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 12/12/14
COLLEGE SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS - NOTE: Some may require a school nomination.
Skidmore College - Filene Music Scholarship Competition go to: http://www.skidmore.edu/music/scholarships/filene.php for eligibility requirements, program highlights and application information - Deadline: January 15, 2015
Ithaca College - Roy H. Park School of Communications - Park Scholar Awards - go to: www.ithaca.edu/parkscholars for eligibility requirements, program highlights and application information - Ithaca admissions application due January 2, 2015 and Park Scholar Award application is due January 14, 2015
Ithaca College - Martin Luther King Scholar Program: It is an interdisciplinary learning community emphasizing citizenship and service in our global community. It is offered to academically exceptional students from traditionally underrepresented populations who have demonstrated strong character and leadership through service and community involvement. For more information and how to apply go to: www.ithaca.edu/mlk Deadline: January 15, 2015
University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship Program: Mission of program is to develop servant leaders by encouraging students to connect scholarship and learing with leadership and service. You must apply to the University of Dayton and request a nomination by your guidance counselor. Deadline for nomination: January 31, 2015
NON-COLLEGE SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS
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
Henry David Thoreau Scholars Program: for seniors planning to pursue environmental studies in college. This includes the following areas: oceanography, green architecture, conservation biology and alternative energy. Thoreau scholars also participate in study abroad programs and gain work experience through internships, which reinforce an environmental undergraduate experience. Application available at www.thoreauscholars.org Deadline: February 1, 2015
Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Program: This program is available to high school seniors living in Massachusetts with union affiliation planning to attend some form of higher education in the Fall of 2015. The application process includes both an application AND a scholarship exam consisting of 30 multiple choice questions and one essaty question. The exam will be administerd on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, you must submit the application to Mrs. Conti in the Guidance Office no later than Monday, December 15, 2014. Applications are available in the Guidance office or on-line at www.massaflcio.org/scholarship-program There is a study guide for the exam available on that website as well. Deadline: December 15, 2014 - (application due to Mrs. Conti in Guidance)
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
Red Pine Scholarship: for students from low to middle-income families in Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen in the fall of 2015. Only on-line applications will be accepted. For more information and application instructions go to: http://www.tpi.org/scholarship/red-pine-scholarship Information also available in Guidance. Deadline: February 13, 2015
Order Sons of Italy in America - Charitable and Educational Trust of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts: Note that while some of these scholarships are reserved for the children and grandchildren of members, there are a number of scholarships available regardless of affiliation with the Order Sons of Italy in America. Scholarship application and detailed information available in Guidance. Deadline: February 2, 2015
Yawkey Foundation Scholarship: program is designed to make college affordable for talented, motivated, low-income students from Massachusetts. This is a four-year renewable tuition scholarship intended for students who: have a strong academic record, or demonstration of significant improvement over time, who are planning to attend a competitive private college in Massachusetts, who are engaged in a meaningful mentoring relationship and who have unmet financial need. Application and information available in Guidance AND online at: http://www.tpi.org/scholarship/yawkey-scholars-program Postmark deadline: February 17, 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
American Legion National High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest: The purpose of the contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the United State Constitution on the part of high school students, and to develop leadership, the ability to think and speak clearly and as preparation for acceptance of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. Students interested in participating should see Debbie Conti in Guidance for an informational packet no later than Thursday, December 18, 2014.
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