Scholarships 2016-2017


Scholarships are listed by DUE DATE (after the below websites), from earliest to latest. Once a DUE DATE has passed, the scholarship will read “CLOSED.” 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)

Questbridge National College Match – DUE DATE = September 27, 2016 – CLOSED


Hispanic Heritage Foundation – DUE DATE = October 2, 2016 – CLOSED


Wendy’s High School Heisman – DUE DATE = October 3, 2016 – CLOSED


AES Engineering – DUE DATE = October 6, 2016 – CLOSED

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. 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 evaluated 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. 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 Deadline for entry: October 6, 2016 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.

“Make the U” (Haz La U) Scholarship Program – DUE DATE = October 15, 2016 – CLOSED

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month and in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Colgate-Palmolive encourages you to get on the path to higher education! Colgate-Palmolive’s Haz La U program helps put Hispanic youth on the track to college by providing financial relief to via educational grants totaling $100,000. By giving graduating high school seniors the tools to pursue a higher education, we ensure a brighter future not only for them; but also for their families, communities, and country.

Through HHF’s Youth Awards Program, Colgate-Palmolive will sponsor the “Community Service” track. A total of 31 educational grants in 10 regions across the nation will be awarded to Hispanic students:

  • 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

Click HERE to apply. Selection Criteria: (1) Academic excellence, (2) Dedication to community service, and (3) Demonstration of leadership in one’s community.

Horatio Alger Association – DUE DATE = October 25, 2016 – CLOSED


Toyota “Making Life Easier” = DUE DATE = October 31, 2016 – CLOSED

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 $4.5 million in scholarships to nearly 800 students who have shown academic achievement and volunteered in their communities. Eligible students can apply for scholarships of up to $20,000. Applications accepted starting Thursday, September 15, 2016 through Monday, October 31, 2016. To start an application, click Toyota.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation – DUE DATE = October 31, 2016 – CLOSED


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.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – DUE DATE = November 2, 2016 – CLOSED


Who can apply?


To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2016.
  • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2016
  • GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Test Scores – Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above.
  • Income – 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.

Selection Criteria

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reviews each College Scholarship Program application individually with the assistance of a panel of national education experts. Among the criteria used in the selection process are:

  • Exceptional academic ability and achievement: Strong academic record, academic awards and honors, and substantive assessments by educators providing confidential recommendations. In addition to GPA and college entrance exam scores, we consider participation in available advanced courses, commitment to learning, and intellectual curiosity.
  • Unmet financial need: Limited family income and assets in light of educational expenses. Substantial unmet educational costs after taking into account other scholarships and grants students may receive.
  • Persistence: Determination and perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to set and remain focused on goals and to put in the effort needed to meet those goals in the face of obstacles.
  • Leadership: Ability to organize and positively influence others in and out of school (family, church, sports, arts, etc.).
  • Desire to Help Others: Purposeful and meaningful commitment to others which may be evidenced by participation in volunteer/community service activities.

To apply, click Jack Kent Cooke.

EF Global Citizenship Scholarship – DUE DATE = November 7, 2016 – CLOSED


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.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award – DUE DATE = November 8, 2016 – CLOSED


The James W. O’Brien Scholars Program at Merrimack College – DUE DATE = November 15, 2016 – CLOSED

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, 2016.

Since 1980, the O’Brien Foundation has awarded $3,049,011 to Lynn English students.

New Process

  • 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.

Danforth Scholars Program @ Washington University in St. Louis – DUE DATE = November 15, 2016 – CLOSED

To be nominated, see your guidance counselor

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Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student – DUE DATE = November 30, 2016 – CLOSED

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Boston University Trustee – DUE DATE = December 1, 2016 – CLOSED


Massachusetts AFL-CIO – DUE DATE = December 5, 2016 – CLOSED

Submit your application to Mr. Walsh in Room 325

Welcome to the 59th Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship Program and another year of awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors. This year’s Labor History Exam will be given on Thursday, February 2, 2017. For more information, click MA AFL-CIO. For an application, click ma-afl-cio-app

Burger King BK Scholars – DUE DATE = December 15, 2016 – CLOSED

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

BURGER KING® General Track – Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below. Note: Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and children of employees who meet eligibility requirements for the General and Employee-Based Track will be considered for an award in both tracks, but if selected, will receive only one award.

Applicants must-

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

To apply, click Burger King.

Cumberland Farms – DUE DATE = December 15, 2016 – CLOSED

Cumberland Farms is accepting applications for the Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program, marking the 11th consecutive year the company will provide financial assistance to deserving high school seniors. The Believe and Achieve Scholarship program, created specifically to support the development of young people, provides $1,000 scholarships to 130 eligible graduating high school seniors each year. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic performance, as well as financial need. Winners will be notified in the spring of 2017.

Through this program, Cumberland Farms has provided over $1 million in scholarships to students across the company’s eight state territory. The program is open to students entering a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2017 who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms location.  For more information and to apply for 2017 scholarships, click Cumberland.

AXA Foundation – DUE DATE = December 15, 2016 – CLOSED

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.

What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:

Ambition and drive

Determination to set and reach goals

Respect for self, family and community

Ability to succeed in college

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico

Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year

Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities

Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness

When to apply

Apply here.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest – DUE DATE = January 4, 2017 – CLOSED

To apply, click JFK.

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To apply, click JFK.

GE – Reagan Foundation – DUE DATE = January 5, 2017 – CLOSED


Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) – DUE DATE = January 11, 2017 – CLOSED

DECA – DUE DATE = January 13, 2017 – CLOSED

DECA’s scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA members at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based. To apply, click DECA.

Northeastern University’s TORCH Scholars Program – CLOSED

Application DUE DATE for Students = January 1, 2017

Nomination DUE DATE for Guidance Counselors = January 15, 2017

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. Since the first Torch cohort in 2006, the program has graduated six classes. 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, click Torch. For a brochure, click Brochure.

JCI Senate – DUE DATE = January 17, 2017 – CLOSED

The Massachusetts JCI Senate will award two $1,000 scholarships to graduating students in Massachusetts. The state winners will be forwarded to the National JCI Senate and will be eligible for additional $1,000 scholarships. They will also award a special $500 scholarship based on need and special circumstances. For more information and the application, click JCI. Applications should be mailed to Marilyn & Ed Lariviere, 19 Stetson Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – DUE DATE = January 18, 2017 – CLOSED

To apply, click MS.


Public Housing Authorities Directors Association – DUE DATE = January 27, 2017 – CLOSED

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. 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. To apply, click PHADA.

Point Foundation – DUE DATE = January 30, 2017 – CLOSED

Point Foundation was established in 2001 to nurture the next generation of LGBTQ leaders. Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance and respect within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity. We honor our scholars – their leadership, their acumen, their early involvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer causes, and their pledge to make the world a fairer and better place for all.

Point Scholarships are awarded on a “last provider” basis. Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. It is the responsibility of those selected as Point Scholars to secure as much outside funding as possible. Point is not intended to be, and cannot be, the sole source of support because there is no guarantee that the financial support will be the same each year, nor will it be provided each year. The scholarship amounts funded by Point each year depends on other financial support that Point Scholars receive from individuals, other foundations or grants, as well as the financial health of Point.

To apply, click Point.

Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest – DUE DATE = February 1, 2017 – CLOSED

If you are concerned with the effects of alcohol abuse and addiction and want to help raise awareness of its dangers, we encourage you to share your vision and have a chance to win money to cover your educational expenses.

The submitted essays must not exceed 1,200 words and should answer the following questions:

• How alcohol abuse and addiction affects the modern society?
• What steps can be taken to decrease the impact of alcohol abuse and addictions on people and society?

The winning applicants will be determined based on the essay content, style and originality. Judges are looking for logically organized and well-supported essays.

For more information and to apply, click AA.

University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth Endeavor Scholarship – DUE DATE = February 1, 2017 – CLOSED

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.

Order Sons of Italy in America – DUE DATE = February 1, 2017 – CLOSED

Applicants must be either (1) current members 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 (2) 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. To apply, click order-sons-of-italy

Henry David Thoreau – DUE DATE = February 1, 2017 – CLOSED


Hollister Company Anti-Bullying Scholarship Program – DUE DATE = February 1, 2017 – CLOSED

Hollister Co has launched an ongoing college scholarships program for outstanding students who have academically persevered while experiencing bullying and for those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities.

Eligibility requirements include high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants may be U.S. or international students.

Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses.  The $2500 scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

The scholarships are administered by the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, based in Atlanta, GA.  Recipients are selected by a Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of Hollister Co. Leaders, members of the NSHSS Foundation Board of Directors, and invited community leaders working on issues of anti-bullying.

Application Requirements: 

  • Personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions provided on application
  • Transcript
  • Educator recommendation
  • Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities, internships and employment history
  • Photo

To apply, click Hollister.

Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund – DUE DATE = February 1, 2017 – CLOSED

The students have to be: (1) graduating high school or completing their GED at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year (no age limit), (2) have at least one parent born in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia or Burma (3) attend a high school in the Southern New England area and (4) pursue a post-secondary degree in Fall 2017. The degree can be a technical certificate, accredited vocational school, 2yr or 4yr degree programs. They award scholarships for $500, $1000 and $2000. To apply, click Nisei.

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) – DUE DATE = February 3, 2017 – CLOSED

The Boston Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals is pleased to present the 2016-2017 Future Leader Award Scholarship to recognize outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership qualities inside and outside of the classroom. This one-time scholarship is a product of the combined effort of NAAAP Boston and the generosity of corporate sponsors, community leaders, and individual donors. For an application, click naaap

Red Pine – DUE DATE = February 15, 2017 5:00 PM – CLOSED

The Red Pine Scholarship 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 2017. This program is designed to support students through tuition assistance, mentoring, and other flexible financial supports.  The Red Pine Scholarship program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students to reach their full potential.  The program is funded by an anonymous donor and administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).

To apply, click Red Pine.

For more information, click 2016 Guideliens for MA Residents

Yawkey Foundation Scholars Program – DUE DATE = February 15, 2017 12:00 PM – CLOSED

The Yawkey Scholars Program seeks promising students for a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school students entering private colleges in Massachusetts in 2017-2018. This program is designed to make college affordable for talented, motivated, low-income students from Massachusetts. It provides a four-year renewable tuition scholarship and other supports to help students achieve academically and go on to be successful and highly productive members of our community. Over the past ten years, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided more than $10 million in tuition supports to more than 265 Scholars. Many students are deserving of this type of support during college, but this program seeks to support and encourage students:

1. who have a strong academic record, or demonstration of significant improvement over time

2. who are planning to attend a competitive private college in Massachusetts

3. who are engaged in a meaningful mentoring relationship

4. who have unmet financial need and would benefit from scholarship support so that they can graduate with a manageable loan burden

To apply, click Yawkey.

For more information, click 2016 Guidelines for Massachusetts Residents

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship – DUE DATE = February 15, 2017 – CLOSED

Application opens November 1, 2016

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Application is now available for review beginning October 15th, with the online application going live November 1st. Students may visit to learn more about the organization that The New York Times described as providing “what might be the educational effort in the country.” Each new JRF Scholar receives $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. In addition to cash grants, JRF Scholars participate in our extensive, four-year program that includes: mentoring, leadership development, practical skill-building, internship and job counseling and placement, and a myriad networking opportunities. Over 1,400 JRF Scholars have been selected since the first awards were made in 1973. To learn more about the foundation and our program click here.

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 22
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship

Greater Boston PFLAG – DUE DATE = February 17, 2017 – CLOSED

Are you lesbian, gay or bi (or asexual, pansexual, queer, or somewhere in the LGB “family”)? Are you trans, gender-expansive, gender-queer or somewhere on (or even off) the gender spectrum? Are you an awesome Ally? Our scholarship program is entering its 15th year and supports the next generation of leaders who have already been working tirelessly on numerous programs, projects, and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe and welcoming for all.

Open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens (Non-US citizens are eligible as long as they attend an accredited institution in the United States).

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time this calendar year (if you graduated last year and took time off you are still eligible to apply).
  • Self identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer…or anywhere within the LGBTQ “family,” or as an ally
  • Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ community.
  • Have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution. Cannot be receiving full tuition remission from other sources to fund the education (e.g., other full-tuition scholarships, established college trust fund, etc.)
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

To apply, click PFLAG. There is also a link to national scholarships at this website.

National Co-Op Scholarship Program – DUE DATE = February 17, 2017 – CLOSED


To apply, students must:

  1. Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  2. Apply and be accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions:
  • Clarkson University
  • State University of New York Oswego
  • Drexel University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • University of Massachusetts – Lowell
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • The University of Toledo
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology

For an application, click WACE. No transcripts or recommendations are required.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship – DUE DATE – February 20, 2017 – CLOSED

Open to high school seniors, this scholarship awards students who have promoted a vegetarian lifestyle, and thereby a peaceful world, through efforts in their school or community. Applicants must submit an essay, application, transcript, and three recommendations by February 20, 2017. One $10,000 scholarship and two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. For more information, click Vegetarian.

United Way Marian L. Heard – DUE DATE = February 28, 2017 – CLOSED

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is pleased to offer the 2017 United Way Marian L. Heard Scholarship to eligible high school seniors or those enrolled in an alternative education program, who are involved with a United Way partner agency or Youth Venture Team. United Way will choose 12-15 finalists who intend on attending the first year of a two- or four-year college or post-secondary certification/degree program full time, to receive up to $10,000 in scholarship funds over the next four years. Finalists will have the opportunity to reapply each year for up to 4 years. Students planning to enroll part-time are not eligible to apply. We are requesting that agencies complete and submit a nomination form for up to 4 students, which should accompany his/her scholarship application. Agencies with many different sites or locations are eligible to submit two nominations per campus. We are looking for “stand out” students with significant community leadership experience. Who is Eligible?

  • Youth from low income households
  • Youth applying for full-time 2- or 4- year colleges or post-secondary certification program starting in Fall 2017
  • Youth active in United Way partner agencies or Youth Venture Team (list of partner agencies attached)

United Way MLH Scholars program provides students with:

  • Up to $10,000 in scholarship over 4 years of college/post-secondary education
  • Coaching support for career planning
  • Program staff support that offers ongoing guidance to Scholars

Submit the following items by February 28, 2017 to the email address below:

  • Completed student application form (including essays)
  • High school or GED transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher, guidance counselor, mentor or employee
  • Nomination form and letter from United Way partner agency or Youth Venture Team Advisor
  • Other documents as requested, including financial aid awards

For more scholarship and application information, please click United Way.

Massachusetts Credit Unions (Metro Union) – DUE DATE = February 28, 2017 – CLOSED


  • high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of the sponsoring credit union (Metro Credit Union)
  • completed application
  • type-written 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
  • transcript

Mail all documents to:

Kerri Robinson, Marketing

Metro Credit Union

200 Revere Beach Parkway

Chelsea, MA 01950

For an application, click Metro Credit Union

American Legion Massachusetts – DUE DATE = March 1, 2017 – CLOSED

The Department of Massachusetts, American Legion Auxiliary, will issue one (1) Department Educational Award of Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($750) and ten (10) District Educational Awards of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) each to children of Veterans in Massachusetts.

To apply, click Legion.

St. Jean’s Credit Union – DUE DATE = March 1, 2017 – CLOSED

St. Jean’s Credit Union is a sponsoring Credit Union in the Massachusetts Credit Union League, Inc.’s College Scholarship Program. The league will be awarding six $1500 scholarships. Eligiblity requirements: (1) high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2017-2018 academic year; (2) applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of the sponsoring credit union; and (3) each applicant must complete the following – (a) a current Leangue scholarship application form, (b) 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, and (c) an academic transcript of grades. The League’s Youth Involvement Committee will make the selection of winners. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: essay, grades and extracurricular activities. All required materials must be mailed to the following address: Kathleen Donahue, Executive Vice President – St. Jean’s Credit Union – 370 Highland Avenue – Salem, MA 01970. For an application, click St. Jean’s.

National Italian American Foundation – DUE DATE = March 1, 2017 – CLOSED

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.

CLICK HERE to begin your scholarship application

Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2017

Scholarship awards range from $2,500-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students.

Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship recipients are eligible for one year of scholarship support. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the following academic year. Scholarship applicants and winners can and are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.

For questions on how to apply for a scholarship, please refer to our Scholarship Application Instructions or our FAQ. If you require TECHNICALassistance, please email [email protected].

To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

• Be a member of NIAF or have a parent or guardian who is a member of NIAF.  Not a member? CLICK HERE to join today!

• Be enrolled in an US accredited institution of higher education for the Fall 2016.

• Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).  Students that are a part of a pass/fail system are also welcome to apply.

• Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien.

• For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.

• To see if you qualify for our scholarships, please review our active scholarship descriptions.

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship Program – DUE DATE = March 2, 2017 – CLOSED

Shell Oil Company offers $5,000 annual scholarships through the Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship program to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical field of study at certain colleges. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses.

If the necessary criteria are met, a student’s scholarship may be renewed up to four years or until bachelor degree requirements are met, whichever occurs first. Scholarship recipients are notified during the summer following their application.  Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student remaining qualified. Please refer to the Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship Renewal Section.

To qualify you must:

  • Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
  • Be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, senior or fifth year as of the Fall 2017 semester. If you are not a full-time student (i.e. not taking a full course load or will be taking on a co-op opportunity), you will not be eligible for a scholarship that semester.
  • You must be enrolled in one of the specified institutions.
  • Have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on 4.0 scale, which must be maintained throughout your participation in the program.
  • Major in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics; chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, geological, or geophysical engineering.
  • Pass all components of the Shell application & assessment process including completion of either a face-to-face or telephone interview. (only applies to sophomore, junior, senior or fifth year applicants)

To apply, click Shell Oil.

Create a Greeting Card $10,000 Scholarship – DUE DATE = March 2, 2017 – CLOSED

Artistic students should take note of this scholarship, which requires a submission of an original photo, computer graphic, or other artwork appropriate for the front of a greeting card. All current high school and college students are eligible to enter. Entries (only one per person) will be accepted until March 2, 2017. One winner will receive $10,000. For more information, click Card.

Tzu Chi Foundation – DUE DATE = March 3, 2017 – CLOSED

Tzu Chi USA Scholars is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates and continuing undergraduate students in selected areas of the United States. Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each Scholar will receive an award of $1,000.


  1. Applicant demonstrates financial need for college tuition and related expenses.
  2. Applicant is a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent.
  3. Applicant has a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  4. Applicant will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the academic year 2017-2018.

To apply, click Tzu Chi.

Journalism Education Foundation of New England – DUE DATE = March 3, 2017 – CLOSED

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 our news organizations into the next generation. This program usually draws a modest number of applicants, so students’ chances of being selected are quite good. Interested students can download the scholarship application from the New England Newspaper & Press Association website – click NENPA.

Hood Milk Sportsmanship – DUE DATE = March 6, 2017 – CLOSED

Hood Milk is once again proud to award three student athletes from each state in New England with $5,000 toward furthering their education at a two- or four-year accredited college or university. The application is simple and straightforward and can be found at

Massachusetts Restaurant Association – DUE DATE = March 10, 2017 – CLOSED

High school seniors, undergraduates, high school seniors and graduates, and GED certificate holders are eligible to apply. To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  1. Be a student who is accepted to or is currently enrolled in an accredited culinary   school, college or university.
  2. Have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.65 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  3. Have worked at least the minimum # of hours. ProStart® seniors and other high school seniors must have a minimum of 250 hours, and high school graduates, undergraduates and GED certificate holders must have a minimum of 750 hours.

To apply, click Restaurant.

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program – DUE DATE = March 13, 2017 – CLOSED

How does it work?

  • Students must be between the ages of 6 and 18 as of March 13, 2017 and not yet a high school graduate.
  • The student’s volunteer actions should be described in detail on the nomination.
  • Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year and must have benefited people not related to the student.
  • Winners will be chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service.
  • Nominators must be 21 or older.

What can they win?

  • Local winners will each receive a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card.
  • Regional winners will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for higher education.
  • National winners will receive a $10,000 scholarship, plus Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit of the student’s choice.

For more information and nomination directions, click Kohl’s.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults – DUE DATE = March 15, 2017 – CLOSED

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Many scholarships offered by UCF share similar applicant criteria. Applicants need only submit one application, which will be considered for any and all scholarships for which the student applies and is eligible. For more information and available scholarships, click Ulman.

Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation – DUE DATE = March 15, 2017 – CLOSED

The Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation was created to help deserving young men and women excel in their quest to improve themselves, their school or their community.

The scholarship is available to any high school student in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is awarded on the basis of need, and is not academically based. In addition, the Foundation will give more serious consideration to those students who have made efforts to make a difference in their communities and/or have shown leadership qualities within their school or community.

To apply, click Bavis.

New England Association of College Registrars Scholarship – DUE DATE = March 15, 2017 – CLOSED

Each year, the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers awards scholarships to three high school graduates who will be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution for the fall semester of that year. Each high school graduate who is selected is awarded $2,000*. Each recipient of the scholarship is selected from candidates who are recommended by New England secondary school guidance professionals. To apply, click NEACRAO.

Carlos Faria & Victor Da Silva Memorial – DUE DATE = March 15, 2017 – CLOSED


  • Applicant must be a full-time student currently enrolled, accepted, or awaiting acceptance to a college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.
  • Applicant, parent, or guardian must be or become a member of Naveo by submission deadline.
  • Deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
  • Only completed applications that follow essay guidelines will be considered. See reverse for application.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to win consecutive years.


  • Financial need (may be verified)
  • Academic merit
  • Certified official transcript required through the end of first semester or second trimester; First year college students are required to submit a high school transcript in addition to their college transcript; Graduate students are required to submit undergraduate transcript(s) in addition to graduate transcripts.
  • School and community involvement in the past two years
  • Essay; 400- 500 words, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font. Essay Topic: “Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study.”

For an application, click Naveo.

Brian S. Gilmore Memorial Scholarship – DUE DATE = March 15, 2017 – CLOSED

The purpose of the Brian S. Gilmore Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships in Brian’s name to student(s) wishing to further their education.  This scholarship is a tribute to Brian’s commitment, dedication and excellence in schooling.

Beginning in 2015, 1-2 scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded annually.  An application cover sheet and essay must be submitted prior to March 15, 2016.  Family and friends of Brian Gilmore will review these submissions.  Scholarship(s) will be awarded to a candidate(s) demonstrating leadership, commitment to academics, and understanding of others cultures and overall kindness.  The applicant(s) must prove acceptance to a 4-year college and plan to study business or finance, preferably serving the government.   Student(s) accepted to Bryant College or Northeastern University will have preference.

For an application, click Gilmore

PAFHE – DUE DATE = March 15, 2017 – CLOSED

Conditions of Eligibility

a. Portuguese Descent

b. Resident of Peabody, Salem, Danvers, Lynn, or Beverly

c. Accepted by an institution of higher learning

d. Completed application form

High School Applicant Requirements

a. High School Transcript

b. Two letters of recommendation from school staff

c. An essay on a topic provided within the application

d. Proof of Portuguese descent (passport/birth certificate, etc.)

e. Copy of Financial Aid Form & Parent’s US 1040 tax return(pages 1 & 2 only of Form 1040)

For an application, click PAFHE

Hanscom Spouses Club – DUE DATE = March 20, 2017 – CLOSED

The Hanscom Spouses Club annually provides scholarships to high school seniors and military spouses to help them pursue their higher educational goals.  Applicants must be a dependent of an active duty or retired member of the armed forces (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard) or a dependent of a member of the Reserve or National Guard who has been activated for a minimum of 120 days during the school year in which the scholarship is awarded.  Additionally, applicants must reside within a 60 mile radius of Hanscom Air Force Base or be a dependent of a sponsor stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base. Hanscom Spouses Club scholarships are merit based and are awarded to students who demonstrate scholarship, citizenship, leadership, and a diversity of interests. To apply, click Hanscom.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund – DUE DATE = March 30, 2017 – CLOSED

To qualify, you must:

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for-profit 4 year university or graduate school during FALL of scholarship cycle year
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable)


  • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000

To apply, click HSF.

Captain William G. Shoemaker Post No. 345 Thomas R. O’Brien – DUE DATE = March 31, 2017 – CLOSED

Related to a United States military veteran. For an application, click Shoemaker 2017

Lighthouse Guild – DUE DATE = March 31, 2017 – CLOSED

Our scholarships help legally blind young adults make a successful transition to college, support their post-graduate education, and facilitate career development.

Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships of up to $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.

An additional scholarship of up to $10,000 is awarded to one student applying to, or currently attending, graduate school.

Application Requirements

  1. Provide proof of legal blindness. Verification should be in the form of a statement from a state rehabilitation agency, an ophthalmologist or an optometrist.
  2. Provide proof of U.S. citizenship. A passport, birth certificate, naturalization papers or proof of legal residency.
  3. Send documentation of academic achievement. Copies of school transcripts and copies of SAT and/or ACT results.
  4. Include three letters of recommendation. Two letters should attest to your academic skills. Each letter must include the name, address and telephone number of the person writing the reference.
  5. Write two personal statements of 500 words or less. One describing your educational and personal goals, and *another on the influence of an outstanding teacher on your education (*only for the College Bound Scholarship)

Note: Your chosen college must be accredited by a body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. All college admissions policies must be non-denominational and open to applicants of all religions, faiths and beliefs.

To apply, click Lighthouse.

AbbVie Immunology – DUE DATE = March 31, 2017 – CLOSED

The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to exceptional students living with the following inflammatory diseases as they pursue goals of higher education:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
  • Crohn’s disease (CD)
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Psoriasis (Ps)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Ulcerative colitis (UC)
  • Uveitis (UV)

With this scholarship, AbbVie hopes to further empower students to pursue an independent life defined by bold decisions and unyielding determination. The scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States (US) who are living with an inflammatory disease and are entering or currently attending an accredited US-based postsecondary educational institution. Forty-five scholarships of $15,000 each will be awarded for use during the upcoming academic year. To apply, click AbbVie.

Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAWLE) – DUE DATE = March 31, 2017 – CLOSED

The Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAWLE) is pleased to offer a scholarship award, in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00), to be awarded to a high school senior who is pursuing a career in law enforcment or criminal justice.  This scholarship is presented during the annual Spirit of MAWLE Award Ceremony.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following guidelines and criteria:

  1. Must be a female
  2. Be a citizen of the United States
  3. Be a permanent resident of Massachusetts
  4. Graduating from an accredited high school this academic year
  5. Earning a minimum of a 2.4 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Eligible to receive federal student aid
  7. Accepted into a college or university full-time program (minimum of two years) with a major in Criminal Justice at an accredited post-secondary institution
  8. Submit to MAWLE a completed application, and all required documentation by the stated deadline.

The MAWLE Scholarship Application must be completed and returned to MAWLE and include the following:

  1. A copy of a birth certificate or certificate of United States citizenship
  2. High School Transcript
  3. Two letters of recommendation from a teacher and/or guidance counselor
  4. A personal essay of 400-450 words telling why the candidate wants to pursue a career in Criminal Justice, and why they should be selected for this scholarship
  5. A copy of a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the appropriate academic year school year
  6. A copy of the acceptance letter from the college or university

Applications must be postmarked by March 11th of this academic year and mailed to:

Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement

State House

24 Beacon Street, PO Box 124

Boston, MA 02133

For an application, click MAWLE.

Hair’s How Debra Luongo Scholarship Fund – DUE DATE = March 31, 2017 – CLOSED

Available to any student graduating from high school in 2017 and interested in the field of 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. One recipient will be awarded $2,000 which will be deducted from his/her tuition upon beginning the program. Interested students may visit the school’s facility at 99 Preston Street, Wakefield, MA or the website for additional information.  For the scholarship application, please click here hairs-how

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship – DUE DATE = March 31, 2017 – CLOSED

For an application, click Automotive


Massachusetts Convention Center Authority – DUE DATE = March 31, 2017 – CLOSED

In 2007, the MCCA and State Senator Jack Hart launched the MCCA Community Partnership & Hospitality Scholarship Fund, a two-part program that allows all of Boston’s neighborhoods to benefit from consumer shows at the then new Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and established scholarships to boost workforce development in the hospitality industry.

The MCCA has launched a statewide scholarship program that provides four $2,500 scholarships annually to current and future hospitality students.

To apply, click MCCA.

Syrian-Lebanese Women’s Club of Greater Boston – DUE DATE = March 31, 2017 – CLOSED

The Syrian-Lebanese Women’s Club of Greater Boston is pleased to announce that they will make available a number of scholarship awards in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) each to young women of Syrian and Lebanese origin, graduating in 2017 and residing in Massachusetts within a 50-mile radius of Boston, who plan to pursue a four-year college education. The awards are made on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities, charitable and civic involvement and good character. Each applicant must be in good academic standing in her respective school and possess those personal attributes which best serve the community. For an application, click Syrian-Lebanese Women’s Club

North Shore Players Association Scholarship – DUE DATE = April 1, 2017 – CLOSED

The North Shore Players, a Danvers-based community theatre company, announces its annual memorial scholarship award. The scholarship was originally established to honor the memory of Viola J. Patten, a multi – talented member of the North Shore Players, and was changed in 1994 to include the departed and beloved founding members Barbara Hannon and Polly Jenkins. This scholarship will be granted to a graduating senior who plans to major in the performing arts (theatre, music, dance) and is currently attending Andover, Beverly, Danvers, Georgetown, Hamilton-Wenham Regional, Lynn Classical, Lynn English, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Masconomet, North Andover, Peabody, Salem or Swampscott High School. We are also accepting applications from home schooled students from the communities represented above.  However, if the applicant has been a member of the North Shore Players, or a parent of the applicant has been a member of the North Shore Players for at least the past 2 years, then the applicant may be a senior at any accredited high school.

The North Shore Players Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts committee will accept up to three applications per school.  If, in the discretion of the committee, there is no appropriate candidate, it reserves the right to hold the scholarship over until the following year.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from this page on our website:  All applicants must meet the criteria as outlined in the scholarship application. Applications are also available by clicking North Shore Players.

Applications must be accompanied by (1) a letter of reference from school teacher, administrator, adviser etc., (2) a letter of recommendation from someone outside of the school, (3) a copy of high school transcript, and (4) an essay on choice of major, including reason for the choice.

The scholarship this year is $750.

Boston North Shore Cancer Association – DUE DATE = April 1, 2017 – CLOSED

The Boston North Cancer Association sponsors a scholastic Scholarship Program designed to assist promising North Shore students in overcoming the challenges and hardships posed by cancer so they may achieve their dreams of higher education. The scholarship program also advances improved methods of cancer treatment and prevention by means of assisting medical school students.

Boston North Cancer Association awards two $3,500 scholarships, plus a $7,500 scholarship in the spring of each year. Scholarship recipients are selected from an application process that is open to the public.

The David J. Solimine, Sr. Honorary Scholarship
Awarded annually to a college-bound North Shore high school senior who is a cancer survivor or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. (download application)

The Hope Begins Here Scholarship
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. This scholarship is awarded in honor of the annual recipient of the Boston North Cancer Association’s Hope Begins Here Award. (download application)

The F. John Bargoot, MD Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a medical school student who resided and completed high school on the North Shore and has a demonstrated interest in cancer treatment and prevention. (download application)

For more information, click BCNA.

Pirandello Lyceum – DUE DATE = April 1, 2017 – CLOSED

The Pirandello Lyceum of Greater Boston is seeking qualified high school students for its annual scholarships. Applicants should be college-bound high school seniors with high academic averages, high SAT scores, involvement in extracurricular activities and financial need. They are especially seeking students who have studied the Italian language, intend to study Italian in college, or wish to spend their junior year abroad in Italy. For an application, click Pirandello. For more information, visit the website.

Charles A. Doherty Memorial Foundation – DUE DATE = April 1, 2017 – CLOSED

This scholarship exists to honor the memory of Charles A. Doherty, who died suddenly after an 8-mile run at age 34 due to complications attributable to a heart condition known as bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAVD). We hope to provide this scholarship in his name to graduates aspiring to a career in cardiology, as it is our ultimate goal to prevent premature deaths related to this condition. Please visit


1. Must be a graduating high school student seeking a career in cardiology

2. Must be pursuing further studies at a 4-year college/university

3. Must submit a completed and signed application to the CADmf by April 1st

Walmart Dependent Scholarship – DUE DATE = April 1, 2017 – CLOSED

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
  • Must be the dependent of an associate (employee) of any division of Walmart who has been actively employed with Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of April 1, 2017. Dependents of Walmart Board of Directors and dependents of Walmart officers (Vice President and above) are not eligible to apply.
  • Must be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.
  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)

To apply, click Walmart.

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund – DUE DATE = April 3, 2017 – CLOSED

The Stephen Phillips Scholarship 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. This year, new and renewal awards total close to $3 million!

The Fund awarded $494,000 to 79 new recipients from Massachusetts for the 2016-2017 academic year! We hope that many current high school seniors and college students will consider applying for a Phillips Scholarship. Complete information and eligibility requirements can be found at our website. There is also helpful information about financial aid and scholarships in general.

2017-2018 Application Process:

Tips for Applicants

  • 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 value part-time employment, but understand that there are reasons students are unable to work. If the applicant does not work part-time, there is space to explain why.
  • A resume highlighting activities, jobs, honors and services is required
  • 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.

New England Institute of Technology – DUE DATE = April 7, 2017 – CLOSED

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), Rhode Island’s largest private technical college, recognizes its responsibility to encourage the preparation of sophisticated technicians essential to the economic development of the region. NEIT’s Senior Scholarship Award is awarded to those high school seniors who have been identified by a high school educator or administrator to be a worthy recipient and who have enrolled or are interested in NEIT. All students who are nominated will receive a certificate from NEIT. All students who elect to attend NEIT will receive a NEIT tuition scholarship of up to $1,800. Students will be notified in writing of their award after May 15th. For more information, click NEIT. If you want to be nominated, you must see Mr. Wilkins in the Guidance Department by April 7, 2017.

Lynn Knights of Columbus – DUE DATE = April 7, 2017 – CLOSED

The Valladoid Council No. 70 Memorial Scholarship Program annually awards financial aid to students accepted to or attending an accredited institute of higher education. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of several criteria which include financial need, scholastic ability, character, community and extracurricular activities, as well as school guidance counselor input. Awards are made without consideration of race, creed, or national origin. Commencing in 2013 awards will range from $500.00 to $5,000.00. Decisions will be announced in the first full week of May of each year. An official transcript of grades must also accompany the scholarship. All applicants must complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) with the application. For an application, click Knights

Lique Human Services Scholarship – DUE DATE = April 7, 2017 – CLOSED

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 the neediest 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 and application worksheet, click BOTH Lique Application Checklist and Lique Application.

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program – DUE DATE = April 7, 2017 – CLOSED

This scholarship program with a simple application requires students to read a short essay on the topic of sprinkler and fire safety and then complete a quiz. Every correct answer the student submits will put the student in the running for one of ten $2,000 scholarships available. Students are free to refer to the provided text while completing the quiz and are given a second attempt for each incorrect answer. The scholarship is open until April 7, 2017 to senior high school students who are U.S. citizens. For more information, click Sprinkler.

Massachusetts Broadcasters Association  – DUE DATE = April 14, 2017 – CLOSED

To apply for this scholarship, a student must be a Massachusetts resident, be enrolled or plan to enroll at an accredited two or four-year school with a major or intention of studying over-the-air broadcasting. The student need not attend school in Massachusetts to be eligible. For an application, click MBA.

Northeast Hospital Corporation Medical Staff – DUE DATE = April 14, 2017 – CLOSED

Applicants must be accepted in a program related to the medical or dental field; i.e., pre-med, pre-dental, physician assistant training, nursing, therapy, laboratory or radiologic technology, dental hygiene, etc. A total of three scholarships will be awarded. For an application, click Northeast Hospital

Charles Eliot Scholarship – DUE DATE = April 14, 2017 – CLOSED

For an application, click Eliot

League of Essex County Sportsmen’s Clubs, Inc. – DUE DATE = April 14, 2017 – CLOSED

Must be a graduate of a secondary school or equivalent.  Must be determined to pursue post secondary studies at an accredited school/college in any of the following fields: Game Biology; Game Management; Fish Biology and Fish Culture Management and Propagation, either in land or marine waters; Forestry Management and Culture; Conservation of forests and Land; Environmental Law Enforcement; and other areas of interest to the Sportsman. For an application, click Sportsmen. Completed applications should be mailed to Thomas W. Walsh – 354 High Street – Newburyport, MA 01950-3740.

Jake Finkle – DUE DATE = April 14, 2017 – CLOSED

  1. A completed application form
  2. Transcript (even though it says include 3rd quarter, 1st & 2nd is fine)
  3. College Board Scores
  4. Typed statement of at least 100 words composed by the applicant on the topic:


For an application, click Finkle.

Puritan Lawn Foundation – DUE DATE = April 15, 2017 – CLOSED

For an application, click Lawn


For an application, click Lawn

Delta Kappa Gamma – DUE DATE = April 15, 2017 – CLOSED

Criteria: (1) a female student who wants to be a teacher; (2) has shown good citizenship; (3) must be entering either a two-year or four-year college; and (4) shows concern for others through school and/or community activities. For an application, click DKG.

North Shore Players Association Scholarship – DUE DATE = April 15, 2017 – CLOSED Deadline Extended from April 1, 2015

The North Shore Players, a Danvers-based community theatre company, announces its annual memorial scholarship award. The scholarship was originally established to honor the memory of Viola J. Patten, a multi – talented member of the North Shore Players, and was changed in 1994 to include the departed and beloved founding members Barbara Hannon and Polly Jenkins. This scholarship will be granted to a graduating senior who plans to major in the performing arts (theatre, music, dance) and is currently attending Andover, Beverly, Danvers, Georgetown, Hamilton-Wenham Regional, Lynn Classical, Lynn English, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Masconomet, North Andover, Peabody, Salem or Swampscott High School. We are also accepting applications from home schooled students from the communities represented above.  However, if the applicant has been a member of the North Shore Players, or a parent of the applicant has been a member of the North Shore Players for at least the past 2 years, then the applicant may be a senior at any accredited high school.

The North Shore Players Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts committee will accept up to three applications per school.  If, in the discretion of the committee, there is no appropriate candidate, it reserves the right to hold the scholarship over until the following year.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from this page on our website:  All applicants must meet the criteria as outlined in the scholarship application. Applications are also available by clicking North Shore Players.

Applications must be accompanied by (1) a letter of reference from school teacher, administrator, adviser etc., (2) a letter of recommendation from someone outside of the school, (3) a copy of high school transcript, and (4) an essay on choice of major, including reason for the choice.

The scholarship this year is $750.

YMCA of Metro North Youth Champions – DUE DATE = April 15, 2017 – CLOSED

The YMCA of Metro North is thrilled to announce it will be awarding a $500 college scholarship to 2 graduating high school seniors! The first annual Youth Champion Scholarship will be awarded to 2 high school seniors in recognition of their personal work strengthening their community and displaying the YMCA values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility. Scholarship recipients will give a brief speech based on their essay response at the Y Champions Celebration on May 17, 2017.

Applicants do not need to be a YMCA member, but must be a graduating senior of an accredited public, private, parochial, and vocational or charter high school and be a resident of Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Melrose, Peabody, Revere, Saugus or Stoneham.

To apply, click YMCA

Joseph A. McCarthy Memorial – DUE DATE = April 15, 2017 – CLOSED


Lynn Hispanic Fund – DUE DATE = April 17, 2017 – CLOSED

Criteria: (1) must be a graduating, Lynn high school senior who is Hispanic or of Hispanic ancestry and a resident of Lynn, (2) scholarship will be based on education achievements and community involvement, and (3) must be accepted at a 2 or 4 year accredited institution of higher education, as an undergraduate student pursuing an academic discipline during the fiscal year following the grant in order to receive scholarship payment. For an application, click Lynn Hispanic

Lynn Rotary Club ( Thomas P. Maloney / Robert A. Hastings ) – DUE DATE = April 20, 2017 – CLOSED

This program provides financial assistance awards 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 challenge, demonstrated scholastic performance, character, community service, and extracurricular activities. Special consideration will be given to students who have been previously recognized by the Lynn Rotary Club through the Middle School Student Recognition Program. Awards are made without consideration of race, creed, national origin, or gender except where such consideration might be relevant to examples of hardship or overcoming unusual circumstances. For an application, click Rotary

Lynn Housing Authority – DUE DATE = April 25, 2017 – CLOSED

The Governing Committee is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) scholarship program. In order to qualify you must be a Lynn resident.  In addition, you must be enrolled in a two or four year degree program or an alternative career pathway.  Please be advised that Charles Gaeta, Executive Director has the discretion to give a special award to a participant that may not have been chosen by the Scholarship Selection Committee.  Scholarship awards will be considered in each of the following categories:

¨       A high school senior who is a Lynn resident.

¨       A high school senior who is a past or present participant of any Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development housing program or any family member thereof (which means someone who has or had a Rental Assistance or other housing voucher or who lived in LHAND managed public housing including the Brickyard Village and St. Jean’s Baptiste Apartments.)

¨       A high school senior who is a Lynn resident accepted into the education field. (This category is in honor of former Chairperson of LHAND Board of Commissioners Patricia Barton.)  Anyone that applies for this category must submit a letter of recommendation from his or her High School Guidance Counselor or a teacher at the school stating they are going into the educational field.

For an application, click Lynn Housing

Please contact Jon Thibault at 781-581-8627 with any questions.

Agganis Foundation – DUE DATE = April 27, 2017 – CLOSED

The Agganis Foundation has awarded $1,750,000 in scholarships to 927 student-athletes since it was founded in 1955 to honor the memory of former Lynn Classical High School, Boston University and Red Sox standout Harry Agganis. This year, the foundation will again award scholarships worth $4,000 each ($1,000 per year for four years) to deserving student-athletes. To be eligible, applicant must (1) reside or attend school in: Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, and/or Swampscott; or reside and attend school in Boston; (2) have a grade point average of at least 3.0, (3) participate in a minimum of one varsity sport (Note: For these purposes, cheerleading is not considered a sport); (4) attend an MIAA member school at the time of application; and (5) be accepted at a four- year accredited college. Interested students shall submit applications to the Agganis Scholarship Committee by April 27th. Applications will be screened by a committee that includes school superintendents, principals, athletic directors, coaches and sportswriters. Final selections are made by the committee and an Agganis Foundation trustee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 31st. For more information, call the Agganis Foundation at 781-593-7311, e-mail [email protected], or visit For an application and guidelines, click Agganis Application and Agganis Guidelines.

Community Brotherhood and Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, Inc. – DUE DATE = April 28, 2017 – Extended from original deadline of April 24th – CLOSED

This scholarship is for African-American seniors who will graduate from the Lynn Public Schools in 2017. For an application, click Community Brotherhood.

Flora T. Blanchard – DUE DATE = April 28, 2017 – CLOSED

This scholarship is for students to will attend Harvard University or Radcliffe College. For an application, click Flora T Blanchard

Allan Ditchfield Scholarship – DUE DATE – April 28, 2017 – CLOSED

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 28th. You will then be considered for this $3000.00 scholarship. The Local Scholarship Application will be available in the Guidance Department on April 1st; it will be located in the shelving unit between the two secretaries.

George Richardson Memorial Scholarship – DUE DATE = April 28, 2017 – CLOSED

This scholarship only requires you to write a paragraph of 4-6 sentences telling something about you and attach a letter of recommendation from someone who has known you for at least two years. For an application, click George Richardson Memorial

McMahon Publishing Group – DUE DATE = April 28, 2017 – CLOSED

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. Plan to play a sport in college
  2. Be the first child in the family to attend college
  3. Be a varsity athlete, male or female
  4. Have financial need
  5. Graduate with a minimum “C” average or better
  6. Plan to attend a four-year state college or university
  7. To maintain the scholarship while in college, you must be a member of a varsity sports team
  8. 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 28, 2017.

John Calder – DUE DATE = April 30, 2017 – CLOSED

John Calder, a Lynn native and graduate of Dom Savio High School and Framingham State College, died tragically in 1990, at the age of 28, while vacationing in New Hampshire. This scholarship was established in 1994 to honor his memory. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of several criteria, including (1) applicant must be a Lynn resident, (2) scholastic ability, (3) character, (4) activities – special consideration will be given to student-athletes, and (5) financial need. For an application, click Calder.

Joseph R. Modugno Memorial – DUE DATE = April 30, 2017 – CLOSED

Joseph was born during the Depression and was the devoted son of Italian immigrants.  He had determination and faith in himself, and with the assistance of the teachers and his football coach at LEHS, he received the opportunity of a lifetime.  He was accepted to Brewster Academy and then to  the University of Connecticut on football scholarships. To apply, click Modugno.

Criteria for eligibility:

  • Senior graduating from Lynn English High School planning to attend a four-year college or university
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Varsity team member
  • Completed application, including a copy of transcript and 2 recommendations, (one must be from your coach.)
  • Application deadline April 30, 2017

Lynn English Student Council – Sergeant Robert D. Gautreau Post 6536 Scholarship – DUE DATE = May 1, 2017 – CLOSED

This application is for seniors who have been accepted to college and hope to one day give back to Lynn English in a way that benefits future students. This year, three $1,000 scholarships will be given to deserving students. Recipients must be the son/daughter of a military veteran and provide the parent’s DD 214 form, which is proof of military service and can be obtained from Lynn City Hall. For an application, click Sergeant Robert D. Gautreau Post 6536 Application

Luso American Credit Union – DUE DATE = May 1, 2017 – CLOSED

You are eligible to apply if you are a current member of Luso American Credit Union with your own account. If you are not a member, you may join Luso American Credit Union and become eligible to apply. For an application, click Luso

Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship – DUE DATE = May 1, 2017 – CLOSED

Dawn Angelopoulos was a graduate of Lynn English High School and Salem State College.  She was a wonderful friend, wife and mother who cared deeply for her community. In 2012, we lost Dawn following a difficult battle with breast cancer. Dawn’s memory lives on within her family and friends. To honor Dawn, preserve her memory and allow her to continue to help others, the Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship was started in 2013. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Lynn English High School senior who is accepted for enrollment at Salem State University. The successful candidate will be someone who, like Dawn, worked hard at Lynn English and chose Salem State as a means of expanding horizons and helping the community. The scholarship is a $2,000 non-renewable award presented by the Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship Committee after review of completed applications submitted by interested students. For more information on the Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship, please visit For an application, click Angelopoulos.

Boston Globe / Richard J. Phelps Scholar-Athlete Award – DUE DATE = May 1, 2017 – CLOSED

For senior student-athletes (male and female). For more information and an application, click Phelps Scholar Athlete

Delta Sigma Theta – DUE DATE = May 3, 2017 – CLOSED

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Boston Alumnae Chapter is pleased to offer scholarships for the upcoming academic school year. Eligible applicants must: (i) be female of African descent; (ii) be graduating seniors of an accredited high school and live in the Metropolitan Boston area; (iii) demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence (with a minimum GPA of 2.75); and (iv) have a demonstrated commitment to community service. The scholarships range from $1000 to $1500; however, the amount of any scholarship may increase or decrease at the discretion of the chapter.

This year, the chapter will award at least five scholarships, one of which will be renewable throughout four years of study at a college or university. The renewable scholarship will require the award recipient to maintain a minimum college GPA of 2.75, and to fulfill a pre-determined number of community service hours during each year of study.

In order to apply for a Boston Alumnae Chapter Scholarship, the following materials must be submitted:

  1. A completed and clearly printed or typed scholarship application;
  2. A typed, double-spaced essay of no more than 500 words (see application for topic);
  3. An official school transcript submitted in a sealed and signed envelope;
  4. Two letters of recommendation addressing your academic achievement and community service involvement (one recommendation must be from a teacher or school official); and
  1. A recent head shot photo no larger than 2×2 (passport size preferred).
  2. Letters confirming your community service. Letters must include dates and hours of participation, a statement of the service performed including the benefit gained by your service.

Send your completed packet postmarked no later than May 3 to:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Boston Alumnae Chapter

P.O. Box 51424

Boston, MA 02205

Attention: Scholarship Committee

All materials submitted become the property of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Boston Alumnae Chapter and will not be returned. Students selected for the scholarships will be required to:

∆     Attend the June Scholarship Celebration

∆     Provide proof of matriculation at a four-year institution for the academic year by October 1,

∆     Deposit scholarship award check within 60 days of issuance.

Please contact us at [email protected]with any questions.

For an application, click Delta Sigma Theta

Juvenile Aid Organization – DUE DATE = May 8, 2017 – CLOSED

The Juvenile Aid Scholarship Organization once again offers scholarships for the academic year 2016-2017 to Jewish students requiring financial assistance in order to further the pursuit of his/her education. The awards are primarily for students entering the first year of an accredited institution of higher learning, but they may also consider students entering higher grades who need financial assistance. Residents of Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, and Nahant may apply. For an application, click Juvenile Aid. Completed applications must be submitted for consideration by May 8, 2017. In your cover letter, please let them know of special circumstances: illness, parental unemployment, personal needs, etc. They are interested in your commitment and dedication. Evaluation of need and the ability of your family to contribute (FAFSA) is required.

Captain Jennifer J. Harris, USMC Memorial Essay Scholarship – DUE DATE – May 8, 2017 – CLOSED

Capt. Jennifer Jean Harris, a native of Swampscott, was the first female helicopter pilot assigned to the famed Marine Corps squadron HMM-364 “Purple Foxes.” She served three tours of duty in Iraq, flying casualty evacuation missions, and was killed in action Feb. 7, 2007, when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down. The Capt. Jennifer Jean Harris Memorial Trust Fund honors the life of Capt. Harris and promotes leadership development in young adults who exemplify Jennifer’s qualities of courage, honor, compassion, and commitment to serving others. The trust provides financial assistance for college or military expenses through annual scholarships. Selected candidates, by way of their demonstrated good citizenship, participation in community service, and kindheartedness, perpetuate Jennifer J. Harris’ legacy of selfless service. For an application, click Captain Harris.

Essex County Fire Wardens Association – DUE DATE = May 8, 2017 – CLOSED

The Phillip A. Wood Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a qualified applicant who will seek a degree in Forestry, Botany, Horticulture, Soil Service, Plant Biology, Conservation, Watershed Management, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Animal and Veterinary Services, Wildlife Ecology, Park and Recreation Management, Fire Suppression and Fire Prevention. It is awarded annually by the Essex County Fire Warden’s Association. For an application, click Wood.

Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship – DUE DATE = May 8, 2017 – CLOSED

Deadline extended from original date of May 1, 2017

Dawn Angelopoulos was a graduate of Lynn English High School and Salem State College.  She was a wonderful friend, wife and mother who cared deeply for her community. In 2012, we lost Dawn following a difficult battle with breast cancer. Dawn’s memory lives on within her family and friends. To honor Dawn, preserve her memory and allow her to continue to help others, the Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship was started in 2013. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Lynn English High School senior who is accepted for enrollment at Salem State University. The successful candidate will be someone who, like Dawn, worked hard at Lynn English and chose Salem State as a means of expanding horizons and helping the community. The scholarship is a $2,000 non-renewable award presented by the Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship Committee after review of completed applications submitted by interested students. For more information on the Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship, please visit For an application, click Angelopoulos.

Richard and Ellen Penley Health & Science Related Scholarship – DUE DATE = May 10, 2017 – CLOSED

Mr. Richard Penley is offering the Richard and Ellen Penley Health & Science Related Scholarship.  This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of his wife, Ellen Farmer Penley.  The Penley Scholarship is slated for three graduating seniors in the Lynn Public High Schools in the amount of $2,500 each. Students must show an interest in the Health & Science related fields and intend to increase their knowledge and education in that field by enrolling in a two or four-year college. For an application, click Penley

Robert Hastings Journalism Scholarship – DUE DATE = May 10, 2017 – CLOSED

Criteria: (1) Lynn resident, (2) accepted to a 2 or 4 year college (four years preferred), and (3) pursuing a career in journalism or communications. For an application, click Robert Hastings.

Lynn English Class of 1966 – DUE DATE = May 11, 2017 ( Give application to Mr. Wilkins by 3:00 PM) – CLOSED

Criteria: (1) student must be a graduating senior in the top 40% of his/her class, (2) student must have attended LEHS full time for a minimum of three years, (3) student must be accepted to an accredited two or four year institution of higher education, and (4) student must have participated in athletic, extracurricular or community service endeavors. For an application, click Class of 1966. Give your completed application to Mr. Wilkins in the Guidance Department.

Conlon Memorial – DUE DATE = May 12, 2017 – CLOSED

To honor the memory of Michael J. Conlon, Lynn English High School, Class of 1992, and Babson College, Class of 1996, a Memorial Scholarship has been established. An award of $1,500 will be given to one senior from each of Lynn’s three public high schools. The award is to be presented during Senior Awards Night to a male/female who best meets the qualifications listed on the application. Sadly, Michael’s sister died on February 10, 2011, from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Michelle also graduated from Lynn English, Class of 1990, and Babson, Class of 1994. The Conlon family has decided to award this scholarship in memory of both Michael and Michelle whose school and sports careers truly mirrored each other. For an application, click Conlon.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn (UUCGL) – DUE DATE = May 12, 2017 – CLOSED

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn (UUCGL) is pleased to invite high school seniors attending public schools in Swampscott and Lynn to apply for college scholarship funding. In honor of our church’s years of high community commitment and involvement under the leadership of Rev. Anita Farber-Robertson, the Scholarship Committee seeks to grant one-time college scholarships to students who:  demonstrate financial need; are of a minority race; are first-generation college students; OR have a proven record of commitment to community and/or social action.  High academic achievement is not required for consideration.  Instead, we seek applicants who possess a commitment to bettering their community and their own circumstances.  The amount(s) of the scholarship(s) awarded will range from $500 to $2,500, and will be awarded to one or more students. In order to be considered by the Scholarship Committee, the application must be completed in full and submitted with all required documents to Mr. Wilkins in the Guidance Department by May 12, 2017.  The Committee may then wish to schedule interviews. For an application, click UUCGL

Michael Koskey / Hellenic Scholarship Trust – DUE DATE = May 12, 2017 – CLOSED

Following the untimely death of Michael N. Koskey in 1957, a dedicated educator and tireless worker for the St. George Community of Greater Lynn, a group of men and women established this scholarship fund. The purpose of the fund is to inspire the youth to strive for the scholastic excellence and ideals exemplified by Michael Koskey’s life. The Hellenic Scholarship Trust of Greater Lynn will award two grants of $1000 each to students who are communicants of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn. For an application, click Koskey

Taco Bell Live Mas – DUE DATE = May 12, 2017 – CLOSED

Create and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make a film – we just want you to show us your talents and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship. You don’t have to be an aspiring filmmaker – you just have to showcase your passion. Think about filming this video on your phone, computer, tablet, your school or library’s computer lab, or on any other MP4 video enabled camera to which you have access. Your video must be 2 minutes or less to ensure it’s easy to upload onto the website. To apply, click Taco Bell.

Esther H. Hawks Trust – DUE DATE = May 15, 2017 – CLOSED

The Trustees of the Esther H. Hawks Trust require the following information in order to determine eligibility of each applicant for educational financial aid: a completed application, a transcript, and a copy of ALL pages of the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Aid Report (SAR) which includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS NEAT, LEGIBLE, AND COMPLETE ON BOTH SIDES!!! For an application, click Esther Hawks.

Bee’s Club – DUE DATE = May 19, 2017 – CLOSED

This is the 67th year that the Bee’s Club is awarding a scholarship ( $1,500 ). It will be awarded to a senior boy or girl who resides in Lynn and is of Italian extraction (either mother or father). For an application, click Bees Club. Completed applications should be mailed to Jay Fenton – 49 Anchor Road – Lynn, MA 01904.

Betsy Babcock Scholarship – DUE DATE = May 19, 2017 – CLOSED

The Betsy Babcock Fund provides financial assistance to help meritorious young men and women of Lynn and vicinity to obtain an education. Type or print all information except signatures. Completeness and neatness will ensure your application will be reviewed properly. For an application, click Babcock

Pine Hill Civic Association Scholarship Program – DUE DATE = May 20, 2017 – CLOSED

Applicants must be the son or daughter, stepson or stepdaughter, or have their legal guardian be a current paid member of the Pine Hill Civic Association. A maximum of four (4) scholarships valued at $500 each will be awarded on the basis of financial need, scholastic record, and community involvement. For an application, click Pine Hill

David Cameron Memorial Scholarship – DUE DATE = May 22, 2017 – CLOSED

The Davey Cameron Scholarship Fund will be awarding one student at each of the four high schools in Lynn a scholarship in the amount of $1000.00. Davey was a 2000 graduate of Lynn Tech where he studied electrical and was a standout baseball player. Sadly at the young age of 22, he passed away in a tragic accident. To keep his memory alive, his family decided to establish this fund and for years it has been helping students in the city of Lynn pursue their dream of attending college.The only requirement for this scholarship is that the student must be attending college in the fall. To read the Introduction Letter, click Cameron Letter . For an application, click Cameron.

Saugus River Watershed Council – DUE DATE = May 26, 2017 – CLOSED

The Saugus River Watershed Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 to protect and restore the natural resources of the watershed. We are pleased to offer one $500 environmental leadership scholarship during the spring of 2017.  The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and support a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated environmental leadership and plans to continue in the environmental field through course of study in college or as a volunteer. To apply, click SRWC

Lynn Continuum of Care – DUE DATE = May 30, 2017 – CLOSED

The Lynn Continuum of Care is pleased to announce that it is taking applications for its Annual Scholarship Program where two $500.00 scholarships will be granted. The Lynn Continuum of Care consists of non-profit organizations in the City of Lynn that work together towards ending homelessness.

The Mission of the COC is to create and maintain a comprehensive and collaborative support system of housing resources to serve the homeless while working toward ending homelessness in the City of Lynn. The Lynn COC is dynamic and responsive to both the unique needs of various sub-populations, the changing nature of these needs, and to the new community concerns. The Lynn COC strives to meet the immediate and long-term needs of every adult and child who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, to regain housing stability and improve the quality of life.

Scholarship Qualifications:

  1. All applicants must be Lynn Residents.
  2. Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year higher education program or an alternative career path.
  3. Applicants must be a Lynn High School Senior
  4. Applicants must meet the definition of Homelessness
  • An individual who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence
  • An individual who is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason, residing in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or campground, due to the lack of alternative accommodations, or living in emergency shelter, abandoned or awaiting foster care placement.
  • An individual who is living in a residence that is public or private and not ordinarily used for sleeping accommodations
  • An individual at risk of becoming homeless or who will imminently lose their housing

5. An applicant that met the homeless definition and overcame the hardship of homelessness

All applicants must complete the attached application and forward to Elaine White at Bridgewell, 471 Broadway, Lynnfield, MA 01940 by May 30, 2017.  Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Lynn Continuum of Care on June 15th at 8:00 AM.

For an application, click CoC

Discover – DUE DATE = May 31, 2017 – CLOSED

Discover® Student Loans is giving away $100,000 in scholarships. Students can get tips and resources on paying for college and enter for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship award.  No purchase or student loan necessary.  Enter now at

Tobacco-Free Life – DUE DATE = May 31, 2017 – CLOSED

Are you passionate about creating a tobacco-free world? Tobacco-Free Life awards $2,000 in scholarships each quarter to students who are committed to preventing the suffering and death caused by smoking. If you share our vision, we want to support you in your academic study.
Tobacco-Free Life is offering scholarship awards to the students who best demonstrate their skills in encouraging smokers to break free of their addiction by creating a well-researched and evidence-based paper offering advice to tobacco users.
What to Do
If you want to apply for the scholarship, simply submit a typed essay of between 1,000 and 1,500 words that answers the following questions:
  • Why do you believe smoking is a significant problem for both individuals and society as a whole?
  • We as a society need to tackle the issue of smoking. What is the best way to accomplish this, and why is it the best approach?
  • Imagine we’re successful in creating a smoke-free world: what would that world look like? How would it be different to the world we live in today?
  • If you could say just one thing to current smokers, what would it be?

For more information and to apply, click Tobacco.

Breed (Middle School) to Beyond – DUE DATE = June 1, 2017 – CLOSED

During the month of March, annually, the Breed faculty raises money for From Breed to Beyond.  The idea behind this scholarship initiative is to get Breed students thinking and planning beyond Breed Middle School and beyond high school.  In conjunction with the fundraiser, Breed teachers encourage their students through journal prompts, discussion questions, and warm-up/wrap up activities focused on goal setting. The first awarding of the scholarship will be this school year.  Former Breed students are invited to apply for two $500 scholarships to help them defray the cost of their continuing education.  Please complete the following application and attach an official copy of your transcript. Deadline for application is Thursday, June 1st, due to your high school guidance counselor. Awards will be named by June 16th and presented at the Breed Promotional Exercises held on Wednesday, June 21st. Best of luck with your future endeavors! For an application, click Breed to Beyond.

NACAC Student Video Essay Contest – DUE DATE = June 1, 2017 – CLOSED

$20,000 in scholarships to be awarded with $5,000 for the top-entry!  

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee are holding a video essay contest for 11th and 12th graders and community college students who attend Boston-area schools. The annual student video scholarship contest is held in conjunction with NACAC‘s national conference, which this year will be held Sept. 14-16 at The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

We encourage you to share this information with your high school counselors, community college advisors and admission professionals, and eligible students.

About the Contest: 

Students from all family income backgrounds and academic preparation are encouraged to apply.

Complete rules and instructions for entering can be found online. Deadline to submit is June 1.

Videos will be judged based on originality, creativity, quality and focus. Students’ submissions should be well-thought out and prepared—similar to the preparation that would go into writing a school paper—with the freedom to showcase their voice and talents. Students do not need to be an experienced videographer to submit an entry! No fancy camera equipment required. You can simply use a camera phone!

Need more information? Email us or call 703-299-6830.

CGTrader – DUE DATE = June 1, 2017 – CLOSED

What is the Annual CGTrader Scholarship?

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers. Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter?

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “The future of technology in education”.

Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate, work and… learn. Some technologies have entered the classrooms and auditoriums easier than others – while computers are already given, smartphones are still considered more like a distraction than tool for learning. There are many more innovative technologies entering the market – virtual and augmented reality devices, sensors of all kinds and wearables to name a few. Will they ever enter traditional schools and universities? Will those enhance learning process or will disrupt it and totally transform the way of how we learn? Discuss any specific innovation or technology in general, possible applications or your vision of the intercept of technology and education.


  • Write an essay on “The future of technology in education”
  • Essay length is 500-1000 words
  • Submit your essay via online form
  • Submission deadline – June 1, 2017
  • The winners will be announced on June 15, 2017, on CGTrader blog and notified directly via email provided upon the registration


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Full-time enrolled in academic institution Jan 1, 2017 – May 31,2017

Italian Community Center of Greater Lynn, Inc. – DUE DATE = June 10, 2017 – CLOSED

The Italian Community Center of Greater Lynn is pleased to announce the presentation of $1,000.00 scholarships. Several of the scholarships are membership scholarships, and they will be awarded to the sons, daughters, or grandchildren of members of the Italian Community Center of Italo-American parentage who were members in the year 1993. Other scholarships will be given to a boy or girl of Italo-American parentage who lives in the following communities: Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Peabody, Saugus, and Swampscott. The scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors of proven merit and scholastic achievment and who have been or will be accepted to a four year accredited college or university or to a three year accredited school of nursing. For an application, click Italian Community Center of Greater Lynn

Abbott & Fenner – DUE DATE = June 12, 2017 – CLOSED

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. 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 & Fenner.

Big Sun – DUE DATE = June 19, 2017 – CLOSED

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. The award amount is $500.00. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post -secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Please click BigSun to learn how to apply.

Gerondelis Foundation – DUE DATE = July 1, 2017

The members and directors of the Gerondelis Foundation, Inc., are pleased to announce the 27th annual Gerondelis Foundation Scholarships to assist deserving students of Greek ancestry who expect to enter college in the fall. The scholarships will be in an amount of up to $5,000.00 each, depending on the number of qualified applicants who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Reside or attend school in Essex County and be a member of the 2017 graduating class from any public or private high school
  • Rank in the upper 15% of his or her class or have achieved a combined critical reading and math score of at least 1200 on the SAT 1 test, or a combined critica reading, math and writing score of at least 1800 on the SAT 1 test, or a composite score of 27 on the ACT
  • Officially be admitted to a four year college or university
  • Be of at least one-half Greek lineage

For an application, click Gerondelis

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.

SAE Engineering Foundation Scholarships

Through generous contributions from various individuals, corporations, and universities, SAE International is proud to award scholarship money to both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. SAE scholarships assist in developing the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer. For more information, click SAE.

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
GEAR UP Scholarship
Highy Demand Scholarship Program
John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
One Family Inc. Scholarship Program
Paul Tsongas Scholarship
*NEW 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)

Commonwealth Covenant Fund (CCF)
Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program for Health Professionals

Undocumented Students – DUE DATE – Varies by Scholarship

Undocumented Students Intro

For a list of the scholarships, click Undocumented Students.

Tuition Funding Sources

A new scholarship is posted every day at @TFSscholarships on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Only scholarships are posted – nothing else.

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