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Revised: 12/11/17

BIG Y SCHOLARSHIP

In tribute to both its employees and its customers, Big Y offers an annual Big Y Scholarship Program.  Established in 1984, 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 recognize academic merit and achievement.  To be eligible, a student’s permanent residence or school must be located within Massachusetts or Connecticut.  All Big Y customers and their dependents and Big Y employees and their dependents are eligible.  For more information please stop by the Guidance Office or visit www.bigy.com.  All applications, together with the required supporting documents, must be mailed and postmarked no later than February 1, 2018.

 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

For more than four decades, the Boston University Trustee Scholars Program has attracted students from around the world with outstanding academic ability and the potential to inspire fellow students to excel.   Each year Boston University welcomes 25 new Trustee Scholars to their campus.  Information for this scholarship can be found in the Guidance Department or online @ bu.edu/admissions/trustee.  Students must submit their application for admission and two Trustee Scholarship essays by December 1, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

 

THE 2018 PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards helps us recognize outstanding young students from our school who actively participate in volunteering, to draw attention to their good work.  Each year the Prudential Spirit Community recognizes students in grades 5-12 who make meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Information is available in the Guidance Office or at nassp.org/spiritCompleted application and student/parent agreement must be submitted by Novemer 7, 2017.  EXPIRED

 

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.  This award helps students to overcome the financial barriers of pursuing a higher education.  To qualify, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college.  To learn more and apply, visit scholars.horatioalgers.org or the Guidance Office.  Application deadline is October 25, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship supports education, recognizes achievement, and celebrates standout high school student-athletes and around the country.  Seniors, if you strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your community, now’s the time to get the recognition you deserve.   Apply today for your chance to earn up to a $10k scholarship.  Information is available on line @ WintheWendysHeisman.com or in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is October 2, 2017.  EXPIRED

THE STEPHEN PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Stephen Phillips Scholarship 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 willingness to work to contribute to college, personal and/or family expenses.  We also value demonstrated grit and resiliency in students who have faced significant challenges.  Applications can be found online at www.phillips-scholarship.org or in the Guidance Office.  Early response deadline is April 3, 2018, and regular deadline is May 1, 2018.

 

ACT STUDENT CHAMPION AWARD

Applications are now open for the ACT Student Champion Award!  The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.    ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.  Applications and information can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions or in the Guidance Office.  Applications are due on December 31, 2017 and the champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018.

ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Elks National Foundation Scholarship application is now available online at www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9716/elks.  Any student who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  Scholarship value is $50,000 and 500 awards will be available to students.  Deadline is November 30, 2017.   EXPIRED

 

HENRY DAVID THOREAU SCHOLARSHIP

Win up to a $20,000 tuition scholarship for Environmental Studies.  This scholarship will be awarded to outstanding Massachusetts High School Seniors who are ready to meet the challenges of the ever-evolving, interdisciplinary field of environmental studies.   The Thoreau Foundation supports academically successful undergraduates through tuition scholarships to prepare them for environmental leadership.  Information is available in the Guidance Office or online at www.thoreauscholar.org.  Deadline is February 1, 2018.

 

THE AMERICAN LEGION 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.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be completed and mailed by December 31, 2017.

 

 

 

 

THE THREE COUNTY FAIR SCHOLARSHIP

The Three County Fair Scholarship is awarded to students who have had previous exhibiting experience at the Three County Fair or other fairs around our area.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is April 15, 2018.

 

MASSACHUSETTS AFL-CIO ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM

Applications are now available in the Guidance Office to all graduating seniors throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who are seeking higher education.  The scholarships that are available will total over half a million dollars,  The scholarship exam will consist of 30 multiple choice questions and one essay question with a response of 250-500 words.  The test will be administered on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.  Students interested in taking the labor history exam will need to submit their application to the Guidance Department by Friday, December 15, 2017.

 

THE HORACE SMITH FUND – WALTER S. BARR SCHOLARSHIP

These awards for undergraduate education are made annually to graduating high school seniors.  They must be residents attending public or private secondary schools in Hampden County.  The awards are given based on school records, college entrance examinations, general accomplishments, recommendations and financial need.  The annual award is $2,500 for a maximum of four years.  Applications are now available in the Guidance Office or online at www.HoraceSmithFund.org. The deadline for filing applications is March 1, 2018.

 

THE HORCE SMITH FUND – WALTER S. BARR SCHOLARSHIP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Often times, second and third year undergraduate students require more financial assistance than first year students.  These awards are made to students currently attending college that wish to continue their studies.  They must be residents that graduated from public or private secondary schools in Hampden County, Massachusetts.  The awards are given based on school records, college entrance examinations, general accomplishments, recommendations and financial need.  The annual award is $2,500 for a maximum of four years. Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.HoraceSmithFund.org.  The deadline for filing applications is March 1, 2018.

 

THE HORACE SMITH FUND – WALTER S. BARR FELLOWSHIPS

These awards are made annually to those wishing to enroll in full time graduate studies.  In general, applicants must be residents of Hampden County.  If residency is in question, the Fellowship Committee reserves the right to make this decision.  Awards are made to students pursuing a specific post-graduate degree. If that degree program requires more than one year of full time study and is warranted, the award can be renewed for as many as two additional years.  Awards will be made on the basis of all available information, including school records, recommendations and examination scores.  Consideration will be given to both the merit and financial need of the applicant.  The annual award is $4,000 for a maximum of three years.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.HoraceSmithFund.org.  The deadline for filing applications is March 1, 2018.

 

THE HORACE SMITH FUND – WALTER S. BARR SCHOLARSHIP – WILLIAM R. ROONEY AWARD

This award offers financial assistance to students with special needs.  One scholarship per academic year is offered to a graduating high school senior who is currently on and has been on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan for a minimum of two years.  The student must be a resident of Hampden County, enrolled in an eligible high  school, and anticipate on attending either a two or four-year accredited college.  The award is given based on school records, college entrance examinations, general accomplishments, recommendations and financial needs.  The annual award is $2,500 for a maximum of four years.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.HoraceSmithFund.orgThe deadline for filing applications is March 1, 2018.

 

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE – LIGHT THE WAY SCHOLARSHIP

Each year Assumption College awards up to 50, $25,000 scholarships that are renewable all four years. Whether it’s community service to help people in need, innovation to improve society, or volunteering to heal our planet, this scholarship recognizes and supports students who positively impact the world in their own meaningful way.  to Assumption.  For more information please stop by the Guidance Office or information is also available online at www.assumption.edu/lighttheway.  Students must apply for admission to Assumption College and complete the scholarship application by Friday, December 15, 2017.

 

GRAND LODGE OF MASSACHUSETTS ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICAN

An invitation is being extended to members of the Senior Class to participate in the 2018 Scholarship Award Program sponsored by the Charitable and Education Trust of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Order of the Sons of Italy in America.  A minimum of twenty scholarships at a maximum of $1,000.00 each will be awarded.  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 America and as such, we encourage all of your students to apply.  All paperwork must be submitted in one envelope and postmarked no later than February 1, 2018.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office and online at www.osiama.org.

 

THE NAVY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship will provide full tuition and fees at 159 of our nation’s most elite and prestigious college and universities.  Requirements include high school graduation or equivalency certificate by August 1 of year of entrance into four-year Navy ROTC Scholarship program.    We strongly suggest you work with your coordinator/recruiter and have them thoroughly review your application before you process it.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarship.

 

 

2018 CHRISTIAN A. HERTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Since 1972, The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship has assisted Massachusetts students with their higher education costs.  Each year, twenty-five students are selected as Herter Scholarship Recipients.    The special role of the Herter Scholarship, as an early identification program, is to recruit high school sophomores and juniors whose socio-economic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to persevere and attain their educational goals.  Educators, including high school principals and counselors are invited to submit nominations (no more than two per school or agency) for this very competitive scholarship. This application is for sophomores and juniors only.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or online at www.mass.edu/herterDeadline for this scholarship is February 2, 2018

 

ELMS COLLEGE & raise.me SCHOLARSHIP

You can now earn scholarships from Elms College on Raise.me.  Earn scholarships for your academic and extracurricular achievements beginning in ninth grade.  Ways that you can earn; take the PSAT or ACT Plan Tests, visit the Elms College Campus, volunteer in your community, maintain a high GPA.  This new scholarship program is designed to give incentive to students by showing them how these achievements will earn them scholarships towards college.  Information for this program is available in the Guidance Office or online at www.raise.me/join/elms-college.

 

REBEKAH ASSEMBLY OF MASSACHUSETTS

The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, offer will offer a scholarship in the amount of $500 to qualified seniors who plan to further their education by attending a two or four-year college program.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  All requirements must be met in order for an application to be considered.  This scholarship requires a personal statement explaining the student’s goals and financial need.  Application deadline is March 15, 2018.

 

NAAAP BOSTON FUTURE LEADER AWARD SCHOLARSHIP 2018

The National Association of Asian American Professionals  - Boston (NAAAP Boston) 2018 Future Leader Award Scholarship is now available in the Guidance Office.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates leadership qualities inside and outside of the classroom.  Eligibility requires the student to be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. The deadline for this scholarship application is Saturday, February 17, 2018.