Massenberg is now accepting nominations for this summer’s cohort!


Increasing the numbers of underrepresented minority students earning STEM degrees

The Massenberg Foundation is focused on empowering underrepresented minority students in pursuit of their educational interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of study.

In Honor Of Samuel Massenberg

The Massenberg Foundation was created by Dr. Mirian Graddick-Weir, daughter of Samuel E. Massenberg Sr., son in-law Dr. Michael J. Weir to honor the life of Dr. Samuel E. Massenberg Sr. and his commitment to uplifting underrepresented minority students and their pursuit of earning STEM related degrees.

“…This was all because of my dad, who dedicated much of his career [so] that kids from underserved communities would have access to opportunities in STEM.”

Mirian Graddick-Weir


How You Can Help

Become a Partner

We invite organizations to partner with us on our mission to expose rising minority students to STEM opportunities. We seek partnerships that wish to strengthen their local state communities, with the goal of motivating young Americans for future careers in STEM.

Donate To Our Mission

Your donation to the Massenberg Foundation ensures that rising students from underserved communities continue to have access to STEM education, and pursue future careers in the field. Every donation goes a long way to helping run future summer STEM programs.

The Massenberg STEM Scholarship

The Samuel E. Massenberg Foundation awards scholarships to students interested in STEM academic careers. Students are awarded based on financial need, academic performance, and/or extracurricular activities.

To receive a Massenberg STEM Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a student (graduate or undergraduate)
  • Be a Person of Color (Native American, Indigenous, Black, African, African American, or Latinx)
  • Have a specialty or major in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) discipline (ex. computer science, electrical engineering, data science, or biotechnology.)
Scholarship Application Inquiries:



We Thank Our Partners

For three weeks, 20 rising 10th graders from surrounding states are invited to the UMass Amherst campus — attending the Massenberg STEM Institute. This program offers low-income students and students of color the chance to explore various areas in STEM with college students and professors while living on campus.