Asia Rahman Memorial Scholarship Fund

FOR SENIORS

The Asia Rahman Memorial Scholarship is available to students entering a 2 or a 4 year college. It is a no-essay scholarship, based on your financial needs only.

We encourage High School seniors preparing for college next Fall to apply now.

To apply, send an inquiring email to [email protected]

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

FOR SENIORS

We are pleased to share that the 2021 HSF Scholar Application is now open and invite you to share with your networks and community.

  • Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
  • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
  • Career services include access to internships and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, Healthcare Summit, and Alumni Symposium
  • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and select career opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which ranges from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students

Deadline: February 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

About HSF:

HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.

Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over $650 million in scholarships. HSF Scholars have access to valuable Scholar Support Services and, as funding permits, scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Additional Important information:

  • It takes an average of 30 minutes to complete the Phase I of the HSF Scholar Application
  • No essays, recommendations, or document uploads are required in Phase I
  • To get started, visit HSF.net and log into or create your MyHSF profile to access the HSF Scholar Application

HSF Scholar Application Timeline:

  • January – The HSF Scholar Application opens January 1 and closes, February 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT
  • February – Applicants are evaluated and the most competitive are selected as Finalists
  • March – Finalists are announced and asked to submit essays, recommendations, transcripts, FAFSA, and other related documents
  • June – HSF Scholars are announced (includes both funded and waitlisted Scholars)
  • June to December – Final Document Verification (financial aid award letter, enrollment verification, and related documents)
  • October to December – Awards are disbursed after verification process is complete

To apply, click HSF.

Puritan Lawn Foundation Scholarship

FOR SENIORS
The Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Educational Foundation has been established to identify and recognize the efforts of high school seniors who have had to put family first and education second throughout their career and provide the momentum needed to succeed academically. Eligible candidates will include those students who may not have achieved their academic potential because of circumstances beyond their control – as an example, students who have placed family responsibilities ahead of education. The goal of the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Educational Foundation is to annually award scholarships that might positively change a student’s path in life.
The below application is in both PDF and Word. If you are unable to print/mail the application, you can email the completed application to YOUR guidance counselor who will review it and forward to Mr. Wilkins.
If you email the application to YOUR guidance counselor, be sure to include all components: (1) General Questionnaire, (2) Financial Aid Questionnaire, and (3) TWO Appraisal / Recommendation Forms. Your guidance counselor will complete the Transcript Information Request Form and provide the transcript.
The Appraisal / Recommendation Form is also below and separate from the application so that you can email it to the two individuals who will complete it.
Please Note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the Puritan Lawn Foundation, so it is upon you to make sure that all application parts are complete when submitted.
The application deadline is April 16, 2021.

Journalism Education Foundation of New England Scholarship

FOR SENIORS

The Journalism Education Foundation of New England will award a number of scholarships to high school seniors and college students in its six-state region who plan to pursue a career in journalism. This is a wonderful program that encourages and supports those who will staff and lead our news organizations in the next generation.

To apply, click NENPA.

The deadline for applications is March 12, 2021.

NAAAP Future Leader Scholarship

FOR SENIORS

The National Association of Asian American Professionals – Boston (NAAAP Boston) is the local chapter of NAAAP, an international non-profit organization that empowers Asian Americans through leadership development, professional networking, and community service. Our scholarship serves to recognize outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership inside and outside the classroom and contributed meaningfully to their communities. This year, we are also launching the NAAAP Boston PRIDE Scholarship in partnership with NAAAP Pride, with the goal of empowering Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ youth to continue pursuing their dreams as future leaders.

All Massachusetts high school seniors who are of Asian/Pacific Islander descent with demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply. Candidates are evaluated on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service involvement, and financial circumstances. Historically, awards have ranged from $2500-$5000.

Students should apply here by February 28, 2021. More information about the awards can be found on our website. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions!

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

FOR SENIORS

The Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed a computer science course and plan to continue their education by attaining a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or university. Recipients of the award receive $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.

Learn more about the program and meet a previous winner here.

Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must be:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science is the subject. Example courses include:
    • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A or Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles
    • Computer science through a college dual enrollment program
    • Other High School course where only Computer Science is taught
  • Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Employees of Amazon and subsidiaries and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  2. Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information Page.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

Awards

Students attending a 4-year college will receive $10,000 each year they are eligible for renewal. Students attending a 2-year college will receive $5,000 each year they are eligible and after transferring to a 4-year school will receive $15,000 each year they are eligible. The lifetime disbursement limit is $40,000.

Awards are renewable awards up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, renewal is contingent upon the applicant continuing full-time enrollment in an accredited college or university, maintaining a good standing with their university, and continuation of the program by Amazon Corporate LLC.

To apply, click Amazon.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

FOR SENIORS

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate.

To apply, click Robinson.

Mayra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) @ Brandeis University

FOR SENIORS

Established in 1968, Brandeis’ Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program is an integral part of the institution’s enduring commitment to social justice.

The Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) is an empowering educational experience for students who have shown academic promise, tenacity, leadership, and resilience in their life experiences, but have had limitations to their pre-college academic opportunities. In their first year at Brandeis, students in the program take a mixture of Brandeis undergraduate courses and MKTYP-exclusive courses designed at the college level.

Small classes and strong support systems help students apply their focus, energy, perseverance and maturity to rigorous studies at the postsecondary level. The program enables young people, who otherwise may not have had access, the opportunity to explore new possibilities for their lives.

Each year out of 200 applicants, 20 outstanding students who often have not had access to AP courses and honors courses are admitted to Brandeis through the MKTYP. Students who enter Brandeis through the MKTYP have a life-changing experience, and have their stories of success added to the university’s thousands of living testimonies of true ambition, resilience, courage, and triumph.

Applying to the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program

Each year, Brandeis admits 20 students to the MKTYP. Each applicant must be projected to complete high school or its equivalent (e.g., earning a GED) prior to the start of their matriculation at Brandeis. Only students with a permanent residence in the United States, regardless of status, are permitted to apply for the MKTYP. International applicants are not eligible for the MKTYP.

Each applicant must submit the following materials by February 1:

  1. Brandeis undergraduate application(be sure to check the MKTYP box).
  2. Official copy of all high school transcripts and/or GED certificate. Please note, GED certificate recipients are required to submit the SAT or the ACT test results.
  3. Mid-year report from senior year that includes grades for all classes.
  4. One selection from our test-optional options
  5. Official transcript(s) for any course(s) taken at the post-secondary school level.
  6. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from teachers, mentors, employers, etc.
  7. An additional 400-word essay about what makes you a good candidate for the MKTYP
  8. A copy of your U.S. Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) if that is your current status.*
  9. A complete CSS Profile.

* Undocumented students, with or without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status students, and those with Asylum Status are welcome and encouraged to apply to MKTYP and will be given full consideration for admission.

Interview on Campus

While interviews are optional for the MKTYP, they are strongly encouraged. Interviews are conducted by current Brandeis seniors, and serve as a great way for you to get to know more about Brandeis and the MKTYP program. The also provide an insightful personal touch to the application process.

Financial Aid Information

Brandeis University will meet 100 percent of calculated institutional financial need as determined by the CSS Profile and federal income-tax returns for each year of an admitted MKTYP student’s attendance. A typical financial-aid package will consist of a need-based scholarship, loans and a work award. Applicants to the MKTYP may contact Cathy Nelson in the Office of Student Financial Services for additional information.

For more information about the program, please visit the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program Website or email Program Director Kathryn Bethea-Rivera.

For questions about the MKTYP admissions process, please email Rachel Wilson, Assistant Director of Admissions.

American Hotel & Lodging Association Scholarship

FOR SENIORS

Helping to educate the next generation of hospitality professionals is the essential work of the AHLA Foundation.

To apply, click AHLA.

Framingham State University Mancuso Scholarships

FOR SENIORS

Through a generous donation in 2017, the Mancuso Scholarships were created to support academically strong FSU students who demonstrate financial need and who choose to major in English or specified majors in the Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences. They will allow Mancuso Scholars the financial resources to fully experience college life, and encourage recipients to link robust career preparation and extra-curricular activities with academic work in order to better position Mancuso Scholars for post-college, entry-level positions.

These four-year, renewable scholarships provide support for 100% of Day Division tuition, fees, and room and board for Mancuso Scholars for up to eight total semesters (excludes Continuing Education and summer coursework at FSU).

To apply, click Mancuso.