Scholarships

Scroll to the bottom of this page for miscellaneous scholarship opportunities for current students

 

Incoming Students for the Fall of 2019

The following scholarship opportunities are available to incoming undergraduate students.  No additional application materials are required unless noted below; the Admissions Office will use the information that you have already provided to make decisions on scholarship recipients. Scholarship decisions are made based on admission credentials at the time the student is admitted.  Updated transcripts or test scores sent to MMA after acceptance will not be taken into consideration for merit aid. Due to the competitiveness of these scholarships, the earlier a student applies for admission, the better the chance of being considered for a merit scholarship.  Invitations for interviews for merit scholarships are usually sent to accepted students in February with interviews and decisions being made in March.

ADMIRAL’S SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship is a renewable, 8 semester (fall and spring) award.  It is based on high school grade point average and SAT/ACT scores.  Award amounts range from $4,000 - $15,000 depending upon your residency. Priority is given to those students who apply for admission by February 15th.This award is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, to be verified at the end of each spring semester.  If the student does not maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, any future receipt of the award is forfeited.

AHANA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP – funded by MMA, this award was established to enhance the educational opportunities of African-American and Latino/a students.  This scholarship is renewable provided the student continues to have financial need and maintains at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, which is verified at the end of each spring semester.  If the student loses the scholarship due to low GPA, any future receipt of the award is forfeited.  Meeting our May 1st priority deadline is highly encouraged, as these funds tend to run out quickly.

CAPTAIN EMERY RICE SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is a renewable, 8 semester (fall and spring) award in the amount of in-state tuition and fees.  This award is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average, to be verified at the end of each spring semester.  If the student does not maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA, the student is given a one time, one semester probation to regain eligibility.  If, after that semester, the cumulative GPA is still below the required minimum of 3.3, any future receipt of the award is forfeited.

CAPTAIN’S SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship is a renewable, 8 semester (fall and spring) award.  It is based on high school grade point average and SAT/ACT scores.  Award amounts range from $3,000 - $10,000 depending upon your residency. Priority is given to those students who apply for admission by February 15th.This award is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, to be verified at the end of each spring semester.  If the student does not maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, any future receipt of the award is forfeited.

ADMIRAL MAURICE BRESHNAHAN SCHOLARSHIP - This 8 semester scholarship (fall and spring only) is a renewable award in the amount of in-state tuition and fees.  One scholarship is awarded each year to the top ranking Emery Rice Scholarship Recipient.  Eligibility criteria can be obtained through the Admissions Office. This award is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average, to be verified at the end of each spring semester. 

JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS TUITION WAIVER- funded by MMA this program is awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Education to students who,beginning with the class of 2016 or after must:

  • Score in the Advanced category on one of three high school state assessment tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics or Technology/Engineering)
  • Score in the Proficient or Advanced category on the remaining two high school state assessment tests
  • Have a combined MCAS score on these assessments that ranks in the top 25% in their school district.

In addition, all students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations.
  • Be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent) in a certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at an eligible institution.
  • Not have received a prior bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must be in compliance with applicable law regarding Selective Service Registration.
  • Must not be in default with applicable law regarding any federal or state student education loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received.

scored in the top 25% of their MA high school district on the MCAS taken during their sophomore year.  Students must provide a copy of their award letter from the state to the MMA Financial Aid Office, along with filing the FAFSA each year (www.fafsa.ed.gov).  This 8 semester award (fall and spring only) is renewable, provided the student maintains full time enrollment and at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, to be confirmed at the end of each spring semester.

GATEWAY CITY SCHOLARSHIP

This 8 semester, need-based scholarship (fall and spring only) is a renewable award in an amount up to the value of in-state tuition, room and board.  These scholarships are awarded each year to incoming freshmen and transfer students from underrepresented populations at MMA who come from Boston, MA or one of Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities. Currently, underrepresented populations, as defined by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, include African American and Hispanic/Latino students. This award is renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing and remains in good conduct standing within the Regiment of Cadets. 

Under M.G.L. c. 23A section 3A, a Gateway City is defined as a municipality with:

  • Population greater than 35,000 and less than 250,000
  • Median household income below the state average
  • Rate of educational attainment of a bachelor’s degree or above that is below the state average.

The following are Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities:

Attleboro Barnstable Brockton Chelsea Chicopee
Everett Fall River Fitchburg Haverhill Holyoke
Lawrence Leominster Lowell  Lynn Malden
Methuen New Bedford Peabody Pittsfield Quincy
Revere Salem Springfield Taunton Westfield
Worcester        

DR. JACQUELINE FIELDS SCHOLARSHIP

This 8 semester, merit scholarship (fall and spring only) is a renewable award in the amount of in-state tuition and fees.  Two scholarships are awarded each year to an incoming freshman or transfer student from an underrepresented population at MMA. Currently, underrepresented populations, as defined by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, include African American and Hispanic/Latina students.  The recipient of this scholarship will be selected from the top students in the applicant pool. This award is renewable provided the student maintains at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, to be verified at the end of each spring semester, and remains in good conduct standing within the Regiment of Cadets. 

All Students

The MMA Scholarship Committee provides a number of scholarship opportunities for all currently enrolled students.  Students who will be participating in the winter sea term training cruise or winter experiential learning programs have the opportunity to complete an on line winter scholarship application in September/October.  Additionally, the online scholarship application process is opened in March/April for students to apply for internal scholarships for the following academic year.  Notices are sent directly to all students via their MMA email when these opportunities are available.

 


Miscellaneous Scholarships - students should check this page on a regular basis as new scholarships are added throughout the year.

Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship   This scholarship is available to Massachusetts residents with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average who are majoring in Marine, Facilities or Energy Systems Engineering.  Deadline to apply is January 25, 2019.

Friends of Chatham Waterways Lewis E. Kimball Scholarship  This $3000 scholarship is available for MSEP/MSSEP majors from Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, or who graduated from Cape Cod Community College.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

The Joseph McCarthy Scholarship Fund is accepting applications now through April 15, 2019.  This scholarship is open to all students, regardless of major, as long as you are a Massachusetts Resident. To be considered all applicants must write a 500-word (minimum) essay on how Irish Americans contributed to society either nationally or locally. You do not need to be Irish to apply!

   scholarships for military family members

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