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Revised: 4/4/17

THE WENDY’S HEISMAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP is now available online @ winthewendysheisman.com and in the Guidance Office.  Wendy’s believes in supporting education and celebrating the success of top performing high school Scholar-Athletes.  Through Wendy’s High School Heisman, “we’ve awarded nearly $2 million to support education across the country, and we’ve recognized the achievements of more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed High School Seniors, including students from your School.”  Deadline is October 3, 2016.   EXPIRED

 

The 42nd annual BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP is now available to students interested in attending Boston University.  Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities.  The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years.  Application instructions are available online @ bu.edu/admissions/trustee and in the Guidance Office.  Application for admission and for the scholarship is due by December, 1, 2016.  EXPIRED

 

If integrity, determination and courage describe you – you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  These scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life.  We 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 go to college.  To learn more and apply, visit scholars.horatioalger.org or the Guidance Office.  Application Deadline:  October 25, 2016.   EXPIRED

 

The Wace, advancing cooperative & work-integrated education National Co-op Scholarship Program is now available online @ www.waceinc.org.   This year Wace is awarding 175 merit scholarships, totaling $4.5 Million.  Students who are applying to one of the ten Institutions, CLARKSON UNIVERSITY, DREXEL UNIVERSITY, JOHNSON & WALES, MERRIMAK COLLEGE, ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK – OSWEGO, UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, UMASS LOWELL OR WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, can apply for one of these scholarships simply by visiting  their website, www.waceinc.org, and complete the online version of the form or visit the Guidance Office for an application.   Application Deadline:  February 15, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

Are you a High School student who’s making a difference through Volunteering?  Here is your chance to win $1,000 and a trip to Washington DC next May!  Apply for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Go to http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit to access the online application.  Information may also be obtained in the Guidance Office. Completed application and the student/parent agreement are due by November 8, 2016.  EXPIRED

 

Big Y Scholarship Applications are now available in the Guidance Office.  In tribute to both its employees and its customers, Big Y offers an annual scholarship program.  Big Y awards over 300 scholarships each year totaling more than $250,000.  All Big Y Scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement. All Big Y customers and/or their dependents and Big Y employees and/or their dependents are eligible.  All applications, together with the required supporting documents, must be mailed to the address on the application and postmarked no later than February 1, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program will be providing college scholarships specifically to students whose like has been affected by MS.  The National MS Society’s scholarship program exists to help highly qualified students achieve their dream of going to college.  Application deadline is January 18, 2017.  Information is available in the Guidance Department or online at www.nationalmssociety.org/scholarship.  EXPIRED

 

The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest is now being promoted.  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, right and privileges of American citizenship. If you are interested, please visit the American Legion’s Website at www.legion.org or the Guidance Department.  The American Legion Post 124 also is on Facebook. Deadline is December 31, 2016.  EXPIRED

 

Students, are you torn between a passion for music and a desire to attend a top liberal arts college?  Skidmore College may be your answer; The Filene Music Scholarship funded through the Lincoln and Therese Filene foundation provides a special opportunity for musically gifted students with high academic aspirations Application deadlines and other information can be found in your Guidance Department or online:  www.skidmore.edu/filendscholarshipApplication deadline is January 15, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

Each year the Henry David Thoreau Scholarship is awarded to outstanding Massachusetts High School seniors who are ready to meet the challenges of the ever-evolving, interdisciplinary field of environmental studies.  The Henry David Thoreau Foundation supports academically successful undergraduates through tuition scholarships to prepare them for environmental leadership.  Application deadline is February 1, 2017, for graduating Massachusetts high school seniors.  For more information please visit the Guidance Office or the website at www.thoreauscholar.orgEXPIRED

 

Need help paying for college?  The Burger King Scholars Program can help!  High school seniors, Burger King employees, or their dependent children, can receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2016-2017 school year.  High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible.  The application period for the scholarship begins on October 15 and closes on December 15, 2016.  Visit the Guidance Department or you can apply online at www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatweDo/ScholarsProgramEXPIRED

 

The Boston Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals is pleased to present the 2016-2017 Future Leader Award Scholarship to recognize outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership qualities inside and outside of the classroom.  This one-time scholarship is a product of the combined effort of NAAAP Boston and the generosity of corporate sponsors, community leaders and individual donors.  To apply you must be of Asian and or Pacific Island ethnicity, a citizen of the United States, 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 in the Fall of 2017.  Information is now available for this scholarship in the Guidance Office.  Completed application must be mailed by Friday, February 3, 2017     EXPIRED

 

College bound Seniors, are you seeking a unique and challenging undergraduate experience in which you can make significant contributions through scholarship and service?  Ithaca College’s Park Scholar Program offers much more than a scholarship.  Through a mixture of academic and service programming, scholars are challenged to take action and give back to their communities and to use the power of mass communication to make a positive impact on the world.  Park Scholar awards cover the entire cost of attendance (tuition, room and board) at Ithaca College and include stipends for living expenses, books and a one-time computer purchase of $2,500.  Four year awards are renewable for up to three years, for a total of eight semesters.  Visit Ithaca.edu for more information about applying to Ithaca College and the Park Scholar Program.  Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

Oral Roberts University “Quest Whole Person Scholarship” is now available to students wanting to go to Oral Roberts University and who are committed to achieving excellence academically, physically and spiritually.  Please see your Guidance Counselor to have them nominate you for this Scholarship and for more information or visit quest.oru.edu.

 

The Home Depot is offering the Orange Scholars Scholarship to dependents of full or part-time hourly associates. “The Homer Fund” seeks to truly make a positive impact in our associates’ lives.  The Fund recognizes how expensive post-secondary education can be, and decided in 2006 to branch out and seek other ways to show its support of our associates.  Thus, the Orange Scholars Scholarship Program was created.  Orange Scholars offers scholarships to associates’ children based on financial need and academic performance, as well as community involvement and leadership.  Financial need is given the highest consideration.  Information can be found on line at homedepot.com/scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  Application period is Nov. 1, 2016 - Jan. 18, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO along with affiliated local unions and labor/non labor organizations is pleased to announce the AFL-CIO 59th Annual Scholarship Awards Program that is available to all graduating seniors in high schools throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who are seeking higher education.   This program provides hundreds of scholarships totaling over $500,00 to union members, their children/step children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and non-union Massachusetts high school seniors. There is a scholarship exam that will consist of 30 “multiple Choice” questions and one essay question with a response of 250-500 words. A copy of the Labor History Study Information is available online.  The exam will be administered on Thursday, February 2, 2017.  Applications can be obtained in the Guidance Department or online at www.massaflcio.orgDeadline is Monday, December 19, 2016 all applications are to be submitted to the Guidance Department.   EXPIRED

 

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s Scholarship program is available to seniors entering college in the fall with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher educations an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school.  This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes.  Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need.  The following scholarships will be awarded, The Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship, Novo Nordisk Scholarship, Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship, Type 1 for 68 Years so Far Scholarship, Jay Franke Scholarship, Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship, Josh Smith Memorial Scholarship, Nicky Randazzo Scholarship, and Chef Alain Roby Culinary Scholarship.  For more information, please visit the Guidance Office.  Deadline is April 15, 2017.

 

The Chris Antonelli New England Scholarship Fund, an independent charitable organization, offers scholarship awards ranging from $500-$1,000 to students interested in pursuing careers working with mentally challenged individuals.  Scholarship awards are available to those students meeting the criteria as explained on the application form and are RENEWABLE every semester as long as the student is enrolled in his/her program of studies and maintains a B or better grade point average.  Information and scholarship applications are available on line at www.uctne.org following the icon prompts to the “Applications” section for the CASF application or in the Guidance Office.  Application deadline for scholarship consideration is March 1, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Order Sons of Italy in America is extending to the members of our Senior Class to participate in the 2017 Scholarship Award Program.  It is important to note that while some of these scholarships are reserved for the children and grandchildren of our members, there are a number of scholarships available regardless of affiliation with the Order Sons of Italy in American and as such, all are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Office.  All paperwork must be submitted in one envelope and postmarked no later than February 1, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

The Horace Smith Fund/Walter S. Barr Scholarship applications are now available in the Guidance Office as well as online at www.HoraceSmithFund.org.  These awards for undergraduate education are made annually to graduating high school seniors.  The must be residents attending public or private secondary schools in Hampden County, Massachusetts.  The awards are given based on school records, college entrance examinations and financial need.  The annual award is $2,500 for a maximum of four years.  The deadline for filing applications is February 1, 2017.   EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2017   EXPIRED

 

The Horace Smith Fund/Walter S. Barr Scholarship “William R. Rooney Award” is now available to students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.HoraceSmithFund.orgDeadline is February 1, 2017.   EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2017    EXPIRED

 

The Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance, a division of the Department of High Education, is pleased to announce the availability of applications and acceptance of nominations for the 2017 Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship.  The Herter Scholarship was created by the Massachusetts Legislature to identify and recruit disadvantaged high school students in the 10th and 11th grades who display strong academic promise but whose socio-economic background and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain a post- secondary education.  The Herter Scholarship provides an incentive for student to complete high school and pursue higher education at an eligible post-secondary institution.  Each year, twenty-five deserving students are selected as Herter recipients.  Scholarships may be awarded for a maximum of four years.  Information for this scholarship can be obtained in the Guidance Office.  The deadline for submitting applications is February 3, 2017.    EXPIRED

 

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship is now available.  The Fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students from New England with financial need. Successful candidates are those who display academic achievement, service to others, good character, leadership qualities, and a willingness to work to contribute to college, personal and/or family expenses.  This year, new and renewal awards total close to $3 million!  Complete information and eligibility requirements can be found at their website www.phillips-scholarship.org or in the Guidance Office at Westfield High School.  Deadline for New High School Application and New College Application are due at noon on May 1, 2017.  Early response option for High School Students are due at noon on April 3, 2017.

 

ATTENTION STUDENTS – GRADES 6-12 - Beginning in 2007, in honor of his parents, Tony Odierna, Jr. began offering The Ann and Tony Odierna Community Service Award for Students with the winner receiving a $2,000 stipend.  All students from any middle school through high school or Grades 6-12 (public or private) in Hampden County of Western MA are eligible.  Information and directions about this involvement for the 2016-17 school year are available at tonyohockey.com by clicking on Community Service Award, or in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is April 15, 2017.

 

The 2017 Hamilton Award Leadership Program recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal, and service achievements.  Every year, they select 35 to 40 students nationally to enter their no cost leadership program.  The Hamilton Award winner will receive $500 Scholarship, Annual Leadership Conferences, College Application Guidance, Scholarship & Financial Aid Assistance, Individual and Group Support, Professional Mentors and Networking, and Internship Opportunities.  Information is available in the Guidance Office and online at hamiltonscholars.orgDeadline is January 13, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

The Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship is now available to New England high school student athletes with a $5,000 scholarship toward furthering their education at a two or four year accredited college or university.  To be eligible, high school seniors must have displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in a varsity high school sport.  These students also must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community. Students will be asked to write an essay explaining how they display sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field.  The panel of judges will select three students from each of the six New England states as the scholarship winners.  Winners will be honored at a banquet and entered into the Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship Hall of Fame.  Applicants must enter by 3 p.m. EST on March 6, 2017.  Voting begins at 9 a.m. EDT on March 27, 2017 and ends at 3 p.m. on April 10, 2017. Information can be obtained in the Guidance Office or online at Hood.com/Scholarship.  EXPIRED

 

The Red Pine Scholarship 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 in the fall of 2017.  This program is designed to support students through tuition assistance, mentoring, and other flexible financial supports.  The Red Pine Scholarship program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students to reach their full potential.  Applications will be processed online – hard copies will not be accepted.  For more information and application instructions go to http://www.tpi.org/scholarship/red-pine-scholarship or the Guidance Department.  Applications must be completed online by February 15, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

The Yawkey Scholars Program invites you to help them find promising students for a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school students entering private colleges in Massachusetts in 2017-18.  This program is designed to make college affordable for talented, motivated, low-income students from Massachusetts.  It provides a four-year renewable tuition scholarship and other supports to help students achieve academically and go on to be successful and highly productive members of our community.  Over the past eleven years, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided $10 million in tuition supports to 265 Scholars as they pursue a college education.  Please visit the website at http://www.tpi.org/scholarship/yawkey-scholars-program or the High School Guidance Department for more information.  Applications must be completed online by noon on February 15, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars Board of directors announces that beginning February 1, 2017 high school seniors and college students in undergraduate studies residing in Westfield may apply for college scholarships online through the website, http://csfwestfield.dollarsforscholars.org.  Students will have the ability to create online profiles, which allow them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year.  We encourage prospective college students to begin developing online profiles now to assure that you are alerted of scholarship opportunities in advance of deadlines.  CSF awards are need and merit based.  Applications must be completed and submitted by March 18, 2017.    EXPIRED

 

The Polish National Credit Union would like to offer a $500.00 scholarship to a senior who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2017-2018 academic year.  Applicants or parent/guardian must be a member of the credit union.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is April 12, 2017.

 

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), Rhode Island’s largest private technical college, recognizes its responsibility to encourage the preparation of sophisticated technicians essential to the economic development of the region.  The New England Institute of Technology’s “2017-NEIT Senior Scholarship Award” is awarded to those high school seniors who have been indentified by a high school educator or administrator to be a worthy recipient and who have enrolled or are interested in New England Institute of Technology.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be received no later than April 20, 2017.

 

Do you share in our passion and commitment to community service?  The Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Awards Program provides thirty five (35) $1,500.00 scholarships to seniors attending a high school in a city of town served by Berkshire Bank.  The scholarships are awarded to students through a competitive application process based on academic standing, financial need and record of community service.  Employee’s children are eligible to apply.   Information may be found on line at:  scholarshipinfo@berkshirebank.comApplications must be submitted online by March 22, 2017 by 4:00 PM.   EXPIRED

 

The Advertising Club of Western Mass Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce a $1,000 communications scholarship will be awarded in 2017 and applications are now available.  Western Mass seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or technical school to study advertising, communications, marketing or graphic arts and will be attending in September 2017 are encouraged to apply.  In formation is now available in the Guidance Office or online at www.adclubwm.org.  Completed scholarship applications and all supporting materials must be submitted to the Ad Club, postmarked by Friday, February 24, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

 

Upon the retirement in 1989 of former Congressman Edward P. Boland of the Second Congressional District, a scholarship fund was established in his honor.  Applicants for The Edward P. Boland Scholarship must come from the Second Congressional District or from Hampden County and must submit a completed application form, a copy of their US Department of Education Student Aid Report (SAR) and their official school transcript by April 1, 2017.  Applications can be found in the Guidance Department or online at www.communityfoundation.org/scholarship.  EXPIRED

 

The Marine Corps League, Westfield River Valley Detachment 141 is accepting applications for the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren or sibling of a U.S. Marine of FMF Navy Corpsman who are pursuing full-time undergraduate, graduate or technical training at a full-time recognized institution.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is March 1, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

The William B. Menard Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of William “Billy” Menard, who passed away suddenly at the age of 29.  Billy’s lifelong passion was teaching golf to students and sharing his love for the sport with others.  This scholarship is open to current high school seniors through college seniors entering or continuing at a four year college or university, with home addresses in the states of MA or CT, who are interested in studying golf management and /or pursuing a career in the golf industry.  The 2017 Scholarship application runs from January 15th through May 1st.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

 

The “Aspiring Fashion Professional” Scholarship awards $1,000 to a senior who is interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit the link www.fashion-schools.orgDeadline for this scholarship is June 1, 2017.

 

The “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a student who is interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  The application is available online at http://www.animaltioncareerreview.comThe deadline for this scholarship is June 1, 2017.

 

The “Aspiring Business Professional” Scholarship is being offered again this year.  This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit http://www.onlinembareport.com to complete the application.  The deadline for this scholarship is June 1, 2017.

 

Each year The College Club of Springfield awards a scholarship to a young woman accepted by any four-year recognized by the American Association of University Women.  This grant ($2,000) is renewable each year for four years (or $8,000 total) providing the student’s grades are satisfactory.  In addition, a non-renewable book award of $500 is given to two eligible applicants.  Scholarship recipients are chosen for their need, academic standing, leadership, and integrity.  Eligibility is limited to women ranking in the upper fifth of their class in public schools in the Greater Springfield Area.  Applications are now available in the Guidance Office.  Applications must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

 

 

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees of Western Mass once again invite local high school seniors to apply for one of 60 college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each awarded by Dunkin’ Donuts to eligible applicants in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties.  Applications and eligibility requirements are available online at www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship.  The application period will run February 1 through March 15, 2017, and all applicants will be notified of their status via email in May.   EXPIRED

 

The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, offer a scholarship of five hundred dollars ($500.00) to qualified seniors who plan to further their education by attending a two or four year college program.  All requirements must be net in order for an application to be considered.  We are particularly interested in the student’s letter, which helps give us a clearer picture of the needs and goals of the applicant.  Information for this scholarship is available in the Guidance Office.  The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is offering over $2 million in scholarships and interest-free educational loans.  The Community Foundation has helped students throughout the Pioneer Valley achieve their dreams after graduation.  For further details and application requirements, please visit http://www.communityfoundation.org/scholarships/application.html The deadline is March  31, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

 The Holyoke Community College Foundation, Inc., has over $200,000 in scholarship money is available to Holyoke Community College Students (high school students must apply to HCC before starting the scholarship application.  Applications are available starting February 6, 2017 at www.hccscholarships.org  Deadline is March 22, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

Pioneer Valley Credit Union is proud to offer the annual College Scholarship program to high school seniors planning on attending college in the 2017-18 school year. Since the inception of the program in the year 2000PVCU has given nearly $60,000 in scholarship money to local students.  Applications are available at www.pvcu.org Deadline is February 24, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

Hampton Ponds Association will be awarding scholarships to area high school seniors that have been accepted to, and will be attending Secondary School, College or University this fall following their high school graduation.  The Association always awards the scholarship on July 4th as part of our post parade ceremonies. The recipients are required to attend in order to receive their scholarship.  This year marks the 61st year producing the Fourth of July Parade for Westfield, which will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  Applications and information is available in the Guidance Office.  Applications must be received by Friday, April 21, 2017.

 

The Women’s Golf Association Of Massachusetts has a scholarship to offer in honor of the late Gerry Baker, a longtime member and supporter of the Women’s golf association and the Taconic Golf Club.  Any female who is a resident of the Massachusetts counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester, who is of will be attending an accredited institution of higher learning and has shown an interest in golf is eligible.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is June 15, 2017.

 

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2017 Scholarship Opportunity was established to create national awareness of Puerto Rican contributions. NPRDP’s mission is to empower the Puerto Rican community through promoting culture, education, scholarships and civic engagement.  To this end, a Scholarship Awards Program was established.  This year, NPRDP will award 100 $2,000 scholarships to exceptional Puerto Rican High School Seniors and full time two/four years accredited Puerto Rican College students who are making a difference in their community.  For more information, please visit the Guidance Office.   All applications must be submitted electronically to  NPRDP.Scholars@gmail.com by Monday, February 20th, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

The Matthews Massachusetts Memorial Fund Scholarship application is now available and can be picked up in the Guidance Office.  This scholarship is available to deserving male graduates of any public high school in Hampden County.  Applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

Applications for the 2017-2018 Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Student Broadcaster Scholarship Program are now available for download at MassBroadcaster.org/scholarship_program.  To apply for this scholarship, a student must be a Massachusetts resident, be enrolled or plan to enroll at an accredited two or four-year school with a major or intention of studying over-the –air broadcasting or a related field.  The student need not attend school in Massachusetts to be eligible.  Applications are to be emailed or postmarked by Friday, April 14, 2017.

 

Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation Scholarship 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.  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.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is March 15th, 2017. EXPIRED

 

Furman University Scholarship is now available to interested students who will immerse themselves in academics with a desire to know, to challenge, to connect and to contribute of the campus community at Furman University.  Students selected as Furman Scholars are eligible for at least $20,000 per year, $80,000 over four years in scholarships upon acceptance to Furman.  Furman Scholar nominees must be current juniors who meet the specific requirements.  Nomination forms are available at admission.furman.edu/registar/FurmanScholar. Deadline is April 1, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

The Granville-Tolland Dollars for Scholars 2017 online Application is now available to students who are residents of Granville or Tolland MA. Please visit granville-tolland.dollarsforscholars.org.  Application are due on May 1st, 2017.

 

Clarkson University is pleased to offer the Clarkson University Leadership and Achievement Awards Program.  These awards are designed to annually recognize students in their junior year who demonstrate strong leadership qualities, positively impact their school and local community, and have a proven academic record.  The Leadership Award is $15,000 per year, totaling $60,000 over 4 years.  The Achievement Award is $12,000 per year, totaling $48,000 over 4 years.  Information is available in the Guidance Office.  Recipients must be nominated by June 1, 2017.

 

Once again the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts, Inc. announces the availability of the Italian Cultural Center Scholarships for 2017.  These scholarships are available to Seniors of Italian heritage who are attending high school in Western Massachusetts.  The application for the scholarships can be found on the website www.iccwm.org under the Scholarship tab.  Deadline is April 1, 2017.

 

The Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club Annual Scholarship 2017 is awarded annually to a female high school runner.  PVWRC is the first and largest all women’s running club in Northern CT and Western MA.  Open to all area women, of all ages and abilities, the PVWRC is dedicated to promoting good physical health and spiritual fitness through running, education, social endeavors and charitable ventures.  PVWRC is a civic-minded club that hopes to support a female runner in its local community through this annual scholarship fund.  The scholarship aims to reward a well-rounded, intelligent, civic-minded, college bound high school senior who’s passionate about running.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

 

The Christopher A. Ostrowski Memorial Art Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Christopher A. Ostrowski who died during his senior year.  Christopher demonstrated an interest in an art career and appreciated the efforts of the Westfield High School Art Department for cultivating this interest.  The Scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in continuing their education at a post secondary level.  Primary consideration will be given to students who wish to further their education in the field of art or art related fields.  Consideration will also be given to students who have taken art courses for a vocational pursuit.  For more information please visit the Guidance Department or the Art Department.  Deadline is May 12, 2017.

 

 

The Dan Trant Scholarship seeks to perpetuate the memory of Dan Trant and all those who died on September 11, 2001.  It aslo seeks to encourage the students of Westfield High School to strive for academic and athletic excellence, and to give back to the community by using their talents to help others.  While the selection will be based substantially on academic and athletic achievement, strong consideration will also be given to candidates’ civic involvement, volunteerism and other efforts to improve the community.  Applications are now available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is April 1, 2017.     EXPIRED

 

Daniel Patrick Trant was born in Westfield on May 15, 1961.  Dan grew up on Woodmont Street and attended Moseley Elementary School from 1966-1972.  He spent much of his youth playing wiffle ball, street hockey and other sports within Moseley’s comfortable confines.  After graduating from Moseley Elementary School, Dan attended North Middle and Westfield High School, before heading to Suffield Academy and then to Clark University in Worcester.  It was while trading bonds for Cantor Fitzgerald that Dan was killed on September 11, 2001 when flight #11 was hijacked on route from Boston to Los Angeles and crashed intentionally into the North Tower of New York’s World Trade Center where he worked on the 104 floor.  The Dan Trant Moseley School Scholarship has been established in memory of Dan.  This Scholarship seeks to perpetuate Dan’s memory while also seeking to encourage and assist graduating seniors from any of Westfield’s three high schools who attended Moseley School and will attend college or technical school ager their graduation.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.    Deadline for this scholarship is April 1, 2017  EXPIRED

 

 Attention Juniors the Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship applications are now available on line at wendysheisman.com. Wendy’s is a believer in creating opportunities for people in our communities, especially through high schools.  Wendy’s scholarship and awards program celebrates exceptional student-athletes and supports high school education.  In partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trust, Wendy’s High School Heisman awards scholarships annually to student in all 50 states who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership. 

 

The Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement is pleased to announce that they will be offering a scholarship to be used by students to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice.  All candidates will be evaluated based on their achievements in relation to the entire pool of applicants. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be post marked by March 31, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

The Journalism Education Foundation of New England is now offering its scholarship for high school seniors planning on attending college for journalism.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  The deadline has been extended to March 17, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

2017 Westfield Kiwanis Club Good Citizen Award will provide a $500.00 award to one student at each of Westfield’s three high schools:  Westfield High School, Westfield Technical Academy and St. Mary’s High School, and at Southwick-Tolland Regional High School.  The award is for volunteer community service to school, church, and/or community, and is not based on scholarship.  It is given to students in any year of high school to encourage selfless community service.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  To be eligible, entries must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Jacobs Ladder Business Association Scholarship is now being offered to graduating High School Seniors who plan to study business at an accredited college, university, or business school.  Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must provide a transcript of their first college semester within 90 days of the end of the semester.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is May 1, 2017.

 

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 CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT 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?  Information packets are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is Friday, April 8, 2017.

 

Junior League of Greater Springfield 2017 College Scholarship.  The Junior League of Greater Springfield will award a $1,000.00 (per year, up to 4 years) college scholarship to one female graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in volunteer and community service.  Founded in 1901, the Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Applications are available in Guidance.  Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked on or before Saturday, April 22, 2017.

 

 

 

 

IN HOUSE SCHOLARSHIPS:  AVAILABLE ONLY TO WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

 

The Josephine Petros Nursing Scholarship.  The family of Josephine R. Petros will sponsor this scholarship to a Westfield High School Senior in the amount of $500.00 who plans on attending college to pursue a career in Nursing.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is May 1, 2017 and must be returned back to the Guidance Office.

 

Eleanor Larabee Career Center/Guidance Scholarship.  The family and friends of Eleanor Larabee will again sponsor scholarship awards to two seniors.  The scholarship is presented in memory of Mrs. Larabee, a dedicated member of the staff at Westfield High School who cared deeply about the students at WHS.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned back to the Guidance Office by May 1, 2017.

 

The Francis X. Martone Memorial Scholarship.  The family of Francis X. Martone will be offering their annual scholarship again this year.  This scholarship will be awarded by Dr. Jane Martone to a worthy senior who she feels represents the qualifications needed for this award.  Applications are available in Guidance.  Due date is May 1, 2017Applications must be returned to the Guidance Office.

 

The Ray McDonald Scholarship.  Is now available to our Westfield High School seniors.  This scholarship’s criteria seeks an average student who has played a sport at WHS.  Applications are

available in the Guidance Office and must be returned to the Guidance Office by May 1, 2017.

 

The Janice C. Butcher Memorial Scholarship. The Westfield Woman’s Club will again be offering the Janice C. Butcher Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is for a senior of Hispanic Heritage who attends school in Westfield (may or may not have attended Franklin Avenue Elementary School) and has been accepted into a 2 or 4 year college.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office, and must be returned back to Guidance by May 1, 2017.

 

Westfield Girls LaCrosse – Gary O’Grady and Bob Stoops Scholarships are now being offered.  For several years, Westfield Girls Lacrosse has offered one scholarship to a worthy graduating high school senior who satisfies the scholarship’s application requirements.  This scholarship – the Gary O’Grady Scholarship- is named in honor of Mr. O’Grady, a respected founder, board member, coach and long-time supporter of Westfield Girls Lacrosse.  In 2016, Westfield Girls Lacrosse offered a second scholarship the Bob Stoops Scholarship – this scholarship is awarded to a worthy graduating high school senior who also satisfies the new scholarship’s application requirements.  The scholarship is named in honor of Mr. Stoops – a big time supporter of Westfield Girls Lacrosse as well as a long-time member and coach.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is May 15, 2017

 

The Charles Lucia Nursing Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Charles Lucia. “Chet” was a 1943 Graduate of Westfield High School, who was an accomplished athlete in three sports at WHS.  This scholarship is being offered to Westfield High School seniors accepted by a college or university in a Registered Nursing Program.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office, and must be returned back to Guidance by May 1, 2017.