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Updated January 7, 2021

Boston University Trustee Scholarship

Every year, BU welcomes approximately 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities.  Scholarship recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review.  The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years.  Students must submit their application (either Common or Coalition) for admission with one Trustee Scholarship essay by December 1, 2020.  More information about the Trustee Scholarship can be found on their website, www.bu.edu/admissions/tuition-aid/scholarships-financial-aid/first-year-merit/trusteeDeadline is December 1, 2020  EXPIRED


The American Legion 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 include the development of leadership, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently and the preparation of acceptance of the duties, responsibilities, right, and privileges of American citizenship.  The top prize at the Department (state) level is $1,000 plus an additional $4,000 when the contestant participates in the nation competition.  The national scholarship awards, first prize, $20,000, second prize $17,000 and third prize $15,000.  For more information please visit the Legion’s web site at https://www.legion.org/oratoricalDeadline to register is December 31, 2020. EXPIRED


The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2020 Youth Awards Scholarship

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s 2020 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications.  The 22nd Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2021 with up to $1,000 in educational grants to fund their higher education or a community-based project.  Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community and for their excellence in various educational categories.  Recipients will also be celebrated in virtual ceremonies.  The deadline to apply is December 6, 2020.   Students can apply and find more information at www.HispanicHeritage.org.   EXPIRED


YoungArts National Arts Scholarship

YoungArts signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12 from across the United States.    YoungArts winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions.  Joining a 20,000-strong alumni community, they receive creative and professional development opportunities and connect with an extraordinarily rich network of peers.  Information on this scholarship can be found at https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/youngarts-national-arts-competition/  Deadline is October 16, 2020.   EXPIRED


The Cooke College Scholarship Program

The Cooke Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from a four year college or university.   The scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to hard working students who have financial need.  Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees.  Information for this scholarship can be found at https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/the-cooke-college-scholarship-program/  Deadline is Friday, October 30, 2020.  EXPIRED


Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships

The Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.  Each award is up to $2,500 and may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.  The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans educational organization was established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among our nation’s youth that the American Dream was no longer attainable.  For more information on applying for this scholarship visit  https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/horatio-alger-career-technical-scholarships/   October 25, 2020 is the deadline to apply.  EXPIRED


Horatio Alger State Scholarship

The State Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.  This award offers up to $10,000 per recipient.  Applicants must have an annual adjusted family income of less than $55,000.  More information can be found on their website, https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/horatio-alger-state-scholarships/  Deadline is Sunday, October 25, 2020.  EXPIRED


Horatio Alger National Scholarship

The Horatio Alger National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association have funded need-based college scholarships for low-income youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.  So far the association has awarded more than $159 million to approximately 20,000 students.  For more information on the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, please visit https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/horatio-alger-national-scholarship/  Deadline is October 25, 2020 EXPIRED


Haz La U Scholarship

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive Company of New York City,  have teamed up to help put Hispanic youth on the track to college by providing financial relief via educational grants totaling $100,000.  Please go to https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/haz-la-u-program/  for more information.  The deadline is October 15, 2020.  EXPIRED


Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship

The Massachusetts JCI Senate will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships to graduating students in Massachusetts.  The State winners will be forwarded to the National JCI Senate and will be eligible for additional $1,000 scholarships.  Also awarded is a special $500 scholarship based on need and special circumstances.  The application is in word format and must be completed in accordance with the instructions thereon.  Students may fill out the application then print it from the website.  It must be postmarked no later than January 22, 2021 and mailed to Ed & Marilyn Lariviere, 19 Stetson Street, Hyannis, MA  02601.  Any questions in regards to this application can be emailed to mlariv@comcast.net.  The application form is now available on the website http://majcisenate.weebly.com/


THE HENRY DAVID THOREAU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Each year the Henry David Thoreau foundation selects several Massachusetts high school seniors interested in areas related to environmental studies to receive up to $20,000 each for tuition to the college of their choice.  Their objective is to foster future environmental leaders.  Thoreau Scholars study many different subjects such as oceanography, green architecture, conservation biology, and alternative energy.  The application opens on October 15, 2020 and closes February 1, 2021.  Please visit their website www.thoreauscholars.org for application information.


$5K Heisman High School Scholarship

The Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is proud to continue their 26-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country.  The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities.  Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. Students must be referred to by a Coach, a Counselor, a Teacher, etc., to be eligible to apply.  Reach out to someone who recognizes your accomplishments and have them refer you for this scholarship.  There will be 88 State Winners who will receive $500, 10 National Finalists receiving $1,000 and 2 National Winners who will receive $5,000 scholarships.  Scholarship information and applications can be found at heismanscholarship.com.   Application deadline is October 20, 2020.   EXPIRED


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.55 million awarded through 3 nationally recognized programs.  The 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.  The Foundation has provided 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in education support.  One hundred fifty scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.  High school seniors can apply at https://www.cokeurl.com/apply2020The deadline is October 31, 2020.  EXPIRED


2021 Big Y Scholarship

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.  Big Y is more than food.  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 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.  Please visit the scholarship page of the Big Y website to access the scholarship portal to fill out the application:  https://www.bigy.com/community/scholarships.  A complete online application with required supporting documents must be submitted by February 1, 2021


Assumption University Light the Way Scholarship

Each year, Assumption University 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 University and complete the scholarship application by Tuesday, December 15, 2020.  A completed Light the Way Scholarship application includes a brief essay from the student on how they are contributing to make the world a better place, a letter of recommendation, and a visual representation of their work. Learn more and apply by December 15 at www.assumption.edu/LightTheWayEXPIRED


Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO and affiliated unions are proud to award financial resources to high school students pursuing trade union programs or college/university study.  About 2,000 student take the exam annually co compete for scholarships ranging from $500 to $16,000.  In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must take the Labor History Exam.  The Massachusetts AFL-CIO publishes a Labor History Study Guide, which covers a broad range of the history of working people in the United States.  The Labor History Exam is administered once per year.  To qualify, students must register and then take the exam.  Students can register by visiting the website at www.massaflcio.org/scholarships and submitting the form.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 18, 2020.  The exam will be online and can be administered Monday, January 25, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021.   EXPIRED


Point Foundation Scholarship

Point foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students.  Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education.  Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.  Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community.  Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Each person who applies for a Point scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation.  Ten scholarships are awarded at $10,000 each.  Learn more about the Point Foundation Scholarship by visiting their website at https://pointfoundation.org/thepoint/scholarship/  Deadline is November 30, 2020.  EXPIRED


Dell Scholars

The Dell Scholars program was designed to provide a support system for the challenges many students face when pursuing a college degree.  Even so, they recognize that college costs can be a significant burden for many students and their families.  Nationally, 500 Dell Scholars are selected each year to receive a scholarship award of $20,000, plus a lot of non-monetary supports.   While Dell require a 2.4 grade point average, the Dell Scholars program targets low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a unique “GPA” of grit, potential, and ambition in their quest for a college education.  Visit https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/  Deadline is December 1, 2020.  EXPIRED


North American Van Lines 2020 Logistics Scholarship

North American Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in the United States, is committed to supporting the community as well as the growth and development of the moving services and logistics industries.  We believe education is the best way to ensure our industry has qualified professionals for years to come.  Because of this belief, they are announcing their first annual Logistics Scholarship contest.  Three lucky qualified entrants will each win a $1,000 scholarship towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice.  To apply visit North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship at https://www.northamerican.com/scholarship

Deadline is December 15, 2020.  EXPIRED


National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing their senior year in high school in 2021 who are planning careers in government service.  Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States.  The Trustees and Member of the Foundation, mindful of the significant of the important event in our nation’s history that occurred at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government’s work in future years.  Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware.  The essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluating the student’s achievements.  To be considered for this year’s program, applications must be POSTMARKED no later than January 15, 2021.  Information for this scholarship can be found at https://www.gwcf.org/scholarship


Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Every year, students across the country work hard to make a positive and lasting impact in their communities and beyond.  And, every year they award $1.8 million in college scholarships to hundreds of these remarkable you people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.  Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship.  To recognize the important role their dedicated educators play in guiding these students along their path to success, they also award a $1,000 grant to every Equitable Excellence winner’s high school.  Applicants must: demonstrate courage strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service; be a high school senior planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the US; be a US citizen or legal resident.  The application period is from September 1, through December 15, 2020.  Applications are available online at https://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9591/equitable_excellence_scholarship_scholarship.php      EXPIRED


Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes student innovation and youth-led solutions to fight hunger in the U.S.  These young people are creating awareness and mobilizing peers in their communities to be catalysts for change.  The scholarship awards up to 25 scholarships at $5,000 and a $5,000 grant for the recipients hunger-related charity.  The scholarship is named for the Foundation’s founder and former president, Steve Brady, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger.  For application information go to Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships at https://us.stop-hunger.org/home/grants.htmlThe deadline to apply is December 5, 2020.   EXPIRED


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

The Vegetarian Resource Group will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.  Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl.  Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassions, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given.  Deadline is 

February 20, 20201.  Go to scholarship application:  Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships at httsp://www.vrg.org/students/scholar.html


Berkshire Bank NeXt Gen Scholarship

Dreaming of being able to further your education, but not sure how to pay for it?  Here is your chance to earn a scholarship award from Berkshire Bank through our NeXt Gen Scholars Program.  NeXt Gen scholars embody academic excellence, while also sharing their company’s commitment to community service and volunteerism.  Recipients share the values of;  belonging, focusing, inclusion, respect, service and teamwork and at their core possess and unsurpassed passion to improve the lives of those around them.  The program is open to all high school seniors.  Forty of the best and brightest students will each receive a $2,500 scholarship toward their tuition.  Learn more about the application and selection process at www.berkshirebank.com/scholarshipsDeadline is January 31, 2021.


The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship application is now available.  The foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students.  The scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services.  Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”.  This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service.  The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others.  For application and more information please visit https://jackierobinson.org/our-programs/scholarship-programThe application closes on February 1, 2021.


2021 OAR Scholarship

The OAR (Organization for Autism Research) Scholarship application period for the 2021 is now open.  Every year, OAR’s $3,000 scholarship awards help autistic students pursue their education goals.  Any individual with an established autism diagnosis and who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education in the United States for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 semester is eligible to apply.  The application is exclusively online at https://researchautism.org/how-we-help/scholarships.  Reviewers base their evaluations and recommendations on the personal story as conveyed by the essay’s original content:  challenges that have been overcome, future aspirations, the importance of the chosen field of study, and how the scholarship will help achieve academic, career, and personal goals.  Deadline for this scholarship is May 3, 2021.


Ted Hamel Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible for this award you must be related to a Disabled American Veteran, either a grandparent, parent, aunt or uncle.  The applicant will also need to have your “sponsor’s” name, signature and DAV membership number.  You must also be a high school senior planning to attend college in the fall of 2021.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or on Google Classroom.  Deadline is May 1, 2021.


The Beverly J. Malone Ladizki and David A. Ladizki Scholarship

The Beverly J. Malone Ladizki and David A. Ladizki Scholarship is a NEW scholarship designated for graduating seniors who are residents of Agawam, Southwick, Westfield, West Springfield, Springfield and Longmeadow.  The amount of the award is $1,000-$3,000.  Criteria includes:  graduating high school senior, have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate financial need, will attend a post-secondary college/university, community college or vocational school full time.   Instructions to access the application can be found at //hfpg.org/scholarships.  Deadline for application submission is February 1, 2021.


2021 Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships

The applications for the 2021 Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships are now open!  These scholarships help to support the higher education goals of students with learning disabilities and ADHD.  The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, engagement in their school and community, and leadership for others with learning disabilities and attention issues.  The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship awarded to a student who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.  The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship for a student who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall.  For application information visit www.ncld.orgDeadline is April 5, 2021.


Live Mas Scholarship ( Taco Bell Scholarship)

Are you a student passionate about creating a better future?  Are you an original thinker making a positive impact in your community?  If so, this is the scholarship for you.  How to enter, submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that addresses these questions:

What is your passion and how are you currently pursuing it?

How do you plan to use your passion to uniquely make a positive change in your community or the world?

How will your education help enable you to pursue your passion and make a change?

This program is more than a scholarship, they are a continued partner and collaborator who will be there with connections and opportunities throughout your journey to help your passion shine brightly.  To apply visit https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/  Deadline is January 20, 2021.


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes is awarding $20,000 to 20 student athletes.  To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be entering college in the fall of 2021, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be involved in high school sports, intermural sports or community-based sports.  Applications can be found by going to https://www.footlockerscholarathletes.comDeadline is January 8, 2021.


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.  Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient.  Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board.  In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support.  The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship has been hailed by national news media as one of the top college scholarships for student leaders.  Applications are now open at https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/  Deadline is January 5, 2021.


Chicopee Savings Bank charitable Foundation Scholarship

The Chicopee Savings Bank Charitable Foundation is pleased to invite the graduation class of Westfield High School to participate in its annual scholarship award program.  One applicant will be selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship award.  All applicants must be a graduating senior of the class of 2021 from Westfield High School and a resident of Westfield, MA.  All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must demonstrate a strong academic standing and financial need.  Additionally, volunteer performance in the community, participation in school activities, athletics and other activities are taken into consideration.  Lastly, all applicants must be entering into a degree program at an accredited college, university or technical school in the fall of 2021.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Please contact Ms. Wingate at l.wingate@schoolsofwestfield.org to request an application.  Completed applications must be returned to the Counseling Office by April 1, 2021.  The Chicopee Savings Bank Foundation does not accept applications directly from a student.


The Yawkey Scholars Program

The Yawkey Scholars program is designed to make college affordable for talented, motivated, low-income high school seniors from Massachusetts and Georgetown County, South Carolina who are among the first generation in their family to complete a bachelor’s degree.  It provides a four-year renewable tuition scholarship ($35,000 in Massachusetts and $15,000 in South Carolina per year) and other supports to help students achieve academically and go on to be successful and highly productive members of our community.  Since 2005, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided more than $13 million in tuition supports to more than 300 Scholars as they pursue a college education.  For more information about the Yawkey Scholarship please visit their website at https://tpi.org/scholarship/yawkey-scholars-programDeadline for this scholarship is February 12, 2021.


Class of 2022 /2023 Scholarship

Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship

The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Commonwealth of Massachusetts students who demonstrate academic promise and aspiration for higher education.  The special role of the Christian A. Herter Memorial 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.  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.  Awards are determined annually, based on a student’s college Cost of Attendance, demonstrated need, and the level of funding for the program.  Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of four years.  Requirements include, any current high school Sophomore or Junior enrolled in a Massachusetts high school, U.S. Citizen, nominated by a sponsoring school or agency (your Guidance Counselor can be your sponsor), has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, and demonstrate difficult personal circumstances, high financial need, and strong academic promise to continue his or her education beyond high school, at a college or university.  Applications are available by contacting Ms. Wingate in the Counseling Office at l.wingate@schoolsofwestfield.org or at 413-572-6475.  Deadline is February 15, 2021.