Scholarships and Internships
Creating a brighter tomorrow for today's students.
Our role as a good neighbor wouldn’t be complete without supporting the young people who live around us. Our scholarships and internships are open to students in our communities who will help inspire a brighter future. Scholarship applications and essays are accepted between November and April each year.
Massport’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Compliance offers a scholarship to attract students of color to pursue careers in the transportation industry.
Two $5,000 Diversity STEM Scholarships will be awarded annually to graduating high school seniors of color with a minimum 3.0 GPA who reside in or attend schools in the City of Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere, Worcester, Bedford, Concord, Lexington or Lincoln. Students must be involved in community service and interested in pursuing a degree that could be utilized in the transportation industry. Areas of study may include, but are not limited to, aviation, maritime, real estate, business administration, accounting, architecture, engineering, finance, diversity or human resources.
Please contact Winston Pierre at DEI@massport.com with any questions.
Massport Memorial Scholarships
Massport offers four $5,000 memorial scholarships named for longtime Massport employees who made a significant impact on their fields as well as on their communities. For information about Massport’s memorial scholarships, please email Audrey Nagle, Manager of Charitable Giving Programs, at email@example.com.
Thomas J. Butler, the longtime Massport Director of Government and Community Affairs and son of South Boston, was the former mayor of the South Boston Boys Club, a youth counselor, and then Director of Little City Hall in Charlestown. He was also a former president of the South Boston Citizens’ Association and a member of the South Boston Irish American Society. When he arrived at Massport in 1987 as a manager of intergovernmental relations, Butler was a licensed social worker who had worked in the Boston Juvenile Court and for the City of Boston. He passed away in March 2011.
Donna Rauseo was a longtime employee of Massport and a lifelong resident of East Boston. She graduated from East Boston High School and worked for more than 20 years as the executive assistant to Thomas J. Kinton, Jr. when he served as Aviation Director of Boston Logan and later as CEO and Executive Director for Massport. She passed away in June 2009.
Lowell L. Richards III was responsible for Massport’s agency-wide strategic and master planning activities, including the airports and the seaport as well as the agency’s private commercial and residential real estate development in South Boston, East Boston, and Charlestown. He joined Massport in 1999. Richards previously was an Assistant Secretary of Administration and Finance and Chief Development Officer for the Commonwealth, and Deputy Mayor for Fiscal Affairs and Collector-Treasurer in the City of Boston. He passed away in 2012.
Deborah (Deb) Hadden Gray joined Massport in 1994, focusing on environmental compliance, and served as Port Director for the Port of Boston from 2012 to 2015. Gray graduated from Bucknell University and earned a master’s degree in biology from Northeastern University in the evenings. She had a tremendous impact on Massport’s maritime mission, particularly shown through her advocacy for the working port and the Boston Harbor Dredging Project. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Gray was a devoted mother to her two sons and volunteered her time to many causes. She passed away in August 2019.