Scholarships are listed by DUE DATE (after the below websites), from earliest to latest. Each scholarship listing also includes a POSTED DATE, which indicates when the scholarship was added to the website. Please check this section frequently because scholarships are constantly added to this website. To further your scholarship search, please use the following websites. You may need to hold the “Control” button on your keyboard while clicking on these websites. (there is a fee for this website) (for undocumented students)


Scholarship Name: The Gates Scholarship

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: July 14, 2017

Due Date: September 15, 2017


The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Basic Eligibility

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have:

  • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
  • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

To apply, click Gates.

Scholarship Name: Questbridge National College Match

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 1, 2017

Due Date: September 27, 2017


Scholarship Name: Wendy’s High School Heisman

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: October 2, 2017


Scholarship Name: Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: October 2, 2017

The Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Science, Technology, and Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)

Three awards for each student category are given in each of the different regions across the country. In addition, one Regional Award winning student from each category will be selected as the National Youth Award recipient in his or her respective category.

Youth Awards begin with a high-profile, national search through a celebrity-based multimedia campaign that includes partnerships with more than 5,000 high schools and hundreds of colleges, media, elected officials, businesses and organizations. Approximately 10,000 applications are collected from qualified juniors who are honored as seniors in the fall.

Students have an average GPA of 3.5 or higher, and are promoted as role models to inspire others and shatter negative stereotypes. Youth Awardees can receive grants for education or community projects to encourage social innovation and entrepreneurship.

To apply, click Heritage.

Scholarship Name: AES Engineering

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 5, 2017

Due Date: October 6, 2017

Purpose of Scholarships

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00

Submit essay to [email protected]

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Scholarship Name: Levine Scholars Program at University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: October 8, 2017

The Levine Scholars Program takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources and environment they need to explore the world around them, engage deeply in their communities and excel across discipline. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room, board, a grant to implement a service project of the Scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness and an international perspective. The total value of this four-year package is estimated at $105,000 for in-state students and $155,000 for out-of-state students.

The Scholars value the benefits of the rigorous academic programs at UNC Charlotte, the state’s only urban research university noted for its innovative interdisciplinary programs and opportunities for student research. To complement classroom learning, Levine Scholars participate in rich and varied opportunities in the vibrant commercial and cultural center of Charlotte, North Carolina, the state’s largest metropolitan region.

Civic engagement is at the core of the Levine Scholars Program. Through a commitment to ongoing volunteerism, internships with local nonprofits, grant projects with community partners, and customized curricula, Levine Scholars graduate fully prepared to begin their next chapter as versatile intellects, thoughtful leaders, and compassionate humanitarians.

For more information and to apply, click Levine.

Scholarship Name: Haz La U (“Make the U”) Colgate Palmolive

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: October 15, 2017

Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, encourages you to get on the path to higher education. The Haz La U program helps put Hispanic youth on the track to college by providing financial relief via educational grants totaling $100,000.

– 10 Bronze Grants, each at $2,000
– 10 Silver Grants, each at $3,000
– 10 Gold Grants, each at $3,500
– 1 National Grant, at $15,000

– Academic excellence
– Dedication to community service
– Demonstration of leadership in one’s community

To apply, click Make the U.

Scholarship Name: Lexus Eco Challenge

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: October 16, 2017

The Lexus Eco Challenge is a national STEM competition for grades 6–12 that empowers teens to take action to help the environment. Challenge your students to tackle eco issues related to land, water, air, and climate. In the contest, teams of 5–10 students create practical solutions while competing for amazing prizes–up to $500,000 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year to eligible teachers, students, and schools.

Scholarship Name: Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: October 25, 2017

The APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIASF AANAPISI partner campuses. To apply, click AANAPISI.

Scholarship Name: Horatio Alger Association

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: October 25, 2017

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

To Apply, click Horatio

Scholarship Name: Toyota Making Life Easier

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: October 31, 2017

Toyota Financial Services proudly announces its Making Life Easier (MLE) Scholarship Program, which will award up to $1 million to college-bound students associated with select community partners. Eligible students can apply for scholarships of up to $20,000. Each year, Toyota Financial Services proudly awards college scholarships totaling $1 million to 100 students across the nation through Making Life Easier (MLE), its signature corporate social responsibility initiative. Since its inception of MLE in 2007, TFS has provided $6.4 million in scholarships to 1,000 students who have shown academic achievement and volunteered in their communities. To apply, click Toyota.

Scholarship Name: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: October 31, 2017

Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected as Semifinalists and notified by mail and email around December 1. Semifinalists must then complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Semifinalist applications are due by mid-January. The Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase. Notifications are sent mid-February. In April, the 250 Finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews. The Finalists are interviewed by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts. 50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college. To complete an application, click Coca-Cola.

Scholarship Name: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 28, 2017

Due Date: November 14, 2017

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

Selection Criteria

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership.

Selection Process

A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. Each year 30-40 students will be selected into the program.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2018
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university beginning in fall 2018
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant

To apply, click JKC.

Scholarship Name: EF Global Citizenship

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 28, 2017

Due Date: November 1, 2017

In July 2017, recipients of our annual Global Citizen Scholarship will travel for free to our Global Leadership Summit addressing the Future of Food. Selected students will experience Europe through the lens of food and collaborate with other globally-minded students at the two-day leadership conference in Milan, Italy, to design solutions to help feed our growing world. To apply, click EF.

Scholarship Name: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: November 7, 2017

In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February.

During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America’s top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools or organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofilt charitable organizations of their choice. Local Honorees who qualify can also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Since 1995, the program has honored more than 120,000 youth volunteers at the local, state and national level.

To apply, click Prudential.

Scholarship Name: Merrimack College – James W. O’Brien Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: November 15, 2017

One or more Lynn English seniors will receive this scholarship.

There is no application for this scholarship. To be considered for the O’Brien Scholars Program, students must complete the Common Application by the early action admissions deadline of November 15, 2017.

Since 1980, the O’Brien Foundation has awarded more than $3,000,000 to Lynn English students.


  • Eligible candidates will be identified by the Admissions Office and the selection process will be coordinated by the Office of Enrollment Management in conjunction with the O’Brien Foundation
  • Oversight and program management by Merrimack’s Division of Mission and Student Affairs
  • Each O’Brien Scholar receives a $20,000 scholarship from the O’Brien Foundation and this is matched 1:1 by Merrimack
  • Recruiting for O’Brien Scholars will focus on regional high schools:
  • New programming requirements and benchmarks for O’Brien Scholars
  • O’Brien Trustees will have more opportunities to engage with the O’Brien Scholars
  • All O’Brien scholars that meet requirements will graduate with distinction

Student Experience and Requirements

The O’Brien Scholars Program will embed social justice and civic engagement into the educational experience of our O’Brien Scholars while allowing them to serve underprivileged communities on a local and global scale. Students will satisfy their scholarship requirements by following the annual schedule:

Freshman Year:

O’Brien Scholars will be expected to engage in direct service to the community of Lawrence, MA through working at Hands to Help for a total of 130 hours per semester with a minimum of 8 hours per week.

Sophomore Year:

O’Brien Scholars will be expected to work at Hands to Help for a total of 100 hours per semester with a minimum of 6 hours per week. In addition to serving at Hands to Help, O’Brien Scholars will engage in an Alternative Spring, Winter, or Summer Break Service program in order to broaden the scope of their awareness of social justice issues in the world.

Junior Year:

O’Brien Scholars will take on a leadership role at Hands to Help and act as a mentor for the Year One and Two cohorts of students. Year Three Scholars will be expected to work at Hands to Help for a total of 100 hours per semester with a minimum of 6 hours per week. (Exceptions will be made for students participating in study abroad and co-op programs.)

During Junior year, O’Brien Scholars will also do one of the following:

– Lead a Service Immersion Experience

– Participate in an International Service Experience

– Participate in the work of an agency dedicated to social change locally

Senior Year:

O’Brien Scholars will fulfill a supervisory role at Hands to Help and be expected to work for a total of 75 hours per semester with a minimum of 4 hours per week. O’Brien Scholars will either develop a capstone project directed at real life advocacy for social change or participate in a yearlong advocacy project with a local non-profit. This project would invite them to integrate their knowledge gained through their Academic Major with their understanding of social justice.

Annually, all Scholars will:

Write a report to the O’Brien Foundation describing:

– Their appreciation to the O’Brien Foundation

– A summary of their contribution to the community

– What they have learned as a result of this experience

– How this program will impact their future

Selection Criteria and Application Process

Applicants will be required to:

  • Submit the Common Application and all required credentials
  • Submit the FAFSA
  • Recipients will be selected by a committee including representatives from Merrimack College and the O’Brien Foundation
  • Recipients will be notified as part of the Regular Decision release process

Selection Criteria:

  • Strong academic performance and intellectual ability
  • Distinction in leadership activities in high school and community engagement
  • Strength of vision for how personal goals can be fulfilled at Merrimack with the support of the O’Brien Scholarship Program

Hands to Help

Hands to Help, a community resource center based out of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish’s frairy, joins in an effort to assist and empower the underserved members of the Merrimack Valley community. Hands to Help will include a drop-in center that will provide financial coaching, job search assistance, advising on the college application process, and resources for adjusting to life in Massachusetts. In addition, it will act as an information referral site to other local non-profits and function as a place where people can make use of resources, such as public computers. Hands to Help’s hope is to adequately support the people of Lawrence, as well as Merrimack students, to truly become an agent for change within the city. Merrimack College deeply values service and this resource center is a firmer commitment to its Augustinian neighbor in need.

Scholarship Name: Danforth Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 29, 2017

Due Date: November 15, 2017

Scholarship Name: Elks National Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: November 27, 2017

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in this year’s competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

To apply, click Elks.

Scholarship Name: Nichols College’s Annual New England Principal’s Leadership Award

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 29, 2017

Due Date: December 1, 2017

If interested, see your guidance counselor.

Scholarship Name: Boston University Trustee

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 11, 2017

Due Date: December 1, 2017

Boston University’s most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Every year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and typically ranked in the top 5–10% of their class.

In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. At BU, scholars also become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.

While the competition is especially rigorous, the benefits are considerable. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

To apply, click Trustee.

Scholarship Name: Cumberland Farms Believe & Achieve

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 2, 2017

Due Date: December 4, 2017

Cumberland Farms is dedicated to nurturing the future of young people in the communities we serve.

Since we began the program in 2007, we’ve awarded over $1.1 million in scholarships to hundreds of college-bound students. Each year we award $130,000 in scholarships to 130 deserving high school seniors from the eight states we serve.

If you are graduating high school in Spring 2018 and live within 30 miles of a Cumberland Farms, click the Cumberland for more information and to apply. To apply, click Cumberland.

Scholarship Name: Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 15, 2017

Due Date: December 15, 2017

Twenty Foot Locker Scholar Athletes will each receive $20,000 in college scholarship money for their excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities.

The scholarship will be awarded in four equal annual payments of $5,000 throughout the winner’s four-year college career.

In addition to the $20,000 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes scholarship, one of our 20 winners will also be selected for the Ken C. Hicks scholarship for demonstrating superior educational achievement, outstanding leadership, and a true love of the game. This winner will receive an additional $5000 award (for a total of $25,000). This student will receive their scholarship in four yearly installments, each of $6,250.

In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must:

  • Be a current high school senior entering a four-year, accredited US college or university in the Fall of 2018
  • Be currently a member (in good standing) of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports (e.g. intramurals, martial arts, etc.)
  • Have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade
  • Be a U.S. citizen or US Permanent Legal Resident
  • Foot Locker employees and their immediate family members are ineligible

To apply, click Foot Locker.

Scholarship Name: Assumption College’s $25,000 Light the Way Scholarship

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 26, 2017

Due Date: December 15, 2017

Scholarship Name: Burger King Scholars

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: December 15, 2017

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $32 million in scholarships to more than 30,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2017 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.5 million to more than 3,200 students in North America.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2017 and closes Dec. 15, 2017. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

To apply, click BK.

Scholarship Name: AXA Achievement

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 8, 2017

Due Date: December 15, 2017 or until 10,000 applications submitted

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school. For an application, click AXA.

Scholarship Name: Discover Card $2,500

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 7, 2017

Due Date: December 31, 2017

The Discover Card $2,500 Scholarship Award is still available for eligible students and parents through December 31, 2017. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win.

Discover Card also has a Scholarship Search tool where students can search 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion, and no registration is required.

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Scholarship Name: GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 15, 2017

Due Date: January 4, 2018

Scholarship Name: Northeastern University’s Torch Scholars Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date for Student Applications: January 1, 2018

Due Date for Guidance Counselor Nominations: January 15, 2018

Northeastern University is currently accepting nominations for the Torch Scholars Program for first-generation college students. The Torch Scholars Committee looks for bright, talented students who:

  • Have succeeded against the odds, but have not reached their full academic potential due to difficult family situations, cultural barriers, financial challenges, or educational environments.
  • Have shown leadership through community, school, work, or service.
  • Have enrolled in college prep classes and would be successful with the additional academic and personal support of the Torch Scholars Program.
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents from low-income households.
  • Have parents/guardians without a US undergraduate degree or equivalent.

In addition to academic and personalized support, the Torch Scholars Program covers all costs for a six-week Summer Immersion Program and includes tuition, room and board, books, and fees for eight semesters of undergraduate study. Students are considered based on their college application, and must apply by the January 1, 2017 admissions deadline. Torch alumni have entered masters and doctorate programs, created new ventures with start-up companies, and worked at established corporations across the country. For more information and to apply, click Torch.

Scholarship Name: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: January 4, 2018

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

Contest Topic:

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

For more information and to apply, click JFK.

Scholarship Name: Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: January 11, 2018

The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2018.

To apply, click APIASF.

Scholarship Name: Redfin

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 29, 2017

Due Date: January 31, 2018

Redfin is the next-generation real estate brokerage, combining our own full-service agents with modern technology to redefine real estate in the customer’s favor. Founded in Seattle, Redfin expanded to San Francisco and now operates in cities across the U.S. from Los Angeles to Denver to Nashville to Pittsburgh.

This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education.

For the November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 session, answer the following question in 300-500 words:

Technology and big data are disrupting nearly every facet of our lives. Amazon disrupted the retail industry, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Redfin has disrupted real estate. What industry do you think will be disrupted next, and why?

The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year. Complete the following form within the designated application periods.


  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
  • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

Entry is subject to the official rules and conditions. As further set forth in the official rules, your entry grants us full permission to republish and otherwise freely use your entry materials and your name and likeness in order to promote Redfin, its subsidiaries, or other third parties. No purchase is necessary and no fees are required to enter.

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • 50% = Thoughtfulness of response
  • 40% = Quality of composition
  • 10% = Grammatical accuracy

To apply, click Redfin.

Scholarship Name: Massachusetts JCI Senate

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 10, 2017

Due Date: January 20, 2018

The Massachusetts JCI Senate will award two (2) $ 1000.00 scholarships to graduating students in Massachusetts. The State winners will be forwarded to the National JCI Senate and will be eligible for additional $ 1000.00 scholarships. They will also award a special $500 scholarship based on need and special circumstances. The application is in Word format and must be completed in accord with the instructions thereon. The students may fill it out and then print it from the website.  It must be postmarked no later than January 20, 2018 and mailed to:  Ed & Marilyn Lariviere, 19 Stetson Street, Hyannis MA 02601. If you go on the National website you will see that their deadline is January 5th, but the Massachusetts deadline is definitely January 20th so please make sure your follow the directions in the letter. If students have any questions in regards to the application, please contact Ed or Marilyn at [email protected]  or at 508-776-6059. To apply, click JCI.

Scholarship Name: Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA)

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 1, 2017

Due Date: January 26, 2018


  1. Applicant must be a high school senior and reside in a PHADA member agency owned or managed unit throughout his/her entire senior year. Public housing residents, Section 8 participants or other low-income housing residents are eligible, as long as the agency at which they reside is a PHADA member.
  2. Student must have at least a “B” average on his/her school’s applicable scale during his/her high school career, cumulatively, to be considered for the scholarship. Note: School counselor must complete the Grade Point Average Verification form on the verification page of this application.

To apply, click PHADA.

Scholarship Name: Union Plus

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 1, 2017

Due Date: January 31, 2018

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of union families. Over 2,800 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. This program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege. The Union Plus Education Foundation is funded in part by donations from Capital One N.A., the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.) Award amounts:  $500 to $4,000.  These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2018.  Students may re-apply each year. Award date:  May 31, 2018. During the first week of June 2018 award recipients will be notified by postal mail, and all applicants will be sent email notification.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) are eligible. Grandchildren are not eligible unless a legal dependent (as defined by IRS regulations).  At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018.
  • Members of participating unions from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.
  • The applicant must be accepted into a U.S. accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.  Awards must be used for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

To apply, click Union Plus.

Scholarship Name: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 1, 2017

Due Date: January 31, 2018

The National MS Society partners with Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship programs to administer the program. The Society then engages volunteers nationwide in reviewing applicants and making selection determinations based on academics, the impact of MS, financial need, and other factors. Review committees may consist of people living with MS, donors, and other volunteers impacted by the disease. The program is competitive in nature, and not all applicants will be selected for an award.

Program Eligibility:

  • If you have MS, you may apply for any year of undergraduate study.
  • If your parent has MS, you must meet the following criteria:
    • Be a past National MS Society scholarship recipient in any year of undergraduate study; or
    • Be a high school senior (or graduate of any age) planning to enroll in undergraduate study for your freshman year.
  • In addition, ALL applicants must:
    • Be a United States citizen or legal resident living in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, or any other U.S. territory;
    • Have earned or will earn their high school diploma and plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, or any other U.S. territory for the entire upcoming academic year;
    • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a first undergraduate degree, license, or certificate;
    • Intend to use the scholarship for the upcoming academic school year to ensure those in immediate need are awarded.

For more information and an application, click MS.

Scholarship Name: Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Order Sons of Italy in America

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 20, 2018

Due Date: February 1, 2018


  • current member in good standing of the Junior Division or of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts for at least two years at the time of application OR
  • children or grandchildren of current members in good standing of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts for at least two years at the time of application

For an application, click Sons of Italy

Scholarship Name: Henry David Thoreau Scholar

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 23, 2017

Due Date: February 1, 2018

Scholarship Name: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Endeavor Scholarship Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 12, 2017

Due Date: February 1, 2018

The Endeavor Scholarship is designed to attract talented new students who might not otherwise be able to attend UMass Dartmouth. Established in 2010 through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, the scholarship is the university’s most prestigious endowed scholarship.

Students are selected based on academic achievement, leadership experience, and dedication to community service.

Endeavor Scholars are a diverse group of outstanding students who:‌

  • Understand that leadership is developed, not innate
  • Believe that women and minorities have a role in bringing about change
  • Appreciate that hard work and scholarship are required for success
  • Embrace the idea that students can change the world through service
  • Share their skills and knowledge with the wider community and world

How to apply

Endeavor Scholarship

As an Endeavor Scholar, you’ll be part of a cohort experience that nurtures civic-minded responsibility. Endeavor Scholars spend significant time together in leadership and development, innovative community-related coursework, and service and outreach activities.

The Endeavor Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship that provides tuition, mandatory fees, as well as a standard room and a Platinum Dining Membership after you’ve been awarded your financial aid award.

Because it is a last-dollar scholarship, the scholarship amount is subject to change if your financial aid award is changed and/or if you receive any outside sources of funding.

Endeavor Scholars profile

  • There are currently 23 students in the Endeavor Scholars program.
  • Average SAT score: 1150 (math and reading)
  • Average high school grade point average: 4.0
  • Our first group of Endeavor Scholars graduated in May 2014. A 76.6% retention rate, since fall 2010, compares favorably with a 72.2% national average retention rate among public universities.
  • Endeavor Scholars currently carry an average cumulative grade point average of 3.44 in 20 fields of study distributed across all five UMass Dartmouth colleges.
  • The Endeavor Scholars group is made up of 21 females and 2 males (91% female/9% male), and 13 (61%) have self-identified as students of color.
  • 100% were actively involved in community service activities prior to attending UMass Dartmouth.

Scholarship Name: “We the Students” Essay Competition

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 19, 2018

Due Date: February 5, 2018

Each year, the “We the Students” essay competition gives high-school students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspectives on a trending topic. This year, they are asking students to consider what role the government should play in monitoring internet content and they are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes to the winning essayists, including:

  • 1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to their 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
  • Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each.
  • Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each.

To apply, click We the Students.

Scholarship Name: National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 8, 2017

Due Date: February 15, 2018

Participating Colleges:

  • Clarkson University
  • Drexel University
  • Merrimack College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • State university of New York Oswego
  • The University of Toledo
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology

To apply, click WACE.


Scholarship Name: Lesley University’s Urban Scholars Initiative

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 2, 2017

Due Date: February 15, 2018

At Lesley University, we believe that potential isn’t defined by income level. That’s why we developed the Urban Scholars Initiative (USI). Launched in 2013, the program supports the financial, academic, and emotional needs of young adults, most of whom are the first in their families to go to college.

Urban Scholars Initiative provides tuition assistance, tutoring, and mentoring to enable low-income students to graduate from college with modest or no loan debt. To identify talented students, we’ve partnered with nonprofit organizations that prepare low-income students for the demands of higher education.

Families know that a college education is the key to economic opportunity. College graduates earn 84 percent more over their lifetimes than individuals with only a high school diploma, according to a 2011 Georgetown University study. But high costs can put college out of reach for many families.

By lifting many of the financial pressures—from tuition bills to books and class supplies—we help students focus on what matters most: their education. And providing greater access to college is critical to helping students realize their potential—whatever their background.

At its core, the Urban Scholars Initiative has a social justice mission. We want to close the education gap between low-income students and their higher-income peers. By helping these extraordinary students achieve their dream, we’re expanding Lesley’s outreach and transforming lives.

Our Urban Scholars receive:

  • Tuition discount of 50 percent off Lesley tuition each year for four years of undergraduate study
  • Book stipend to minimize the cost of textbooks
  • Opportunities for additional scholarships to decrease costs. USI students with a demonstrated financial need greater than 50 percent of tuition may apply for an additional donor-supported scholarship.
  • Peer mentoring: second-year USI students mentor first-year students
  • Advising to help set goals and expectations and to assess progress
  • Monthly seminars on topics ranging from professional development to personal health and well-being in college and beyond
  • Academic support such as tutoring
  • Career-oriented internships to gain hand-on experience (all undergraduate students at Lesley complete internships in their fields of interest)

To be eligible, students must have:

  • Participated in, and been recommended by, one of Lesley University’s partner organizations in the Greater Boston area: Artists for Humanity, Bottom Line, Boston Red Sox Urban Scholars Foundation, Breakthrough Boston, Higher Education Resource Center (HERC), KIPP Through Challenge, La Vida Scholars, Let’s Get Ready, Raw Art Works, Steps to Success (Brookline High School), Summer Search, The Graduate Support Program (Nativity Preparatory School), The Stepping Stone Foundation, and Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP)
  • Met all criteria for undergraduate admission to Lesley University
  • Demonstrated financial need (determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students with DACA/undocumented status may apply without submitting a FAFSA

Program requirements:

  • Attend USI Summer Transition Week—All newly enrolled students are required to participate in the weeklong introduction to Lesley University and the USI program. Usually held during the second week of August (Sunday to Friday).
  • Remain in good academic standing—All students must remain in good academic standing and make satisfactory progress toward degree completion to remain eligible for the USI scholarship and any other related scholarships. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.

To learn more and apply, click Urban Scholars Initiative.

Scholarship Name: Red Pine

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 19, 2017

Due Date: February 15, 2018 – 5:00 PM

The Red Pine Scholars Program is seeking its next class of students from low- to middle-income families in Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen in the fall of 2018. This program is designed to support students through tuition assistance, mentoring, and other flexible financial supports. The Red Pine Scholars Program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students reach their full potential. The program is funded by an anonymous donor and administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI). In addition to the eligibility criteria listed in the checklist below, selection criteria is based on the following key components:

  • Student’s college choice will allow them to accomplish career goals and achieve financial stability
  • Student faces challenging financial circumstances
  • Student demonstrates strong character and ability to positively contribute to the Red Pine Scholars community

Program Components:

  • Scholarship: A four-year, renewable scholarship to a competitive four-year college in the U.S. Scholarships will remain the same year-to-year unless appealed by the student.
  • Advising: Each student is paired with an adult mentor to provide advice and assistance navigating the college experience.
  • Flexible Funds: Additional funds are available to students to support enriching experiences that help students achieve their academic goals or to assist with expenses related to unforeseen circumstances.

Eligibility Checklist:


  • U.S. citizens or non-citizens who are eligible to receive federal financial aid. DACA students who submit a completed FAFSA will also be considered.
  • Permanent resident of Massachusetts

Financial circumstances:

  • Adjusted gross family income (AGI) of $80,000 or less (as shown on 2016 federal tax returns)
  • Substantial unmet need (at least $5,000) as determined by college financial aid award letter(you will likely not know this at time of application)


  • Senior or recent graduate of accredited high school in Massachusetts
  • Enrolling as a full-time freshman at a competitive four-year college in the U.S. in fall 2018 to pursue a Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong academic record (enrolled in a demanding, college-prep course of study)


  • Involved in a balance of community, school

To apply, click Red Pine.

Scholarship Name: Yawkey Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 19, 2017

Due Date: February 15, 2018 – 12:00 PM

The Yawkey Foundations are committed to continuing the legacy of Tom and Jean Yawkey by making significant and positive impacts on the quality of life of children, families, and the underserved in the areas the Yawkeys called home, New England and Georgetown County, South Carolina. Education was an area of particular concern for Tom and Jean Yawkey. They understood its ability to alter the course of young lives. In honor of the Yawkeys’ commitment to education, in 2005 the Yawkey Foundation Board of Trustees established the Yawkey Scholars Program to help talented and motivated disadvantaged young people meet the rising costs of undergraduate education. Over the past twelve years, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided more than $10 million in tuition supports to 298 Scholars as they pursue a college education.

The Award:

  • Four-year, renewable scholarship to cover tuition and fees. Maximum annual scholarship is $25,000. Average scholarship awarded in 2017-18 to new scholars in Massachusetts was $7,542.
  • Yawkey Advisor for each student to provide support throughout their four years of college.
  • Opportunities Fund – flexible financial supports to allow Scholars to participate in enriching activities and meet their academic goals.
  • Resources and network to help Scholars achieve their full potential.



  • U.S. citizen; AND Permanent resident of Massachusetts

Financial Circumstances

  • From a low-income family with unmet financial need1. Low-income family is defined as: Expected family contribution (EFC) of less than $6,000 (from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA); OR Adjusted gross family income of $75,000 or less (from line 85 of the FAFSA Student Aid Report – SAR).
  • Note that all applicants must submit a copy of pages one and two of the parent(s)’ or guardian(s)’ most recent IRS form 1040 and a copy of the SAR.

Mentoring Relationship

  • Engaged in a meaningful, sustained mentoring program or ongoing relationship with an adult role model.
  • A mentoring relationship may include a formal mentoring program, an after-school program, or a trusting relationship with an adult who is a teacher, coach, employer, pastor or clergy member, or other non-family member whom the student depends on for advice or counsel.

Academic Standing

  • Current senior at an accredited high school in Massachusetts.
  • Accepted to and plan to attend a competitive private four-year college or university in Massachusetts beginning in Fall 2018.
  • Strong academic record or demonstration of significant improvement over time.
  • Ability and motivation to achieve in college.

Community Involvement

  • Involved in a balance of community, school, and work activities.
  • Exhibit leadership potential and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to our community, both present and in the future.

To apply, click Yawkey.

Scholarship Name: Cooperative Credit Union Association’s Massachusetts College Scholarship Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 14, 2017

Due Date: February 16, 2018

The Association will be awarding six ( 6 ) $1,5000 scholarships.

Eligibility is limited to high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Applicant or parent / guardian must be a member of the sponsoring credit union.

Each applicant must complete the following:

  • A current scholarship application form
  • A typewritten essay, no more than one ( 1 ) page in length ( double-spaced ), about a person or event that has been an inspiration to you and how it has affected you and your outlook on life
  • An academic transcript of grades

The Association’s Youth Involvement Committee will make the selection of winners. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: essay, grades and extracurricular / community activities.

For an application, click Credit Union

Scholarship Name: NAAAP Boston Future Leaders Scholarship Awards

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 11, 2017

Due Date: February 17, 2018

Selection Criteria
All applications will be reviewed by the NAAAP Boston Scholarship Committee and will be judged based on:

  • Leadership Experience
  • Community Service
  • Academic Achievement
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Essay Responses (reflecting thoughtfulness and effort)
  • Financial Need

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a current senior high school student in Massachusetts and will enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in a four-year U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2018

Award Application Instructions and Rules
To apply for the scholarship, please submit the following application items:

  1. Scholarship application form (use one of the application links below, depending on whether you prefer to use a Google account)
  2. Two 250-500 word essay responses
  3. Two letters of recommendation from non-relatives who are familiar with the applicant’s work- Letters must be sent via email or mail directly from a school, employer, charitable foundation, government organization/agency, etc.
  4. Unofficial copy of a SAT or ACT report
  5. Unofficial copy of a FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
  6. Unofficial High School Transcript

To Apply, click NAAAP.

Scholarship Name: United Way Marian L. Heard Scholars Program

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 10, 2018

Due Date: February 28, 2018

I. Demographic Eligibility:

Must be a senior in high school or graduating from an alternative education program

Must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 or hold a GED or HiSET certificate

Must attend a two-or four-year postsecondary institution or certification program full time beginning Fall 2018

Ability to meet the Marian L. Heard Scholars Program continued responsibilities and expectations

Must demonstrate low-income status; defined at or below 60% of gross annual Massachusetts median income level. See chart below.

II. Civic Engagement Eligibility:

Active member of a United Way partner agency for at least two years or a Youth Venture participant

Ability to provide recommendation from a United Way or Youth Venture affiliate

Must have completed at least 100 hours of community service over the past four years

For more information and to apply, click Heard Scholars

Scholarship Name: Syrian-Lebanese Women’s Club of Greater Boston ( A Society of Arab-American Women )

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: October 11, 2017

Due Date: March 1, 2018

The purpose of this scholarship is to aid women of Syrian or Lebanese origin, graduating from high school, intending to pursue a four-year college education, and residing in Massachusetts within a 50-mile radius of Boston.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be of recognized Syrian or Lebanese descent (at least one parent or grandparent must be of Syrian or Lebanese origin)
  • Applicant must be a citizen or be a permanent resident in the United States
  • Applicant must reside within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and within a 50-mile radius of Boston
  • Applicant must be a high school senior, graduating from an accredited high school and attending an accredited four-year college or university in the fall

For an application, click Syrian-Lebanese

Scholarship Name: Create a Greeting Card $10,000 Scholarship

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: May 30, 2017

Due Date: March 1, 2018

  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
  • Contest submissions accepted from: May 30th, 2017 – March 1st, 2018.
  • Winner will be announced April 30th, 2018.
  • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.

To apply, click Greeting Card.

Scholarship Name: American Chemical Society

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: November 1, 2017

Due Date: March 1, 2018

To be considered for a scholarship through the ACS Scholars Program, candidates must:

    • Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
    • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
    • Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
    • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 “B” or better)
    • Demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to, or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemically-related science
    • Be planning a career in the chemical sciences

The Selection Committee includes professionals in academia and the chemical industry, and some ACS Scholar Alumni. This committee reviews all applications to determine the best overall candidates.  The highest-rated students are selected as scholarship recipients.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic record, career objective, leadership ability, participation in school activities and/or academic research, and community service.

The amount of each individual award depends upon the availability of funding, the number of scholarships awarded, and evidence of financial need.  Scholarship recipients receive up to a maximum of $5,000 per year. Scholarship awards are renewable as long as Scholars maintain academic performance requirements.

Please note that students intending to enter Pre-Med programs or pursuing a degree in Pharmacy or Nursing are not eligible for this scholarship.

    • $2,500 for freshman
    • $3,000 for sophomores
    • $5,000 for juniors and seniors

To apply, click Chemical.

Scholarship Name: Massachusetts Credit Unions

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: February 9, 2018

Due Date: March 2, 2018

The Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc.’s College Scholarship Program will beawarding six (6) $1,500 scholarships. There will be one scholarship awarded per chapter. Information regarding eligibility for these scholarships is listed below.

  • Eligibility is limited to high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union.
  • Each applicant must complete a current League scholarship application form and submit it along with the following required documents. All items requested must be received in order for the application to qualify for consideration:
    • Students must submit a typewritten essay, In 250 words or less, about a person or event that has been an inspiration to you and how it has affected you and your outlook on life.
    • An academic transcript of grades.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Essay
    • Grades
    • Extracurricular/community activities

To apply, click Credit Union.

Scholarship Name: New England Newspaper & Press Association

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: February 7, 2018

Due Date: March 9, 2018

Once again this year, the Journalism Education Foundation of New England will award a number of $1,000 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 news organizations into the next generation.

Interested students can download the scholarship application from the New England Newspaper & Press Association website by clicking the links at the bottom of this email.

Scholarship Name: Mark Bavis Foundation

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 12, 2018

Due Date: March 15, 2018

The family and friends of Mark Bavis have established a foundation in Mark’s name to preserve his memory and to perpetuate the principles by which he lived every day and through which he touched the lives of many. Mark’s work ethic helped him accomplish so much in such a short time. He was one of those quiet leaders who led by service and example. September 11th, 2001 changed our lives forever. We are determined to create something good and lasting out of this tragedy. We are confident that Mark’s spirit will endure and continue to enrich the lives of many. We want to be certain that Mark is remembered by those who knew him and appreciated by those who never go the chance to do so. Our hope is that the Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation will allow deserving young men and women to enjoy opportunities and experiences similar to those which contributed to making Mark the person that he was. We will accomplish this by providing selected recipients with annual grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to be used as specifically requested for school tuition, summer programs and other appropriate extracurricular activities. Any high school student in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is eligible. The scholarship is not academically based, but is awarded on the basis of need. The committee is looking for exceptional leaders and people who have proven this leadership within their school. In addition, the committee will give more serious consideration to those students who have made efforts to make a difference in their communities.

For an application, click Mark Bavis

Scholarship Name: The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: December 4, 2017

Due Date: March 15, 2018

The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, is offering a $500 scholarship to qualified seniors who plan to further their education by attending a two- or four-year college program. They are particularly interested in the student’s letter, which helps give them a clearer picture of the needs and goals of the applicant.


  • Statement of needs of a scholarship (including family circumstances)
  • One (1) adult personal letter of reference from outside of school
  • Two (2) educational letters of reference
  • Academic/scholastic record from high school (transcript)
  • Personal statement explaining your goals, financial status, members of your family, etc.

For an application, click Rebekah Assembly

Scholarship Name: Portuguese Americans for Higher Education (PAFHE)

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: November 17, 2017

Due Date: March 15, 2018

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Portuguese descent
  • Resident of Peabody, Sale, Danvers, Lynn or Beverly
  • Accepted by an institution of higher learning
  • Completed application form
  • High School transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from school staff
  • An essay on a topic provided within the application
  • Proof of Portuguese descent (passport, birth certificate, etc.)
  • Copy of Financial Aid Form & Parent’s US 1040 tax return (pages 1 & 2 of Form 1040)

For an application, click PAFHE

Scholarship Name: American Legion Captain William G. Shoemaker Post 345 – Thomas R. O’Brien Scholarship

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 2, 2018

Due Date: March 27, 2018


  1. Name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address of student applicant.
  2. Applicant MUST have a close relationship to a U.S. Veteran (e.g. Child, Grandchild, Sibling or Niece/Nephew). Requires Letter from Veteran attesting to the relationship, along with copy of the veteran’s separation papers (e.g. DD-214 or equivalent). Copy of Active Military ID is also acceptable. (Alternate documentation may be acceptable, ASK.)
  3. Transcript of High School Grades or letter from Principal stating class standing.
  4. Copy of letter of admittance to College. (Can be submitted later in process.)
  5. Short essay on the topic WHAT THE U.S. FLAG MEANS TO ME (about 500 words). A single page with one inch borders with 12 point font single line spacing with double line space between paragraphs, has a count of about 500 words. The applicant’s name phone number and email address must be on the essay. The essay should signed.

For more information, click O’Brien

Scholarship Name: Brian Gilmore Memorial

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 26, 2017

Due Date: March 30, 2018

Brian was born in Lynn, MA on June 7, 1963. He excelled in school, graduating from Lynn English High School Class of 1981 and Bryant College in 1985.  Upon graduation, he worked for the Massachusetts State Auditor’s Office.  He later received his Master’s degree in Political Science from Northeastern University.   Brian spent many years working for the Federal Government at the Tip O’Neill Building in Boston at the office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   He transferred to the Miami, Florida office in 2001 where he became the Director of HUD for the Southeastern Florida Region.  Brian was passionate about traveling and learning about other cultures.  He leaves a legacy of having friends all across the country and around the world. Brian was just a nice guy.  He lived in such a way that if anyone said anything bad about him, no one would believe it.  He was patient, kind and understanding of others.  He excelled in his career because he was open-minded and wanted to assist others.


  1. Student must be a legal U.S. citizen student attending an accredited college, or university.
  2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher (academic transcript must be provided)
  3. Must complete cover sheet and minimum 500 word essay.
  4. All documents have to be received by the B.S.G. scholarship by March 30, 2018.
  5. The essay must describe in detail why you are deserving of this scholarship and what your future plans include.  Also, include how you plan to promote cultural diversity, study of other cultures and practice acceptance. Please refer back to the introduction page to learn more about Brian’s life and how he lived.

For an application, click Gilmore

Scholarship Name: National Association of Woman Artists, Inc.

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: November 16, 2017

Due Date: March 30, 2018

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. ( fosters and promotes awareness and interest in visual art created by women in the United States. We strive to encourage contemporary and emerging artists through exhibitions, educational programs and scholarships. In keeping with its mission, NAWAMA is awarding three $1000. scholarships to 2018 graduates.

Eligibility: Any female student who will be graduating from one of the following: Lawrence High School Performing and Fine Arts Academy, Lynn Classical High School, Lynn English High School, or the Raw Arts Project Launch Program. The candidate must be planning to attend college in the fall of 2018 with a major in Fine Arts.

For an application, click NAWA Application

Scholarship Name: Lighthouse Guild – A Program for Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 3, 2018

Due Date: March 31, 2018

Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit healthcare organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss through coordinated vision and health services. With Lighthouse Guild, people who are at risk for, or affected by, vision loss have access to all the resources necessary to lead full, independent and productive lives. Lighthouse Guild offers an annual scholarship program for college-bound high school and graduate students who are legally blind. The program will award approximately ten ( 10 ) college-bound scholarships of up to $10,000 each and one ( 1 ) to three ( 3 ) graduate scholarships of up to $10,000. For complete eligibility requirements and an application to apply, click Lighthouse Guild.

Scholarship Name: Hair’s How Modern School of Beauty

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: December 12, 2017

Due Date: March 31, 2018

In 2005, Hair’s How established The Debra Luongo Scholarship Fund in honor of the late Debra Luongo. This scholarship is eligible to any 2018 graduating senior who is interested in a career in cosmetology. Hair’s How offers a 1,000 hour course in cosmetology. The curriculum consists of classes in skin care, nail technology, business and all theory and advanced techniques in hair artistry. The school is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetology. Interested students may visit the facility at 99 Preston Street, Wakefield, MA or visit the website for additional information. One winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition at Hair’s How, Modern School of Beauty. For an application, click Hair’s How.

Scholarship Name: Janice M. Scott Memorial

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: October 31, 2017

Due Date: March 31, 2018


1. US Citizen or permanent resident of US

2. GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)

3. High School Senior who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia.

4. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities.

5. Combined adjusted income of the parent(s) cannot exceed $50,000.

For more information and to apply, click the following: Janice M Scott Eligibility, Janice M Scott Application, Janice M Scott Checklist

Scholarship Name: David J. Solimine, Sr. Honorary Scholarship

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: February 9, 2018

Due Date: April 1, 2018

$3,500 awarded annually to a college-bound North Shore high school senior who is a cancer survivor or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. David J. Solimine Sr. is the Founder and Director of Solimine Funeral Homes. Mr. Solimine is deeply committed to the health and wellbeing of North Shore residents. A lifelong Lynn resident, Dave takes pride in his deep community roots. A dedicated and tireless community leader, Dave is a past president and long serving member of Boston North Cancer Association’s Board of Directors. For an application, click Solimine.

Scholarship Name: Hope Begins Here Scholarship

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: February 9, 2018

Due Date: April 1, 2018

$3,500 awarded annually to a college-bound North Shore high school senior whose parent either passed away from cancer, survived cancer during the applicant’s childhood years, or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. For an application, click Hope.

Scholarship Name: Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Status: OPEN

Posted Date:

Due Date: April 3, 2018

The Fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students from New England with financial need. Successful candidates are those who display academic achievement, service to others, good character, leadership qualities, and a willingness to work to contribute to college, personal and/or family expenses. We also value demonstrated grit and resiliency in students who have faced significant challenges.

This year, new and renewal awards total over $3.2 million, with $1,388,150 to 187 renewing students and $491,000 awarded to 72 new recipients from Massachusetts for the 2017-2018 academic year!

2018-2019 Application Process:

·         New applications will be posted at in December 2017.      

·         The New High School Application and New College Application are due at Noon on May 1, 2018.

·         Early Response Option for High School Students only – Applications are due at Noon on April 3rd. The goal of this option is to enable recipients to make their college decisions with the benefit of more complete financial information. The first 300 applications received by April 3rd will be considered. We do ask that Guidance Counselors and Recommenders submit their materials by April 5th for students who choose this option. Students will be notified before the May 1st common reply date if they have been awarded a scholarship, deferred to the regular application pool, or not awarded a scholarship.

·         Recommenders will receive an email from us with the link to the recommendation forms. If school policy prohibits you from uploading recommendations and transcripts, please contact our office and we will work with you to receive students’ information via email, fax or regular mail.

·         Our  How To Apply instructions may be printed for students.

·         We welcome questions! Please call 978-744-2111.

Tips for Applicants

·         Applicants should check the financial eligibility calculator, on the website, before applying for the scholarship.

·         Students should highlight their service to others. This can be through community service or responsibilities at home, at their workplace or within their school community.

·         We highly value part-time employment, but understand that there may be reasons students are unable to work. If the applicant does not work part-time, there is space to explain why.

·         A resume highlighting activities, community service, jobs, and honors is required in addition to filling out our activity grid.

·         Two recommendation forms are required, but additional forms are welcome.

·         The formal essay and shorter written responses should help us learn more about the applicant beyond their transcript and activities. These writing pieces should exhibit excellent writing and revision skills.

Scholarship Name: Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) Vincent Lique Memorial

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 26, 2018

Due Date: April 6, 2018

The Lique Human Services Scholarship has been established by Greater Lynn Senior Services to support two high school seniors in the GLSS service area of Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, & Swampscott who hope to explore an interest in a field of human/community service. The Scholarship thus seeks to continue Vince Lique’s legacy of serving the needs of those in the greatest need in our communities and demanding that all people be treated with dignity and respect. The scholarship award is $5,000, and it is hoped that this award will assist with the expenses of a first year of college.

For an application, click Lique

For an application checklist, click Lique Application Checklist

Scholarship Name: Knights of Columbus – Lynn Valladolid Council # 70

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 16, 2018

Due Date: April 7, 2018

The Valladolid Council # 70 Scholarship Program annually awards financial aid to students accepted to accredited institutions of higher education. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of several criteria: financial need, scholastic ability, character, community and extracurricular activities, as well as school guidance counselor input when available. Awards are made without consideration of race, creed, national origin or immigration status. For an application, click Knights of Columbus. Make sure you include all required documents with your application!!!

Scholarship Name: Massachusetts Broadcasters Association

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 30, 2018

Due Date: April 13, 2018

To apply for this scholarship, a student must be a Massachusetts resident, with a declared major in a broadcast-related field, and be enrolled or plan t o enroll at an accredited two or four year school. The student need not attend school in Massachusetts to be eligible. The application on the MBA website is an interactive .pdf, and students will be allowed to email application to the MBA. Student transcripts may need to be mailed separately. Applications may also be printed, completed with ink, and mailed. Completed application should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to MBA – Attn: Scholarship Program – P.O. Box 857 – Clark, NJ 07066.

For an application, click MBA

Scholarship Name: Randolph Ivin Dottin Memorial

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 30, 2018

Due Date: April 15, 2018

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Each applicant must submit a 500-word essay on “How you make the people around you better” to be typed and stapled to this application. Scholarship is open to any High School Senior residing in the Lynn Public School District; there is no college major requirement. Student must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA and provide official sealed transcripts from his/her high school. Scholarship will be a one time award of $2,500 to be awarded twice per year to two recipients (Fall and Spring Semester).
  • Along with application please include a letter of recommendation from a personal, employer, or academic contact.
  • All applications will be reviewed and top applicants will be asked for an interview prior to the review boards selection. Award date is to be determined.
  • All application must be submitted by April 15, 2018.

For an application, click Randolph Ivin Dottin Memorial

Scholarship Name: YMCA of Metro North Youth Champions

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 23, 2018

Due Date: April 15, 2018

The YMCA of Metro North is a local charitable organization dedicated to strengthening communities by offering programs and services focused on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Every day, they work side-by-side with their neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. In 2018, they are eager to award 2 high school seniors from their service area the second annual Youth Champion Scholarship of $500.00 each for their personal work strengthening their community and displaying the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


  • Applicant must be a resident of Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Melrose, Peabody, Revere, Saugus or Stoneham.
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of an accredited high school.
  • Applicant must be accepted to an accredited institution of higher education or vocational training program.
  • A preference will be given to applicants that are members of the YMCA of Metro North.
  • Winner may be asked to speak at the YMCA of Metro North Annual Meeting in May.

For an application, click YMCA

Scholarship Name: Delta Kappa Gamma, Epsilon Chapter

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 16, 2018

Due Date: April 15, 2018

Delta Kappa Gamma, Epsilon Chapter, an organization of women educators, is offering a $500 scholarship. In order to be eligible, the following criteria must be met:

  • A female student who wants to be a teacher and lives in a DKG member community
  • Has shown good citizenship
  • Must be entering either a two-year or four-year college
  • Shows concerns for others through school and/or community activities

For an application, click Delta Kappa Gamma

Scholarship Name: Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 23, 2018

Due Date: April 15, 2018

To be eligible to apply for the Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Senior graduating from a Lynn high school
  • Hispanic or of Hispanic ancestry
  • Resident of Lynn
  • Accepted at a two or four year accredited institution of higher education, as an undergraduate student during the fiscal year following the grant award

The scholarships awarded will be based on educational achievement and community involvement.

For an application, click Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Name: Joseph A. McCarthy Memorial Fund

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: November 7, 2017

Due Date: April 15, 2018


  1. Must be a resident of Massachusetts
  2. Must be applying to or enrolled in an accredited college or technical school as a full time student to submit an application. Must be enrolled in an approved school to receive an award.
  3. Write an essay on “An Irish-American’s contribution to society (either nationally or locally.”

For an application, click Joseph A. McCarthy Application

Scholarship Name: Puritan Lawn Foundation

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 19, 2018

Due Date: April 16, 2018

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. Scholarships are awarded each May, and the Foundation awarded its first scholarships in May 1999.

For an application, click Puritan Lawn Foundation

Scholarship Name: The Thomas P. Maloney & Robert A. Hastings Rotary Club of Lynn Memorial

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: February 1, 2018

Due Date: April 20, 2018

This program provides financial assistance awards annually to graduating Lynn high school students who have been accepted to an accredited institution of higher education or accredited vocational training program. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of several criteria which include: financial need, perseverance in the face of hardship or personal challenges, demonstrated scholastic performances, character, community service and extracurricular activities. Special consideration will be given to students who have been previously recognized by their Rotary Club through the Middle School Student Recognition Program.

For an application, click Lynn Rotary

Scholarship Name: Student-View

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 12, 2018

Due Date: April 22, 2018

The Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes:

  • One $4,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

It’s quick and easy to apply:

  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application forms
  • No application fees

Simply log on to and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarships will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winners will be announced in May 2018.

Scholarship Name: Allan Ditchfield – Highlands Neighborhood

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: February 13, 2018

Due Date: April 27, 2018

If you are a senior who lives in the Highlands section of Lynn and who plans to attend college or a trade / technical school, you need to give Mr. Wilkins a COPY of your Local Scholarship Application by Friday, April 27th. You will then be considered for this $3000.00 scholarship. The Local Scholarship Application will be available in the Guidance Department on April 2nd; it will be located in the shelving unit between the two secretaries.

Scholarship Name: McMahon Publishing Group

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 19, 2018

Due Date: April 30, 2018

McMahon Publishing Group will be offering a $3,000 ( $12,000 total ) scholarship each year for four years of a college to a deserving student-athlete from Lynn English High School.

Any athlete will be considered, but special consideration will be given to athletes meeting the following criteria:

  1. Be the first child in the family to attend college
  2. Be a varsity athlete, male or female
  3. Have financial need
  4. Graduate with a minimum “C” average or better
  5. Plan to attend a four-year state college or university
  6. To maintain the scholarship while in college, you must be a member of a varsity sports team
  7. Each semester, your transcripts must be provided. A minimum 2.0 or “C” average is required to receive your scholarship funds.

In one envelope, submit six (6) copies of the application ( McMahon Publishing Group Application ) and six (6) copies of ALL accompanying documents to Mr. Wilkins in the Guidance Department by April 30, 2018.

Scholarship Name: Abbott and Fenner

Status: OPEN

Posted Date: January 12, 2018

Due Date: June 14, 2018

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: [email protected]


Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

For more information, click Abbott and Fenner.

High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots

Are you a high school student interested in drones? Or are you a high school educator who’s passionate about STEM education and inspiring your students to get more involved in sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems)?

These days there are literally hundreds of different jobs you can do as a drone pilot—from working as an aerial cinematographer who uses high quality camera drones, to doing aerial inspections for mining or construction companies, to doing forestry surveys for conservation efforts, to helping farmers grow crops more efficiently, all the way to racing FPV drones.

It really is incredible all of the different ways people are using drones in professional settings. As drones become cheaper and technology continues to improve, the possibilities for different kinds of work in the drone industry have grown like crazy, and there is now a strong job market for certified drone pilots. And aside from work, flying a drone is just plain fun!

To support high school students interested in furthering their STEM studies and preparing for their future by becoming a certified drone pilot, Drone Pilot Ground School is offering a scholarship just for high school students, to help them study for the test required to get a Remote Pilot Certificate—called the Part 107 test—which is a requirement for working as a drone pilot in the United States.

The scholarship provides free, unlimited access to Drone Pilot Ground School’s remote test prep course to help drone pilots pass the FAA’s Part 107 exam (the course usually costs $299).

In addition, the first 100 students to be selected will have their testing fee paid for by Drone Pilot Ground School (the test usually costs $150).

Start your scholarship application right now, or read on to learn more.

About the Scholarship

The goal of the scholarship is to support high school students who are serious about becoming a certified drone pilot by helping them prepare for the FAA’s Part 107 test. The Part 107 test covers everything you need to know to fly a drone commercially in the U.S. In case you’re wondering, the minimum age required to be a commercial drone pilot is 16.

An additional goal is to help further the use of drones in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Drones have been used in the classroom in a variety of STEM settings over the last several years, and we’re excited for the possibilities drones present when it comes to helping students become passionate about STEM subjects.

Who’s Eligible?

Eligible students must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be currently enrolled in high school
  • Live in the U.S.

How Many Students Can Apply?

There are an unlimited number of scholarships available, but only the first 100 students accepted will also have their Part 107 testing fee covered.

What Is the Deadline?

There is no deadline—applicants will be accepted on a rolling, case-by-case basis.

About Drone Pilot Ground School

Drone Pilot Ground School is UAV Coach’s flagship remote course. The course was designed to help drone pilots prepare for the FAA’s Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test (also known as the Part 107 test) to gain an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.

Over 7,000 commercial drone pilots from companies like Intel, NBC, and GoPro have been trained by Drone Pilot Ground School, and over 99% of Drone Pilot Ground School students pass the Part 107 test on their first try.

Successful scholarship applicants will demonstrate serious intent to study for and pass the FAA Part 107 exam by providing thorough, thoughtful answers to the three questions asked, as well as securing a strong letter of recommendation. Answers that only contain a few sentences and appear hastily written / have spelling and grammar errors will likely not result in a successful outcome.

Get started on your scholarship application now.

Questions? Email us at support[at]dronepilotgroundschool[dot]com.

North Shore Community College Scholarships

North Shore Community College offers numerous scholarships to students. For a list of those scholarships and their requirements, visit

James J. McCarriston Swampscott Rotary Trade – DUE DATE – None; Available Year-Round

The Swampscott Rotary Club, in conjunction with Peter and Joyce McCarriston, is offering financial aid (a scholarship) to North Shore residents from ages 17 to 28 for training in a trade, such as plumbing, heating and air conditioning, carpentry, electrical, masonry, architectural and/or general contracting. This scholarship is available to residents of Swampscott, Salem, Marblehead, Lynn, and surrounding towns. The value of the scholarship will be determined by the courses being taken and will be available to cover courses, books, certification and licensing classes. Funds may be available to help fund a work-study program if a suitable one can be arranged. For an application, click McCarriston

Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship Contests

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can click Varsity.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) – Various Due Dates

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.

We also manage a variety of scholarship programs, such as the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, the Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship and the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program.

Each of these programs—as well as dozens of other internships, fellowships and faculty development opportunities—comes with its own eligibility criteria, application requirements and deadlines.

Learn more.

Keep in mind that many UNCF scholarships require that you apply for financial aid. The best way to do so is by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, click here.

Massachusetts State Financial Aid Programs


Foster Child Grant
Massachusetts Gilbert Matching Student Grant
Massachusetts Cash Grant
Massachusetts Part-Time Grant
Massachusetts Public Service Grant
Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant


Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship
Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship
Early Childhood Educators Scholarship
Highy Demand Scholarship Program
John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
One Family Inc. Scholarship Program
Paul Tsongas Scholarship
Shorelight Global Scholarship Program

Tuition Waivers

Career Advancement Program Tuition Waiver
Categorical Tuition Waiver
Collaborative Teachers Tuition Waiver
Commonwealth Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tuition Waiver
DCF Foster Child Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program
DCF Adopted Children Tuition Waiver and Fee Assistance Program
Graduate Tuition Waiver
High Technology Scholar/Intern Tuition Waiver
Incentive Program For Aspiring Teachers Tuition Waiver
MASSTransfer Tuition Waiver Program
MEFA Prepaid Tuition Program Tuition Waiver
Need Based Tuition Waiver
September 11, 2001 Tragedy Tuition Waiver
Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Tuition Waiver
UMASS Exchange Program Tuition Waiver
Valedictorian Program Tuition Waiver
Washington Center Program Tuition Waiver


Massachusetts No Interest Loan

Tuition Reimbursement (Post-Graduation)

Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program for Health Professionals

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

First in the Family Humanist Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/10/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Four (4) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating LAUSD seniors who will be the first in their immediate families to go to college. Preference will be given to students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented students and/or LGBTQ. A two to three paragraph essay must accompany the application (between 400-700 words) on the following topic: Humanism is based on the […] More

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.Predoctoral, Dissertation, and […] More

Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The First In The Family Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial award is available to high school youth who live in the U.S. who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into two or four-year colleges. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American) who are (or have been) in […] More

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $23,000
  • Created in 1988 by the award-winning teachers of the Golden Apple Foundation, the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program recruits and prepares a rich ethnic diversity of bright and talented high school graduates for successful teaching careers in schools of need throughout Illinois.Golden Apple Scholars are selected from these distinct paths:
    – Graduating high school students
    – Pathway […] More

Golden Door Scholars

  • Application Deadline: 10/27/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • Golden Door Scholars and organizations like us provide hope for the 1.2 million undocumented youth in the U.S. Since 2013, we have awarded college scholarships to 45 exceptional students from an applicant pool of over 2200 students.Golden Door Scholars will award up to 50 scholarships. Recipients who attend Golden Door Scholars’ partner colleges and universities will receive a full, four-year […] More

Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund was launched in 2014 as a responsive Latino student success initiative. Through the Latino Resources College Scholarship Fund monetary awards are made to exceptional Latino college students in order to support increased Latino college completion rates. Latino students who are pursuing college education goals at a two-year community college, vocational […] More

OCIYU Scholarship for Undocumented Students

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2018
  • Amount: $500
  • OCIYU fundraises year-round to provide one of the few nationwide scholarship awards programs managed by undocumented youth for undocumented students. The scholarship is only open to undocumented students living in the United States. Whether you live in Orange County, Texas, Rhode Island, or anywhere else in the U.S., are undocumented, and are attending college next fall, this scholarship is for […] More

PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship Fund is awarding scholarships to students of Latino descent who are
    beginning or continuing their studies at a higher education institution. The fund provides financial assistance to
    qualified Latino/a students in an effort to promote academic success. PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholarship
    Fund Recipients will be honored at the annual Si Se Puede […] More

Single Parent Professional Certification Scholarship of Northwest Arkansas

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • The Professional Certification Scholarships are for students pursuing certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, or in Phlebotomy from UAMS/Schmieding Center, Petra Allied Health, PRN, NTI, or NWACC.This scholarship is $500 and is a one-time scholarship. It can be applied for at any time during the year. There are no deadlines to apply for this scholarship. […] More

Single Parent Traditional Scholarship of Northwest Arkansas

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,750
  • The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas, Inc. (SPSF NWA) works to help single parent families become financially stable and independent. We do this by providing direct financial assistance to low-income single parents who are pursuing a career-related course of study in order to gain sufficient employment to meet the basic needs of their families.Eligibility:
    -A single […] More

South Carolina Teaching Fellows

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: $24,000
  • The Fellowship is awarded each year to as many as 175 high school seniors. Fellows receive up to $24,000 in funds while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. A Fellow agrees to teach in a South Carolina public school one year for every year he or she receives the fellowship.Fellows attend one of ten Teaching Fellows Institutions across the state. These schools include Anderson […] More

Student Excellent Equals Degree (SEED) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • If you attend a Delaware high school, keep your grades up and stay out of trouble, you can go to Delaware Tech tuition-free with aid from the Student Excellent Equals Degree (SEED) Scholarship.Eligibility:
    -Must be a new, full-time first-year student (12 credits or more) at Delaware Technical Community College no later than the fall semester immediately after the student’s graduation from a […] More

Support Creativity Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/5/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Design something creative that illustrates your passion for your specific creative field. This can be done in absolutely any medium (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.) Submit an essay that explains this piece of work. Also, make sure to express why you should receive this scholarship and any financial hardship that you may be going through. It can be as long as you want and […] More

Support Creativity Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Design something creative that illustrates your passion for your specific creative field. This can be done in absolutely any medium (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.). Submit an essay that explains this piece of work. Also, make sure to express why you should receive this scholarship and any financial hardship that you may be going through. It can be as long as you want and […] More

The Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Anhelo Project is a not-for-profit organization that consists of a group of student leaders and professionals from various educational institutions and community-based organizations in Chicago. Our goal is to support undocumented students, who despite growing up in the United States and earning a high school diploma, continuously face challenging roadblocks when pursuing a post-secondary […] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 […] More

The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship Program helps the children of Colorado workers injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident – regardless of insurance carrier – pay for a post-secondary education.Eligibility:
    -Be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of employment […] More

TheDream.US Community College Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Community College Graduate Scholarship is available to community college students with demonstrated financial need who have earned their associate’s degrees and seek to complete their bachelor’s degrees at one of our four-year Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program are not eligible. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of […] More

TheDream.US First Time College Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/8/2018
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The TheDream.US First Time College Student Scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first-time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our partner colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate significant […] More

United Methodist GBHEM Doctorate Level Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies.The minimum requirements for Doctoral scholarships are:
    -Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person
    -Applicants must be an active full member of The United Methodist Church for at least 1 year (International applicants must be active full […] More

United Methodist GBHEM General Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies.Eligibility:
    -Must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person
    -Must be an active full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year (international applicants must be active full members for at least three years. Other Methodist […] More

United Methodist GBHEM Ministry as a Career Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies.The minimum requirements for Ministry scholarships are:
    -Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person
    -Applicants must be an active full member of The United Methodist Church for at least 1 year (International applicants must be active full […] More


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