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Updated:  11/6/19

The Horatio Alger Scholarship

 If integrity, determination, and courage describe you – you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  This scholarship rewards students who possess the character to succeed in life.  It is to help students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education.  To qualify, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college.  Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org .  Deadline is October 25, 2019   EXPIRED

 

Chicopee Savings Charitable Foundation

The Chicopee Savings Bank charitable Foundation is pleased to invite Westfield High School to participate in its annual scholarship awards program.  One applicant will be selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship award.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline is April 1, 2020 and must be returned to Ms. Wingate in the Counseling Office.

 

2020 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  For more information please visit their website at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm  Deadline is November 5, 2019 EXPIRED

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors.  Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.  Students can visit https://www.cokeurl.com/Apply2019 to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar.  Deadline is Thursday, October 31, 2019.  EXPIRED

 

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

Every year, BU welcomes approximately 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program.  Many of their current scholars have had a perfect 4.0 grade point average in high school and ranked top of their class.  By submitting the Common Application and all required materials for admission to one of the undergraduate degree programs at BU before December 1, 2019, and also completing the Trustee Scholarship essay you will have completed your part of the application process for the scholarship.  A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees, and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

 

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.  This program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship. Tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.  Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age gender, disability or national origin.  Comcast NBC Universal anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the upcoming school year.  If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award.  For application information please visit https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/

Application window is from:  October 1, 2019 through December 6, 2019

 

Assumption College Light the Way Scholarship

Each year, Assumption College awards up to 50 $27,000 scholarships, renewable all four years.  To be considered for the Light the Way Scholarship, students must apply for admission to Assumption College and complete the scholarship application by Sunday, December 15, 2019.  This scholarship is awarded to students who utilize their abilities to help others, whether it’s community service, helping to improve society with clubs or groups, or volunteering to heal our planet, this scholarship recognizes students who positively impact the world in their own meaningful way.  For details please visit www.assumption.edu/LightTheWay

 

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Profile in Courage Essay Contest

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight US Senators who put the nation’s interests above their own.  They were guided by integrity and conscience, not party pressure of fear of losing the next election.  Here’s your chance to write the next profile in courage.  For this essay contest you will need to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth.  This contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools.  First place award is $10,000, 2nd place $3,000, five finalists $1,000 each and eight semifinalists will received $100 each.  For complete guidelines, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest.  Deadline for submission is January 17, 2020

 

Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

The Henry David Thoreau Foundation selects Massachusetts High School seniors interested in environmental studies to receive up to $20,000 for tuition to the college of their choice.   The objective is to foster future environmental leaders.  Henry David Thoreau Scholars study many different subjects such as oceanography, green architecture, conservation biology, and alternative energy as well as computer science majors related to the environment.  Thoreau Scholars also participate in study abroad programs and gain work experience through internships, which reinforce an environmental undergraduate experience.  Applications are available online at www.thoreauscholar.orgDeadline is February 1, 2020.

 

UMass Lowell Project Lead the Way Scholarship

Nominations for the UMass Lowell Project Lead the Way Scholarship are now being accepted.  The scholarship has a maximum award value of $5,000 for Massachusetts residents and $10,000 for out-of-state residents.  It is renewable for four years of undergraduate study, provided a minimum GPA of 3.0 is maintained.  Nominations must be submitted no later than February 15, 2020.  Please see you School Counselor, Principal or STEM teachers to be nominated.  Please contact admissions@uml.edu for more information and applications.  Deadline is February 15, 2020.

 

The American Legion National High School Oratorical Scholarship

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.  Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties, responsibilities, rights, and privileges of American Citizenship.  The National scholarship awards are:  first prize - $20,000, second prize - $17,000, and third prize - $15,000.  For more information please visit the American Legion Department of Massachusetts website at http://www.masslegion.org which lists the Massachusetts Rules and Regulations and contains the certificate form which must be completed and signed by your principal in order for a student to compete.  Closing date for applications is December 31, 2019.

 

New England Board of High Education Tuition Break Program

A record number of undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs are offered through Tuition Break for the 2020-21 academic year.  Through the Tuition Break, students are eligible to pay a lower tuition rate, instead of the regular out-of-state tuition, when they enroll in approved programs at out-of-state public colleges and universities within New England.  Eligibility varies by college and state.  The approved programs are listed on their website nebhe.org/tutionbreak

 

Big Y Scholarship

Big Y offers an annual scholarship program.  Established in 1981, the program includes a series of scholarships that honor the late Paul H. and Gerald E. D”Amour, brothers who founded Big Y in 1936.  Big Y awards over 300 scholarships each year totaling more than $250,000.  All Big Y scholarships recognized academic merit and achievement.  This scholarship is available to High School Seniors, Undergraduates, and Graduates.   For more information please visit www.bigy.comDeadline is February 1, 2020.

 

The Horace Smith Fund

The Horace Smith Fund was established to help deserving students finance their education and is available to local students who are graduates of Hampden County, Massachusetts secondary schools.  The Horace Smith Fund offers;

The Walter S. Barr Scholarship – for high school seniors who will be entering college

The William R. Rooney Award – for high school seniors with special needs entering college

The Walter S. Barr College Scholarship – for college students continuing their studies

The Walter S. Barr Fellowship – for students continuing their education in graduate school.  For additional information regarding these scholarships please visit www.horacesmithfund.org/applications-open/  Deadline is March 15, 2020.

 

Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship

The 62nd Annual Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Awards Program is now open to all graduating seniors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who are seeking a college degree or job training are eligible to compete.  Scholarship awards this year total over half a million dollars.  To qualify, students must register and then take the mandatory exam.  Students can register by visiting www.massaflcio.org/scholarships and submitting the form.  They will be accepting applications through Friday, December 20, 2019.  The deadline is firm and no late registrations will be accepted.  The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions and one written essay.  All of the questions will be selected from the information in the study guide, which will be available to view and print on the website by Monday, December 2, 2019.

 

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

The Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.  Winners of the award receive $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.  For more information you can visit https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/amazonfutureengineer/ Deadline is January 17, 2020.