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  • Scholarship Search Engines

    Search engines can be a great jumping-off point. Typically, you'll be asked some questions about yourself, and then the search engine does the work in finding scholarships that you may qualify for based on your answers.

    Big Future: The College Board

    Fast Web: Free Scholarship and College Searches

    FinAid: The SmartStudentTM Guide to Financial Aid

    Scholly: Scholarships. Made Easy.

    Discover: Free Scholarship Search

    SallieMae: Find Scholarships for College

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  • Undergraduate Students

    These scholarships are available for undergraduate students. 

    Please make sure to read through the requirements for each scholarship before applying.

    AKA Educational Advancement Foundation

    The AKA Educational Advancement Foundation manages various scholarships, each with their own eligibility criteria. Please visit their website for detailed information about each scholarship opportunity.

    Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund is for permanent residents of New England states, with financial need, who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others, a strong work ethic and leadership qualities. Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree (associate does not qualify) and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    Barry Goldwater Scholarship

    The Barry Goldwater Foundation Scholarship is to support juniors and seniors with excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholar must be a full-time student and is taking a course of study, training, or other educational activities to prepare for a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

    MSCPA Scholarships

    The Massachusetts Society of CPA's manages various scholarships, each with their own eligibility criteria. Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are available for undergraduate accounting students who are earning at least nine credits at a Massachusetts college or university. Students who are residents of Massachusetts and attending an out-of-state college are also eligible to apply.

    Reading Scholarship Foundation

    The Reading Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance to students who are continuing their education full-time. Scholarships are available to any Reading, MA resident who is currently a high school senior, and any Reading resident who is currently enrolled as a college freshman, sophomore, or junior and who will be enrolled full-time next year, and any non-Reading, MA resident who is a senior at Reading Memorial High School that has been enrolled as a full-time student for a period of at least three years.

  • Graduate Scholarships

    These scholarships are available for graduate students. 

    Please make sure to read through the requirements for each scholarship before applying.

    AKA Educational Advancement Foundation

    The AKA Educational Advancement Foundation manages various scholarships, each with their own eligibility criteria. Please visit their website for detailed information about each scholarship opportunity.

    MSCPA Scholarships

    The Massachusetts Society of CPA's manages various scholarships, each with their own eligibility criteria. Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are available for graduate accounting students who are earning at least nine credits at a Massachusetts college or university. Students who are residents of Massachusetts and attending an out-of-state college are also eligible to apply.

  • Career Oriented: Education

    These scholarships and grants are geared specifically toward students who are currently working in or studying to work in the field of education.

    Some requirements are very specific, so please read carefully.

    Early Childhood Educators (ECE) Scholarship

    The Early Childhood Educators Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance for currently employed early childhood and out of school time educators and providers who enroll in an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree program in Early Childhood Education or related programs.

    Paraprofessional Grant

    The Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant program provides financial assistance to Massachusetts residents who are currently employed as paraprofessionals in Massachusetts public schools, but wish to become certified as full time teachers.

  • Career Oriented: Health Care

    These scholarships and grants are geared specifically toward students who are currently working in or studying to work in the health care field.

    Some requirements are very specific, so please read carefully.

    Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship

    The Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship is open to students entering their third or fourth year of their bachelor’s degree. Recipients demonstrate and exceed the program standards, which include a strong motivations to pursue a healthcare career, academic excellence, and a dedication to community service.

  • Career Oriented: Arts, Culinary, and Hospitality

    These scholarships and grants are geared specifically toward students who are currently working in or studying to work in the art, culinary, and hospitality fields.

    Some requirements are very specific, so please read carefully.

    NEWH, Inc. Scholarships

    The NEWH, Inc. Scholarships were created to promote scholarship, education, and interest within the Hospitality Industry. Multiple scholarships available in areas of Interior Design, Hospitality Management, Culinary, Architecture, Senior Living, etc. Most scholarship awards are $5,000 or more.

  • Women & Mothers

    Soroptimist: For Women Providing Financial Support for Self & Dependents

    The Live Your Dream Awards are awarded to women who are enrolled in or have been accepted into a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents.

    Patsy Mink Foundation: Scholarship for Low-Income Mothers

    The Patsy Mink Foundation Education Support Awards offer scholarships to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Applicants must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program in the U.S. for the awarding academic year, be a mother with minor children, and demonstrate financial need according to a strict annual family income limit.

    General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) of Massachusetts

    The GFWC of Massachusetts has compiled a list of various scholarships managed by women’s clubs in Massachusetts. Some scholarships managed by the GFWC of Massachusetts are listed below:

    The Boston City Federation Scholarship offers up to $500 scholarships for women returning to college after an absence of at least four years.

    The Education-Teaching Scholarship, given in the name of Newtonville Woman’s Club, offers awards of up to $500 for Massachusetts high school or home-schooled seniors planning to enroll in a four-year accredited college or university teacher-training program that leads to certification to teach.

    The International Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate study abroad students is to be used for a 12-credit summer session, semester, or full year program. Dates and award amounts vary from year to year.

    The Pennies for Art Scholarship awards up to $500 to a senior in a Massachusetts high school or home schooled and has achieved the standards for graduation set by the town of residence. Portfolio submissions are required as part of the application process.

    The Memorial Education Fund Fellowships for Graduate Study in Nursing or Computer Science offers awards of at least $3,000 to a woman maintaining legal residence in Massachusetts for a minimum of five years.

    The Women’s Italian Club of Boston Scholarships offer awards of $1,000 to high school or home schooled seniors in Massachusetts will be pursuing an undergraduate degree. The application puts special emphasis on demonstrating the importance of the applicant’s Italian heritage.

    The Julia Ward Howe Scholarship awards up to $500 to graduate students pursuing a degree in political science. Applicants must have maintained legal residence of Massachusetts for at least five years.

  • Local

    North Shore Area

    MSCPA Scholarships

    The Massachusetts Society of CPA's manages various scholarships, each with their own eligibility criteria. Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are available for graduate accounting students who are earning at least nine credits at a Massachusetts college or university. Students who are residents of Massachusetts and attending an out-of-state college are also eligible to apply.

    Reading Scholarship Foundation

    The Reading Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance to students who are continuing their education full-time. Scholarships are available to any Reading, MA resident who is currently a high school senior, and any Reading resident who is currently enrolled as a college freshman, sophomore, or junior and who will be enrolled full-time next year, and any non-Reading, MA resident who is a senior at Reading Memorial High School that has been enrolled as a full-time student for a period of at least three years. 

    Boston Neighborhoods

    City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund

    Through the Scholarship Fund Program, the city of Cambridge awards scholarship dollars to college-bound high school seniors in pursuit of a post-secondary education. Applicants must be Cambridge residents who are attending, have received admittance to, or have an application pending at an accredited post-secondary education institution.

    City of Boston Scholarship

    The City of Boston Scholarship application is open to new and returning college students attending a college or university in Massachusetts and who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be a Boston resident for a least two years.

    Young Professionals Network (YPN) of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

    The YPN of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts awards its I AM EMPOWERED scholarship to individuals in the Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts areas who are empowering their community and who are committed to professional and leadership development. Young adult applicants must be a current high school senior or GED recipient who has been accepted into an accredited associate or bachelor's program and has a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Young professional applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited associate, bachelor's, or master’s program and have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher.

    Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) Scholarships

    The Ralph D. Smith Community Service Scholarship is available to students who have demonstrated community service in the Madison Park Village and Lower Roxbury areas. This scholarship awards up to $5,000 per year for four years.

    The Danette Jones Scholarship awards up to $1,000 on a one-time basis to residents of the greater Madison Park community. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation and be committed to pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree.

    The Haynes Family Scholarship awards up to $5,000 for enrollment in a certificate program and up to $10,000 for enrollment in a two or four-year college. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Boston, have a GED, Hi-Set, or a high school diploma, and demonstrate present involvement in community service and affiliation with Madison Park Development Cooperation.

    Alray Scholars Program - Boston Public Schools Network

    The Alrays Scholars Program is a Boston-based organization that focuses on giving deserving students who have taken time off a second chance at college. The organization awards scholars up to $5,000 in financial assistance and also provides recipients with a mentor to guide them toward degree completion.

  • Students of Color

    These scholarships are geared toward people of color.

    *Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are eligible.

    UNCF

    The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) manages various scholarship programs, each with its own eligibility criteria. Please visit UNCF’s scholarship site for more detailed information about each scholarship opportunity.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund*

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers awards to students of Hispanic heritage based on merit. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA). All majors and graduate fields are accepted, but emphasis is put on STEM majors.

    Boston Pearl Foundation Inc.*

    The Boston Pearl Foundation awards scholarships to Massachusetts residents who identify as a student of color. Applicants must be high school seniors applying for fall admissions to an accredited four-year college or university.

    LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)*

    LNSF applicants must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Undergraduate applicants must be applying as a full-time student to a 2-year college, vocational school that leads to an associate degree, or a 4-year college or university. Graduate students must be applying as a part-time student in a college or university.

  • Ineligible for Federal Student Aid

    These scholarships are available for students who do not meet the requirements for Federal Student Aid.

    (No citizenship requirements)

    City of Boston Scholarship

    The City of Boston Scholarship application is open to new and returning college students attending a college or university in Massachusetts and who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be a Boston resident for a least two years.

    Scholarships for Undoc Students

    College Green Light has created a blog list of third-party scholarships for students without full citizenship. Endicott College does not manage this list, so please use discretion while researching here.

    Boston Pearl Foundation Inc.

    The Boston Pearl Foundation awards scholarships to Massachusetts residents who identify as a student of color. Applicants must be high school seniors applying for fall admissions to an accredited four-year college or university.

    Jack Cooke Kent Scholarship Program

    The Cooke College Scholarship Program offers scholarships to high-achieving high school seniors seeking to attend a four-year college or university and demonstrate financial need.

  • Unconventional Application Process

    Some of these scholarships incorporate the creative process into their applications by asking for video submissions, digital content, etc; Others ask for volunteer work.

    Most of these do not require an essay.

    Some of these require the permission of applicants for the donors to use the content you created as marketing materials. As always, please read the requirements and submission guidelines carefully.

    ScholarJet Action-Based (No Essay) Scholarships

    ScholarJet’s action-based scholarships help innovative companies connect with younger generations by creating skills-based competitions using scholarship awards as prizes. Instead of writing essays, students will be able to participate in 5 categories; STEM, Art/Media, Health/Wellness, Community/Civic Engagement and Business. For example, students can paint, dance, code, or even volunteer for their competitions.

    Niche’s "No Essay" Scholarship

    The “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year. Scholarship winners are selected monthly and will be determined by a random drawing.