Student Opportunities

College Credit & Scholarships for PLTW students

After completing Project Lead The Way coursework, students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to continue on their STEM education journey. PLTW offers the possibility for students to earn college credit while still in high school.

UMass Lowell, Wentworth Institurte of Technology (WIT), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) offer college credit and scholarships for PLTW students.


UMass Lowell Scholarship for PLTW Students


UMass Lowell is accepting nominations for the UMass Lowell Project Lead the Way Scholarship. As your school participates in Project Lead the Way (PLTW), your students are eligible for this opportunity. We’ve made it easy for STEM teachers, school counselors and principals to nominate a student for this scholarship.   

The scholarship has a maximum award value of $5,000 for Massachusetts residents and $10,000 for out-of-state residents*. It is renewable for four years of undergraduate study, provided a minimum GPA of 3.0 is maintained.

Nominations must be submitted no later than February 15. Learn more about the PLTW criteria to see which of your students qualify. Learn more here. 


WPI Scholarship for PLTW Students

In partnership with the Mass STEM Hub, WPI provides Project Lead The Way scholarships to five accepted first year students each year who have completed at least three PLTW courses at a Massachusetts high school. These awards are valued at $20,000 a year and are renewable for four years. Selection is based upon the admissions applicant’s academic performance and success in the Project Lead The Way program at their high school. Scholars are notified in March of their senior year. More information about the WPI admissions application process and scholarship opportunities can be found at

WPI Credit for PLTW Students

Additionally, WPI offers PTLW students the unique opportunity to obtain college credit for their PLTW coursework! Enrolled WPI students who complete PLTW Engineering coursework in high school, received a minimum of a “B” in the course and earned on the PLTW End-of-Course Assessment either a stanine score of 6 or higher (before July 2018) or another acceptable score (TBD by Fall 2020) are eligible for WPI undergraduate course credit, free of charge. WPI course equivalents have already been identified for Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), and Digital Electronics (DE). As deemed appropriate, WPI also accepted PLTW transfer credits from other PLTW Affiliate Universities (RIT and others). More information can be found at

WIT Scholarship for PLTW Students

In collaboration with MASS STEM Hub, Wentworth Institute of Technology awards scholarships to all accepted students who are graduating from a Massachusetts high school and have completed at least 3 Project Lead the Way courses as indicated by completion of End of Course Assessments.  Preference is given to students who apply and are accepted by March 15, 2019. Students who have completed 2 PTLWE courses and are currently enrolled in the third course at the point of application, will be given equal consideration.  Mass STEM Hub will provide Wentworth with a list of eligible students who have agreed to share their PTLW course performance by April 15.

The scholarship amount will vary based on the number of qualified candidates with a minimum guarantee of $1,000, renewable for the length of the student’s program, (8 semesters for all majors with the exception of Electromechanical Engineering which is a 10-semester program) provided Satisfactory Academic Progress is maintained as outlined in Wentworth’s catalog. An application is not required by the student to be considered for this scholarship.

WIT Credit for PLTW Students

PLTW students are also eligible to earn college credit at WIT. Learn more here

To see other college and university partners or to learn more about post-secondary opportunities visit the PLTW website.