Inactive Scholarships

THE BELOW SCHOLARSHIPS ARE PAST DUE AND NOW CLOSED…

Scholarship Name: The Gates Scholarship

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: July 15, 2019

Due Date: September 15, 2019

Description

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

To learn more watch this video.

Award

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

Basic Eligibility

To apply, students must be:

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

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

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will have:

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

To apply, click Gates.

Scholarship Name: Questbridge National College Match

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 1, 2019

Due Date: September 26, 2019

Scholarship Name: AES Engineering

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 30, 2019

Due Date: October 6, 2019

Purpose of Scholarships

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

Scholarship Criteria

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

How to Apply

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

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

Amount of award: $500.00

Submit essay to [email protected]

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

For more information, click AES.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 15, 2019

Due Date: October 8, 2019

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

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

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

For more information and to apply, click Levine.

Scholarship Name: Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 18, 2019

Due Date: October 15, 2019

The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 21st year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering.

Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue. Students are then positioned as role models in their community at local ceremonies with an audience of business leaders, elected officials, local organizations and our sponsors.

Once selected, recipients will be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies across the country including: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern CA, Phoenix, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., and will become part of our broader HHF network of 100,000+ professionals and fulfill our unique cycle of leadership where we meet America’s priorities in the classroom and workforce.

The Youth Awards program is the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school, to college, to graduate school, and into their careers.

To apply, click Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

Scholarship Name: Lexus Eco Challenge

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 30, 2019

First Challenge Due Date: October 16, 2019

Second Challenge Due Date: December 4, 2019

Third Challenge Due Date: March 16, 2020

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

Scholarship Name: Horatio Alger Association

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 30, 2019

Due Date: October 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

To Apply, click Horatio

Scholarship Name: Toyota Making Life Easier

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 30, 2019

Due Date: October 31, 2019

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

Scholarship Name: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 30, 2019

Due Date: October 31, 2019

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

Scholarship Name: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 30, 2019

Due Date: November 5, 2019

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

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

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

To apply, click Prudential.

Scholarship Name: Elks National Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 30, 2019

Due Date: November 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

To apply, click Elks.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 4, 2019

Due Date: November 6, 2019

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

Scholarship Name: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 11, 2019

Due Date: November 13, 2019

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

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

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

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

Selection Criteria

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

Selection Process

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

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

At a minimum, applicants must:

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

To apply, click JKC.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 30, 2019

Due Date: November 15, 2019

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.

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

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.

Scholarship Name: Boston University Trustee

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 27, 2019

Due Date: December 1, 2019

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

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

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

To apply, click Trustee.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 7, 2019

Due Date: December 5, 2019

If interested, see your guidance counselor.

Scholarship Name: Comcast

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 3, 2019

Due Date: December 6, 2019

Scholarship Name: AXA Achievement

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 11, 2019

Due Date: December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications submitted

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

Scholarship Name: Daly & Bohorquez Scholarship Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 17, 2019

Due Date: December 15, 2019

MacMurray & Associates is proud to announce the Daly & Bohorquez Scholarship Fund. Under this fund, ten (10) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors attending high school at either Lynn Classical High School or Lynn English High School. All students that are immigrants or first generation U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

Available Scholarships:

Lynn English High School:  Five (5) $1,000 scholarships are available for seniors attending Lynn English High School. Students must be immigrants or first generation U.S. citizens.

Lynn Classical High School:  Five (5) $1,000 scholarships are available for seniors attending Lynn Classical High School. Students must be immigrants or first generation U.S. citizens.

Program Guidelines & Priorities: 

* Seeking graduating seniors that are either new to this country or first generation U.S. citizens.

* Applicants must have a plan to attend college or further their education.

* Deadline to submit application is December 15, 2019. Late applications can not be accepted.

* Scholarship funds will be paid May 15, 2020 directly to the student for their first year.

Email application, essay and plan of further education to: [email protected]

The applications will be reviewed and recipients selected by a committee consisting of volunteers from MacMurray & Associates. The scholarships will be awarded April 15, 2020.

For an application, click The Daly And Bohorquez Scholarship Fund

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 11, 2019

Due Date: December 15, 2019

Assumption College inspires students, faculty and staff to Light the Way. Our mission reminds us that there is a greater purpose to life and that each individual has gifts and talents to share with the world. In and outside of the classroom, Assumption students are using the incredible resources around them—people, places, opportunities—to feed their minds, grow their hearts, and pass it on.

Assumption’s Light the Way Scholarship is awarded to incoming students who utilize their abilities to Light the Way for others. Whether it’s community service to help people in need, innovation to improve society, or volunteering to heal our planet, this scholarship recognizes and supports students who positively impact the world in their own meaningful way.

Each year, Assumption College will award up to 50, $27,000 scholarships, renewable all four years.

Do you Light the Way?

Here’s what you need to know about the application process:

  • Applications for the Light the Way Scholarship are due by December 15, 2019.
  • A completed Light the Way application includes: electronic application, Light the Way personal statement, a visual representation of how you Light the Way, and a letter of recommendation.
  • All scholarship applicants must also have an application for admission submitted by December 15.
  • Recipients will be notified by mid-January.
  • The Light the Way Scholarship replaces any prior merit-based awards.

To apply, click Assumption.

Scholarship Name: Burger King Scholars

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: December 15, 2019

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America.

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

The application period for the 2020-2021 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2019 and closes Dec. 15, 2019. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

Scholarship Name: Noonan Scholars

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 4, 2019

Due Date: December 18, 2019

Here is the link to the application: scsnoonan.org/apply/. Please note that our application process has changed from previous years. It will now take place in three rounds:

  • Round One: applicant contact information, high school transcript, recent test scores, and family information (including estimated family income).
  • Round Two: responses to short answer essays, and a counselor/administrator recommendation.
  • Round Three: a longer essay, interview with our program staff or a volunteer, and a teacher recommendation.

The first round takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete, so while the due date is fast approaching students will have ample time to complete it. For applicants who are invited to complete Round Three, they will be notified of our decision by mid-April.

Upcoming Info Sessions: Please let your students and colleagues know about these upcoming opportunities to learn about our program.

Scholarship Name: Massachusetts AFL-CIO Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: December 20, 2019

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship and Labor Education Program is in its 62nd year. Through the program, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and affiliated unions are proud to award financial resources to high school students pursuing trade union programs or college/university study. ­The Massachusetts AFL-CIO administers half a million dollars of scholarship awards on behalf of unions and labor councils throughout the state. Individual awards range from $500 to $16,000.

Register online to take the scholarship exam!

Key Dates for 2020

  • October 2019Online applications are open! Click here to apply. Once a student registers they must inform their high school guidance office that they intend to take the exam.
  • December 1, 2019: Scholarship study guide and interactive website will be available from this page.
  • December 20, 2019: Last day to apply. All applications must be received by 5pm to be eligible to take the scholarship exam.
  • February 10, 2020: Scholarship exam is administered at high schools across Massachusetts.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, students must take the Labor History Exam. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO publishes a Labor History Study Guide, which covers a broad range of the history of working people organizing for justice in the United States. New for 2020, an interactive study website will be available, featuring supplemental materials and quizzes to test your knowledge.

The Labor History Exam is administered once per year, and awardees are determined by the Scholarship Committee of the MA AFL-CIO. The Scholarship Committee consists of current and retired union members.

All Massachusetts high school seniors are eligible to compete for certain awards. Additionally, students with a family or personal union affiliation are eligible for awards given by their family’s specific local union or central labor council. About 2,000 students take the exam annually to compete for a scholarship.

Read more about application and eligibility on our FAQ page linked below. If you have additional questions, contact Scholarship Coordinator Carla Connolly at cconnoll[email protected].

Scholarship Name: EF Global Citizenship

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: December 31, 2019

EF’s Global Citizen Scholarship gives you the opportunity to bring your innovative ideas to life, both abroad and at home. Recipients will earn a free trip to our technology-focused Global Leadership Summit in Berlin, Germany next July, where they’ll collaborate with other young, passionate leaders to design solutions for our evolving technological landscape, and even compete to have those solutions featured in Stockholm’s Nobel Museum. To apply, click EF.

Scholarship Name: American Legion Oratorical Contest

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 28, 2019

Due Date: December 31, 2019

The top prize at the Department (state) level is $1,000 plus an additional $4,000 when the contestant participates in the national competition. The national scholarship awards are: first prize – $20,000, second prize – $17,000, and third prize – $15,000. The purpose of the Legion’s Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the United States Constitution on the part of high school students. To apply, click American Legion Oratorical Contest

Scholarship Name: F.I.R.E. Free Speech $10,000 Essay Contest

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: December 31, 2019

Eligibility

Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to [email protected].

Word Length

Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on the provided topic.

Deadline

FIRE must receive all entries by 11:59 EST, December 31, 2019. Winners will be announced by January 31, 2020.

Scholarship Prizes

One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, three $1,000 third place prizes and four $500 prizes will be awarded.

To apply, click FIRE.

Scholarship Name: Northeastern University’s Torch Scholars Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date for Student Applications: January 1, 2020

Due Date for Guidance Counselor Nominations: January 15, 2020

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 admissions deadline. Torch alumni have entered masters and doctorate programs, created new ventures with start-up companies, and worked at established corporations across the country. For more information and to apply, click Torch.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: January 2, 2020

Named in honor of William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth, the former Chancellor and First Lady of Washington University from 1971 to 1995, the program is a tribute to their exemplary leadership and service.

The Danforth Scholars Program honors students with a passion for helping others. We are looking for students who have demonstrated leadership in service and a strong commitment to community. Danforth Scholars are also known for their academic excellence, personal integrity, and high ideals.

Danforth Scholars may receive full- or half-tuition scholarships. The scholarship is renewed each year for the duration of the degree program, provided you progress academically and uphold the high standards of character required of scholars.

For more information, visit the the Danforth Scholars Program website.

Eligibility

You may apply for the Danforth Scholars Program after you complete and submit an application for admission. You will need to provide a separate application and an additional letter of recommendation.

We’ve eliminated the nomination requirement from the application process to ensure equal access for all students wanting to apply to this program. This ensures students from under-resourced schools and communities will be able to apply for and be considered for this program.

On-Campus Interviews for Finalists

Finalists are notified in mid-February and invited to campus for our Scholarship Weekend, March 26-29, 2020. The university will pay for finalists’ round-trip expenses within the United States and their expenses in St. Louis during this visit. To remain eligible, finalists must attend these activities. Each committee prepares special activities and events that allow them to get to know the finalists and that allow the finalists to interact with our current scholars, faculty, staff, and each other.

To Apply

  • Submit an application for admission to the Class of 2024.
  • Log in to your WashU Pathway account to submit the separate application for the Danforth Scholars Program.
  • Write a brief answer (250 words) to the following question:
    The Danforth Scholars program is looking for students with a strong commitment to community, and demonstrated initiative in leadership and service. Please share an example of your personal experience as a leader that would clarify why you would be a good fit for this community of scholars.
  • Write a short essay (250-500 words) on the following topic:
    What matters to you?
  • Submit an additional (third) letter of recommendation from a member of your community who knows you well. If you submit an “other” letter of recommendation through the Common Application or Coalition Application, that letter may be used.

Deadlines

All applications must be submitted by January 2, 2020 and complete in our office by January 6, 2020. For best consideration, we encourage you to submit your applications by December 15, 2019.

William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth

As the former Chancellor and First Lady of Washington University, the Danforths inspired countless others with their values, character, and commitment.

Dr. Danforth spent 20 years at the university as a medical resident, faculty member, and, eventually, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs. He began serving the university as its 13th Chancellor in 1971. When he retired 24 years later, he was credited with leading the effort that molded the University into one of the nation’s finest teaching and research institutions. Following his retirement as Chancellor, Dr. Danforth served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for four years and now is the University’s Chancellor Emeritus.

Dr. Danforth and the late Mrs. Danforth devoted countless hours to building the university and maintaining ties with its students and alumni. But their reach has extended well beyond the University. Dr. Danforth continues to be one of St. Louis’ most highly regarded public citizens and a tireless champion of the community.

The Danforth Scholars Program is funded by friends of the Danforths.

Scholarship Name: Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 11, 2019

Due Date: January 3, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

To apply, click Foot Locker.

Scholarship Name: GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: January 3, 2020

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.

For more information and to apply, click Reagan.

Scholarship Name: Centre College 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: January 15, 2020

Grissom Scholars Program (10 awarded each year): This full-tuition plus scholarship is specifically for high achieving first-generation college students, where neither parent/ guardian has completed a four-year degree. The program is intended for first-year student who reside in the U.S. and who have limited financial resources. Undocumented and DACA students are eligible for the Grissom Scholars program.  Here is a link with more detail: https://www.centre.edu/grissom-scholars/.

Lincoln Scholars Program (10): This is a full-cost plus scholarship specifically for “students who have the capacity and a deep desire to change the world.” Lincoln scholars demonstrate high academic achievement, strong character, and promising leadership potential. Lincoln Scholars are often incredibly involved in extracurricular activities throughout high school; students who have found a niche and have made significant steps towards pursuing long term goals are often strong fits for the program. https://www.centre.edu/lincoln-scholars/.

Brown Fellows Program (10): Is a full-cost plus scholarship for students who are particularly academically minded, independently motivated, and are intellectually curious with great ambition. Brown Fellow finalists at Centre have typically taken the most difficult curriculum available to them, have an ACT score ranging from 31 – 36/ SAT ranging from 1390 – 1580, are graduating at or near the top of their class. The average GPA for Brown Fellow finalists is 3.95 unweighted. https://www.centre.edu/brown-fellows/.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 23, 2019

Due Date: January 17, 2020

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

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

To apply, click Profiles in Courage.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: January 22, 2020

ABOUT THE APIA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
  • Are the first in their families to attend college;
  • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
  • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement

HOW TO APPLY

The APIA Scholarship Program application must be completed online and submitted electronically once all of the required questions have been answered. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access your application and edit your answers as many times as you like with your login from any computer with internet access. The application will be available for the 2020-2021 academic year from September 4, 2019 until January 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST.

If you need some tips on helping you prepare to apply, please check out our Applicant Resources.

APIA SCHOLARS MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2020.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2020
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online

To apply, click APIA.

Scholarship Name: Taco Bell Live Mas

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 2, 2020

Due Date: January 23, 2020

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Q: What is the Live Más Scholarship?

A: This scholarship is for young innovators, creators and dreamers (ages 16-24) who want to share his/her/their passion and receive support to pursue this passion through a higher educational outlet. This is not needs or obstacle based; it is a passion-based scholarship program.

Q: When does the application open?

A: The application phase is open from 12:00:00 a.m. PST, November 6, 2019 to 5:00:00 p.m. PST, January 23, 2020.

Q: When will recipients be notified?

A: Recipients will be announced on or about May 15, 2020.

Q: Does it cost money to apply?

A: No, applications are free.

Q: How do I apply?

A: Submit an original video that tells us the story of your real, driving passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. Your video must be a maximum of 2 minutes in length (minimum of 30 seconds in length) and must be no larger than 100 MB to ensure successful upload to the application. See the Terms & Conditions for additional Application Guidelines.

Q: Do you accept mail-in submissions?

A: No, you must submit your application through the “Apply” link on www.LiveMasScholarship.com when the application phase is open.

Q: My friend and I want to create a joint video—can we apply together?

A: No. Each applicant must submit their own application and video.

Q: I missed the deadline; can I still apply?

A: In order to be fair to all applicants, we do not accept applications submitted after the application deadline. Please be sure to start and submit your application early as to avoid missing the January 23, 2020 deadline.

ELIGIBILITY

Q: I’m already enrolled in college. Am I still eligible to apply for the Live Más Scholarship?

A: Yes, as long as you are within the age range of 16 to 24 and meet the additional eligibility guidelines outlined in the Terms and Conditions, you may apply. If selected, you may use the funds at your current accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical, and/or trade school.

Q: Is this scholarship just for employees?

A: The Live Más Scholarship is available for both Taco Bell restaurant employees and non-employees. If you are a Taco Bell restaurant employee, visit LiveMasScholarship.com/Employee for more information.

 Q: I previously won a Live Más Scholarship, can I apply again?

A: Yes, we have a Live Más Scholarship Renewal program for our previous Live Más Scholarship recipients. However, prior awards must be used or substantially depleted (75% or more) before the 2020 Selection Period. Click here to learn more!

To apply, click Taco Bell.

Scholarship Name: Massachusetts JCI Senate

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: January 24, 2020

The Massachusetts JCI Senate will award two (2) $ 1000.00 scholarships to graduating students in Massachusetts. The State winners will be forwarded to the National JCI Senate and will be eligible for additional $ 1000.00 scholarships. They will also award a special $500 scholarship based on need and special circumstances. The application is in Word format and must be completed in accord with the instructions thereon. The students may fill it out and then print it from the website: http://majcisenate.weebly.com. It must be postmarked no later than January 24, 2020 and mailed to:  Ed & Marilyn Lariviere, 19 Stetson Street, Hyannis MA 02601. If students have any questions in regards to the application, please contact Ed or Marilyn at [email protected]  or at 508-776-6059.

Scholarship Name: Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA)

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: January 31, 2020

Eligibility:

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

To apply, click PHADA.

Scholarship Name: Discover Card $2,500

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 1, 2019

Due Date: January 31, 2020

Scholarship Name: Redfin

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: January 31, 2020

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

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

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

Eligibility:

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

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

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:

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

To apply, click Redfin.

Scholarship Name: Union Plus

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: January 31, 2020

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.5 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

Over 3,000 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.) See eligibility in the tab below.

Eligibility

Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31 of the scholarship year.

Evaluation Criteria

This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators

Application Timeline

Applications are available starting in mid-June, and a complete application must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 31st of the scholarship year. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Scholarship Award Amounts

Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2020. Students may re-apply each year.

To apply, click Union Plus.

Scholarship Name: Spada Law Scholarship Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 4, 2019

Due Date: February 1, 2020

The Spada Law Scholarship Fund is an award for any graduating senior within the 10 cities selected (see below) who has overcome a challenging situation and has risen above to push forward. The Spada Law Group Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their story of challenge and how it has changed their life.

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 1000 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission from each city will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after your challenging situation you overcame.

Len Sapda and the Spada Law Group believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to thrive, even in challenging situations. We will be honoring 10 students, 1 from each school, in the cities selected, to win a $500 scholarship to be used for school in the fall (*unrestricted-meaning for housing, books, or tuition). Terms and conditions apply.

Submission Eligibility and Criteria:
  • Must be a Senior graduating, and in good standing at the time of selection and through graduation date
  • Must be attending a 4 year, 2 year, or Accredited Trade School (Acceptance and Enrollment must be confirmed)
  • Must have been a student of the school for 3 years or more (Photo I.D. and School Counselor confirmation)
Submission to Enter Criteria:
  • between 800-1,000 words written: Tell Us A Challenging Situation You Overcame + How That Changed Your Life
  • entry dates via online submission only between November 1, 2019-February 1, 2020.
Winners will be selected:
  • Based on meeting all the above criteria
  • 1 (one) winner per city will be selected and notified via email/phone by April 15, 2020.
Check Presentation Dinner:

To congratulate our winners we will be holding a dinner at Kowloon on May 1st or 6th, 2020. Winners and one guest (from each city) are invited to attend.

To apply, click Spada.

Scholarship Name: The Jackie Robinson Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: February 1, 2019

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

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

  • Be a graduating 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;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

To apply, click Robinson.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 6, 2019

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Eligibility:

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

For an application, click Order Sons of Italy

Scholarship Name: Henry David Thoreau Scholar

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 21, 2019

Due Date: February 1, 2020

Scholarship Name: Mayra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) @ Brandeis University

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 23, 2020

Due Date: February 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

Applying to the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program

Each year, Brandeis admits 20 students to the MKTYP. Each applicant must be projected to complete high school or its equivalent (e.g., earning a GED) prior to the start of their matriculation at Brandeis.

Each applicant must submit the following materials by February 1:

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

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

Interview on Campus

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

Financial Aid Information

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

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

For questions about the MKTYP admissions process, please email Meghan Napier, assistant director of admissions.

Scholarship Name: Red Pine

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 18, 2019

Due Date: February 14, 2020 – 5:00 PM

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

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

Program Components:

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

Eligibility Checklist:

Residency:

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

Financial circumstances:

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

Academic:

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

Personal:

  • Involved in a balance of community, school

To apply, click Red Pine.

Scholarship Name: Yawkey Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 18, 2019

Due Date: February 14, 2020 – 12:00 PM

The Yawkey Foundations are committed to continuing the legacy of Tom and Jean Yawkey by making significant and positive impacts on the quality of life of children, families, and the underserved in the areas the Yawkeys called home, New England and Georgetown County, South Carolina. Education was an area of particular concern for Tom and Jean Yawkey. They understood its ability to alter the course of young lives. In honor of the Yawkeys’ commitment to education, in 2005 the Yawkey Foundation Board of Trustees established the Yawkey Scholars Program to help talented and motivated disadvantaged young people meet the rising costs of undergraduate education. Over the past twelve years, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided more than $13 million in tuition supports to 343 Scholars as they pursue a college education.

The Award:

  • Four-year, renewable scholarship to cover tuition and fees. Maximum annual scholarship is $25,000. Average scholarship awarded in 2018-19 to new scholars in Massachusetts was $7,542.
  • Yawkey Advisor for each student to provide support throughout their four years of college.
  • Opportunities Fund – flexible financial supports to allow Scholars to participate in enriching activities and meet their academic goals.
  • Resources and network to help Scholars achieve their full potential.

Eligibility:

Residency

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

Financial Circumstances

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

Mentoring Relationship

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

Academic Standing

  • Current senior at an accredited high school in Massachusetts.
  • Accepted to and plan to attend a competitive private four-year college or university in Massachusetts beginning in Fall 2019.
  • Strong academic record or demonstration of significant improvement over time.
  • Ability and motivation to achieve in college.

Community Involvement

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

To apply, click Yawkey.

Scholarship Name: American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation ( AHLEF )

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 2, 2020

Due Date: February 15, 2020

Am I eligible?
AHLEF offers a wide array of scholarship opportunities – available to incoming freshman through graduate students. Some are earmarked specifically for current hotel employees and others for minorities. A few have minimum GPA requirements, while others are open to full or part-time students. All require enrollment in a hospitality management degree program.

Is it worth my time?
More than one million dollars is budgeted to award to a few hundred hospitality management students. Scholarships range from $500 to $7,500, and unlike a loan, that money never needs to be paid back. It only takes a few minutes to apply. Wouldn’t you say it’s worth your time?

How will I be evaluated?
We don’t judge applications solely based on GPA or financial need. We also review academics, hospitality work experience, extracurricular/professional activities, and honors, as well as personal attributes that you outline in your essay.

AHLEF not only helps pay for school – we help build your career.
Scholarship recipients receive a free year of student membership to the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Additionally, our alumni can join a community that helps them network, advance, and gain visibility in the industry. And lastly, an AHLEF scholarship will look great on your resume and shows you have earned recognition from the industry.

To apply, click Hotel.

Scholarship Name: National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: September 18, 2019

Due Date: February 15, 2020

Participating Colleges:

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

To apply, click WACE.

Scholarship Name: Lesley University’s Urban Scholars Initiative

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: February 15, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Our Urban Scholars receive:

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

To be eligible, students must have:

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

Program requirements:

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

To learn more and apply, click Urban Scholars Initiative.

Scholarship Name: Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 9, 2020

Due Date: February 15, 2020

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) needs your help in identifying America’s top Latino students, who may be eligible for a prestigious scholarship.

HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Founded in 1975, we have awarded over $619 million in scholarships. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as  career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.

Phase I of the HSF Scholarship Application is now open! The application only takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, as no essays or recommendations are required for Phase I.

This could be the opportunity of a lifetime! To get started, students should visit HSF.net  and create a MyHSF profile. Doing so will enable them to fill out a scholarship application and learn more about what we have to offer.

Timeline:

  • January – Phase I of the HSF Scholarship Application opened and closes February 15, 2020, 5:00PM PT
  • February – Candidates who have submitted Phase I of the scholarship application will be evaluated; the most competitive will be selected as Finalists and advance to Phase II
  • March – Finalists are announced and asked to submit essays and recommendations
  • May/June – HSF Scholars are announced, both funded and waitlisted
  • June to December – Document Verification (SAR, Transcripts, Enrollment, etc.)
  • October to January – Awards are disbursed

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • 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, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year)
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

Scholarship Name: Framingham State University Mancuso Scholarships

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: February 15, 2020

Framingham State University will be awarding two Mancuso Scholarships each year to students who will be studying in the humanities and social sciences. These scholarships will cover 100% of tuition, fees, room & board for up to four academic years.  The scholarships represent an outstanding opportunity for hardworking students with financial need. You may learn more about the scholarship by clicking Mancuso.

Scholarship Name: Simon Youth Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 31, 2019

Due Date: February 19, 2020

Simon Youth Foundation works to help students achieve their goals, and cost alone should not prevent a student from furthering their education. Each year, SYF awards more than $1 million in scholarships to help students with the cost of post-secondary education.

Simon Youth Community Scholarships are available to high school seniors living near a Simon mall (Liberty Tree, North Shore, Square One) or in the surrounding communities (Lynn).

To apply, click Simon.

Scholarship Name: NAAAP Boston Future Leaders Scholarship Awards

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 2, 2020

Due Date: February 28, 2020

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

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

Eligibility Requirements

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

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

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

To Apply, click NAAAP.

Scholarship Name: Massachusetts Credit Unions

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 7, 2020

Due Date: February 29, 2020

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

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

To apply, click Credit Union.

Scholarship Name: College Board Opportunity Scholarship

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: August 29, 2019

Due Date: February 29, 2020

Applying to college is a complicated process, so the College Board created a program that guides you through it. It doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.

The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

1. Build Your College List: $500
Get started by exploring colleges you’re interested in.

2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000
Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day.

3. Improve Your Score: $2,000
Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score.

4. Strengthen Your College List: $500
Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, match, and reach schools.

5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000
Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000
Apply to the schools you want to attend.

Complete Your Journey: $40,000
Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.

To get started, click Opportunity

Scholarship Name: Vietnamese-American Dreams Scholarship 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 10, 2020

Due Date: March 1, 2020

The Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association of New England (NEIVSA) established the Vietnamese-American Dreams Scholarship in 2001 to help young people pursue higher education in a field that fuels their passion. It is awarded to Vietnamese-American students who exhibit great leadership, service, and appreciation for the Vietnamese culture.

Through their partnership with the Vietnamese-American Community of Massachusetts (VACMA), NEIVSA has awarded scholarships to over forty aspiring Vietnamese-American students since 2001 and this year hopes to provide financial assistance to both high school seniors and college students.

Applicants will be judged according to their merits in academics, community involvement, leadership, and character. We strongly encourage ALL eligible Vietnamese-American youths to apply. Selection will be conducted by the NEIVSA Scholarship Cabinet. Finalists may be contacted for online interviews, which will take place over Google Hangouts in March/April. The winners will be announced at the organization’s annual Awards Gala early May. Please note that the winners will be required to provide proof of enrollment of their selected colleges and are encouraged to participate in their college VSA, NEIVSA, and/or the Vietnamese Community of their state upon receiving the Vietnamese-American Dreams Scholarship.

Eligibility: ​ To be eligible for the Vietnamese-American Dreams Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Must be Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American or have strong personal connection with Vietnamese Culture.
  • Be a senior at the time of your application
  • Must provide proof of enrollment (i.e. letter of enrollment or tuition deposit, etc.) at time of award

Scholarships up to $1000 will be granted.

Scholarship Deadline: Completed materials must be submitted via application link by Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:59 EST

Submission Form: ​ https://forms.gle/3ewsrE4YwzqsdACG9

For more information, click 2020 NEIVSA Dreams Scholarship

For additional information, please contact:

NEIVSA Scholarship

Email: ​[email protected]

Website: ​http://newenglandivsa.org/opportunities/dreams-scholarship/

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: May 31, 2019

Due Date: March 1, 2020

  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
  • Contest submissions accepted from: May 31 – March 1.
  • Winner will be announced May 6.
  • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.

To apply, click Greeting Card.

Scholarship Name: New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( NEACRAO )

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 15, 2020

Due Date: March 1, 2020

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

Scholarship Name: American Chemical Society

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 1, 2019

Due Date: March 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply, click Chemical.

Scholarship Name: Hanscom Spouses Club 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 24, 2020

Due Date: March 6, 2020

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.

For an application, click Hanscom Spouses Club

Scholarship Name: Mark Bavis Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 2, 2020

Due Date: March 15, 2020

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

For an application, click Mark Bavis

Scholarship Name: The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 3, 2020

Due Date: March 15, 2020

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

Requirements:

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

For an application, click Rebekah Assembly

Scholarship Name: Portuguese Americans for Higher Education (PAFHE)

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: March 15, 2020

Eligibility Requirements:

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

For an application, click PAFHE

Scholarship Name: Ellevation Scholarship Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 13, 2020

Due Date: March 16, 2020

Ellevation has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

Applicants must:

  • High school seniors who have been enrolled as an English Language Learner (ELL) at some point during their K-12 education.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

To apply, click Ellevation.

Scholarship Name: MassBioEd Henri A. Termeer Student Scholarship

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 27, 2020

Due Date: March 20, 2020

In celebration of Henri A. Termeer’s commitment to scientific discovery and mentorship of aspiring and accomplished scientists, the MassBioEd Henri A. Termeer Student Scholarship program will recognize one outstanding student who plans to enroll in an eligible 4-year life sciences undergraduate program as described below. Candidates for this award must possess an academic record marked by a commitment to excellence and a demonstrated interest in the life sciences and biotechnology with aspirations for a future career in the life sciences.

Eligibility

  • Be a Massachusetts high school senior, recent high school graduate or community college student who plans to enroll in an eligible 4-year undergraduate program.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrates unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000.
  • Be available to accept the award on May 7th, 2020 and the opening of Henri A. Termeer Square, Cambridge MA.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Awards are for undergraduate study only. Payments will be made directly to the awardee upon confirmation of enrollment in an eligible undergraduate program.

Eligible Areas of Study

Eligible areas of study include biology, chemistry, and other programs that provide the student with the skills and training needed for advanced study or a career in the life sciences industry. Specific questions on both the application and the candidate endorsement form will help us evaluate the eligibility of your intended course of study. Eligible areas of study would include but are not limited to:

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Molecular Biology

Program Deadline:

The 2020 submission period is from January 15th– March 20th, 2020.

Application Process:

Step 1: Complete the Application below.

Step 2: Submit Supporting Documentation. Applicants are required to submit the following:

Financial: The scholarship committee will consider applicants based on their financial needs. To help the committee understand the student’s financial needs, the applicant must provide their financial information or their parent/guardian’s financial information depending on their financial filing status (Dependent or Independent). If the applicant is married, they must submit their spouse’sfinancial information as well. Please submit one of the following

  • A copy of the complete Student Aid Report from the FAFSA for the current academic year      OR
  • A copy of your family’s federal tax return from 2017 and 2018 showing the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) reported. If your family did not file taxes for any reason, you must provide estimated income for each year as well as an explanation.

Academics:

  • For High School or GED Graduate applicants: Provide a copy of your official high school transcript showing grades and cumulative GPA through Fall 2019 or high school equivalency diploma.
  • For Community College Graduate applicants:  Provide a copy of your official community college transcript showing grades and cumulative GPA through Fall 2019.

About You: While your academic record and volunteer and community service activities are significant factors in selecting finalists, the most important part of your application is your essay(s). This is your opportunity to let the Selection Committee know that you have the motivation and persistence to succeed in college and beyond. Please help us learn more about you by submitting one or two essays based upon the following prompts. You will be asked to upload your essay(s) as part of the application below.

  • Required. Prompt 1: Your Educational and Career Goals – please limit to 750 words: Describe your educational and career goals and explain what or who has inspired or helped shape these goals. Excluding financial needs, what are the most significant challenges you expect to face in successfully completing college? How will you overcome these challenges?
  • Optional. Prompt 2: Overcoming Adversity – please limit to 750 words: Describe a challenging family or personal circumstance that has affected your achievement or participation in school, work, or community activities. How did you overcome this challenge and what did you learn from this experience?

Recommendations:  Each candidate must obtain two completed Candidate Endorsement Forms from eligible references.  An eligible reference is an individual that has served as a teacher, mentor, employer, work or volunteer supervisor and is familiar with your interest and aptitude for the life sciences. An eligible reference cannot be related to the applicant. The Candidate Endorsement Forms can be found here.

If we do not receive all of your documentation by the deadline of March 20th, 2020 we will be unable to review your application. If you prefer, documents can be mailed to Termeer Scholarship, C/O MassBioEd 255 Main Street, 8th Floor Cambridge, MA 02142.

Step 3: Respond to Follow Up Questions. During the application review period a member of the review committee may follow up with any additional questions. Please check your email and voicemail regularly and reply promptly!

Step 4: Decision Notices Sent and Conditional Acceptance. Applicants will be notified of decisions via email and the accepted Scholar will be “conditionally approved” until they provide a tuition bill for the upcoming semester indicating enrollment in an eligible undergraduate program.

To apply, click MassBioEd.

Scholarship Name: New England Newspaper & Press Association

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 14, 2020

Due Date: March 27, 2020

The New England Newspaper and Press Association awards up to 10 scholarships each year to aspiring journalists through the Journalism Education Foundation of New England. Applications are open through the deadline of March 27, 2020. Our foundation strives to encourage and support young people who plan to pursue a career in the newspaper industry.

College students or high school seniors who are studying and acquiring work experience that will prepare them to work in the field of journalism are eligible to apply.

To qualify students must:

  • Be a resident of New England
  • Be a senior in high school planning to attend college the following year or an undergraduate college student studying journalism or a related field
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrate a serious interest in a career in journalism by sending:
    a cover letter, transcript, resume or biography, letter of recommendation
  • Have a body of published work in a school news publication, general circulation newspaper, or a similar publication AND/OR
    a body of work prepared for a journalism class

To apply, click Newspaper.

Scholarship Name: American Legion Captain William G. Shoemaker Post 345

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: February 26, 2019

Due Date: March 27, 2019

Requirements:

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

For more information, click Shoemaker

Scholarship Name: Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA)

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: March 30, 2020

The purpose of this MCCA Scholarship is to encourage professional development within the visitor and hospitality industry by awarding scholarships to high school seniors or college students who are permanent residents of Massachusetts and are graduating from an accredited high school or are enrolled in hospitality industry majors at a two– or four-year higher education accredited institution.

Annually, four scholarships of $2,500 each are available through the MCCA Community Partnerships & Hospitality Scholarship Fund, administered through the MCCA.

All applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Complete application submission by deadline, no exceptions
  • High school senior at an accredited high school or full-time, matriculated college student with declared major affiliated with the hospitality industry
  • Cumulative credits reflecting the status of a senior in high school or that of a rising sophomore, junior or senior in college
  • Resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Plans to seek a career in the hospitality, convention or tourism industry
  • Student with hospitality or convention industry related experience is preferred
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official high school/college Transcript – no copies, no unofficial or any other facsimile will be accepted
  • Personal essay of 500-600 words
  • Please note: Employees of the MCCA and their immediate family members are not eligible to receive funding through the Hospitality Scholarship Program

Please return original, completed applications directly to:

Mark O’Leary, Communication & External Relations Assistant Manager
Community Partnership & Hospitality Scholarship Fund
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

For more information and an application, click MCCA.

Scholarship Name: Brian Gilmore Memorial

Status: CLOSED – Will not be offered for 2019-2020

Posted Date: February 12, 2019

Due Date: March 30, 2019

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

Eligibility:

  1. Student must be a legal U.S. citizen student attending an accredited college, or university.
  2. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher (academic transcript must be provided)
  3. Must complete cover sheet and minimum 500 word essay.
  4. All documents have to be received by the B.S.G. scholarship by March 30, 2019.
  5. The essay must describe in detail why you are deserving of this scholarship and what your future plans include.  Also, include how you plan to promote cultural diversity, study of other cultures and practice acceptance. Please refer back to the introduction page to learn more about Brian’s life and how he lived.

For an application, click Gilmore Application

Scholarship Name: Mystic Running Club

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: February 25, 2019

Due Date: March 30, 2019

The purpose of this scholarship is to award two athletes, one male and one female, who demonstrate excellence in running and education. For an application, click Mystic Running Club Scholarship Application

Scholarship Name: YMCA of Metro North Youth Champions

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 13, 2020

Due Date: March 30, 2020

The YMCA of Metro North is a local charitable organization dedicated to strengthening communities by offering programs and services focused on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. In 2020 we are eager to award high school seniors, vocational training students, and/or current college students from our service area the fourth annual Y Champion Scholarship, ranging from $1000-$2000 each, for their personal work strengthening their community and displaying the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  •  Applicant must be one of the following: YMCA of Metro North member, staff, or live or attend school in our service area (Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Melrose, Peabody, Revere, Saugus and Stoneham).
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are members or otherwise have ties to the YMCA.
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of an accredited public, private, parochial, vocational or charter high school and must be accepted to an accredited institution of higher education or vocational training program OR currently enrolled and attending an institution of higher education or vocational training program.
  • Applicant must be willing to speak at our Y Champions Celebration Breakfast on May 21, 2020.

For an application, click YMCA Metro North

Scholarship Name: National Association of Woman Artists, Inc.

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: March 31, 2020

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (nawama.org) is an organization that fosters and promotes awareness of and interest in visual art created by women in the United States. We strive to encourage contemporary and emerging artists through exhibitions of NAWA members, educational programs and scholarships in order to honor and continue the long and important contribution of women to the history of American culture and art.

Eligibility: Any female student graduating in 2020 from the specific high schools or programs designated by the www.nawama.org Board, and planning to attend college in the Fall of 2020 with a major in Fine Arts. The designated schools and program for 2020 graduates are as follows: The Lawrence, MA High School Performing and Fine Arts Academy, Raw Arts in Lynn, MA, and Newburyport, MA High School.

Scholarship Process: The NAWA-MA Scholarship committee will review and evaluate all applications and select three recipients. Each recipient will be notified both by mail and email. Upon acceptance to college, the scholarship winner is responsible for notifying the NAWAMA Committee Chairperson, Rosalie Cuticchia at [email protected] of her school acceptance.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

Please submit the following via email or U.S. mail to Rosalie Cuticchia at: [email protected] or NAWAMA Scholarship, 12 Hancock St., Newburyport, MA 01950

1. Completed Application Form

2. Images of 3-5 pieces of your original artwork (in any fine art medium; one image per piece) in jpeg format in an email attachment. Please label each image with artist’s last name, title, medium, & dimensions (unframed). Email to [email protected]

3. Essay: Please write 3-4 paragraphs explaining your goals, the reasons you have chosen to pursue a degree in Fine Arts, and why you think you should be chosen as a recipient of this scholarship.

4. Tell Us About Yourself: In 500 words or less, please explain why you make art. Include information about your art training, background, materials, and process. Also include any art exhibitions, awards, memberships, and anything else you would like us to know about you & your artwork.

5. Letter of Recommendation: Please submit one letter of recommendation from an art instructor who knows your work well. Please include the instructor’s contact information.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 15, 2020

Due Date: March 31, 2020

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

Eligibility Requirements:

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

For an application, click Syrian Lebanese

Scholarship Name: Hair’s How Modern School of Beauty

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: December 11, 2019

Due Date: March 31, 2020

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

Scholarship Name: Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 24, 2020

Due Date: April 1, 2020

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (MRAEF) scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students pursuing a degree in culinary, hospitality or a field related to the hospitality industry. The MRAEF will be awarding up to $5,000 in scholarships to select applicants. Last year, the MRAEF awarded $100,000 in scholarships to 36 students. To apply, click MRAEF.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 3, 2020

Due Date: April 1, 2020

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

For an application, click Rotary Club of Lynn – Maloney & Hastings

Scholarship Name: Pirandello Lyceum

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: April 1, 2020

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.

Students should print and complete the Application and mail, along with a High School Transcript, SAT scores, two Letters of Recommendation, and a personal essay. to:

The Pirandello Lyceum

P.O. Box 565

East Boston, MA 02128

The Pirandello Lyceum is a private, non-profit organization that aims to encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of Italian culture among all people. Therefore, students of all ethnic groups are encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

For an application, click Pirandello

Scholarship Name: Walmart Dependent Scholarship Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: April 2, 2020

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 a Walmart associate (employee) who has been actively employed within any division of Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of April 2.
  • Must be a high school (or home school) senior graduating between August 1 and July 31 or a GED candidate earning his or her diploma between August 1 and July 31.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
  • Must enroll for next fall as a freshman/1st year student in a full-time program of study at a two-year or four-year college or university. The school must be an accredited U.S. institution, and listed on the official website for the U.S. Department of
    Education (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx). Military academies are not approved institutions.
  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents.

To apply, click Walmart

Scholarship Name: Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 8, 2020

Due Date: April 3, 2020 – Early Application Deadline

To apply, click Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship.

If you have or are close to having a 3.0 GPA, you may be eligible to apply for the Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Since Mrs. Phillips awarded the first scholarships in 1991, over $64 million in awards has been given to more than 4,100 students who attended colleges all across the country. In 2019, the Phillips Scholarship Fund awarded 160 new scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $17,000 annually. This year, the Phillips Scholarship Fund has awarded over $3 million to students to assist them with their college bills., . Every year, at least one Lynn English student has received this scholarship.

Prospective applicants must be permanent residents of New England but may attend college anywhere in the United States. High school seniors entering college and returning college students attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities full-time are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Awards are limited to students in undergraduate study and to those seeking their first bachelor’s degree.

For many students, knowing that they have received scholarships can greatly influence their choice of college. As a result, in addition to its regular application process, Phillips now offers an optional early application for students whose college choice would be impacted by whether or not they receive the Phillips Scholarship. Students interested in being notified of a decision before the May 1st reply date need to have their scholarship application materials in order to submit an early application by April 3rd. Early applicants will receive a decision from the Phillips Office regarding their award before the common reply date of May 1st.The first 300 applications received by 12:00 noon on April 3, 2020 will be considered. Applicants must submit a completed New Application for High School Students, including financial aid information from the college they plan to attend and all other required materials. Students will be notified of one of the following decisions: awarded a scholarship, deferred to the regular application pool, or not awarded a scholarship for this year.

Any high school applicant who submits the New High School Application by 12:00 noon on April 3, but after the 300 quota has been reached, will automatically be deferred to the regular application process. These applicants will be notified by email shortly after the April 3 deadline to let them know that their application will be considered with all applications submitted by the May 1 deadline. Deferred applicants will also receive an email notification in mid-June notifying them of a final decision.

Tips for Applicants:

  • Applicants should check the financial eligibility calculator on the website before applying for the scholarship.
  • Students should highlight their service to others. This can be through community service or responsibilities at home, at their workplace or within their school community.
  • The scholarship committee highly values part-time employment; it is rare that a student with no work history is awarded a scholarship.

To apply, click Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship.

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 7, 2020

Due Date: April 3, 2020

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

Scholarship Name: New England Association for College Admissions Counseling ( NEACAC ) 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: April 3, 2020

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) announces its Annual Essay Contest for high school juniors and seniors. NEACAC is an educational association of more than 3,700 secondary school counselors, college and university admission and financial aid counselors, and individuals who work with students in the transition from high school to postsecondary education.

High school juniors and seniors from NEACAC-member high schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont are invited to submit a 500-word essay on the following topic:

Describe a counselor, teacher, or coach who has had the greatest influence on your decision to attend college. How has this individual impacted your future? What will you do in college or beyond that will make a difference in your community?

To apply, click NEACAC

Scholarship Name: Shawn J. McDuff Memorial

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 17, 2020

Due Date: April 10, 2020

Shawn J McDuff passed away at the age of 49 on December 31, 2017. He was afflicted with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and outlived all the expectations that were given to him by his medical team. He was the consummate and most loyal New England sports fan that lived. He served as the Muscular Dystrophy State Poster Child for two years which enabled him to teach people about his disease and that he was a typical child that wanted to play and learn as others do.

Shawn was the one of the first disabled students to attend public school versus homeschooling. He received his Bachelor’s degree of Social Work from Salem State University and worked his entire career at the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann. He was the Deputy Director of the Center. He was an advocate for all his clients and helped them with services, support and compassion so that they too could live independently. He had the use of only one finger and had a breathing machine on his chair to assist him yet he went to work every day to help others. He gave of himself for others at the job he loved for 27 years.

For application instructions, click 2020 SJM Scholar Application Instructions

For an application, click 2020 SJM Scholarship Application

Scholarship Name: Cell Signaling Technology

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: October 16, 2019

Due Date: April 10, 2020

CST believes that scientific endeavor is instrumental in solving critical social, environmental, and technical challenges that societies face worldwide. Our company’s mission is to deliver the highest quality research tools that accelerate progress in biological research and personalized medicine and we depend on our local schools to inspire young people to choose a career committed to science. We hope to provide guidance to students in choosing a path that could help nurture their interest in science while providing a sense of financial security for their upcoming years in college.

CST in part with Essex County Community Foundation will again be awarding four local students with $10,000 scholarships! All of the requirements are due by April 10th.

There are new essay questions to better provoke thought and scientific interest.
1. Science is all around us. Through gardening, cooking, and stargazing: pick a hobby or activity you do at least once a week and explain how science is involved (in 400-500 words)
2. You’ve just reached your 1 millionth hit on your Youtube video!! Please explain in 400-500 words what your video is about.

We will be awarding the students on the senior awards night (if applicable). Our website page for Scholarships is currently being renovated with this new information, but eventually, this info will be able to be found on the web by clicking CST.

Senior high school students with a GPA of 3.5 or above, wishing to pursue a four year accredited college to major in a STEM-related field are encouraged to apply. A full list of eligibility requirements are as follows:
1. Must be in the 12th grade of high school.
2. Possess strong English skills and be a legal resident of the United States of America.
3. Must be attending a four-year public academic high school in Lynn, Salem, Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, or Gloucester.
4. Be eligible for free/reduced lunch or be the first in their family to go to college (neither parent went to college). Additional criteria for financial need may be defined by the CST Scholarship Committee if necessary.
5. Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in high school. The CST Scholarship Committee shall have the discretion to consider a Scholar with a GPA of 3.0 or higher if that student demonstrates outstanding interest and potential in a science field through extracurricular activities, jobs, internships, volunteer activities, etc.
6. Must have completed or are enrolled to complete an upper-level AP class in one of the following courses: biology, chemistry, physics, or environmental science.

Scholarship Name: Saugus River Watershed Council

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: March 12, 2019

Due Date: April 12, 2019

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 offer the following two $500 scholarships during the spring of 2018.

  • Pam Harris Memorial Scholarship – $500
  • SRWC Environmental Leadership Scholarship – $500

These scholarships will recognize and support graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated environmental leadership and plan to continue in the environmental field through course of study in college or as volunteers. Students submitting this one application will automatically be considered as candidates for both scholarships.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be graduating from high school during the spring of 2019 and live in one of the following eleven communities that are part of the Saugus River watershed: Saugus, Lynn, Lynnfield, Wakefield, Reading, Revere, Everett, Malden, Melrose, Peabody, and Stoneham.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate their personal commitment to protecting the environment. Examples include volunteer work associated with environmental conservation, part-time jobs working to protect the environment, academic achievement, and / or selecting a college course of study in the environmental field. Please Note: applicants demonstrating commitment to public health aspects of environmental protection will receive preference for the Pam Harris Memorial Scholarship. As a nurse, volunteer member of the Board of Health, and SRWC Board Member – Pam was committed to improving public health for families in the Saugus River watershed by addressing the most troubling sources of pollution.
  • Students must be accepted for college admission beginning September 2019.
  • Deadline: Applications must be emailed by Friday, April 12, 2019 to [email protected]. Transcripts may be scanned in and included with application or emailed separately from Guidance Counselors.
  • Saugus River Watershed Council staff, contractors, board members or members of their immediate families are not eligible to apply.

Selection & Awards

Recipient will be selected based upon commitment to environmental protection, academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, statement of personal commitment and goals related to protecting the environment. Financial need may be considered on a secondary basis among selected finalists.  Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded during 2018.  Funds may be used for college tuition, books or fees.

For an application, click Saugus River Watershed Council

Scholarship Name: Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: March 4, 2020

Due Date: April 15, 2020

For more information, click Horatio Alger National Career & Technical

For more information, click Horatio Alger National Career & Technical

Scholarship Name: Charles Eliot II

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 24, 2020

Due Date: April 15, 2020

In founding the Charles W. Eliot II Scholarship, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) recognizes high school seniors who are entering their first year of college and who are especially interested in pursuing an academic career in land use planning that will guide our society to a more sustainable future. MAPC broadly defines land use planning to include housing and economic development, transportation, environmental protection, energy conservation, and impacts on public health – all of which relate to improving our “living environment.” To apply, click Charles Eliot II

Scholarship Name: “We the Students” Essay Competition

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 2, 2020

Due Date: April 15, 2020

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

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

To apply, click We the Students.

Scholarship Name: North Shore Players

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: April 15, 2020

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 (or filled in) from our website: www.northshoreplayers.org. All applicants must meet the criteria as outlined in the scholarship application. 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.
4. An essay on choice of major, including reason for the choice.

To apply, click North Shore Players

Scholarship Name: Clinton G. Mills Fund for Worthy Students

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 27, 2020

Due Date: April 15, 2020

You must be a worthy student. For guidelines and an application, click the following:

Mills Scholarship Guidelines

Mills Scholarship Application

Scholarship Name: Joseph A. McCarthy Memorial Fund 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: April 15, 2020

Requirements:

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

For an application, click Joseph A. McCarthy Application

Scholarship Name: John C. Babcock Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 12, 2020

Due Date: April 16, 2020

The John C. Babcock Fund provides financial assistance to help meritorious young men and young 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. Application should be mailed to

U.S. Trust, Bank of America

Attn: Joanne Reduker

101 East River Drive

CT2-550-04-01

East Hartford, CT 06108

For an application, click Babcock 2020

Scholarship Name: Massachusetts Broadcasters Association

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 3, 2020

Due Date: April 17, 2020

Applications for the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Student Broadcaster Scholarship Program are now available for download at www.MassBroadcasters.org/scholarship.

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

Incomplete, faxed or late applications will not be accepted.

Scholarship Name: Puritan Lawn Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 23, 2020

Due Date: April 17, 2020

The Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Educational Foundation has been established to identify and recognize the efforts of high school seniors who have had to put family first and education second throughout their career and provide the momentum needed to succeed academically. Eligible candidates will include those students who may not have achieved their academic potential because of circumstances beyond their control – as an example, students who have placed family responsibilities ahead of education. The goal of the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Educational Foundation is to annually award scholarships that might positively change a student’s path in life. Scholarships are awarded each May, and the Foundation awarded its first scholarships in May 1999.

For an application, click Puritan Lawn

Scholarship Name: Lynn Housing Authority

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 25, 2020

Due Date: April 21, 2020

The Governing Committee is pleased to announce the 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 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.

Please contact Cathy Rowe at [email protected] with any questions.

To be eligible, completed applications and all supplemental information must be received by Tuesday, April 22, 2020.

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development
Attn: Scholarship Committee
10 Church Street
Lynn, MA 01902

For an application, click 2020 LHAND Scholarship Application

Scholarship Name: Student-View

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: April 22, 2020

The Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes:

  • One $5,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

It’s quick and easy to apply:

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

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

Scholarship Name: Jake Finkle Memorial 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: March 23, 2020

Due Date: April 27, 2020

Requirements: A typed statement of at least 100 words composed by the applicant on the topic – “Why I have chosen to pursue a college education – majoring in journalism or literature.” For an application and all other application requirements, click Jake Finkle Memorial ( PDF ) or Jake Finkle Memorial ( Word )

Scholarship Name: Community Brotherhood and Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: March 26, 2018

Due Date: April 26, 2018

In order that students may be considered for this scholarship, the following documents must be submitted in addition to the application:

  • A certified transcript of high school grades
  • An acceptance letter from the college you plan to attend
  • A one ( 1 ) page sheet explaining why you feel you should be considered for a scholarship
  • Two ( 2 ) letters of reference
  • A senior class individual photo

For an application, click Community Brotherhood

Scholarship Name: Allan Ditchfield – Highlands Neighborhood 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 25, 2020

Due Date: April 27, 2020

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 send your Local Scholarship Application and all supporting documents in ONE email to your guidance counselor by Monday, April 27, 2020. Write in the email “I live in the Highlands section of Lynn and want to be considered for the Ditchfield Scholarship.” 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.

Scholarship Name: Flora T. Blanchard Scholarship Trust Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 9, 2020

Due Date: April 28, 2020

This scholarship is for students who will attend Harvard University. Those applications not completed in full will not be taken into consideration for scholarship awards.

For an application, click Flora T. Blanchard

Scholarship Name: John Calder Memorial

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 26, 2020

Due Date: April 30, 2020

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. The John Calder Memorial Scholarship Program will be used to aid students accepted to or attending a two or four year college, technical or vocational school. Each scholarship will be awarded by check and paid jointly to the recipient and institution he/she will attend. For an application, click John Calder Memorial

Scholarship Name: Randolph Ivin Dottin Memorial

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: April 5, 2019

Due Date: April 30, 2019

Each applicant must submit a 500-word essay on “How you make the people around you better” to be typed and stapled to this application. Scholarship is open to any High School Senior residing in the Lynn Public School District; there is no college major requirement. Student must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA and provide official sealed transcripts from his/her high school. Scholarship will be a onetime award of $2,500 to be awarded twice per year to two recipients (Fall and Spring Semester).

Along with application please include a letter of recommendation from a personal, employer, or academic contact.

All applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be asked for an interview prior to the review boards selection. Award date is to be determined.

For an application, click Randolph Ivin Dottin Memorial

Scholarship Name: McMahon Publishing Group

Status: CLOSED – Will not be offered for 2019-2020

Posted Date: 

Due Date: 

ONLY for students DEFINITELY playing a varsity sport in college. 

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

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

  1. Be a varsity athlete, male or female
  2. Have financial need
  3. Graduate with a minimum “C” average or better
  4. Plan to attend a four-year state college or university
  5. To maintain the scholarship while in college, you must be a member of a varsity sports team
  6. 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 (  ) and six (6) copies of ALL accompanying documents to Mr. Wilkins in the Guidance Department by April 30.

Scholarship Name: Mike Rowe Works Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: March 26, 2020

Due Date: April 30, 2020

Each year, we look for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard. The Work Ethic Scholarship Program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar. It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

There are some hoops to jump through. The short version is, you’ll have to:

  • Enroll in an approved program.
  • Sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge.
  • Answer 3 questions.
  • Write an essay.
  • Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers.
  • Make a short video.
  • Verify school costs.
  • Provide high school/college transcript.
  • Submit financial info.

Fair warning: the Work Ethic Scholarship Program is not for everyone. But if you’re someone who shows up early, stays late, and busts your ass day in and day out, get ready to apply next time.

To apply, click Mike Rowe.

Scholarship Name: Captain Jennifer J. Harris, USMC Memorial 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 26, 2020

Due Date: April 30, 2020

Captain Jennifer J. Harris graduated from Swampscott High School in 1996 and from the United States Naval Academy in 2000. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, Captain Harris was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, graduated from The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, and earned her Wings of Gold on September 13, 2002. She was then assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Training (HMMT) Squadron 164 in Camp Pendleton, CA where she learned to fly the CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter. Upon completing her training, Captain Harris was assigned to the Purple Foxes of HMM-364 and immediately deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom. HMM-364 is a legendary squadron known since the Vietnam War for repeatedly answering the call of duty flying in and out of combat areas where no other helicopter squadron would go because of the danger. During her time in the HMM-364, she attended The Weapons and Tactics Instructor’s Course (WTI), the Marine equivalent to Top Gun training. Captain Harris was the first female pilot in the Purple Foxes Squadron.

Jennifer’s commitment to service was most evident in her decision to serve our country. As a Marine, she combined this commitment with her sense of compassion to be one of the best CH-46 pilots in the Marine Corps. She performed her military duties as a Casualty Evacuation pilot flying in and out of combat areas for the emergency evacuation of injured soldiers and Iraqi citizens, saving a countless number of lives.

Captain Harris served three tours of duty in Iraq and was killed in action on February 7, 2007 when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down.

Decisions will be based on a transcript of your high school grades for senior year (to date) and junior year (full year), an essay judged on the quality of writing, awards and recognition, and extracurricular and community service activities. The judges shall disregard race, sex, age, color of skin, and any other factor that may constitute discrimination. All Scholarship Committee decisions are final. The student must be a graduating high school senior and be planning to attend a state or nationally accredited two or four year college or university.

For more information, click Honorable Few

For an application, click Captain Harris

Scholarship Name: Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 8, 2020

Due Date: May 1, 2020 – Regular Application Deadline

To apply, click Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship.

If you have or are close to having a 3.0 GPA, you may be eligible to apply for the Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Since Mrs. Phillips awarded the first scholarships in 1991, over $64 million in awards has been given to more than 4,100 students who attended colleges all across the country. In 2019, the Phillips Scholarship Fund awarded 160 new scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $17,000 annually. This year, the Phillips Scholarship Fund has awarded over $3 million to students to assist them with their college bills., . Every year, at least one Lynn English student has received this scholarship.

Prospective applicants must be permanent residents of New England but may attend college anywhere in the United States. High school seniors entering college and returning college students attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities full-time are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Awards are limited to students in undergraduate study and to those seeking their first bachelor’s degree.

For many students, knowing that they have received scholarships can greatly influence their choice of college. As a result, in addition to its regular application process, Phillips now offers an optional early application for students whose college choice would be impacted by whether or not they receive the Phillips Scholarship. Students interested in being notified of a decision before the May 1st reply date need to have their scholarship application materials in order to submit an early application by April 3rd. Early applicants will receive a decision from the Phillips Office regarding their award before the common reply date of May 1st.The first 300 applications received by 12:00 noon on April 3, 2020 will be considered. Applicants must submit a completed New Application for High School Students, including financial aid information from the college they plan to attend and all other required materials. Students will be notified of one of the following decisions: awarded a scholarship, deferred to the regular application pool, or not awarded a scholarship for this year.

Any high school applicant who submits the New High School Application by 12:00 noon on April 3, but after the 300 quota has been reached, will automatically be deferred to the regular application process. These applicants will be notified by email shortly after the April 3 deadline to let them know that their application will be considered with all applications submitted by the May 1 deadline. Deferred applicants will also receive an email notification in mid-June notifying them of a final decision.

Tips for Applicants:

  • Applicants should check the financial eligibility calculator on the website before applying for the scholarship.
  • Students should highlight their service to others. This can be through community service or responsibilities at home, at their workplace or within their school community.
  • The scholarship committee highly values part-time employment; it is rare that a student with no work history is awarded a scholarship.

To apply, click Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship.

Scholarship Name: Boston Globe Foundation / Richard J. Phelps Scholar-Athlete

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: April 13, 2018

Due Date: May 1, 2018

The program, thanks to funds generously provided by the Foundation and Mr. Richard Phelps, is open to high school seniors from across the Commonwealth. This year, 14 scholarships valued at $3,000 will be awarded to one male and one female in six districts from the MIAA (A, B, C, D, E. and H), in addition to the city of Boston. The scholarships will be awarded based on excellence in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities, and will go directly toward each student’s post-secondary education.

Candidates must mail the required information with the application (official high school transcript and letter of recommendation from the principal, guidance counselor or teacher, and a coach) to:

The Boston Globe Foundation
Attn: Scholar-Athlete scholarship program
1 Exchange Place
Suite 201
Boston MA 02109

An independent panel of judges will gather to judge the submissions in May and scholarship recipients will be notified before Memorial Day.

What kind of student-athlete are we looking for?

The ultimate example of a scholar-athlete should:

  1. Play three sports. One is OK, but he/she better be All-Scholastic in that sport. Two is better and more impressive, but three … that’s the jackpot.
  2. Be captain of those three sports. Our scholar-athlete should be the leader of his/her team.
  3. Have league honors. Do others think much of this player? A three-time league all-star in a single sport is very impressive. And all-star honors in two different sports is even more impressive.
  4. Have strong academics. High class rank, strong SAT scores, difficult courses and headed to a top college. Gym doesn’t count.
  5. Extracurricular activities both in and out of school. We want the Senior Class President. We want the editor of the yearbook. We want the person who organized the entire school to shovel driveways for the elderly this winter. Doing the Walk for Hunger once is nice. But that’s a one-hit wonder. We’re looking for someone with a real commitment to serve their school and outside community.

For an application, click Boston Globe Foundation – Richard Phelps Scholar Athlete

Scholarship Name: The James Family

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: April 7, 2020

Due Date: May 1, 2020

$3,000 scholarship ( $750/year four-year college, $1500/year two-year college ) for a first-generation college student from a low-income family. Renewed only if student earns a B/B- average in all courses at the end of each college semester. Legibly complete this two-sided application and attach: (1) copies of college Acceptance Letter and Financial Aid Award Letter, (2) any document showing the cost of attendance, i.e., tuition, fees, room & board, etc., (3) the first page of your SAR (Student Aid Report) which you received after submitting your FAFSA to the federal government. ONLY attach the first page which includes your EFC. (4) a transcript with 1st, 2nd & 3rd quarter grades. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For an application, click The James Family Scholarship

Send the application and all supporting documents in ONE email to Mr. Wilkins at [email protected]

Scholarship Name: The Sib Hashian Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: April 7, 2020

Due Date: May 1, 2020

$10,000 scholarship ( $2500/year four-year college, $5000/year two-year college ) for a student pursuing a degree in Art or Music. Renewed only if student earns a B/B- average in all courses at the end of each college semester. Legibly complete this two-sided application and attach: (1) copies of college Acceptance Letter and Financial Aid Award Letter, (2) any document showing the cost of attendance, i.e., tuition, fees, room & board, etc., (3) the first page of your SAR (Student Aid Report) which you received after submitting your FAFSA to the federal government. ONLY attach the first page which includes your EFC.(4) a transcript with 1st, 2nd & 3rd quarter grades. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For an application, click The Sib Hashian Scholarship Fund

Send the application and all supporting documents in ONE email to Mr. Wilkins at [email protected]

Scholarship Name: Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: November 14, 2019

Due Date: May 1, 2020

This scholarship is a memorial to Dawn Angelopoulos, a graduate of the Lynn English High School class of 1984. Dawn graduated from Salem State College with the class of 1989, was a strong supporter of public education, and believed in the need for available financial assistance for students in need. A $2,000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded each year in Dawn’s name to a member of the Lynn English High School graduating class.

Application Procedures:

– The applicant must be at least a 2-year member of the graduating class of Lynn English High School.
– The applicant must be accepted to and attend Salem State College for fall enrollment in the year of his/her high school graduation.
– The applicant must provide the following: A copy of the letter of acceptance to Salem State College. A copy of their official high school transcript. A copy of the student aid report of the FAFSA. A completed application.
– All of the above should be submitted on or before May 1 to the Guidance Department at Lynn English High School.

Failure to comply with any of the above procedures will result in disqualification from consideration. The Dawn Angelopoulos Memorial Scholarship Committee will select the recipient. It is extremely important that you include documentation of your E.F.C. (EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION) failure to do so will result in disqualification from consideration.

For an application, click Angelopoulos

Because school is closed, send the application and all supporting documents in ONE email to your guidance counselor.

Scholarship Name: Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 3, 2020

Due Date: May 1, 2020

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

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

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

For an application, click Lynn Hispanic Fund

Scholarship Name: Gregg House Family Scholarship

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: April 2, 2019

Due Date: May 1, 2019

The Gregg Neighborhood House School-Age Program presents a scholarship opportunity to Lynn high school seniors (with a connection to Gregg House) pursuing a 2-year, 4-year or technical degree/certification after graduation. One applicant from each high school will be awarded a one-time amount of $500-$1000. Applicants will complete a one-page essay discussing:

  • The applicant’s connection to Gregg House (current or former employee, former child, volunteer, etc.)
  • What Gregg House has taught the applicant and how they plan to use this knowledge into the future
  • Ways the applicant has served or is currently serving community
  • Applicant’s future plans

Essay should be headed with applicant’s first and last name, high school name, guidance counselor’s name, and graduation date (May 31, 2019).

Applications may be submitted via email to [email protected] or emailed to Gregg Neighborhood House School-Age Program – Attn: Scholarship – 106 Broad Street – Lynn, MA 01902.

Scholarship Name: Sergeant Robert D. Gautreau Post 6536 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 6, 2020

Due Date: May 1, 2020

This application is for seniors that have been accepted to college and hope to one day “give back” to Lynn English and benefit future students. Students must be a son/daughter of a United States veteran and provide a copy of their parent’s DD 214 form, which can be obtained from Lynn City Hall. For an application, click Sergeant Robert D. Gautreau Post 6536 Application

Because school is closed, send the application and all supporting documents in ONE email to your guidance counselor.

Scholarship Name: Vanessa Masucci Scholarship Fund

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 13, 2020

Due Date: May 1, 2020

Vanessa Grace Masucci was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt,
Godmother, cousin, friend and teacher whose life was tragically cut short in September 2017. Although she is no longer with us, her love of life, infectious laugh and smile will live on forever. Her friends and family created this scholarship in order to celebrate her life and love for education. The Vanessa Masucci Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to high school senior softball players pursuing a college education. The scholarship awarded will be a maximum of $1000. It will be granted on a onetime basis and distributed in full in June of the applied academic year.

Student must…

  • be a graduating high school softball athlete from a Lynn High School
  • be accepted to a college or university
  • provide an official high school transcript with current grade point average
  • provide a typed response to one essay prompt on the application
  • provide at least one letter of recommendation
  • complete the attached form
  • return the completed application package (transcript, letter of recommendation, application form, essay) by May 1, 2020.
  • return to:
    Masucci Scholarship Application
    P.O. Box 93
    Lynn, MA 01905

Criteria used for awarding this scholarship will include, but not be limited
to the following:

  • Academic Performance
  • Financial Need
  • Extracurricular Activities/Honors
  • Essay Response

For an application, click Vanessa Masucci Scholarship-2020

Scholarship Name: Essex County Fire Wardens Association Phillip A. Wood Memorial

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 28, 2020

Due Date: May 2, 2020

This is an annual scholarship awarded to a qualified applicant graduating from high school and seeking a degree in the following areas of study: Forestry, Botany, Horticulture, Soil Service, Plant Biology, Conservation, Watershed Management, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology, Animal and Veterinary Services, Park and Recreation Management, Fire Suppression and Fire Prevention.

This application should be completed, returned with a transcript of high school grades and a copy of the acceptance notice from the college or institute the applicant will be attending. The applicant may and should submit an other information deemed significant.

Three references should be submitted, one prepared by the guidance counselor and two additional references should be submitted by individuals who have knowledge of the applicant.

For an application, click Wood Memorial

Scholarship Name: Juvenile Aid Scholarship Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 25, 2020

Due Date: May 4, 2020

Juvenile Aid funds are reserved for the Jewish student who requires financial assistance in order to further his/her education. These funds are available for a student entering an accredited institution of higher learning for the first time or for the student who requires assistance after the first year ( if funds are available ). For an application, click Juvenile Aid

Scholarship Name: Joseph R. Modugno Memorial

Status: Will not be offered for 2019-2020

Posted Date: April 5, 2019

Due Date: May 6, 2019

Joseph Modugno 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. This annual scholarship of $1000 will be awarded  to one male student athlete and one female student athlete in his memory.

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).

For an application, click

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

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: January 27, 2020

Due Date: May 8, 2020

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

Because school is closed, send the application and all supporting documents in ONE email to your guidance counselor.

To read the cover page, click Lique Cover Page

For an application, click Lique Application

For an application checklist, click Lique Application Checklist

Scholarship Name: Richard and Ellen Penley Health and Science

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: April 26, 2019

Due Date: May 10, 2019

This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Ellen Farmer Penley. It is awarded to three graduating seniors in the Lynn Public Schools in the amount of $2,500 each. These students must show an interest in the Health & Science related fields and who intend to increase their knowledge and education in that field by enrolling in a two-year or four-year college. For an application, click Penley

Scholarship Name: Michael Koskey / Hellenic Scholarship Trust

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: April 22, 2019

Due Date: May 14, 2019

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 our youth to strive for the scholastic excellence and ideals exemplified by Michael Koskey;s life.

Michael Koskey was a teacher and principal in the Lynn Public Schools. He attended Salem State and Boston University and received degrees in English and Education. A lifelong resident of Lynn, Mr. Koskey brought up three children in the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where he served tirelessly. As a well-respected and loved principal of the Lincoln and Burrill Elementary Schools, this thoughtful person would place a flower in a vase on the desk of each teacher on the opening day of school. He had the ability to listen deeply to people’s concerns, give guidance and assistance to those in need, and to hold each individual in total positive regard. We hope that this scholarship in his name will keep alive Mike Koskey’s ideals, loving nature and dedication to children, family and church.

The Hellenic Scholarship Trust of Greater Lynn will award two grants of $5,000 each to students who parents are members in good standing of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn, Massachusetts.

For an application, click Michael Koskey Hellenic Trust

Scholarship Name: Lynn English Class of 1966 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: May 4, 2020

Due Date: 12:00 PM, May 15, 2020

Eligibility:

  • top 40% of the graduating class
  • attended Lynn English for a minimum three years
  • accepted to an accredited two or four year institution of higher learning
  • participated in athletic, extracurricular or community service endeavors

For an application, click Class of 1966 ( WORD ) Class of 1966 ( PDF )

Scholarship Name: Lynn English Class of 1965

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: April 2, 2020

Due Date: May 15, 2020

The LEHS Class of ’65 will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one student this year. The award will be presented upon receipt of proof of verification of first semester enrollment. This scholarship is not renewable. The student must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidate must be accepted to an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
  • Candidate must have attended LEHS full time for a minimum of two years.
  • Be a graduating senior in the top 40% of his/her class.
  • Demonstrated leadership/participation in school and community activities.
  • Document a need for educational financial assistance.

For an application, click LEHS Class of 1965

Scholarship Name: Agganis Foundation

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: March 12, 2020

Due Date: May 15, 2020

The Agganis Foundation has awarded $2.095 million in scholarships to 984 student-athletes since it was founded in 1955 to honor the memory of Lynn Classical, Boston University and Boston 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, an applicant MUST meet the following criteria:

  • live OR attend school in: Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, or Swampscott; OR live AND attend school in Boston;
  • have a grade-point-average of at least 3.0
  • attend an MIAA member school
  • participate in an MIAA-sanctioned varsity sport
  • be accepted at a four-year, accredited college

Interested students must submit the application online by May 15, 2020. The application can found at agganisfoundation.com. Note: the application and all supporting documents must be submitted online. Letters of recommendation and transcripts submitted separately will NOT be considered. Applications will be screened by the Agganis Foundation Scholarship Committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 31. For more information, call 781-593-7311 or email [email protected]

Scholarship Name: Yes She Will

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: April 7, 2020

Due Date: May 15, 2020

This full-boat scholarship (tuition and fees) is for a student who:

(1) is a low-income female student or a student who identifies as female AND

(2) is attending North Shore Community College or Northern Essex Community College AND

(3) is majoring in Biotechnology, Computer Networking/Programming, Engineering or Health/Medical/Nursing

Application Requirements:

(1) Complete this application by legibly printing/typing in blue or black ink. If you’re able to print, complete, scan and save the application, then do so. Otherwise, open the WORD document, erase the underlined areas, type in the necessary information, and save it. Please do not type more than fits the allotted area.

(2) Attach copies of Financial Aid Award Letter/Email and Fall 2020 bill (if available)

(3) Attach the first page of your SAR (Student Aid Report) if you completed the FAFSA; if you could not complete the FAFSA, you CAN still apply without this requirement

(4) Answer the following essay question in a less than 250 words, double-spaced response: From Your Heart:  In very few words, do you have a passion or anything else you would like us to know about you? Please describe it simply and from your heart.

(5) In only ONE email to your guidance counselor, email this application and all above requirements by Friday, May 15, 2020. Your guidance counselor will complete the evaluation on the last page upon receiving. Your guidance counselor will also attach a transcript with 1st, 2nd & 3rd quarter grades.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

It will only be renewed if the student earns a B/B- average in all courses at the end of each college semester.

For an application, click The Yes She Will Scholarship

Scholarship Name: Esther Hawks Trust

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: April 15, 2020

Due Date: May 15, 2020

The Esther H. Hawks Trust welcomes applications from residents of Lynn, Massachusetts. First-time applications from Lynn residents in their senior high school year, for full-time study at American colleges, have usually been given preference. Applications for up to three renewals of grants are invited, but renewals are not automatic. Applicants with earned income may be favored. Awards are need-based, but achievement is also considered.

No Trustee (nor family member of any Trustee) of the Esther H. Hawks Trust is eligible. The Trust, in making grants, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or national or ethnic origin.

The number and amount of first-time awards varies from year to year and from grantee to grantee. In recent years, out of 30-50 total grants, there were 10-20 first-time grants, with an average grant of about $3000 each. Awards are usually announced by mid-June and paid directly to the college thereafter. Awards are need-based but consider achievement, vary between awardees, do not exceed tuition and fees, or a level set annually by the Trustees.

To visit the application website and apply, click Hawks.

Scholarship Name: Pine Hill Civic Association

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: April 22, 2019

Due Date: May 18, 2019

Applicants shall be the son or daughter, stepson or stepdaughter, or have their legal guardian be a member of the Pine Hill Civic Association, who is a current paid member (paid through June 30, 2019) and has been a current paid member of the Association for the past two (2) consecutive years (2017 and 2018). For an application, click Pine Hill

Scholarship Name: Bee’s Club

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: April 22, 2019

Due Date: May 19, 2019

This scholarship 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

Mail completed applications, with a transcript, to:

Jay Fenton

49 Anchor Road

Lynn, MA 01904

Scholarship Name: Yes She Will

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: April 7, 2020

Due Date: May 22, 2020 ( Deadline Extended From May 15, 2020 )

This full-boat scholarship (tuition and fees) is for a student who:

(1) is a low-income female student or a student who identifies as female AND

(2) is attending North Shore Community College or Northern Essex Community College AND

(3) is majoring in Biotechnology, Computer Networking/Programming, Engineering or Health/Medical/Nursing

Application Requirements:

(1) Complete this application by legibly printing/typing in blue or black ink. If you’re able to print, complete, scan and save the application, then do so. Otherwise, open the WORD document, erase the underlined areas, type in the necessary information, and save it. Please do not type more than fits the allotted area.

(2) Attach copies of Financial Aid Award Letter/Email and Fall 2020 bill (if available)

(3) Attach the first page of your SAR (Student Aid Report) if you completed the FAFSA; if you could not complete the FAFSA, you CAN still apply without this requirement

(4) Answer the following essay question in a less than 250 words, double-spaced response: From Your Heart:  In very few words, do you have a passion or anything else you would like us to know about you? Please describe it simply and from your heart.

(5) In only ONE email to your guidance counselor, email this application and all above requirements by Friday, May 15, 2020. Your guidance counselor will complete the evaluation on the last page upon receiving. Your guidance counselor will also attach a transcript with 1st, 2nd & 3rd quarter grades.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

It will only be renewed if the student earns a B/B- average in all courses at the end of each college semester.

For an application, click The Yes She Will Scholarship

Scholarship Name: Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn ( UUCGL )

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: April 1, 2020

Due Date: 8:00 AM, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – emailed to your guidance counselor

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. Consistent with our church’s years of community commitment and involvement, the Scholarship Committee seeks to grant one-time college scholarships to students who: (1) demonstrate financial need, OR (2) are members of a minority community, OR (3) are first-generation college students, OR (4) have a proven record of commitment to community and/or social action. High academic achievement is not required for consideration. Instead, they 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.

If you’re able to print, complete, scan and save the application, then do so. Otherwise, open the document, erase the underlined areas, type in the necessary information, and save it.

In an email to your guidance counselor, attach a completed application and all supporting documents (even if you have to take VERY CLEAR pictures as an attachment). You are the only person with access to (1) the SAR or CSS Profile and (2) the college’s financial aid award letter, so you need to make sure that you include those two documents. If your guidance counselor wrote a recommendation, it can be used as one reference. If you don’t have access to your recommendations, email the recommenders and ask them to email it to you. Your guidance counselor will be able to provide the transcript. The application and all supporting documents should be sent in ONE email to your guidance counselor by 8:00 AM, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. If you need assistance, email your guidance counselor.

For an application, click UUCGL

Scholarship Name: North Shore Community College 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: March 27, 2020

Due Date: May 22, 2020

Incoming NSCC students who are enrolling at North Shore Community College for the 2020 – 2021 academic year as new students are invited to apply for scholarships through the NSCC Foundation Scholarship Program.  Eligibility includes new, first time students to North Shore Community College as well as students who have participated in NSCC’s Early College, Gateway to College, Dual Enrollment, Upward Bound and Talent Search programs are eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients are selected annually through a competitive application process, in consideration of academic and non-academic factors as well as demonstrated financial need. NOTE: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all scholarships are filled. Early applications are encouraged. Questions? Contact [email protected].

To apply, click NSCC.

Scholarship Name: George E. Richardson Memorial 

Status: CLOSED

Posted Date: February 25, 2020

Due Date: May 22, 2020

Applicant must be in top 10% of the class and intending to attend a four-year college. For an application, click Richardson

Scholarship Name: Lynn Continuum of Care

Status: CLOSED – Nothing Yet Provided for 2019-2020

Posted Date: May 9, 2019

Due Date: May 29, 2019

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
  1. 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, 10 Dearborn Road, Peabody, MA 01960, by May 29, 2019.   Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Lynn Continuum of Care on June 20th at 8:00 AM. For an application, click CoC Application. For the cover letter, click CoC Cover Letter.