Every year, AB PIP STEM awards scholarships to students who have enthusiastically volunteered for AB PIP STEM over the years, demonstrated leadership abilities and shown passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education. AB PIP STEM offers leadership/scholarship awards and service awards.

2020 AB PIP STEM Scholarships

2020 scholarships
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 AB PIP STEM volunteers who were awarded scholarships at the AB Scholarship Night (filmed by Acton TV). Below are our four AB PIP STEM Scholarship winners:
  • Isabella Hart, who volunteered the most hours for the most years, will attend the University of New Hampshire at Durham.
  • Sanjana Krishna will attend Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Kirtana Krishnakumar will attend University College London.
  • Mehul Suri will attend the University of Pennsylvania.

2019 Scholarship Winners

  • Beryl Mohanandhas
  • Bernice Mohanadhas
  • Varsha Jawahar
Congratulations and thanks for volunteering for AB PIP STEM!!

2018 Scholarship Winners

This year, there were 4 seniors who received this award:
  • Arushi Bhalchandra
  • Jasper Hendrix
  • Shruti Nanda
  • Katherine Yee

2017 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 scholarship winners:
  • Amrita Krishnakumar
  • Madhuri Raman

2016 AB PIP STEM Scholarship Winners

2016 Scholarship Winners

Good luck to our 2016 AB PIP STEM Scholarship winners. 

From left to right in  the photo: Dewi Win (AB PIP STEM Co-chair), Sarah Gao (Washington University), Sumanya Kumar (U Conn), Maya Haigis (U of Rochester), Izzy Taylor, (University of Vermont) and Rheta Roeber (AB PIP STEM Treasurer.) Congrats to all.

2015 AB PIP STEM Scholarship Winners

2015 Scholarship WinnersBest wishes to our 2015 AB PIP STEM Scholarship winners. John Petersen presented the awards at Acton-Boxborough Regional High to William Wu (on left) who will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Thomas Malchodi (on right) who will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology. Congratulations to these AB graduates.

2014 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2014 AB PIP STEM Scholarship award winners, Stephanie Randolph (on left) who plans to attend Boston University and Namrita Murali (on right) who plans to attend Carnegie Mellon. John Petersen presented the awards at ABRHS.

2013 Scholarship Winners

Good luck to this year's AB PIP STEM scholarship winners including Erin McLaughlin, Clark Jacobsohn, Prakhar Sahay and Ethan Sherman. In the photo, John Petersen presented the awards to Erin, Clark and Ethan at ABRHS.
Erin McLaughlin's favorite AB PIP STEM event was the 4th Grade Star Party, where she was especially helpful in managing the crowds waiting to get into the indoor planetarium. Erin will attend Penn State next year and will study nursing. 

Clark Jacobsohn started volunteering at DiscoverSTEM. As Clark's interest in STEM grew, so did his involvement with AB PIP. Clark was involved with the Robotics Club and hopes to continue to be a mentor with the ABRHS club when he attends WPI next year. 

Prakhar Sahay started attending AB PIP STEM events in elementary school. Prakhar has a wide variety of STEM interests (Biology, Computer Science. ACSL competitions, Ed Tech); he will attend Brandeis in the fall. 

Ethan Sherman attended many AB PIP STEM events in elementary school and started volunteering in junior high. Ethan has always been interested in Biology and Math, and will major in Finance at American University.

2012 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to AB PIP STEM scholarship winners—Alison Reip (on left), who will attend Tulane University and Megan Rabideau (on right), who will attend Tufts University. John Petersen presented the awards at Acton-Boxborough Regional High.

2011 Scholarship Winners

PIP offers Leadership/Scholarship Awards and Service Awards. Leadership/Scholarship Awards go to AB seniors who have taken charge at PIP events and offered substantial contributions to STEM in the community. PIP service awards go to AB seniors who have volunteered for more than six PIP events during their high school years including Market Math, Star Party and STEM Discovery Fairs. 

2011 Leadership/Scholarship Awards
PIP Co-chairs, John Petersen (left) and Karen Herther (right) awarded PIP scholarships to Prateek Sahay for AB Robotics, Naman Bharadwaj for AB Robotics, Jenn Kappel for Leadership/Service, and Melissa Wang for Leadership/Service.

2011 Service Awards
The following seniors received PIP Service Awards: Nick DeMello, Rosa Huang, Sunny Li, Lex Martin, Henry Neale, Gabi Walters, Jesse Ward, Julia Whyte, and Michael Wu.

2010 Scholarship Winners

ABRHS seniors, Isabel Krakoff and Danni Sherman, won PIP's 2010 leadership/scholarship awards. Isabel volunteered with PIP for the past six years and took leadership roles in the Star Party, Market Math and Discover STEM events. Isabel plans to pursue a degree in social sciences at Hamilton College. Danny took leadership roles with PIP in Market Math stations and became the EMCEE for the 2009 Discover STEM video. Danny plans to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester this fall. Congratulations to Isabel and Danny.

2008 Scholarship Winners

ABRHS seniors, Josh Crofton-McDonald of Acton and Jessica Hatch of Boxborough, won PIP's 2008 scholarships. These awards were based on outstanding volunteer service in PIP STEM events. PIP gives preference to students pursuing STEM education. Josh attends Cornell University and Jessica attends.

2009 Scholarship Winners

ABRHS seniors, Douglas Randolph and Erin Sweet, won PIP's 2009 scholarships. These awards were based on Douglas and Erin's outstanding volunteer service at PIP STEM events including leading and mentoring students at Market Math Mania at Roche Bros, Star Parties, and the PIP STEM Career Fest. Douglas is studying business administration with a focus on technology at Bentley University and Erin is pursuing a degree in special education at Lesley University.