​Updated:  January 16, 2019

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, 2018   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 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  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  Students are encouraged to apply early.  Deadline is February 15, 2019 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


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  Applications are due on October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019. EXPIRED


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  EXPIRED


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 @ 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 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 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 @ 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.  EXPIRED


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


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    EXPIRED

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students who have demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership; be enrolled as a high school senior; reside in one of the communities listed on the program website; plan to enroll in a full time undergraduate for the 2019-2020 academic year; have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; demonstrate financial need.  All scholarship application materials must be submitted by December 7, 2018.  Information can be found on the website     EXPIRED


Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Awards Program

The 61st Annual Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Awards Program application is now available for graduating seniors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who are seeking higher education.  Scholarship awards this year total over half a million dollars.  To qualify, students must register and then take their exam.  The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions and one written essay.  All 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 17th.  The exam will be administered on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at all participating high schools.  For more information and to register visit   Application deadline:  December 14, 2018, Study Guide online:  December17, 2018, Exam date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019. EXPIRED


The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship

The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest” is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States among high school students.  Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, rights, and privileges of American citizenship.  More information is available online @ and in the Guidance Office.  Closing date for applications is December 31, 2018.   EXPIRED


Big Y Scholarship

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.  They are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in the Big Y market area.  To be eligible, a student’s permanent residence or school must be located within Massachusetts, or the state of Connecticut.  All Big Y employees are eligible regardless of their residence.   Big Y customers and their dependents and Big Y employees and their dependents are eligible.  Please visit the Scholarship page of their website: to submit the online application.  A complete online application with required supporting documents must be submitted by February 1, 2019.


The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The 2019 Elks MVS Scholarship applications are now available online at  To be eligible you must be a high school senior and citizen of the United States.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks organization.  The awarded scholarship ranges from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year.  Most Valuable Student Scholarships are for students pursuing a four year degree, on a full time basis, in a U.S. college or university.  Deadline is November 15, 2018.  EXPIRED


Berkshire Bank NeXt Generation Scholars

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 the NeXt Gen Scholars program.  The NeXt Gen Scholars embody academic excellence while also sharing the company’s commitment to community service and volunteerism.  They have overcome obstacles and are the doers of good deeds. Recipients reflect our own values of Respect, Integrity, Guts, Having Fun and Teamwork, and at their core possess an unsurpassed passion to improve the lives of those around them.  For more information please visit the Guidance Office or visit their website@  Application deadline is January 31, 2019.


Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts will open its Scholarship and Interest Free Loan application to students attending college in the 2019-2020 academic year. The application is available online from January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019.

There are over 135 scholarship funds, and students only complete the one online application to be considered for all funds in which they meet the criteria.  More information is available in the Guidance Office and online   Deadline is March 31, 2019.


Charitable and Educational Trust of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Order Sons of Italy in America

Members of the Senior Class 2019, is invited to participate in the 2019 Scholarship Award Program 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 $1,000 each will be awarded.  It is important to note that while some of these scholarships are reserved for the children and grandchildren of their members, there are a number of scholarships available regardless of affiliation with the Order Sons of Italy in America.  All students are encouraged to apply.  Information for this scholarship is available in the Guidance Office or online at  Deadline is February 1, 2019.


Christian A. Herter memorial scholarship Program

This scholarship provides financial assistance to Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 students who demonstrate academic promise and aspirations 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.  To be eligible for this scholarship you

must be a high school Sophomore or Junior enrolled in a public or private secondary

school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Educators, including high school

principals and counselors, and representatives from state and community service

agencies that work directly with students are invited to submit nominations.  The

deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2019.  Applications

are available in the Guidance Office.


The Yawkey Foundation Scholarship

The Yawkey Scholars Program has been established to help graduating high school

Students entering private, competitive colleges in Massachusetts in the fall of 2019.

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.  Since 2005, the Yawkey

Scholars Program has provided over $12 million in scholarship support to over 300

Scholars as they pursue a college education.  Applications must be completed online

by Friday, February 15, 2019 at noon.  For more information and application

instructions, go to or visit the

Guidance Office.


Red Pine Scholarship

The Red Pine Scholarship committee is seeking 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 2019.  This program is

designed to support students through tuition assistance, mentoring, and other

flexible financial supports.  More information is available in the Guidance Office

or online at redpine@tpi.orgDeadline is February 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM.



Three County Fair 2019 Scholarship Program

Under this scholarship program, several scholarships are offered each year to

seniors attending a high school 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.  Applications are available

in the Guidance Office or online @ 

Deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019 by 4:00 PM.


CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars

CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate studies

residents of Westfield.  The scholarships are awarded based on merit (GPA, activities,

work experience and goals essay) and need (determined by your FAFSA report – Free

Application for Federal Student Aid).  The deadline for applying for the 2019

Scholarships is March 15, 2019.  Students can fill out a profile online anytime and then

apply online for CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars scholarships between February 1,

2019 and March 15, 2019.  Information is available in the Guidance Office or online at


The Horace Smith Fund – Walter S. Barr Scholarship – Graduating Seniors

The Walter S. Barr Scholarships are awards for graduating high school seniors.  The

Students bust be residents attending public or private secondary schools in Hampden

County, Massachusetts.  The awards are given based on school records, college

enterance examinations. General accomplishments, recommendations and financial

need.  The annual award is $3,000 for a maximum of four years.  The deadline for filing

applications is March 15, 2019.  Information is available in the Guidance Office or

online at

The Horace Smith Fund – Walter S. Barr Scholarship – College Students

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 who wish to continue their studies.  The awards are given based on

school records, college entrance examinations, general accomplishments,

recommendations and financial need.  The annual if $3,000 for a maximum for four

years.  The deadline for filing applications is March 15, 2019.  Information is available

in the Guidance Office or online at


The Horace Smith Fund – William R. Rooney Award – Special Needs Students

This scholarship is named for William R. Rooney, a long time educator and former

Executive Secretary of the Horace Smith Fund, who advocated for 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 a 504 Accommodation Plan for a minimum of two years.  The

annual award is $3,000 for a maximum for four years.  The deadline for filing applica-

tions is March 15, 2019.  Information is available in the Guidance Office or online at


The Horace Smith Fund – Walter S. Barr Fellowship – Grad Students

This scholarship is awarded annually to those College graduates wishing to enroll in full

time graduate studies.  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.  The

deadline for filing applications in March 15, 2019.  Applications are available in

the Guidance Office or online at


2019-2020 Holyoke Community College Foundation Scholarships

The HCC Foundation offers more than $200,000 in scholarships available for new,

current, and transferring students.  You must be enrolled at HCC of have been

accepted for the upcoming academic year in order to be eligible for all HCC scholar-

ships.  Deadline to submit applications is March 20, 2019.  Information is

available in the Guidance Office or online at


Jewish Endowment Foundation Common Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Jewish students residing in the Greater Springfield area.

Requirements include a minimum GPA of 2.7, extra-curricular activities/Community service and of Jewish decent, combined SAT score of 960 or higher (or ACT equivalent).  Information is available in the Guidance Office or online at  Deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018.


The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts Helena Harris Memorial Scholarship

The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts again will offer a one thousand dollar scholarship to qualified seniors who plan to further their education by attending a two or four-year college program.  This scholarship emphasizes on 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, 2019.  Information is available in the Guidance Office.


Hampton Ponds Association Scholarship

The Hampton Ponds Association will be awarding scholarships to area high school seniors that have 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.  Information and applications for this scholarship is available in the Guidance Office.  Applications must be received by Friday, April 19, 2019.


The William B. Menard Memorial Scholarship

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 scholarship application period runs from January 15th through May 15th.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline is May 15, 2019.


Holyoke Credit Union 2019 Scholarship

The Holyoke Credit Union College Scholarship Program will be awarding three $500

college scholarships this year.  Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of the Credit Union.  Deadline is April 19, 2019.  Application information is available in the Guidance Office.


2019 Pioneer Valley Chapter Credit Union Scholarship Program

The Pioneer Valley Chapter’s Scholarship Committee will be awarding eight (8) $2,000 Chapter Scholarships and one (1) $1,500 Cooperative Credit Union League Scholarship.   Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of Holyoke Credit Union

(the sponsoring credit union).  All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2019.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.