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Updated:  1/17/20

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 scholars.horatioalger.org .  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 https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm  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 https://www.cokeurl.com/Apply2019 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 https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/

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 www.assumption.edu/LightTheWay   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 JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest.  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, 2020.

 

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 admissions@uml.edu for more information and applications.  Deadline is February 15, 2020.

 

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 http://www.masslegion.org 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 nebhe.org/tutionbreak

 

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.

 

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 www.horacesmithfund.org/applications-open/  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 www.massaflcio.org/scholarships 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 https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/amazonfutureengineer/ 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 www.phillips-scholarship.org 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 https://www.framingham.edu  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

 

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 www.mass.edu/herterDeadline for submitting applications is February 7, 2020.

 

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 www.communityfoundation.org.

 

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 https://www.3countyfair.com/p/getinvolved/296

 

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.

 

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 scholarships@hcc.edu.  It is advised to apply as soon as possible!