Outside Scholarships

Highlighted Scholarships

  • One Family Scholars
    Application deadline: July 16, 2023

    ~This scholarship application goes live April 1, 2023~

    The One Family Scholars program provides individualized academic and career coaching to single parents with low incomes in college in Massachusetts. One Family Scholars receive scholarships to cover direct costs of college (such as tuition, fees, books, and technology) as well as indirect costs of college (such as childcare, transportation, and living expenses). Scholarship amounts vary based on each student's financial need and program of study, and are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for student loans.

    Learn more about the One Family Scholars program here.

    All applicants must be:

    • A single head of household (any gender) with dependent children under 18

    Attend a 2023 virtual Information Session to learn more about the application process (time is 12-1pm for all dates): April 14 | May 9 | June 15 | July 11 | RSVP here

  • Addicted.Org Scholarship
    Application deadline: July 1, 2023

    The website Addicted.org created this essay submission scholarship to both help students and to spread awareness on substance use and addiction recovery.  The 2023 annual essay topic is exploration of the ever-expanding use and the devastating effects of fentanyl.

    Applicants must be a full-time college student (12+ credits) and be 18 years of age or older.

    Find application details and essay guidelines on using the provided link.

  • Lost Coin Women's Fund

    The Lost Coin Women's Fund Scholarship was set up to help women living in Massachusetts improve their quality of life by providing funds to assist in undergraduate studies or vocational training programs. See application for more details.

  • Jean Simmons Nursing Scholarship

    The Greenfield Community College Jean Simmons Nursing Endowed Chair Fund is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for individuals interested in a nursing career. The endowment funds annual scholarships for individuals to support seamless education progression in nursing.

    Individuals eligible for these scholarships are:

    • Certified Nursing Assistants/Home Health Aides who have been accepted and enrolled in the GCC Practical Nursing Certificate Program
      Application deadline DECEMBER 17, 2022
    • Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses who have been accepted and enrolled in the GCC Associate Degree Nursing Program
      Application deadline FEBRUARY 1, 2023 or SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
    • Registered Nurses who are graduating from or are graduates of the GCC Associate Degree Nursing Program and have been accepted and enrolled in an accredited RN to BSN program beginning in the fall
      Application deadline MAY 2, 2023

    Scholarships will be awarded to selected individuals who complete the application requirements and are selected by the scholarship committee. Funds will be paid directly to the educational institution where the recipient is enrolled (scholarship money will not be directly awarded to the student).

    Application requirements include:

    • A 250-500 word personal essay about your educational and career plans
    • A current resume
    • One letter of recommendation from an employment supervisor
    • For RN to BSN applicants — Current RNs must submit proof of acceptance to a BSN program followed by proof of enrollment in the program. Current ADN students must submit a preliminary letter of acceptance to a BSN program followed by proof of enrollment in the program.

Scholarship Databases and Resources

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