Updated:  3/9/20

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 .  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  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 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.  EXPIRED


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

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


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   EXPIRED


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  Deadline for submission is January 17, 2020   EXPIRED


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, 2020EXPIRED




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 for more information and applications.  Deadline is February 15, 2020.  EXPIRED


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 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.   EXPIRED


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


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.  EXPIRED


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  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 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.  EXPIRED


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 Deadline is January 17, 2020.   EXPIRED


The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable , four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, the community or at home), a consistent history of part-time work, grit and passion for overcoming obstacles and/or achieving future goals, and leadership qualities. Visit for more information about applying for the scholarship and to access the scholarship application.  All applications must be submitted using the online application form.  Mailed applications will not be considered.  Regular deadline is May 1, 2020.  Early response deadline is April 3, 2020, available only to students who have the financial aid information from the college they prefer to attend.


Mancuso Scholarships

Framingham State University will be awarding two Mancuso Scholarships this year to students who will be studying in the humanities and social sciences fields.  These scholarships will cover 100% of tuition, fees, room & board for up to four academic years.  The scholarships represent an outstanding opportunity for hardworking students with financial need. Visit the Mancuso Scholarship website to review eligibility and scholarship application guidelines at  If you are interested in attending Framingham State, this scholarship may be for you!


Order Sons of Italy in America Charitable and Educational Scholarship

Members of the senior class is invited to participate in the 2020 Scholarship Award Program being sponsored by the Charitable and Educational Trust of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Order 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 the 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 students to apply.  Applications are available at www.osiama.orgDeadline is February 1, 2020  EXPIRED


2020 Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship – For Students in  Grade 10 and 11

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 nomination for the 2020 Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship.  The Herter Scholarship was created by the Massachusetts Legislature to identify and recruit high school students in the 10th or 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 and degree.  The Herter Scholarship provides an incentive for students to complete high school and pursue higher education at an eligible post-secondary institution.  Applications are available on line at for submitting applications is February 7, 2020. EXPIRED


The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Scholarship Program

Obtaining a college education is expensive!  Through the Community Foundation Scholarship and interest free loan program students living in the Pioneer Valley can receive financial assistance through the generosity of donors in our region.  The foundation program is quite large.  There are over 130 different scholarships and 2 different interest free loans that are available.  This equates to approximately $1.4 million in scholarships and $600,000 in loans.  Good news is that you do not have to complete multiple applications, instead, you only have to complete one application and they will match you with all the scholarships for which you are eligible.  Scholarships and interest free loans are provided for one academic year and are not automatically renewable each year.  You can reapply to the program each year that you are going to attend college.  Deadline is March 31, 2020.  For applications please visit


Three County Fair Scholarship

The Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden Agricultural Society (Three County Fair) is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to promote agriculture, agricultural education, and agricultural science in the Commonwealth.”  Under this Scholarship Program, they offer multiple scholarships each year to graduating seniors attending a high in a city or town of Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden, MA counties.  Priority is given to graduating seniors who are pursuing a career in agriculture, agricultural experience, including exhibiting or volunteering at the Three County Fair, a record of volunteerism in their community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extra-curricular school activities.  Applicants should be planning to attend a two or four year college or technical school.  Application deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020, by 4:00 PM.  Applications are available online at


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.  This scholarship is presented in memory of Mrs. Petros, who was an advocate of higher education in all fields, but with a special interest in Nursing.  Scholarship requirements include your acceptance to a College or University’s Nursing Program, a written essay describing what has inspired you to enter the field of Nursing, two recommendation letters, an official high school transcript and a resume or of list of activities, awards or honors.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and are due back to Ms. Wingate by May 1, 2020.


Westfield Women’s Club Scholarship

Don’t be fooled by the name.  The Westfield Women’s Club is sponsoring their annual scholarship for the 2020 senior class members, male or female.  This scholarship is available to Westfield High School Students who are in need of financial assistance to pay for their college education.  A brief statement is required explaining your need for future financial aid and how this scholarship would help with your funding for college.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and are due back to Ms. Wingate by Friday, May 1, 2020.


Eleanor Larabee Career Center Scholarship

The family and friends of Eleanor Larabee will again sponsor their annual scholarship to two students in the amount of $250.00 each.  The scholarship is presented in memory of Mrs. Larabee, a dedicated staff member of WHS who ran the Career Center and deeply cared about the students at Westfield High School.  Students who apply for this scholarship must submit a brief essay describing how the services received or the programs they participated in through the WHS Career Center impacted their lives.  This scholarship is open to students who were student assistants, participated in an internship or work study, or enrolled in the dual enrollment program.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and need to be returned to Ms. Wingate by Friday, May 1, 2020.


Holyoke Credit Union 2020 Scholarship Program

The Holyoke Credit Union College Scholarship Program will be awarding three $500 college scholarships this year.  Eligibility is open to high school seniors who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of the credit union.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline is Thursday, April 30, 2020.


CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars

CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars Scholarship will be open from February 1, 2020 – March 15, 2020. It is important to note that all awards are NEED and MERIT based and are only for undergraduate studies.  Since all of the awards are for undergraduate studies, students should not say that their goal is a Master’s or PhD as they will fail to be eligible. Your SAR (generated by the filing of the FAFSA) needs to be uploaded into the application, no scholarship can be awarded without this report.  Also, should the EFC from the SAR exceed $65,000, according to our bylaws, there is not current family need.  This is a two part process 1.  Fill out your profile and 2. Submit to scholarships.  Complete directions and application can be found on online at https://csfwestfield.dollarsforscholars.orgDeadline is March 15, 2020.


The College Club of Springfield

The College Club of Springfield was established in 1899 to promote the interest of collegiate education for young women.  It has been awarding grants since its inception to high school graduates from the Greater Springfield area.  The College Club will award five (5) scholarships of $10,000 each this year.  These scholarships will be payable in the amount of $5,000 the first academic year and $5,000 the second year providing acceptable grade levels are achieved.  In addition, tow book awards of $750 each will be given.  Scholarship recipients are chosen for their need, scholarship, leadership, community service and integrity.  Eligibility is limited to young women ranking in the upper fifth of their class and whose family’s income does not exceed $100,000.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline is February 21, 2020. EXPIRED


Hampton Ponds Association Scholarship

The Hampton Ponds Association will be awarding scholarships to area high school seniors that have been accepted to, and will be attending college this fall following their high school graduation.  The Association always awards the scholarships on the July 4th holiday as part of our post parade ceremony.  This year marks the 64th year producing the Fourth of July Parade for Westfield. The program was started to help high school seniors who live in the Hampton Ponds community, continue their education.  Application information is available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline is Friday, April 17, 2020.


Holyoke Community Foundation Scholarship

The HCC Foundation offers more than $200,000 in scholarships available for new, current, and transferring students.  You must be enrolled at HCC or have been accepted for the upcoming academic year in order to be eligible for all HCC scholarships.  The system will match you with scholarships for which you may be eligible based on the information you provide in your application.  For more information about the HCC Scholarships please visit the Counseling Office or visit  It is advised to apply as soon as possible!


Springfield Garden Club Scholarship

The Springfield Garden Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.  This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to major in, a plant science or environmental studies program, such as horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land management or other allied fields.  Applicants must be residents of Hampden County.  All completed applications must be received by 3/17/2020.  Additional information and downloadable copy of the application are available at the Springfield Garden Club website


Italian Cultural Center Scholarships

Once again, the Italian Culture Center of Western Massachusetts announce the availability of the Italian Cultural Center Scholarships for 2020.  These scholarships are available to seniors of Italian heritage who are attending high school in Western MA.  The application for the scholarship can be found on their website at under the scholarship tab.  Completed applications, with supporting documents must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2020.


The Polish National Credit Union

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 2020-2021 academic years.  Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of the Credit Union.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and must be returned to Ms. Wingate by April 10, 2020.


Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Scholarship

Applications for the 2020-2021 Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Student Broadcaster Scholarship program are now available for download at  To apply for this scholarship, a student must be a Massachusetts resident, with a declared major in a broadcast-related field, and be enrolled or plan to enroll at an accredited tow or four year school.  Applications are to be emailed or postmarked by Friday, April 17, 2020.


The Rebecca Assembly of Massachusetts Scholarship

The Rebecca Assembly of Massachusetts, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, offer a scholarship of $1,000 to qualified seniors who plan to further their education by attending a two or four year college program.  Information and applications are available in the Counseling Office.  The application lists the requirements for this scholarship.  All requirements must be met in order for an application to be considered.  Particular interest will be in the student’s letter, which helps to give a clearer picture of the needs and goals of the applicant.  The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.


2020 NAAAP Boston Future Leader Scholarship

The National Association of Asian American Professionals – Boston is pleased to invite eligible students to apply to the 2020 NAAAP Boston Future Leader Scholarship awards.  NAAAP Boston is the local chapter of the non-profit organization that empowers Asian Americans through leadership development, professional networking, and community service.  This scholarship serves to recognize outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership inside and outside the classroom and contributed meaningfully to their communities.  All Massachusetts high school seniors who are of Asian/Pacific Islander decent with demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply.  Historically awards have ranged from $2,500 - $5,000.  Applications can be found on their website is Friday, February 28, 2020.  EXPIRED


Lt. June T. Murphy Scholarship

The Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAWLE) is pleased to announce the Lieutenant June T. Murphy Scholarship – to be awarded to a student who pursues a degree in Criminal Justice.  The scholarship winner will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee and submitted for review to the MAWLE Executive Board.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and must be postmarked by Friday, April 14, 2020.


The Granville – Tolland Lions Club Scholarship

The Granville – Tolland Lions club Bertha Parker & Eddie Gogol Memorial Student Award applications are due on May 1, 2020.  Any graduating high school senior from Granville or Tolland with plans to further their education at a college or university is eligible for this award. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.


Christopher A. Ostrowski Memorial Art Scholarship

The Christopher A. Ostrowski Memorial Art Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Christopher who died during his senior year.  Christopher demonstrated an interest in an art career and appreciated the effort of the Westfield High School Art Department of 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.  Applications are available in the WHS Art Department and in the Counseling Office.  Applications need to be returned to Mrs. West in the Art Department prior to May 8, 2020.



The G. Fred Ensworth Medical Scholarship is awarded to a graduating WHS senior who plans on attending Medical School or go into the medical field. The recipient will be awarded $500.00.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Completed applications need to be returned to Ms. Wingate by May 1, 2020.



This scholarship is available to students who are related to a current DAV member, such as son, daughter, grandchild, great grandchild, nephew or niece.  You must also be a high school senior who has been accepted to a college or technical school.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and are due by May 15, 2020.


The Jewish Endowment Foundation

The Jewish Endowment Foundation (JEF), a division of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts will again be offering the JEF Common Fund Scholarship to Jewish students residing in the Greater Springfield area, Hampshire, Hampden or Franklin County.  Applications are available on their website

If you should need any further information, please contact Michelle Lancto at mlancto@jewishwestermass.orgDeadline is Tuesday, April 14, 2020.


Marc E. Lewis Youth Scholarship

FLAG (Friends, Lesbians and Gays) Flag Football will be awarding up to $5,000 to a graduating Massachusetts high school senior who will be attending a two or four year college in the 2020-2021 academic year.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has made high school and/or community sports programs safer for, and more inclusive of LGBTQ student-athletes, as either a role model or ally.  All students are welcome and encouraged to apply.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020.


West Springfield Lions Club Veterans Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be a child or grandchild or relative of a U.S. Veteran and must reside in Hampden County.  Westfield students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Applications must be mailed to the West Springfield Lions Club, P.O. Box 174, West Springfield, MA  01090 by April 1, 2020.


The Valley Press Club

The Valley Press Club will award scholarships of $1,000 each to students planning careers in journalism.  They are available to high school seniors in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut who are planning to attend accredited institutions of high education.  Applicants must be seriously committed to careers in journalism.  Primary emphasis is placed on career goals, wiring ability, scholastic aptitude and overall achievement as measured by applicants’ high school transcript, class rank, academic awards, SAT scores, and extracurricular activities.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office and online at  Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2020.


Massachusetts Restaurant Association Scholarship

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Education Foundation will be awarding up to $5,000 in scholarships to select applicants who are pursuing a career in Foodservice or Hospitality related programs.  Last year they awarded $100,000 in scholarships to 36 students.  Applications can be found in the Counseling Office or online at www.themassrest.orgApplications need to be submitted by April 1, 2020