WPI Merit-Based Scholarships
First-year applicants are awarded this scholarship based on academic performance in high school, recommendations, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and community service. These scholarships vary in amounts and are renewable for four years.
IB diploma graduates with a diploma score of 40 or greater admitted to WPI are guaranteed an academic merit-based Presidential scholarship worth a minimum of $25,000.
Great Minds Scholars Program
The Great Minds Scholars program is a WPI initiative designed to meet the full demonstrated financial need, up to the cost of tuition and fees, of selected Pell-eligible students enrolled in the Worcester Public Schools. Learn more about the Great Minds Scholars program.
Specialty Merit-Based Scholarship Programs
Biology & Biotechnology Scholars Program
Applicants indicating biology or biotechnology as their intended area of study will automatically be considered for the program. Learn more about the program.
Chemistry & Biochemistry Scholars Program
Applicants indicating chemistry or biochemistry as their intended area of study will automatically be considered for the program. Learn more about the program.
Girls Who Code Scholarship
The WPI Girls Who Code Scholarship recognizes outstanding young women passionate about solving problems through innovation and technology. These women have also excelled in the Girls Who Code program and in their high school academic performance. Several WPI GWC Scholars are selected each year in March and receive $20,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study.
National Consortium of Specialized STEM Schools (NCSSS) Scholarship Program
All first-year applicants to WPI are considered for a National Consortium of Specialized STEM Schools (NCSSS) scholarship from a participating school. Up to 5 accepted students will receive a scholarship that is valued at $60,000 or more (or $15,000 or more per year for up to four years).
Selections are made on a rolling basis from January to April and are based on academic performance, program of study, recommendations, and personal statement. Submissions of project-based academic work and examples of work from summer programs and other academic experiences are welcome as well as part of the admissions evaluation process.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (for Transfer Students)
Beginning with transfer students accepted for Fall 2021, WPI will award all Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) scholars a $10,000 scholarship per year. All accepted PTK scholars will automatically be awarded—no additional application or materials necessary, but please be certain to note in your application that you're a PTK scholar. Part-time students and students with previous baccalaureate degrees aren't eligible, and this scholarship cannot be combined with the WPI Transfer Honors Award. Candidates must have submitted their completed application by the transfer application deadline. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is offered to admitted transfer candidates only.
Project Lead The Way Scholarship
Project Lead The Way is a high school curriculum that provides hands on, real-world activities, projects and problems that help students understand how the knowledge and skills they develop in the classroom may be applied in everyday life.
In partnership with the Mass STEM Hub, WPI provides scholarships to five students who have completed at least three Project Lead The Way courses at a Massachusetts high school.
These awards are valued at $20,000 and are renewable for four years. Selections are based upon academic performance and success in the Project Lead The Way program at their high school. Students will be notified in March.
Robotics (FIRST & VEX) Scholarships
WPI is a long time supporter of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics program and is proud to have been the inaugural university to offer a full-tuition FIRST scholarship starting in 1996. A separate application is required–learn more about WPI scholarships available for FIRST participants.
WPI partners with VEX Robotics and is proud to offer scholarships to participants in this program. A separate application is required–learn more about WPI scholarships available for VEX participants.
WPI Transfer Honors Award
All accepted transfer applicants will automatically be considered for the WPI Transfer Honors Award valued at up to $10,000 per year. Five outstanding transfer students will be awarded this scholarship based on the information provided in their application and resume, with academic performance, non-academic pursuits, and any recommendations all taken into consideration. This award cannot be combined with the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. Candidates must have submitted their completed application by the transfer application deadline. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Additional Financial Aid Opportunities
Visit our main Scholarships and Grants page to learn more about need-based scholarships, and additional opportunities such as the ROTC Scholarships, SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Program, and Tuition Exchange.