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Lost Coin Women's Fund — Deadlines vary

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.

Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women’s Clubs Scholarship
Application deadline: March 4, 2024

The Massachusetts Federation of Polish Women’s Clubs Scholarship is awarded to a qualified resident of Massachusetts for second, third or fourth year of undergraduate studies.  A scholarship in the amount of $1,250 will be awarded on a competitive basis.  The scholarship is only for full time studies in the United States.

This scholarship is non-renewable; a candidate may receive this scholarship only once.

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union PVC/MCUA Annual Scholarship Program
Application deadline: March 8, 2024

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union (UMassFive) is proud to announce the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the Massachusetts Cooperative Credit Union Association’s (CCUA) Scholarship Program is accepting applicants for eight $2,000 scholarships and one $1,500 scholarship to be awarded in 2024.

To apply, students must:

  • Be a member, or have a parent/guardian who is a member of UMassFive
  • Be a high school senior who will be enrolled in an undergraduate college degree program during the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Carefully review and complete all requirements in the scholarship application instructions

For more details and to access the application instructions and form, please visit umassfive.coop/news/2024-scholarships.

Dick Hannah Dealerships Scholarship
Application deadline: March 31, 2024

This scholarship program awards two $1,000 college scholarships per year to eligible students. From tuition to books, the awarded scholarships can be used for that student’s educational needs. The application process is open each fall and spring.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • High school transcripts required
  • Scholarship may be used at any accredited 4-year college or university, community college or trade school in the United States
  • May be used for tuition, books, and supplies
  • Any area of study is eligible

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Application deadline: April 7, 2024

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts strives to provide financial assistance to students living in Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties, to help achieve a college credential. They have over 160 different scholarship funds, and each year over 1,000 individual scholarships are awarded.

This scholarship program is open to:

  • graduating high school seniors
  • students already graduated from high school
  • students who have earned a GED/HiSet
  • full-time and part-time students
  • undergraduate and graduate students

Application period runs January 1 - April 7, 2024.

For further details visit: https://communityfoundation.org/faqs/#scholarship-fund-faqs

Across Cultures “Expand Your Horizons” Scholarship
Application deadline: April 28, 2024

One student or graduate who demonstrates a trailblazing spirit and passion for educational exploration will be awarded $2,000 to help them continue on their path to travel and learn. This may include philanthropic work abroad, participation in science fairs, immersion in new languages, and anything else that demonstrates an eagerness to explore and learn! Open to people of all backgrounds and education levels.

DigitalResponsibility.org E-waste Scholarship
Application deadline: April 30, 2024

Each year there are 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste discarded in the world. E-waste contains toxic materials, including heavy metals, that can easily seep into the ground and ultimately get into groundwater supplies. According to the EPA, recycling e-waste allows more than 100 million pounds of materials to be reused annually. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste.

This scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students who are U.S. citizens.

American Association of University Women - Brattleboro Branch
Application deadline: May 6, 2024

College Scholarships for Women

The Brattleboro Chapter of the American Association of University Women has scholarships available for deserving, college-ready women.  Applicants must meet all federal financial aid guidelines and be residents of Windham County Vermont for at least 2 years. Acceptance or enrollment in an accredited undergraduate one-year certificate, two-year degree, or four-year degree program for 2024 - 2025 is required.

ExtremeTerrain's Student Scholarships
Application deadline: June 15, 2024

ExtremeTerrain is offering two $2,500 scholarships, one for the fall semester and one for the spring semester, to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems.

Students should submit a 700 – 1500 word essay describing who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use, and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands. Essays should be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration, and must also be accompanied with proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.

Please submit your essay by 12:00PM EST on October 15th in order to be eligible for the spring semester scholarship and by June 15th to be eligible for the fall semester scholarship. The winner of the spring semester will be selected by November 15th and the fall semester winner will be selected by July 15th.

This opportunity is offered every year and submissions are open and encouraged for both semesters.

Scholarship payment will be sent directly to the winner’s school as a tuition payment.

 

The TMCF and Sallie Mae Fund’s Completing the Dream Scholarship Program
Application deadline: June 28, 2024

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Sallie Mae Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending an accredited post-secondary institution. Two Hundred Sixty (260) students completing a two-year, four-year, or trade/vocational certificate/certification program will be selected to receive a gap scholarship of $2,500 for the 2023-2024 academic school year. Selected students must be in good academic standing, but at risk of not returning to or graduating/completing due to an outstanding financial need, and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial aid crisis.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited post-secondary institution (two-year or four-year) or continuous education (vocational/technical) program
  • Will complete their degree or program by the end of Spring 2024 semester (can be either Fall 2023 or Spring 2024).
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Be a diverse candidate
    • Diverse shall include, but not limited to: (Gender, Disability, Race, Ethnicity, Belonging to an underserved community)
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrate good moral character in all aspects of your life, including personal, professional, educational, in your community, and online presence

How to Apply

All Applicants Must:

  • Answer the following Video Statement up to 2 mins:
    • How will your education benefit you, your family, and the community?

Gabe Jenks Memorial Scholarship from Addicted.org
Application deadline: July 1, 2024

Addicted.org is devoted to helping individuals affected by substance use. We also believe that everyone should have a chance to receive higher education. The Gabe Jenks Memorial Scholarship honors both commitments.

The Addicted.org Scholarship will award $1,000 to the winner.  Application deadline is July 1, 2024, awarded to the winner in August 2024 for Fall Semester.

Scholly is an aggregator of scholarship opportunities that relies on the user creating a student profile that is then used to match students to scholarships by due date, amount of effort required to apply, and other variables. Scholly is owned by student loan company Sallie Mae.

The US Department of Labor offers a comprehensive scholarship search database through the Career One Stop web site. Use this site also to access valuable resources on career options, unique education and training opportunities, and job search information.

Find scholarships through Peterson’s Test Prep. This online education tool offers users standardized exam preparation, including practice tests, eBooks, and online courses. It is ideal for researching undergraduate and graduate school programs, finding tuition assistance, exploring academic opportunities, and preparing for professional careers.

Cappex is a leader in providing comprehensive information for students and families on the college experience. Their scholarship search engine involves creating a user profile and then being matched with scholarship opportunities that fit your profile.

Visit StudentScholarshipSearch.com and use the "Scholarship Matcher" tool to identify scholarship opportunities that fit with your grade level, GPA, state of residency, gender, and ethnic heritage.

If you are currently or were previously in foster care, or adopted from foster care, many resources are available to assist with financing college. Start with the comprehensive information available from the Foster Care to Success.