The list of scholarships below are directly correlated to Massachusetts residents. It is also important that you recognize that many of these scholarships include certain requirements, so please make sure that you take note of that. Also, understand that the scholarships below are a list of some scholarships that are available to Massachusetts residents, but this list does not include every scholarship available in MA. Therefore, you must still continue to find state scholarships on your own, or through other channels whether that be scholarship engines, BLA staff & faculty, or friends and family. It is up to you to advocate for yourself, and to search for scholarships in order to fill some financial needs if necessary. These scholarships usually open starting from 2021(after most seniors complete their college applications), and until the end of August for that given year(deadlines vary!). Scholarship season is tough, so make sure you create a list of deadlines for yourself while completing ones that correlate to you. Do not undervalue these scholarships, they will certainly help you In the long run when comparing financial aid packages.
Red Pine Scholarship Massachusetts resident, family income under $80,000, unmet need of at least $5,000 at competitive four-year college. Yawkey Scholars Program Massachusetts resident, high financial need (EFC of less than $6,000 or family income of less than $75,000), participate in a mentorship relationship, plan to attend a private college in Massachusetts. Boston Mensa Foundation Scholarship Boston resident. The Mensa Foundation is a clearinghouse for a number of scholarships. By completing the application, you will automatically be considered for a number of scholarships. Henry David Thoreau High school senior interested in environmental studies (including oceanography, green architecture, conservation biology, and alternative energy), Massachusetts resident, demonstrate strong academic qualifications and a commitment to an environmental field. JFK- GE Foundation STEM Scholarship BPS senior, U.S, citizen or permanent resident, plan to major in a STEM field of study (math, engineering, computer science, or physical science), minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need. Greater Boston PFLAG Elsie Frank Scholarship Demonstrated leadership in improving their school’s climate for LGBTQ youth. All students are welcome to apply: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or straight. People of color and trans youth are encouraged to apply. NEHRA Norma Kornegay Scholarship Boston-area high school seniors who value education, promote harmony, and respect diversity. Boston Housing Authority Scholarship(NEU) Residents of Boston Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing must submit a letter verifying their residence within one month of submitting their admission application. Section 8 and BHA subsidized housing residents are not eligible for this scholarship. For more information, contact the BHA Community Services Department. Boston Resident Scholarship(Wentworth portal, common app) Boston residents and have been accepted to Wentworth. Scholarship selection is based on academics, leadership, school and community involvement, as well as financial need. Rollins Griffith Scholarship Boston Public Schools graduating seniors who plan to study one of the creative arts or to pursue a career in teaching at a postsecondary institution. Edwards Scholarship Fund Resident of Boston, minimum GPA of 2.0, and financial need. City of Boston Scholarship High school senior Boston resident who plans to enroll in a college/university in Massachusetts Black Educators' Alliance Scholarship Applicant must be a senior in a public or private high school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and planning to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or university in the fall of 2019. Infinity Law Group Annual Asian Heritage HS Scholarship High school senior in Boston that will be attending their first year of college in the fall of the application year. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipient must be of Asian heritage with at least one parent of Asian ancestry. Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship Resident of the City of Boston, Chelsea, Revere or Winthrop. Boston Public high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Involved in community service, interested in pursuing Government, Public Administration, Management, Planning, Architecture, or Design The Thaddeus Miles Community Leadership Scholarship Eligible to receive federal aid, Boston resident, demonstrated UNMET financial need, completed FAFSA, strong academic record or demonstration of significant improvement over time, participation in school/community/work activies, demonstrated leadership potential and dedication to making a meaningful contribution to the community. College Club of Boston Scholarship Seniors in Boston’s public high schools, and admitted to accredited, not-for-profit colleges or universities (including junior colleges, community colleges, and conservatories). Students must demonstrate scholastic ability, financial need, and participation in school and community affairs. National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship Student of an underrepresented group; an ACTIVE Member of NABA (current high school seniors must become members of NABA and if awarded, maintain membership); accounting, finance, or business major; 3.0 minimum GPA. Boston Pearl Foundation Scholarship Massachusetts high school senior student of color, 3.0 GPA minimum. Future Leaders of Boston Scholarship Fund Demonstrate leadership, community service, academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in extracurricular activities.