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Updated 10/24/18

The Horatio Alger Scholarship

 If integrity, determination, and courage describe you – you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar.  This scholarship rewards students who possess the character to succeed in life.  It is to help students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education.  To qualify, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college.  Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org .  Deadline is October 25, 2018

 
 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 Guidance Office.  Deadline is April 17, 2019

 

Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship

Since 1994, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.  This year, we’re awarding over $60,000 in college scholarships.  100 Scholarship Winners, 2 from every state.  Apply online at wendysheisman.com.  Deadline is October 17, 2018   EXPIRED

 

National Co-Op Scholarship Program

To be eligible for the WACE (advancing cooperative & work-integrated education)  student’s must apply to one of the following 9 WACE Partner Institutions listed, Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology.  Applications are available online at www.waceinc.org.  Students are encouraged to apply early.  Deadline is February 15, 2019

 

Goingmerry.com Scholarship Application Platform

Going Merry is a scholarship application platform. Its purpose is to help students find, apply for, and win scholarship without ever having to leave the website.  Inspired by what the Common App has done for college applications.  This means; 1) you can apply directly to multiple scholarships- never leave the site,  2) automatic auto-fill all the information from your profile into each application, saving you time, 3) every scholarship has an estimated application time and difficulty rating to help you prioritize them, 4) essay questions checked to minimize the number of essays you have to write.  Learn more at goingmerry.com

 

 Act College & Career Readiness Champions

Applications are 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 received a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.  Students who have taken the ACT and fit the following criteria are eligible to apply:

*High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions.

*At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate.

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions.  Applications are due on October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019.

 

Assumption College Light The Way Scholarship

How do you light the way?  Are you helping people in need through community service?  Have you been working on an innovation to improve society?  Do you actively volunteer to heal our planet?  At Assumption College, they know that your GPA and test scores don’t tell the whole story.  That’s why they have developed a $25,000 scholarship opportunity.  This is your chance to be rewarded for your hard work outside of the classroom.  To be considered for the Light the Way Scholarship, students must apply for admission to Assumption College and complete the scholarship application by  December 15, 2018 at www.assumption.edu/LightTheWay.

 

University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship

The University of Dayton awards students who have grown throughout their high school careers, someone who has a passion for personal development and a commitment to service.  This scholarship is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years), and recipients will also be considered for a merit scholarship, worth up to $98,000 over four years.  While the chosen students need to meet our admission standards, emphases will be on students with an innate desire to learn and grow in service to others – not necessarily ones with the highest GPA.  Information can be found at admission@udayton.eduThe Leadership in Service Scholarship will be included on the recipients’ financial aid award letter, which will be available in January.

 

Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia

The Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at the University of Virginia, plus a number of generous enrichment benefits, including a study abroad experience.  If you are interested in attending UVA please contact Ms. Puleo and have her visit the nomination portal.  If you have questions or need more information please contact the Jefferson Scholars Foundation website.

 

New England Board of Higher Education Tuition Break for Massachusetts Residents

Massachusetts residents are eligible when they enroll in programs offered through Tuition Break by out-of-state public colleges or universities.  Students apply directly to the colleges, using their admissions application.  The state colleges and universities in the six New England states offer programs through Tuition Break.  Through the Tuition Break, students are eligible to pay a lower, regional tuition, instead of the regular out-of state tuition.  A total of more than 900 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs are offered through Tuition Break.  Information is available on their website @ www.nebhe.org/tuitionbreak and in the Guidance Office.

 

The Ann and Tony Odierna Community Service Award For Students

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 is available at tonyohockey.com then clicking on Odierna Service Award for Students.

 

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.   The next application deadline is February 1, for graduation Massachusetts high school seniors.  Information can be found online at www.thoreauscholars.org or in the Guidance Office.

 

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Stephen Phillips Memorial 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 other, good character, leadership qualities, and a history of part-time employment.  We also value demonstrated grit and resiliency in students who have faced significant challenges.  Applications can be found online @ www.phillips-scholarship.org in December 2018.  Deadline date is April 3, 2019 for early response students, and May 1, 2019 for regular response.

 

Norwich University “Take the Lead” Scholarship

Interested students need to complete an online application for fall 2019 enrollment.

Send in any required supplemental items (high school transcript, test scores).  Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and include Norwich University – 00369200.  Student’s who complete these steps by December 15, 2018 and are accepted, will earn an additional $2,000 for the next four years.  That’s equivalent to $8,000 towards a Norwich education.  Visit the Guidance Office for more information.

 

The Filene Music Scholarship Competition at Skidmore College

Skidmore College offers diverse music programs/highly selective liberal arts college and is offering $60,000 scholarship.  The Filenes Music Scholarship does not require that scholarship winners major in music, the Music Department only requires winners to remain active in its musical life, including participation in appropriate ensembles.   This competition is open to high school seniors interested in pursuing a Liberal Arts education at Skidmore College.  Application deadline is January 15, 2019.  Visit the Guidance Office or online @www.skidmoe.edu/music.

 

Free Speech Essay Contest

High School juniors and seniors for the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to participate in FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) essay contest.  To enter, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on a topic they will provide.  One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays.  Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.  FIRE will accept essay contest entries through December 31, 2018.  Winners will be notified by January 31, 2019.  To enter please visit THEFIRE.ORG/CONTEST