Custom MMIC Awards Inaugural “Women in Engineering” Scholarships

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Custom MMIC is pleased to announce the award of its inaugural “Women In Engineering” scholarships, which will help three young women pursue undergraduate degrees in engineering.

Custom MMIC, in partnership with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, launched the “Women In Engineering” scholarship this past spring, with the goal of providing full tuition and fees to a recent female graduate of either Groton-Dunstable High School located in Groton, Massachusetts, or Westford Academy, located in Westford, Massachusetts. Custom MMIC received eleven outstanding applications for this award, and due to the quality of applicants, decided to expand the scope of the scholarship.

Emma Fournier of Groton, Massachusetts, who will attend Tulane University to study Chemical Engineering, was awarded the full scholarship totaling approximately $112,000 over four years. Grace Remillard of Groton, Massachusetts, who will attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell to study Electrical Engineering, and Sarah McKinley of Westford, Massachusetts, who will attend Clarkson University to study Mechanical Engineering, were each awarded partial scholarships totaling $40,000 over four years.

“We are very pleased to launch our scholarship program this spring,” said Paul Blount, president and CEO of Custom MMIC. “This has been a dream of mine for a few years now, so it is exciting to see it come to fruition. The three women chosen were impressive in their past accomplishments and future goals, and we are proud to play a part in their engineering education. We are also fortunate to have the Greater Lowell Community Foundation as our partner, for the logistical support they provide is a major reason we can offer these scholarships. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

Custom MMIC plans to offer the scholarship again next spring, and will likely increase the application pool to include other nearby towns.   

About Custom MMIC

Custom MMIC is a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). Embracing their customers’ challenges, the company offers both a growing family of highperformance MMIC standard products and innovative custom-design services. Their engineering team is highly experienced in a broad range of III-V processes (e.g. GaAs, GaN, InP, InGaP) and has longstanding relationships with the leading foundries. Custom MMIC specializes in RF through millimeterwave circuits serving diverse markets including wireless and wired communications, satellite, radar systems, cellular infrastructure and instrumentation. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Chelmsford, MA. For more information, click here.

About Greater Lowell Community Foundation

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization comprised of over 350 funds, currently totaling over $37MM, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in 20 neighboring cities and towns. The Community Foundation annually awards grants and scholarships to hundreds of worthy nonprofits and students, and is powered by the winning combination of donor-directed giving, personal attention from its staff, and an in-depth understanding of local needs. The generosity of our donors has enabled the Community Foundation to award nearly $19 million to the Greater Lowell Community since 1999. 


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