2017 Tuition Assistance

Community partners, mentors, teachers, guidance counselors.....Do you know of an underrepresented or underserved Worcester community student who has a strong academic record, an interest in STEM and can demonstrate financial need?  

WPI is offering opportunities for eligible students who are entering grades 4 - 12 to attend one of our summer programs at no cost.  Students who are accepted in the Summer Scholars Program will also be invited to return for subsequent no-cost summer opportunities. For program specific information, please see our summer academic programs webpage for Spark (grades 4-6), Ignite (grades 7-8), Launch (grades 9-10), and Frontiers (grades 11-12).

Preference will be given to students from Worcester Public Schools.

Summer Scholars Program

How To Nominate a Student: All you need to do is complete this Nomination Form by March 1. We ask that you reach out to the student prior to nominating them so you can provide the family's contact information.  Once you complete the nomination form, we will reach out to the student and family.

Completing the Student Application: Students, if you have been nominated, congratulations!  You should have been sent a Summer Scholars application to complete. If you should have been contacted, but did not, please contact our office. All applications are due by March 31. All decisions will be communicated by April 15.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities for the Frontiers Program

Frontiers offers a limited number of partial tuition assistance scholarships that are awarded based on a family’s demonstrated financial need, a student’s academic achievement and promise, and the availability of funds. We operate independently of WPI’s Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy.

We cannot guarantee that all eligible applicants will receive aid. Applicants will be considered for tuition assistance only after we have received all completed admissions and tuition assistance materials, and if they have been accepted into the program. To apply for Tuition Assistance, please complete this application (PDF).

WISE Scholarship for Camp Reach participants: WPI is proud to offer $500 Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarships to outstanding young women enrolling in the Frontiers Program this summer. This scholarship will be offered to a select group of participants of the Camp Reach program only who will be juniors or seniors in high school this fall. Download the application (PDF).

FIRST Dean’s List: The FIRST Robotics Dean’s List Winners are offered the opportunity to attend either session I or session II of Frontiers. The scholarship will cover the full tuition of either session for the Frontiers Program. For those students who are unable to take advantage of the summer offer, $2,000 would be applied towards the tuition for undergraduate enrollment of the fall of 2018. The scholarship will be available to any Dean’s List Winners only.

"Launched" Frontiers Scholarship for Launch participants: WPI is proud to offer five $500 "Launched" Frontiers Scholarships for the Frontiers Program. This scholarship is available only for students who participated in the WPI Launch Program, and who will be juniors or seniors in high school this fall. Download the application (PDF).  A participant is only eligible for this scholarship one time.