MGHPCC Scholarship Program

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is pleased to make available a total of $10,000 annually for scholarships to its member universities, to be awarded to students residing in Holyoke who are currently attending Holyoke Public Schools or Holyoke Community College. The MGHPCC members are Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts system.

The total available scholarship funds are $10,000 per year, to be used in a single year, with no rollover to future years. Multiple scholarships (i.e. 2 or more awards totaling $10,000) may be awarded. Awardees must be residents of Holyoke and enrolled at Holyoke High School at the time of their application. Awardees must matriculate to one of the MGHPCC universities each semester that the award is paid.

Since 2015, MGHPCC has granted more than $80,000 in scholarships to students attending MGHPCC member universities. Scholarship recipients and their families are invited to attend a small ceremony with the Holyoke Mayor, school superintendent, and the director of the MGHPCC. Students are recognized for their awards and celebrated as they move on to higher education.

2023-24 Scholarships CLOSED

2024-25 Application Process:

2024-25 scholarship round will be announced in October 2024

Award Process:

Students are selected for awards by an evaluation committee that reads and scores each essay. All names are removed from the essays so that they are scored anonymously. Awards can be given to one or more students each year, and to an individual student for one or more years, subject to the total funds available. Awardees must matriculate at one of the MGHPCC universities each semester that an award is paid. A check from the MGHPCC will be made out to, and sent to, that university, for the benefit of the awardee. 


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Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
Computing Global Change
Star Power
Engineering the Human Microbiome
Computing Social Capital
Computers Diagnosing Disease
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