial need
Master’s student(s) studying business Student(s) who has demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Josephine E. Kennedy Scholarship
To provide scholarship awards for students at Salem State University. Minimum GPA of 3.2; major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or...
To provide scholarship awards for students at Salem State University. ...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Judith and Barry Josephs/Frances Glovsky Emmerman Scholarship
The donor has established this scholarship for the purpose of providing financial assistance to students attending Salem State University. ...
The donor has established this scholarship for the purpose of providing...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Kathleen T. Gardner '82 Scholarship Award
Student(s) studying Healthcare Studies Student(s) who has demonstrated financial need
Student(s) studying Healthcare Studies Student(s) who has demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Kevin B. Harrington Scholarship Fund
To provide support for a Salem State University undergraduate student majoring in political science. Political Science major and most deserving...
To provide support for a Salem State University undergraduate student...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Kim Gassett-Schiller '83 Tutoring Scholarship
The purpose of the Kim Gassett-Schiller ’83 Tutoring Scholarship, shall be to award scholarships annually to one or more students attending Salem...
The purpose of the Kim Gassett-Schiller ’83 Tutoring Scholarship, shall...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Kristen Stromberg Memorial Scholarship Fund
The donor has established this scholarship fund for the purpose of recognizing an undergraduate (Junior) student who has demonstrated perseverance...
The donor has established this scholarship fund for the purpose of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Louise Waldfogel Ehrlich Memorial Scholarship Fund
An undergraduate or graduate student in the education program with demonstrated financial need.
An undergraduate or graduate student in the education program with...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies LPN-BSN Scholarship Fund
To establish the LPN-BSN Scholarship Fund (“The Fund”) as a School of Nursing permanently endowed scholarship fund to provide scholarship support...
To establish the LPN-BSN Scholarship Fund (“The Fund”) as a School of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Lucie Driessen Lancome Scholarship
Demonstrated interest in becoming a teacher of students in grades K-12, as determined by the student’s program of study Documented financial need...
Demonstrated interest in becoming a teacher of students in grades K-12,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Luke & Mary Wood Scholarship
Nursing Students; participating in Clinicals, working, or volunteering in formal programs at Beverly Hospital or North Shore Medical Center’s...
Nursing Students; participating in Clinicals, working, or volunteering...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Marguerite Ellen O'Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund
Continuing education female student preferred, must be matriculated into a degree program. Demonstrates financial need
Continuing education female student preferred, must be matriculated into...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000 Maria and Nap Pero Scholarship Award
Student enrolled in the School of Nursing with financial need. Preference given to a student with interest in critical pediatric or geriatric care.
Student enrolled in the School of Nursing with financial need. ...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Marilyn J. and Jacob S. Segal Endowed Scholarship Fund
The donor has established this scholarship fund for the purpose of providing financial assistance to students attending Salem State University. One...
The donor has established this scholarship fund for the purpose of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Marilyn J. and Jacob S. Segal Family Scholarship
Student(s) of color enrolled full time with demonstrated financial need.
Student(s) of color enrolled full time with demonstrated financial need.
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Marion T. Ahern Memorial Scholarship
To provide scholarship awards to students enrolled in the Bertolon School of Business at Salem State University. Business majors who have...
To provide scholarship awards to students enrolled in the Bertolon...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000 Mary C. Regnante Scholarship
Student(s) residing in the city of Lynn, town of Nahant, Swampscott, Saugus or Marblehead, Massachusetts, applying for admission to Salem State...
Student(s) residing in the city of Lynn, town of Nahant, Swampscott,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 Mary E. Coppola Scholarship Fund
To provide financial assistance to outstanding sophomore nursing students at Salem State University. Student must have completed the course...
To provide financial assistance to outstanding sophomore nursing...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Mary E. Mrose Scholarship Fund
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing financial assistance to benefit female junior and senior undergraduate students...
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Mary Ella and Elmer Lee McBride Sr. Scholarship
Support for male students of color
Support for male students of color
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Mary Powlesland Commager Senior Arts and Sciences Scholarship(s)
A senior enrolled in the school of Arts & Sciences with demonstrated financial need.
A senior enrolled in the school of Arts & Sciences with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Mary Powlesland Commager Senior Human Services Scholarship(s)
A Senior enrolled in the school of Human Services with demonstrated financial need.
A Senior enrolled in the school of Human Services with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies Mary, Marilyn and James Flaherty Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need. Preference given to an education major from Arlington or Somerville MA. May...
Undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need. ...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies McGuiggan-George Scholarship
Full time undergraduate student(s) Scholarship is to be awarded for a maximum of four consecutive years as long as the student(s) retain a minimum...
Full time undergraduate student(s) Scholarship is to be awarded for a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies McGurren Family Scholarship
For any student with demonstrated financial need
For any student with demonstrated financial need
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,175.00 McIlraith Family Scholarship
Student with demonstrated financial need.
Student with demonstrated financial need.
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,175.00
Deadline02/15/2020