Custom MMIC's President and CEO Paul Blount and his wife, Kate Blount (far right), present inaugural “Women in Engineering” scholarships to Sarah McKinley, Emma Fournier and Grace Remillard (left to right).

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

In partnership with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Custom MMIC 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 11 outstanding applications for this award and, because of the quality of applicants, decided to expand the awards.

Emma Fournier of Groton, who will attend Tulane University to study chemical engineering, was awarded the full scholarship — approximately $112,000 over four years.

Grace Remillard of Groton, who will attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell to study electrical engineering, and Sarah McKinley of Westford, who will attend Clarkson University to study mechanical engineering, were each awarded partial scholarships, totaling $40,000 over four years.

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

“We are very pleased to launch our scholarship program this spring. 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.” — Paul Blount, president and CEO of Custom MMIC