OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIORS
Note that these scholarships are DIFFERENT from the scholarships in our NAHS Naviance Scholarship Program.
The following scholarships are offered by local and national organizations. More detailed information on these scholarships is available on the websites listed below and also in the Guidance Office. Please note that deadlines and specific requirements for each of the scholarships differ greatly. It is the responsibility of the student to make certain that their applications and supporting documents are complete.
This list is updated daily, as scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2015 come in to Guidance, so check back often. Updated as of February 27, 2015.
American College Foundation: Visionary Scholarship Program - requires application, school transcript, and essay. Several scholarships from $1,000 - $5,000 each. Application available on their website: www.americancollegefoundation.org Use Invitation Code to Apply: M7732 Deadline: April 1, 2015
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund: The fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students from New England with financial need. Successful candidates are those who display academic achievement, service to others, good character, leadership qualities, and a willingness to contribute to college, personal and/or family expenses. Applications will be posted on the Stephen Phillips website www.phillips-scholarships.org in early January 2015. Information also available in Guidance. Early Option Application Deadline: April 10, 2015
North Andover Merchants Association 2015 Scholarship: $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a male AND female senior who are seeking to advance their education in the field of buisness. An essay, transcript and resume or list of activities as well as a completed application are required for this scholarship. Applications are available in Guidance. Deadline: March 7, 2015
North Andover Merchants Association Entrepreneur Award 2015: $500 award to one senior who has established a business in North Andover. Completed application, essay and references are required. Applications are available in Guidance. Deadline: March 7, 2015
Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship: for graduating students interested in pursuing a degree in Foodservice or a Hospitality related program. The application can be found at: www.massrestaurantassoc.org and will be available after January 1. Deadline for submission: April 3, 2015
Newburyport Choral Society Betty Gillette Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior who plans to major in music in college. Application can be downloaded from: http://www.newburyportchoralsociety.org Deadline: March 25, 2015.
The Debra Luongo Scholarship Fund: Offered by Hair's How, Modern School of Beauty, this scholarship is available to any graduating senor who interested in the field of cosmetology. Application available in Guidance. Deadline: March 31, 2014
Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias: Humanitarian Award: three $1,000 scholarships available; based on altruistic services to the community. Requirements: send a written resume of achievements and short essay two recommendations. Application requirements available in Guidance. Deadline: April 1, 2015
Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias: Poster Contest Scholarship: Requirements available in Guidance. Deadline: April 1, 2015
Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship for future college students who played sports at the high school level. This year's high school seniors are eligible to apply if they will be attending college next year. More information available at: http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm Deadline: June 1, 2015
League of Essex County Sportsmen's Clubs: a $500 scholarship for a graduating senior entering in a program toward a bachelor or higher degree in a field important to the scientific management of wildlife or wildlife habitat. Application available in Guidance. Deadline: March 3, 2015
Edwin A. Buthmann Memorial Scholarship: To a graduating senior who will pursue careers in professional scouting and/or a profession related to social or community services with an emphasis on counseling or educating youth. The award will reimburse the cost of textbooks and related educational materials. Transcript, recommendations and essay required. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 15, 2015
Robert L. Himber Memorial Scholarship: To assist graduating seniors who are studying foreign languages with teh intention of entering the field of education and or international business. Transcript, recommendations and essay required. The award will reimburse the cost of textbooks and related educational materials. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 15, 2015
National Aviation Academy - Charles E. Taylor Memorial Scholarship: to recognize and encourage students to pursue career skills for the Aviation Maintenance Global Marketplace. The scholarship is dedicated to promoting the future of aviation, more specifically, highly trained A&P Mechanics. Applications in Guidance. Deadline: April 24, 2015.
Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship: several scholarships available for prospective graduating seniors in the Greater Lawrence community who are applying to entry level program in Nursing (BSN). Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 15, 2015
North Shore Women in Business (NSWIB) Scholarship: a $1,000 scholarship available to a graduating high school senior pursuing a college education in the field of Business or related studies. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: February 28, 2015.
Joe Cleres Memorial Scholarship from New Outlook Pioneers: scholarships for graduating seniors who have a disability either mentally or physically challenged. There is no financial qualification. Awards will range from $500 to $2,000. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: March 14, 2015.
The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts: a $500 scholarship to qualified seniors who plan to further their education by attending a two or four year college program. Letters of reference, transcript and essay required. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: March 15, 2015.
Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge 902: applicant must be a current member of the Junior Division of Lodge 902 or children or grandchildren of current members of the Methuen Sons of Italy Lodge 902. The $1,000 award will be based on scholastic ability, financial need, character, personal essay and activities. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: March 31, 2015.
Topsfield Fair & Essex Agricultural Society Scholarships:
1) Essex Agricultural Society Scholarship: 25 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Application, transcript, resume and essay are required. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 1, 2015
2) Charles E. Larner Family Foundation Scholarship: for high school seniors pursuing Agriculture in Vegetable or Animal Production in college. Two $2,000 awards, one male, one female. You must have worked on a farm or in that field, for at least one growing season to be eligible. Name of employer, employer reference and 250 word essay and application required. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 1, 2015.
Student-View Scholarship Program: for seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Go to: www.student-view.com and complete a 15 - 20 minute application survey about colleges in our area. Deadline: April 22, 2015.
Merrimack Valley Partners in Service Scholarship: MVPS is a volunteer organization of women, participating in service projects and activities to benefit our local community. The scholarship committee will consider the applicant's participation in community service, academic achievement and strength of character in selecting the scholarship recipients. Application, resume, transcript and recommendation required. Applications available in Guidance or at: http://mvpinservice.webs.com/ Deadline: March 31, 2015
Merrimack Valley Striders' Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship to a graduating sernior who has participated in cross-country, indoor track, or outdoor track. Complete a "Personal Profile Form" and write a one page essay on the subject "what running means to me". Applications available at the following link, and please note that they must be submitted on line: http://www.mvsruns.com/MVS_Community/Scholarship_Program.htm Deadline: March 16, 2015
College Club of Greater Lawrence: Several $1,000 scholarships available to graduating seniors who are residents of Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, or Andover. The scholarships are granted based on financial need, scholarship, leadership and community service. Applications are available in Guidance. Deadline: March 20, 2015
North Shore Players Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts: To be granted to a graduating senior who plans to major in the performing arts. An application, letter of recommendation from someone outside of school, a letter of reference from a school teacher or administrator, transcript and essay on choice of major are required. Applications available in Guidance or on their website at: www.northshoreplayers.org Deadline: April 1, 2015
Humane Society of the United States: Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship: $2,500 scholarship is awarded to New England high school senior who has made a meaningful contribution to animal protection over a significant period of time. Application information is available in Guidance. Deadline: March 25, 2015
Susan L. King Scholarship: Through the support of the YWCA of Greater Lawrence and the Women's Leadership Network at Alcatel-Lucent, the Susan L. King Scholarship Committee awards one $3,000 scholarship each year. The applicant must be a female and have been accepted as a first-year student at an accredited college or university in an Engineering or Science related curriculum. Only Core Sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics qualify. Allied health majors and mental health majors DO NOT QUALIFY. Scholarship based on Scholastic Ability, Character, and Activities. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 2, 2015
USMC Captain Jennifer J. Harris Memorial Essay Scholarship Program: Several $1,000 scholarships are available. Based on the application and essay, the committee will choose applicants who demonstrate leadership, commitment to academics and can demonstrate a sincere sense of patriotism via an essay. Applications are available in Guidance. Deadline: March 15, 2015
Salem Animal Rescue League Hayes Family Scholarship: $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school student who is pursing an education in the animal sciences, pre-veterinary programs, veterinary technology or a related field in college. Applications are available in Guidance. Deadline: April 10, 2015
Saint Alfio, Filadelfo, and Cirino Scholarship: The applicant must be a member in good standing of the graduating class, and must have been accepted at an accredited higher school of learning. The award will be based on the following criteria: scholastic ability, financial need, character and community involvement, school and outside activities. Applications are available in Guidance. Deadline: April 30, 2015
Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Scholarships: For graduating seniors who are majoring in one of the "green" sciences such as horticulture, environmental studies, botany and biology. Applicant must have been a legal resident of MA for at least one year, have maintained a minimum "B" average in school, have good character, and have financial needs. There are 11 scholarships in all. Applications are available at: http://www.gcfm.org/Education/Scholarships/GCFMScholarships.aspx Deadline: March 1, 2015
The Town of North Andover Republican Town Committee James Gammie Memorial Scholarship: Open to any graduating senior who is a resident of the Town of North Andover going on to a four year college or university who has demonstrated leadership skills, participated in community service and has shown good overall citizenship. Please submit a short essay on "WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN?" Copy of transcript, GPA and rank, essay and application required. Applications available in Guidance OR email: email@example.com to request an on-line application. Deadline: April 20, 2015
Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Scholarship Program: Application must be a Massachusetts resident and graduating senior enrolled to plan to enroll at an accredited two or four-year school with a major or intention of studying over-the-air broadcasting. The student need not attend school in Massachusetts to be eligible. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 3, 2015
Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement Scholarship: $500 scholarship for students to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. See applications for further criteria. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 1, 2015
Lawrence General Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship Program: Scholarships available for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of Healthcare. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 1, 2015
StudentScholarships.org manages several scholarships that students from Massachusetts may be eligible for. A description and application information for 9 of these scholarships is available in Guidance. Deadline: Varies
NESC Federal Credit Union Scholarships: (Multiple scholarships available). Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and be a member of the sponsoring credit union. Scholarships will be awarded based on essay's content, along with transcript and extracurricula/community activities. Appplications available in Guidance. Deadline: March 13, 2015 NEW