IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

 

  • Each scholarship has a specific deadline and location for all materials to be submitted for consideration.

  • REFERENCES:
    Several scholarship applications require a character reference. If a reference is required, you may use one or more that is in the Naviance system.

  • ESSAYS AND REQUIRED LETTERS:
    If required, scholarship donors request that students write carefully, thoughtfully, and correctly (grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.). This is a very important part of the overall application.

  • TRANSCRIPTS:
    A copy of your high school transcript may be required.  If so, be sure to request a copy from Guidance and allow a couple of days for us to process your request.  Factor this into your application preparation time.

  • COLLEGE BOARD SCORES:
    If the application requests them, you must provide copies of your scores.  Some applications require the scores come from the Guidance Department.

  •  ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING MATERIALS:
    Please read the instructions carefully and make sure that all your applications are
    complete. Many scholarship donors will not consider incomplete applications. Submit copies of any additional material along with your application.

  • IF YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT COMPLETE, THE SCHOLARSHIP
    COMMITTEES WILL NOT CONSIDER THEM!!


     

    We are thrilled to introduce the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships! 

    (** This opportunity begins with the class of 2020)

    The Scholarships

    The more effort you put in, the more chances you get to earn a scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000. If you complete all six steps, you’re eligible to earn a $40,000 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded—through monthly drawings—to students who complete each step. 

     

    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, fit, 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.


 

$2,500.00 Christian College Scholarship Drawing!

Click here for more information and to apply!

The scholarship runs each year from June 1st through May 31st. The drawing winner of each scholarship is selected at random and The Christian Connector, Inc. reserves the right to change the random drawing selection process at any point. Individuals must meet the below guidelines in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Drawing Guidelines:

  • The scholarship recipient must have plans to enroll for the first time as a full-time student at a Christ-centered Christian college or Bible college within 16 months of being notified by The Christian Connector, Inc. that he/she has won the drawing.
  • The Christian Connector, Inc. reserves the right to make the determination of whether or not a particular school qualifies. Any school that is a member of the CCCU, NACCAP or ABHE automatically qualifies.
  • The scholarship recipient may not currently be enrolled at a Christian college or Bible college.
  • The scholarship will not be sent to the individual recipient, but rather it will be sent directly to the school of choice, meeting the above criteria.
  • An individual cannot enter the scholarship drawing more than once, however, he/she may use the request form and Christian Connector services as often as they wish.
  • By completing the information request form, the winner of the scholarship allows their name, city, and state to be used on the site and in promotional materials, announcing that he/she is a Christian Connector scholarship recipient.

Should the initial randomly selected individual(s) not meet the above guidelines for the scholarship drawing entered, the scholarship will be forfeited and offered to another individual until a selected individual who meets the above guidelines is awarded the appropriate scholarship.

The Christian Connector, Inc. assumes no responsibility for damages or losses associated with these scholarship drawings. Should any taxes apply they are the sole responsibility of the scholarship recipient. The scholarships may not be transferred to another individual.

The Christian Connector, Inc. is not responsible for any malfunction, error (human or mechanical), loss of entries, data or information, or any other circumstances that may discount or exclude the entry of any individual. The Christian Connector, Inc. reserves the right to change these rules at any time.

This drawing is void where prohibited and is subject to any applicable laws.


Greater Worcester Community Foundation offers many college scholarships, ranging in size from $300 to $5,000. Students apply online from January through early March. Recipients are selected in April and May. Scholarships are awarded for the following academic year beginning in September.

Last spring (2018), the foundation awarded $315,000 in college scholarships to 211 high school seniors from Worcester County. WCS had 2 students who received scholarships!

NEW for 2019:

  • Students must upload their FAFSA Confirmation Page to our scholarship application.
  • Students must, therefore, complete the FAFSA application before they can apply for our scholarships.  The application is open now at www.fafsa.gov.
  • If a student is not planning to complete a FAFSA, they cannot apply for a Foundation scholarship.

Important Dates:

  • 2019-20 FAFSA Opening Date:              October 1, 2018  (www.fafsa.gov)
  • GWCF Application Opening Date:         January 3, 2019
  • GWCF Application Deadline:                 March 4, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Recommended Start Date:                    No later than February 15, 2019

High school seniors who live in Worcester County may apply at www.greaterworcester.org.

Please complete the FAFSA this fall and to begin the application no later than February 15.  You should aim to submit it early (by February 28) to have time to address any technology glitches that may occur.  Thank you!

If you have any questions about our upcoming scholarship season, please email scholar@greaterworcester.org.

Eligibility

  • To receive most of our scholarships, you MUST live in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • If you do NOT live in central Massachusetts, please click here.
  • All of our scholarships are awarded for full-time enrollment in an undergraduate 2- or 4-year degree program at an accredited college or university.

 


 

For more information, please call 413.504.4080 or email scholarship@bigy.com

A

bout Big Y’s Scholarship Program

Big Y has awarded 4.5 million dollars to over 5,900 students since the beginning of the program.

Big Y® Foods, Inc. is one of the largest, locally owned supermarket chains in Southern New England. A family-owned and operated corporation, Big Y has represented excellence in the food industry since 1936.

In tribute to both its employees and its customers, Big Y offers an annual scholarship program. Established in 1981, the program includes a series of scholarships which honor Big Y’s founders; the late Paul H. D’Amour and his brother, Gerald D’Amour. In addition, there is a scholarship series that was originally funded by Big Y employees to commemorate Big Y’s 50th Anniversary, one recognizing the contributions of area law enforcement officers and firefighters and a category that acknowledges the tremendous sacrifice made by all Military Service members and their families.

All Big Y scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement. They are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in the Big Y market area. There are awards for both traditional and nontraditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

NEW Online application!  November 1st – February 1 only.

https://bigyscholarship.awardspring.com/ 


Framingham State University   

Mancuso Scholarships

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

The Mancuso Scholarships Application will become available during Fall 2018 for students seeking funds for the first English and Humanities Scholarships, which will be awarded for Fall 2019. A link to the application will be posted on this webpage.

In order to apply, students must:

  • Complete the application for admission with required credentials by February 15.
  • Provide two recommendations by February 15. One recommendation from a high school counselor and one recommendation from either a high school English teacher (for the English Scholarship) or other teacher in a humanities/social studies area (for the Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences Scholarship) who taught the student either during junior or senior year; an English teacher recommendation may also serve for a Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences Scholarship application.
  • Submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15.

NOTE: Students will receive a scholarship selection decision by April 1. Selected students who choose to enroll at FSU must submit their FAFSA by March 1 each year.


 

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.

Deadlines for most of the scholarships are: February 15, 2019

**  These national scholarships are NOT the DAR Good Citizens Award which is offered by the local DAR to a chosen WCHS student each spring. **


 

 

 

 

Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild
2019 Scholarship Award

Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild is proud to offer this scholarship to a deserving student pursuing a career in VISUAL ARTS, TEXTILE or DESIGN. We hope you will succeed in achieving your goals.  We congratulate you on your ambition and efforts to improve yourself. One (1) $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from an area high school, representing towns in which our members live.

  1. The candidate must be accepted in an accredited college or university for the study of arts, design, or textiles.  The college must have at least an associate’s degree program or better in the desired field.
  1. The awarding of this scholarship will be based on the following criteria:
    • SCHOLARSHIP:  The candidate shall present proof of acceptance into an accredited college for the study of arts, design or textiles.
    • CHARACTER:  A character reference from the principal, guidance counselor or a teacher is required.
    • NEED:  In the event of a tie, the scholarship committee will take into account the financial need of the applicants.  The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant whose financial need is considered to be greater.
    • A personal essay weighs heavily as this is the vehicle from which we learn of an applicant’s goals, passion and interests.
  1. Candidates may be required to appear before the Scholarship Committee for a personal interview.
  1. It is understood that this award is not a prize and that it is to be paid directly to the student and such payment will be made at the beginning of the second (2nd) semester upon proof of enrollment and a copy of first semester’s grades.
  1. We strongly encourage Candidates to “go paperless” and electronically submit (pdf, jpg, doc) all required documentation (see scholarship application) to the Chairperson of the Thimble Pleasures Scholarship Committee at ptrack@charter.net.  Alternately, all required documentation may be sent together in one (1) envelope to Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild, PO Box 447, Mendon, MA  01756.
  1. All applications and required materials must be emailed or postmarked no later than April 1, 2019.

 Central MASSACHUSETTS TRACK & FIELD OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
DISTRICT E TRACK & FIELD COMMITTEE
2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Applications must be received by Saturday, May 11, 2019.

THIS $500.00 NON-RENEWABLE AWARD WILL BE GIVEN TO TWO MALES AND TWO FEMALES DISTRICT E SCHOLAR-ATHLETES. THE SELECTED APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL AFTER SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019.

THIS SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED AFTER COMPLETION OF THE FIRST SEMESTER WITH A 2.0 G.P.A. OR BETTER, WITH PROOF OF ENROLLMENT IN THE SECOND SEMESTER. WHEN A STUDENT COMPLETES THE FIRST SEMESTER BELOW A 2.0 G.P.A., THE AWARD WILL BE HELD UNTIL THE END OF THE SECOND SEMESTER AND WILL BE PAYABLE AT THAT TIME WITH
PROOF OF REQUIREMENTS BEING MET. THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENT-ATHLETE AS TO NOT DECREASE ANY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE INSTITUTION THE STUDENT IS ATTENDING.


                                           

 

The 2019 Worcester County Conservation District (WCCD) Scholarship Fund

Announcing the 2019 WCCD Annual Scholarship program

  • Applicants need to be a high school senior who will be entering college in September 2019 and majoring in Natural Resource Conservation, Agriculture or Environmental Science.
  • Applicants need to provide an essay consisting of at least 300 words explaining why he or she is interested in pursuing the chosen degree and how it will apply to his or her career plans.
  • A signed and sealed transcript is needed from the applicant’s current high school.
  • One letter of recommendation is needed from a teacher, guidance counselor, athletic coach or employer.
  • Deadline for the application is June 14, 2019 (extended from June 1st)

• Questions, contact Lisa.trotto@ma.usda.gov
Please mail all documents to: Worcester County Conservation District Board of Supervisors, 52 Boyden Road, Holden, MA 01520

 


Here are links to sites to help you with a personal scholarship search: 

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/massachusetts-scholarships/

https://www.nhs.us/students/college-admission-and-planning/scholarship-search

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

http://www.scholarshipportal.com/scholarships/united-states

https://www.fastweb.com/

https://www.scholarships.com/

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/scholarships