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 Edna M. McGlynn Scholarship
To provide financial assistance to graduate students at Salem State University. Matriculated graduate students who has completed 18 hours toward...
To provide financial assistance to graduate students at Salem State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Elaine S. Marks Prize
The fund has been established on behalf of Salem State University’s School of Social Work to honor Elaine S. Marks for her key role in founding...
The fund has been established on behalf of Salem State University’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eleanor Blazer Powlesland Scholarship(s)
Freshman who is a graduate of Lynn Classical High School in Lynn, Mass. entering the School of Human Services or the School of Arts and Sciences...
Freshman who is a graduate of Lynn Classical High School in Lynn, Mass....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies English Department Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of the English Department Endowed Scholarship shall be to award scholarships annually to one or more students attending Salem State...
The purpose of the English Department Endowed Scholarship shall be to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ettinger Family Endowment Fund Business
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual scholarship support to the School of Social Work, the School of Business...
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ettinger Family Endowment Fund Social Work
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual scholarship support to the School of Social Work, the School of Business...
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Ettinger Family Endowment Fund Theatre
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual scholarship support to the School of Social Work, the School of Business...
The Donor has established this fund for the purpose of providing annual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Eugene & Janet Salem Endowed Fellowship Fund
To provide Salem State University students a financial opportunity to pursue career related experiences designed to supplement their educational...
To provide Salem State University students a financial opportunity to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Faith G. Pendleton '92 Memorial 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Frances M. Buckley Scholarship Fund
For the purpose of providing financial assistance to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors enrolled at Salem State University. Awarded to deserving...
For the purpose of providing financial assistance to Sophomores, Juniors...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gillis Family Scholarship Award
Student(s) demonstrating financial need Undergraduate student(s) majoring in Business
Student(s) demonstrating financial need Undergraduate student(s)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Graduating Class Gift Scholarship Fund
First year student with demonstrated financial need
First year student with demonstrated financial need
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ira Rosenberg '14H Scholarship
Student(s) demonstrating financial need
Student(s) demonstrating financial need
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joseph Aiyeku Award Fund
A student enrolled in the Marketing and Decisions Sciences Department in the Bertolon School of Business Preference to a student with a...
A student enrolled in the Marketing and Decisions Sciences Department in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended