CMSFI awards four scholarships annually in the amount of $1500.00 each. The scholarships each fit into a specific category that include the following:
For all scholarships, the RCMSFI Board of Directors screens each applicant on the basis of financial need, extra-curricular activities, scholastic rating, and that the student's interest fits with the broad category of the Arts or Applied Technology, or the demonstration of community service, as appropriate to the scholarship applied for.
The list of applicants is narrowed down and those individuals are interviewed by the Board of Directors to determine whom the awardee and alternates will be. The scholarships are presented by the school administration to the selected recipients at awards night or on the day of graduation.
The scholarships are provided to the awardees after successful completion of their first semester of study with a commitment to continue with their schooling.
Since 1999, the RCMSFI has awarded $33,000.00 in scholarships to 27 recipients.
If you would like to apply for one of our scholarships, please obtain the application from the guidance office at Merrimack High School. Please note that completed applications are due to the MHS guidance office by April 15th. This year we have a new community-based scholorship, to apply please fill out the following application form: Click here
The RCMSFI currently has four scholarships that are awarded each year to students who have demonstrated a financial need, pursuing a degree in the category of the Arts or Applied Technology, or have contributed their services to the community. The full descriptions of each the three scholarships are listed below.
The RCMSFI awards an Arts Scholarship each year to Merrimack residents graduating from high school who plan to further their academic study in the broad category of the arts.
The applicant is selected based on their financial need, commitment to artistic pursuit, and their talent. Past awardees have been interested in pursuing careers in vocal music, journalism, instrumental music, visual arts, and dramatic arts.
Applied Technology Scholarship
The Applied Technology Scholarship is awarded each year to Merrimack residents graduating from high school who plan to further their academic study in a specific vocation.
The award is based on financial need, commitment to the chosen vocation, and talent.
Community Service Scholarship
Unlike the other two scholarships, the Community Service Scholarship does not require the recipient to pursue a specific vocation. This award is for individuals who demonstrate a commitment to and performance of community service, plan to pursue a post secondary education, and fit the criteria of financial need.
The criteria of this award is decided each year by the current President of the Rotary Club of Merrimack each year. In the past, the President's Award has been given to graduating seniors who were pursuing a career in the field of teaching, nursing, law, and many other areas.