Red Pine

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:


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • Involved in a balance of community, school

To apply, click Red Pine.