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.

 

 


 

Milford Federal Savings and Loan Association will be offering a graduating WCS Student a $1000 scholarship!

There are specific criteria that the applicant needs to meet in order to be eligible:

  • Student will be attending a 2-4 year college or acceptable technical school
  • Student must have a B or better average
  • Student must be involved in school functions and also participate in outside activities
  • Student must be of sound character
  • Student must demonstrate financial need

Please click here for the application and here for the financial statement form. The due date to turn in all materials to the WCS Guidance Office is Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  


UNIBank offers this $2,000 scholarship to support the educational endeavors of exceptional students found to be deserving by reason of character, school or community activities, financial need, and academic performance. The scholarship recipient is required to be enrolled, as an undergraduate student, in an accredited degree program of higher learning.

Please click here for the application and here for the financial statement form.  The due date to turn in all materials to the WCS Guidance Office is Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  

 


Garry and Annette Keessen Scholarship (** New**)

Background

The Kats family has established this scholarship in honor of their parents and grandparents, Garry and Annette Keessen.  The Keessens were passionate about serving their community here in the Whitinsville area. They moved to Whitinsville due to Garry’s work and immediately identified Whitinsville Christian School as the place where their children, Rebecca, Barbara, and Kimberly were to educated. As Garry’s job took him away from home often, Annette chose to stay at home and raise the three girls. While she did so, she modeled a life of community service. Garry and Annette attended Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church for many years. While there Garry served as an elder and Annette helped with Vacation Bible School. Annette also led Bible studies.

During her years in Whitinsville Annette served for 50 years in the Whitinsville Woman’s Club and eventually became president of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs of Massachusetts. She would also serve on the boards of the Whitinsville Library, the Whitin Community Center, and the Women’s Auxiliary Board of Whitinsville Hospital and organized numerous blood drives and cancer fundraising drives. She also was a member of the Whitinsville Literary Club.

Garry directed his energies to Whitinsville Christian School, serving on the board and leading as president in 1965. During his tenure, he helped arrange the purchase of the land where WCS currently is located. He also served on the board of the Whitinsville Retirement Society and helped fundraise for the Whitin Community Center.

The Keessens raised three daughters who have followed in their parent’s footsteps and serve their local communities. They were grateful to see that their 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren are continuing their legacy of service.

Through this scholarship, the family would like to honor a student who similarly is a quiet servant who seeks to honor God and love others without recognition. The student will likely be someone who is a good student, involved in school activities, and acts a positive role model, but will especially be noted for service in school, church and/or community.

 

Procedures

The scholarship will be advertised among grade 11 students via newsletter, announcements and/or email.  Candidates will meet the following criteria:

*The student will exhibit similar characteristics of the Keessens as described above.

*The student will have attended WCHS since the beginning of 9th grade.

*The student will attend WCHS in the fall.

*The student intends to graduate from WCHS.

*Financial need will be demonstrated through the completion of the financial information requested on the application.*Service will be exhibited through previous and current service activities as noted in the application.

Guidance will take the completed  applications and white out names and any identifying information for the selection committee. The selection committee will be comprised of 2 family members and 3 school personnel. Guidance will administer the advertising of the scholarship, form a scholarship committee, and oversee the committee deliberations.      The winner will be announced at our annual awards assembly and be invited to meet the donors at the annual scholarship dinner in June. The scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000 to be applied to WCHS tuition the following year.  Submit all materials to the Guidance Office  by Friday, April 12th, by 3pm.

 

 


The Yvette Manosh Memorial Scholarship

 

Ernest ”Jack” Manosh established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Yvette. He requested that the Northbridge Association of Churches determine the decisions made for this award.

The recipient must meet the  following criteria:

l. Be a resident of the Town of Northbridge or attend a Northbridge
school;

2. Be a senior in the school in which the recipient is enrolled;

3. Must have at the time of application, and must maintain during the
scholarship period, a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average. Should the
student not maintain a 3.0 average, the scholarship money for the next
semester and/or year will be awarded to another student.

4. Must demonstrate sufficient financial need, as determined by the
Northbridge Association of Churches. 
5. Shall submit a completed application form. and a copy of his/her
transcript. If any required information is missing, the application will be
rejected.

 

Submit completed application to the Guidance Office by: Wednesday, April 17th, 3pm.

 

 


 

NEACAC ESSAY CONTEST

 Win a scholarship for college!

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 3,500 secondary school counselors, college and university admission and financial aid counselors, and individuals who work with students in the transition from high school to post-secondary 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?

HOW TO ENTER

Fill out the application and upload your 500-word essay formatted as a Word document (.doc or .docx) or as a pdf.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application for the Essay Contest for 2019 will open on February 1, 2019 and be available through Friday, April 5, 2019.  

JUDGING

A panel of NEACAC members will judge essays based on originality, creativity, focus, clarity, and structure. Students from a broad range of academic preparation are encouraged to apply.

WINNING ENTRIES

Six winners—one from each of the six New England states—will be awarded a $1000 scholarship and receive recognition at an awards ceremony during the Association’s Annual Meeting and Conference and have their names published in the NEACAC Newsletter.

Questions?  Contact NEACAC at admin@neacac.org

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 


 

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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