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Free Money for College is Available From a Variety of Sources

You may not be qualified for all of these scholarship opportunities but we bet you’re eligible for some of them! These scholarship awards are provided by individuals or organizations with no formal ties to NECC. Please note that scholarships marked with ** require a nomination from a NECC community member.

Hundreds of NECC alumni will tell you that reviewing this list is worth your time. With a little research, you’re certain to find other scholarship opportunities that are not included on this list.

You can use these quick links to go to the specific Scholarships below, or scroll down.

General External Scholarship Opportunities

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

Criteria

Student will need to submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website.

Deadline

June

Amount

$1,000

Website or Application

The Abbott and Fenner Scholarship information and application can be found on the abbottandfenner.com website.

Action Behavior Centers ABA Therapy Scholarship

Action Behavior Centers ABA Therapy Scholarship

Criteria

  • U.S citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll full time.

Deadline

June 30 for Fall

November 30 for Spring

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Action Behavior Centers ABA Therapy Scholarship information and application  can be found on the actionbehavior.com website.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Criteria

  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Native North American, Pacific Islander
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 emphasis on math or actuarial courses
  • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600

Deadline

May

Amount

$1000 High school senior applying for freshman year

$2000 College freshman applying for sophomore year

Website or Application

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship information and application can be found on the actuarialfoundation.org website.

Advancepoint Capitals Financial Literacy Scholarship

Advancepoint Capitals Financial Literacy Scholarship

Criteria

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester they are applying to recieve the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific Major.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

Deadline

August 1st

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Advancepoint Capitals Financial Literacy Scholarship information and application  can be found on the advancepointcap.com website.

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Criteria

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enrolled or enrolling as full time student of accredited college within the U.S. for completion of undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.
  • Limit of 1 entry per contestant

Deadline

September 1

Amount

$1000 per winner

Website or Application

The Allied Van Lines Scholarship information and application  can be found on the allied.com website.

American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship

American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship

Criteria

  • Applicant must have a disability.
  • Applicant must be enrolled FULL TIME as an undergraduate student in program in college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree, or enrolled PART TIME or FULL TIME in a graduate school, pursuing a post graduate degree. (Applicants who have not yet graduated from high school will not be considered.)
  • Preference is given to students majoring in a field related to disability and health.
  • Applicant must be US citizen or legal resident lining in the US and enrolled in an accredited United States university.

Deadline

November 15

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The American Association on Health and Disability Scholarship information and application  can be found on the aahd.us website.

Apartment List Scholarship

Apartment List Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. resident
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible

Deadline

Winter December 1

Spring March 1

Amount

$2500

Website or Application

The Apartment List Scholarship information and application can be found on the apartmentlist.com website.

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be attending college/university no later than January.
  • Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis by January.
  • Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year.
  • Be a resident of the U.S. or Canada.

Deadline

August 31

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship information and application  can be found on the physicaltherapyfairbanks.com website.

Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be receiving Pell Grant
  • Be applying to or have been accepted to a study abroad program starting between July-October 2013
  • Be traveling a minimum of 4 weeks to a country that is not Cuba or not on the U.S. Travel Warning List

Deadline

March 4

Amount

Up to $5,000

Website or Application

The Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship information and application  can be found on the iie.org website.

Berger and Green Heart Disease Scholarship

Berger and Green Heart Disease Scholarship

Criteria

  • You have been diagnosed with heart disease or a congenital heart defect.
  • You are enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • You carry at least 3.0 GPA.
  • You must submit an application, along with a copy of your transcript and an essay.

Deadline

June 30

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Berger and Green Heart Disease Scholarship information and application  can be found on the bergerandgreen.com website.

Bey & Associates Scholarship

Bey & Associates Scholarship

Criteria

  • Students can be attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States.
  • Applicants can be pursuing any degree.
  • All applicants must be attending or plan on attending for their first year.
  • As proof of your first year status, you will need to submit a digital copy of your acceptance letter – complete with the college letterhead from the college.

Deadline

July 12

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Bey & Associates Scholarship information and application can be found on the beyandassociates.com website.

Bonsai Finance's Scholarship

Bonsai Finance’s Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or registered as undergraduate students at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Deadline

June 30

Amount

$2500

Website or Application

The Bonsai Finance’s Scholarship information and application can be found on the bonsaifinance.com website.

Buford & Gonzalez Criminal Defense Scholarship

Buford & Gonzalez Criminal Defense Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must have a minimum G.P.A of 3.0
  • Full-time student

Deadline

May 31

Amount

$2000

Website or Application

The Buford & Gonzalez Criminal Defense Scholarship information and application can be found on the dwiresults.com website.

Burning Tree Academic Excellence College Scholarship

Burning Tree Academic Excellence College Scholarship

Criteria

  • Full-time student
  • GPA at least 3.0

Deadline

December 1

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Burning Tree Academic Excellence College scholarship information and application can be found on the burningtree.com website.

CFF Foundation Education Award

CFF Foundation Education Award

Criteria

  • You must be a US citizen studying in the USA.
  • You must be enrolled and taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Students of all majors are encouraged to apply

Deadline

varies

Amount

$1500

Website or Application

The CFF Foundation Education Award information and application can be found on the cocodrieflyfishing.com website.

Choosy Traveler's Study Abroad Scholarship

Choosy Traveler’s Study Abroad Scholarship

Criteria

  • Scholarship is based on merit.
  • Open to U.S citizen in any field of study who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Deadline

December 31

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Choosy Traveler’s Study Abroad Scholarship information and application can be found on the choosytraveler.com website.

College Is Power (CIP) Scholarship

College Is Power (CIP) Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be a student over 17 years old
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Submit a completed application by the deadline

Deadline

December 31

Amount

$1,000

Website or Application

The College Is Power (CIP) Scholarship information and application can be found on the collegeispower.com website.

Community Action Gerald Goldman Memorial Scholarship

Community Action Gerald Goldman Memorial Scholarship

Criteria

  • Resident of Haverhill, Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury or West Newbury
  • Essay about how you made a difference in your community and/or how you embody the giving spirit of Community Action’s Gerald Goldman (see website)
  • Letter of recommendation

Deadline

April 16

Amount

$1,000

Website or Application

The Community Action Gerald Goldman Memorial Scholarship information and application can be found on the communityactioninc.org website.

Community College Scholarship

Community College Scholarship

Criteria

Students enrolled at a public community college, junior college, technical college, or city college, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Deadline

December 30

Amount

$5000

Website or Application

The Community College Scholarship information and application can be found on the optimal.com website.

David Boren Study Abroad Scholarships

David Boren Study Abroad Scholarships

Criteria

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a H.S. graduate or hold a GED & currently enrolled at an accredited college
  • Be applying to study abroad (but not in W. Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand)
  • Preference to students studying culture & language for a full year abroad
  • NOMINATION – contact PACE for details

Deadline

February 7

Amount

Up to
$20,000
for an
academic
year

Website or Application

The David Boren Study Abroad Scholarships information and application can be found on the borenawards.org website.

Diversity Scholarship

Diversity Scholarship

Criteria

  • Enrolled in an undergrad or graduate program.
  • Be a full-time student when applying for the scholarship.

Deadline

April 30

Amount

$3000

Website or Application

The Diversity Scholarship information and application can be found on the diversityjobs.com website.

Dolman Law Group Scholarship

Dolman Law Group Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the academic year.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
  • For applicant’s under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
  • Must apply for the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend.

Deadline

December 29

Amount

$1100

Website or Application

The Dolman Law Group Scholarship information and application can be found on the dolmanlaw.com website.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Scholarship

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Scholarship

Criteria

  • Graduating with an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution for the spring term 2017 through the spring term 2018.
  • Full-time student
  • Pursuing a career in a health related field for the two full semesters leading up to your graduation date.

Deadline

May 6

Amount

$7500

Website or Application

The Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Scholarship information and application  can be found on the allagherstudent.com website.

Annual GameAuthority Scholarship

Annual GameAuthority Scholarship

Criteria

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

Deadline

April 15

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The scholarship information and application can be found on the gameauthority.org website.

Garden Club Federation Scholarships

Garden Club Federation Scholarships

Criteria

  • Be majoring in Biology, conservation, environmental studies, or related field (see website for full details)
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts
  • Have a B average (3.0)
  • Good character
  • Financial need

Deadline

March 1

Amount

varies

Website or Application

The Garden Club Federation Scholarships information and application can be found on the gcfm.org website.

Gen & Kelly Tannabe Student Scholarship

Gen & Kelly Tannabe Student Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Submit a complete application, including a short essay of 250 words or less

Deadline

July 31 & January 1

Amount

$1,000

Website or Application

The Gen & Kelly Tannabe Student Scholarship information and application can be found on the genkellyscholarship.com website.

Giva Corporate Scholarship

Giva Corporate Scholarship

Criteria

  • Currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time.

Deadline

June 1 and December 1

Amount

Varies

Website or Application

The Giva Corporate Scholarship information and application can be found on the givainc.com website.

The Gerald Goldman Memorial Scholarship

The Gerald Goldman Memorial Scholarship

Criteria

No income requirement. Students residing in the following Massachusetts cities and towns are eligible to apply: Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury

  • Applicants must supply proof of their enrollment in a full-time college program and/or demonstrate in writing their acceptance in a college program.
  • In addition, applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, and complete a 200-500 word essay. Essays should demonstrate how education will further the principles of Gerald Goldman in their life and how they plan to advance these principles using their education.

Deadline

May 1st

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Gerald Goldman Memorial Scholarship information and application can be found on the communityactioninc.org website.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Criteria

    There are several HSF scholarships with specific requirements, but GENERALLY, HSF requires:

  • Be a Hispanic student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Completed application, including FAFSA information
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student
  • Visit the HSF website for specific information!

Deadline

varies

Amount

varies

Website or Application

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships information and application can be found on the hsf.net website.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be female & at least 35 years old Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled in a degree program
  • Qualify as low-income per government guidelines (see website)

Deadline

March 1

Amount

varies

Website or Application

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship information and application can be found on the rankinfoundation.org website.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund

Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund

Criteria

  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college, or university in the U.S.
  • Aged sixteen years or older
  • Open to all college, and university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.
  • Standard 8.5 in. x11 in. sheet of paper to submit your entry if you are mailing in your submission.

Deadline

September 1

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund information and application can be found on the karmanhealthcare.com website.

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Criteria

  • Students must be between the ages of 16-21
  • Student must be attending school in the fall semester
  • Students must write an essay on years topic
  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • Male and Female students are both eligible.
  • Must be a US or Canadian Resident.

Deadline

June 30

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Lift Parts Express Scholarship information and application can be found on the forkliftcertificationedmonton.com website.

LM Scholarship Program

LM Scholarship Program

Criteria

  • Currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years in length or greater) by September.
  • A student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A student must be a US resident or a Canadian resident and must also attend a school in Canada or the US.

Deadline

May 31

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The LM Scholarship Program information and application can be found on the studentscholarships.org website.

MANA Scholarship Program

MANA Scholarship Program

Criteria

  • Indentify as Latino and be between the ages of 18-35 years old as of the application deadline date
  • Be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the U.S., or undocumented residents of the U.S., including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year

Deadline

September 1

Amount

$10,000

Website or Application

The MANA Scholarship Program information and application is administered by Scholarship America®.

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
  • Scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.
  • Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

Deadline

March 31st for Fall Semester

December 1st for the Spring Semester

Amount

$4,000

Website or Application

The The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship information and application can be found on the mesothelioma.com website.

Monica's Health Magazine Scholarship

Monica’s Health Magazine Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate, or an undergraduate program, or be a high school senior who credited university or college.

Deadline

August 30

Amount

$2500

Website or Application

The Monica’s Health Magazine Scholarship information and application can be found on the thefitbay.com website.

New England College Council Scholarships

New England College Council Scholarships

Criteria

  • Must have completed at least thirty hours of credit toward his or her associate degree by the end of the spring 2015 semester. A least half of those credits must have been earned at the current member institution.
  • Must be returning to his or her current college for the fall 2015 Semester.
  • Student must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher.
  • Completed application, including letter of recommendation and personal essay

Deadline

May 15

Amount

$750

Odenza Marketing Scholarship

Odenza Marketing Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30th 2015
  • Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the September 30th 2015, Have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

Deadline

September 30

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Odenza Marketing Scholarship information and application can be found on the odenzascholarships.com website.

One Family Scholars Program

One Family Scholars Program

Criteria

  • Be sponsored by a participating community organization (for full list visit website)
  • Single, head-of-household with dependent children under 18
  • MA resident & income-eligible (see website)
  • Be enrolled in an accredited program an plan to use your degree to enter a family-sustaining career
  • Visit website for details

Deadline

Application opens June 1

Amount

varies

Website or Application

The One Family Scholars Program scholarship information and application  can be found on the onefamilyinc.org website.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Posses a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

Deadline

September 30

December 31

June 30

Amount

$2500

Website or Application

The OppU Achievers Scholarship information and application can be found on the opploans.com website.

Pearson Prize for Higher Education

Pearson Prize for Higher Education

Criteria

  • Have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a cumulative GPA or 2.5 or above
  • Be currently enrolled an pursuing a degree full -time at an accredited career college, two -year college, or university (graduate students are not eligible to apply)
  • Have at least one full year of college completed and 30 or more credits accumulated by the availability date of the scholarship application
  • Have at least one full year (two semesters) of college remaining after you would be named a Pearson Prize Fellow, and you are not currently entering in graduate school

Deadline

April 19

Amount

$1,000

Website or Application

The Pearson Prize for Higher Education scholarship information and application  can be found on the pearson.com/us/ website.

The Pensters Scholarship

The Pensters Scholarship

Criteria

  • Current high school/College/University student.

Deadline

May 31

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The The Pensters Scholarship information and application can be found on the thepensters.com website.

Quirk Law Firm First Generation College Scholarship

Quirk Law Firm First Generation College Scholarship

Criteria

This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and college students.

  • Applicant’s parents must not have completed any high school education.
  • A transcript with counselor or school representative signature must be submitted for consideration.

Deadline

December 30

Amount

$2000

Website or Application

The Quirk Law Firm First Generation College Scholarship information and application can be found on the quirklawyers.com website.

Quirk Law Firm Foster Child Scholarship

Quirk Law Firm Foster Child Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must currently be placed or have been placed in foster care (placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver/foster parent). Proof of placement in foster care is required.
  • A transcript with counselor or school representative signature must be submitted for consideration.

Deadline

December 30

Amount

$2000

Website or Application

The Quirk Law Firm Foster Child Scholarship information and application  can be found on the quirklawyers.com website.

The Realty Medics Scholarship

The Realty Medics Scholarship

Criteria

  • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Student 18 years old or older.
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. U.S. territories are excluded

Deadline

See web page for dates

Amount

$1500

Website or Application

The The Realty Medics Scholarship information and application can be found on the therealtymedics.com website.

Regan Center Scholarship

Regan Center Scholarship

Criteria

All undergraduate and graduate students of ASEAN ancestry currently enrolled in or intending to enroll in an accredited college or university for the 2016 academic year.

Deadline

December 31

Amount

$1500

Website or Application

The Regan Center Scholarship information and application

Solvable.com Dept-Free Scholarship

Criteria

  • Enrolled in a 2 year or 4 year college or university part or full time
  • Or will be enrolled in Fall 2019 in a program
  • US Citizen or Legal Resident
  • Minimum Grade Point Average 3.0

Deadline

July 31

Amount

$2500

Website or Application

The Solvable.com Dept-Free Scholarship information and application can be found on the solvable.com website.

Super College Scholarship

Super College Scholarship

Criteria

  • Submit a completed application online

Deadline

April 30

Amount

$1,000

Website or Application

The Super College Scholarship information and application can be found on the supercollege.com website.

TFC Title loans Scholarship

TFC Title loans Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college/university

Deadline

June 1

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The TFC Title loans Scholarship information and application can be found on the tfctitleloans.com website.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarships

Udall Undergraduate Scholarships

Criteria

  • Be committed to a career in environmental studies OR Native American tribal policy/healthcare
  • Have at least 30 college level credits
  • Plan to attend college full-time
  • Have a GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Secure an institutional nomination (see PACE)

Deadline

Notify PACE no later than March 15

Amount

Up to $5,000

Website or Application

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarships information and application  can be found on the udall.gov website.

UNCF / KOCH Scholars

UNCF / KOCH Scholars

Criteria

  • African-American Undergraduate student
  • 2.7 GPA
  • High school Senior or College Freshman
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Interest in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economics

Deadline

May 14

Amount

Up to $5000

Website or Application

The UNCF / KOCH Scholars scholarship information and application can be found on the uncf.org website.

Undergraduate Distance Learning Scholarship

Undergraduate Distance Learning Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display of Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 14

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Undergraduate Distance Learning Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

Ronald D Weiss Scholarship

Ronald D Weiss Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be currently enrolled in a college or university or planning to enroll as a freshman for the academic year.
  • Be in good academic standing with your current educational institution.
  • If under 18, have the permission of your parent or guardian to apply.

Deadline

April 15

Amount

$2500

Website or Application

The Ronald D Weiss Scholarship information and application  can be found on the ny-bankruptcy.com/scholarship/ website.

Women's Opportunity Award

Women’s Opportunity Award

Criteria

Eligible applicants are women who:

  • Provide the primary financial support for her dependents (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
  • Are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals
  • Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries or territories
  • Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award; are not a Soroptimist member, employee of Soroptimist or immediate family of either

Deadline

December 15

Amount

varies
up to
$10,000

Website or Application

The Women’s Opportunity Award information and application can be found on the soroptimist.org website.

High School Students External Scholarship Opportunities

A.C.E Award

A.C.E Award

Criteria

  • Candidate must have had to overcome some type of physical, emotion or social obstacle. Some example of difficulties may include physical or verbal abuse, bullying, delinquency, substance abuse, physical impairment, change in family structure, etc.
  • Candidate must be a resident of Haverhill or attend one of the following schools: Haverhill High School, Whittier Vo-Tech, Pentucket Regional High School, Timberlane Regional High School, Bradford Christian Academy.
  • Candidate must be graduating from high school or completing their GED courses by age 19, prior to June 1, 2020

Deadline

March 1 2020

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The A.C.E Award scholarship information and application can be found on the haverhillexchangeclub.com website.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

Criteria

  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession
  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, Native North American, Pacific Islander
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 emphasis on math or actuarial courses
  • Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600

Deadline

May

Amount

$1000 High school senior applying for freshman year

$2000 College freshman applying for sophomore year

Website or Application

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship information and application can be found on the actuarialfoundation.org website.

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

Criteria

For this scholarship, merit is based on student scores on the 10th grade Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test. For a list of the eligibility requirements, please refer to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Deadline

There is no application process. Students that are eligible for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship will be notified in the fall of their senior year in high school.

Amount

Recipients are eligible for an award of a non-need-based tuition waiver for state-supported undergraduate courses. Students are also required to maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 for continued eligibility.

Website or Application

The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship scholarship information and application can be found on the mass.edu/osfa website.

Architecture, Drafting and Related Fields Scholarship

Architecture, Drafting and Related Fields Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 1

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Architecture, Drafting and Related Fields Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

Bonsai Finance's Scholarship

Bonsai Finance’s Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or registered as undergraduate students at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Deadline

June 30

Amount

$2500

Website or Application

The Bonsai Finance’s Scholarship information and application can be found on the bonsaifinance.com/ website.

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 1

Amount

$1,000

Website or Application

The Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Scholarship

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a Minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 1

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

Dronethusiast Women In Science Environmental Scholarship

Dronethusiast Women In Science Environmental Scholarship

Criteria

  • Currently enrolled as a High School or College student.
  • Must Demonstrate need for Financial Assistance.

Deadline

December 1

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Dronethusiast Women In Science Environmental Scholarship information and application can be found on the dronethusiast.com website.

Garden Club Federation Scholarships

Garden Club Federation Scholarships

Criteria

  • Be majoring in Biology, conservation, environmental studies, or related field (see website for full details)
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts
  • Have a B average (3.0)
  • Good character
  • Financial need

Deadline

March 1

Amount

varies

Website or Application

The Garden Club Federation Scholarships information and application can be found on the gcfm.org website.

HENAAC Scholarship

HENAAC Scholarship

Criteria

  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities.
  • Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors.
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community.

Deadline

April 30

Amount

$500 to $10,000

Website or Application

The HENAAC Scholarship information and application can be found on the greatmindsinstem.org website.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships

Criteria

    There are several HSF scholarships with specific requirements, but GENERALLY, HSF requires:

  • Be a Hispanic student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Completed application, including FAFSA information
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student
  • Visit the HSF website for specific information!

Deadline

varies

Amount

varies

Website or Application

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships information and application can be found on the hsf.net website.

Liberal Arts and General Studies Scholarship

Liberal Arts and General Studies Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 1

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Liberal Arts and General Studies Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

MANA Scholarship Program

MANA Scholarship Program

Criteria

  • Indentify as Latino and be between the ages of 18-35 years old as of the application deadline date
  • Be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the U.S., or undocumented residents of the U.S., including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year

Deadline

September 1

Amount

$10,000

Website or Application

The MANA Scholarship Program information and application is administered by Scholarship America®.

Monica's Health Magazine Scholarship

Monica’s Health Magazine Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate, or an undergraduate program, or be a high school senior who credited university or college.

Deadline

August 30

Amount

$2500

Website or Application

The Monica’s Health Magazine Scholarship information and application can be found on the thefitbay.com website.

Odenza Marketing Scholarship

Odenza Marketing Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30th 2015
  • Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the September 30th 2015, Have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

Deadline

September 30

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Odenza Marketing Scholarship information and application can be found on the odenzascholarships.com website.

OppU Achievers Scholarship

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Posses a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

Deadline

September 30

December 31

June 30

Amount

$2500

Website or Application

The OppU Achievers Scholarship information and application can be found on the opploans.com website.

The Pensters Scholarship

The Pensters Scholarship

Criteria

  • Current high school/College/University student.

Deadline

May 31

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The The Pensters Scholarship information and application can be found on the thepensters.com website.

Quirk Law Firm First Generation College Scholarship

Quirk Law Firm First Generation College Scholarship

Criteria

This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and college students.

  • Applicant’s parents must not have completed any high school education.
  • A transcript with counselor or school representative signature must be submitted for consideration.

Deadline

December 30

Amount

$2000

Website or Application

The Quirk Law Firm First Generation College Scholarship information and application can be found on the quirklawyers.com website.

Maggie Rosinski Teaching Scholarship

Maggie Rosinski Teaching Scholarship

Criteria

Students must be graduating seniors from Haverhill High School, Whittier Technical Vocational Regional High School, Pentucket Regional High School, Bradford Christian Academy or Timberland Regional High School. Or, applicants may be a resident of Haverhill graduating from high school this year.

Deadline

March 1 2020

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Maggie Rosinski Teaching Scholarship information and application can be found on the haverhillexchangeclub.com website.

Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship

Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship

Criteria

  • High School Senior.
  • Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet.
  • Commitment of participation in athletics by actively participating on an organized team.
  • United States Citizen
  • Completion of application with supporting documentation and endorsements.

Deadline

April 15

Amount

Up to $10,000

Website or Application

The Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship information and application can be found on the verplankfoundation.com website.

Sprak Design Scholarship

Sprak Design Scholarship

Criteria

  • Students enrolled (or enrolling as full time student of accredited college/university within the U.S. /Canada, for completion of undergraduate degree
  • High school students entering college, current college students, or graduates
  • No school/college dropouts are eligible
  • The student must have achieved at least a 3.9 GPA
  • Applicants must be legal residents or citizen of the United States/Canada
  • This scholarship will be awarded to students with majors in Computer Engineering, computer Science (B. Tech, M. Tech. B. Sc., M. Sc, or M.S.) or IT
  • Should have attained 18 years of age at the start of the program

Deadline

May 15

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Sprak Design Scholarship information and application can be found on the sprakdesign.com website.

UNCF / KOCH Scholars

UNCF / KOCH Scholars

Criteria

  • African-American Undergraduate student
  • 2.7 GPA
  • High school Senior or College Freshman
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Interest in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economics

Deadline

May 14

Amount

Up to $5000

Website or Application

The UNCF / KOCH Scholars scholarship information and application can be found on the uncf.org website.

Undergraduate Distance Learning Scholarship

Undergraduate Distance Learning Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display of Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 14

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Undergraduate Distance Learning Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

Visual Art Scholarship

Visual Art Scholarship

Criteria

  • Completed high school or secondary education
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses after high school or secondary education
  • Achieved CGPA of at least 3.9 scale
  • Should be permanent resident or citizen of USA or Canada
  • Should be 18 years of age while applying
  • should not be a college dropout
  • Should be a regular student
  • There should be no gap between bachelors and masters degree

Deadline

May 31

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Visual Art Scholarship information and application can be found on the alliancerecruitmentagency.com website.

Youth of the Year Scholarship

Youth of the Year Scholarship

Criteria

Applicants must be a resident of Haverhill or attend one of the following schools: Haverhill High School, Timberlane High School, Pentucket Regional HS, Whittier Vo-Tech, Bradford Christian Academy and graduating high school or completing GED courses by age 19 prior to June 1, 2020

Deadline

March 1 2020

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Youth of the Year Scholarship information and application can be found on the haverhillexchangeclub.com website.

PHI THETA KAPPA Transfer External Scholarship Opportunities

PTK is a nationally recognized honor society for community college students. To be eligible to join, you must have a GPA of 3.5+ and at least 12 college level credits completed. For information about joining the NECC Chapter of PTK, contact Professor Andrew Morse at amorse@necc.mass.edu.

PHI THETA KAPPA General Transfer Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships listed below, PTK administers a number of scholarships using a common application. PTK Members may use the common application to apply for multiple scholarships at the same time. The Fall Common Application opens on October 1 and closes December 1. The Spring Common Application opens on February 1 and closes on April 1. It is critical for PTK members to complete the common application each semester in order to maximize scholarship eligibility. For more information, visit: PTK Scholarships

PHI THETA KAPPA Massachusetts Transfer Scholarships

Below are the colleges in MA that are known to offer specific scholarships to PTK students. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are interested in transferring to a college not listed here, please contact them directly to inquire about any PTK scholarships that may be available.

American International College (Springfield)

American International College (Springfield)

Criteria

  • A letter from a PTK advisor verifying you are in good academic standing
  • An overall 3.3 or higher GPA
  • Minimum of 30 credits earned at the PTK college

Deadline

Contact college: 800-242-3142

Amount

Up to $10,000

Website

American International College (Springfield) Website

Boston University

Boston University

Criteria

  • Members of PTK & nominated by their chapter advisor
  • Outstanding leaders who have demonstrated academic excellence
  • Must enroll as juniors at Boston University with a minimum of 60 transferable credits

Deadline

March 1st

Amount

50% tuition for up to 2 years

Website

The Boston University PHI THETA KAPPA Scholarship information can be found on the bu.edu website.

Clark University (Worcester)

Clark University (Worcester)

Criteria

  1. PTK Scholarship
    • PTK member with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Be transferring to Clark with a minimum of 45 credits
  2. PTK All-USA Scholarship
    • PTK Member nominated to the PTK/All-USA Academic Team
    • Minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA
    • Transferring to Clark with an associate’s degree (or a minimum of 60 credits)

Deadline

April 1

Amount

Up to $15,000

Website

Clark University (Worcester) Scholarship Information can be found on the clark.edu website.

Elms College (Chicopee)

Elms College (Chicopee)

Criteria

  • Members of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Renewable for up to 3 years

Deadline

Contact college: 413-594-2761

Amount

Up to $10,000

Website

The Elms College (Chicopee) scholarship information can be found on the elms.edu website

Harvard University Extension School (Cambridge)

Harvard University Extension School (Cambridge)

Criteria

  • PTK Member planning to enroll in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree for Fall
  • Complete 3 pre-admission courses with a B or higher
  • Earned Associate in Arts degree
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Successfully complete application & interview process

Deadline

Fall June 1
Spring October 1

Amount

Approx. $3000 for pre-admission courses + 50% tuition in future courses

Website

The Harvard University Extension School (Cambridge) scholarship information can be found on the extention.harvard.edu website

Lesley University (Cambridge)

Lesley University (Cambridge)

Criteria

  • PTK Member with an earned Associate’s degree

Deadline

Contact college: (617) 868-9600

Amount

Up to $14,000

Website

The Lesley University (Cambridge) PTK scholarship information can be found on the Lesley.edu website.

Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley)

Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley)

  • Call Mount Holyoke for more information: 413-538-2023

Website

For more information about the Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley) visit the Mount Holyoke Website

Regis College (Weston)

Regis College (Weston)

Criteria

  • PTK Member with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must plan to enroll full-time at Regis College

Deadline

Contact college: 781-768-7000

Amount

Up to $6,000

Website

The PTK scholarship information for Regis College (Weston) can be found on the regiscollege.edu website

Smith College (Northampton)

Smith College (Northampton)

Criteria

  • Female PTK Member selected for recommendation by Smith College’s Office of Admission (Smith is an all female school)
  • No separate application, eligibility determined at time of admission

Deadline

February 1

Amount

Up to $5,000

Website

More information about Smith College (Northampton) and PTK scholarship information can be found on the smith.edu website.

Suffolk University (Boston)

Suffolk University (Boston)

Criteria

  • PTK advisor nomination
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.3
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Contact Suffolk for more information 617-573-8460

Deadline

April 1

Amount

$1000

Website

For more information about the university visit the Suffolk University (Boston) visit Website

UMASS Lowell Transfer Scholarship

UMASS Lowell Transfer Scholarship

Criteria

  • Combined GPA of 3.50 or better
  • In-state residency required
  • At least 24 earned transfer credits from most recent institution to be considered
  • Application not required, recipients chosen based on academic strength of applicant pool and fund availability at the time of admission
  • Award amount prorated for part-time students

Deadline

Varies

Amount

Up to $1000/year

Website

The UMASS Lowell Transfer Scholarship information can be found on the uml.edu website.

Western New England College (Springfield)

Western New England College (Springfield)

Criteria

  • Enroll immediately following graduation from NECC
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • U.S. citizen
  • Cannot have a previously earned bachelor’s degree

Deadline

Contact college: 413-782-1321

Amount

Up to $10,000/year

Website

The PTK scholarship information for Western New England College (Springfield) can be found on the wne.edu website.

Wheelock College (Boston)

Wheelock College (Boston)

Contact Wheelock for more information: 617-879-2000

Website

For more information about Wheelock College in Boston visit the Wheelock College (Boston) Website.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Criteria

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Enroll at WPI full-time
  • Cannot have a previously earned bachelor’s degree
  • Based on NECC transcript, recommendations, leadership and community

Deadline

April 15

Amount

$10,000

Website

For more information about Worcester Polytechnic Institute visit the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Website.

PHI THETA KAPPA New Hampshire Transfer Scholarships

Below are the colleges in NH that are known to offer specific scholarships to PTK students. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are interested in transferring to a college not listed here, please contact them directly to inquire about any PTK scholarships that may be available.

Colby-Sawyer College (New London)

Colby-Sawyer College (New London)

Contact Colby-Sawyer for more information: (800) 272-1015

Website

For more information about Colby-Sawyer College (New London) visit the Colby Sawyer Website.

Franklin Pierce University (Rindge)

Franklin Pierce University (Rindge)

Contact Franklin Pierce for more information: (603) 899-4180

Website

For more information about Franklin Pierce University (Rindge) visit the Franklin Pierce Website

Program Specific External Scholarship Opportunities

AES Engineering Scholarship

AES Engineering Scholarship

Criteria

The belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.

Deadline

October 6

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The AES Engineering Scholarship information and application can be found on the aesengineers.com website.

Architecture, Drafting and Related Fields Scholarship

Architecture, Drafting and Related Fields Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 1

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Architecture, Drafting and Related Fields Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

Bluepay Stem Scholarship

Bluepay Stem Scholarship

Criteria

  • Applicant must be enrolled in STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Students must be high school graduates and may be asked to provide transcripts or proof of high school diploma.
  • Students must be permanent residents of the U. S.

Deadline

August 15

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Bluepay Stem Scholarship information and application can be found on the bluepay.com website.

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 1

Amount

$1,000

Website or Application

The Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Scholarship

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a Minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 1

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

Dronethusiast Women In Science Environmental Scholarship

Dronethusiast Women In Science Environmental Scholarship

Criteria

  • Currently enrolled as a High School or College student.
  • Must Demonstrate need for Financial Assistance.

Deadline

December 1

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Dronethusiast Women In Science Environmental Scholarship information and application can be found on the dronethusiast.com website.

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program

Criteria

  • Be a legal resident of MA & a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Meet financial eligibility requirements
  • Be in an ECE, Elementary Education, Psychology, Sociology, or education-related program
  • Be an ECE for at least 1 year at a licensed MA Dept EEC facility
  • Agree to continue working as an ECE after graduation

Deadline

varies

Amount

Up to $2,250 at NECC or $4,500 at a 4-year school

Website or Application

The Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program scholarship information and application can be found on the mass.edu/osfa website.

Game Development Scholarship Program

Game Development Scholarship Program

Criteria

  • You should be either a citizen or a permanent resident of the USA or Canada
  • You should be enrolled or planning to enroll with an accredited university/college for a full-time course in game development
  • Minimum GPA achieved should be 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • You should be currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in computer engineering computer science with includes either one of them – B.Tech, M.Tech, M.S. in IT

Deadline

May 15

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Game Development Scholarship Program information and application can be found on the aistechnolabs.com website.

Garden Club Federation Scholarships

Garden Club Federation Scholarships

Criteria

  • Be majoring in Biology, conservation, environmental studies, or related field (see website for full details)
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts
  • Have a B average (3.0)
  • Good character
  • Financial need

Deadline

March 1

Amount

varies

Website or Application

The Garden Club Federation Scholarships information and application can be found on the gcfm.org website.

HENAAC Scholarship

HENAAC Scholarship

Criteria

  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities.
  • Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors.
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community.

Deadline

April 30

Amount

$500 to $10,000

Website or Application

The HENAAC Scholarship information and application can be found on the greatmindsinstem.org website.

HigherVisibility Marketing Scholarship

HigherVisibility Marketing Scholarship

Criteria

  • U.S. Citizen (permanent resident)
  • Enrolled (or enrolling) as full time student of accredited college/university within the U.S. for completion of undergraduate degree in Marketing. Journalism, or equivalent field.
  • Limit of one entry per contestant
  • Employees and professional affiliates of HigherVisibility (and their immediate families are not eligible.

Deadline

September 1

Amount

$1000 per winner

Website or Application

The HigherVisibility Marketing Scholarship information and application can be found on the highervisibility.com website.

Injury Doctor Scholarship

Injury Doctor Scholarship

Criteria

  • This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2020.
  • A transcript must be attached to application for consideration.
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • Applicants must write a 500 word essay on why they are interested in entering the medical field.

Deadline

June 30,2020

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Injury Doctor Scholarship information and application can be found on the injuredcalltoday.com website.

Legal Leaders Scholarship

Legal Leaders Scholarship

Criteria

Legal Leaders Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in law. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the following areas: pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a full-time student attending (or planning to attend on a full-time basis) an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Must demonstrate admissions and plans to enroll, or proof of current enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA

Deadline

August 15

Amount

$1,000

Website or Application

The Legal Leaders Scholarship information and application can be found on the myinjuryattorney.com website.

Liberal Arts and General Studies Scholarship

Liberal Arts and General Studies Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Education-Portal.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.

Deadline

April 1

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Liberal Arts and General Studies Scholarship information and application can be found on the study.com website.

Maggie Rosinski Teaching Scholarship

Maggie Rosinski Teaching Scholarship

Criteria

Students must be graduating seniors from Haverhill High School, Whittier Technical Vocational Regional High School, Pentucket Regional High School, Bradford Christian Academy or Timberland Regional High School. Or, applicants may be a resident of Haverhill graduating from high school this year.

Deadline

March 1 2020

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Maggie Rosinski Teaching Scholarship information and application can be found on the haverhillexchangeclub.com website.

Mission Creek Orthodontics Scholarship

Mission Creek Orthodontics Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be attending college or university no later than December.
  • Be attending college or University on a full-time basis of December.
  • Submit an answer to the essay question no later than 11:59 PM on May 15.

Deadline

May 15

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Mission Creek Orthodontics Scholarship information and application can be found on the missioncreekortho.com website.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Criteria

  • Committed to a career in biomedical, behavioral or social science research & be willing to work at NIH
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for the current academic year
  • Have exceptional financial need
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Agree to complete two NIH service requirements including a summer internship and employment at NIH after graduation

Deadline

March 3

Amount

Up to $20,000 per year

Website or Application

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program information and application can be found on the NIH website.

Rapid Seedbox Scholarship

Rapid Seedbox Scholarship

Criteria

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of disbursement
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Australia
  • Must be enrolled in an academic program in a Computer Engineering related field.

Deadline

June 30 for the Fall Scholarship and November 30 for the Spring Scholarship

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Rapid Seedbox Scholarship information and application can be found on the rapidseedbox.com website.

RN to BSN Scholarship

RN to BSN Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicant must be currently attending a college or university, or will be attending in the fall.

Deadline

July 31

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The RN to BSN Scholarship information and application can be found on the rntobsnonlineprogram.com website.

Sprak Design Scholarship

Sprak Design Scholarship

Criteria

  • Students enrolled (or enrolling as full time student of accredited college/university within the U.S. /Canada, for completion of undergraduate degree
  • High school students entering college, current college students, or graduates
  • No school/college dropouts are eligible
  • The student must have achieved at least a 3.9 GPA
  • Applicants must be legal residents or citizen of the United States/Canada
  • This scholarship will be awarded to students with majors in Computer Engineering, computer Science (B. Tech, M. Tech. B. Sc., M. Sc, or M.S.) or IT
  • Should have attained 18 years of age at the start of the program

Deadline

May 15

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Sprak Design Scholarship information and application can be found on the sprakdesign.com website.

Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Criteria

  • The Annual Scholarship award is for five students enrolled in an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must intend on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university at the time of the spring deadline.
  • Employees of A Place for Mom and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must complete a letter of introduction and an essay that is between 500 and 900 words on a selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.
  • Scholarship will be awarded to five students who write the most compelling essay in each of five categories as judged by an outside panel of senior living professionals.

Deadline

April 15

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Senior Wisdom Scholarship information and application can be found on the aplaceformom.com website.

Small Business Success Student Scholarship

Small Business Success Student Scholarship

Criteria

  • Must be U.S. citizen or resident of the U.S.
  • Enrolled full-time for fall semester.

Deadline

March 31

Amount

$1500

Website or Application

The Small Business Success Student Scholarship information and application can be found on the suretybonds.com website.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship

Criteria

  • Any undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled at an accredited college or university for the 2015 Spring Semester.
  • Candidates must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related life science field.

Deadline

December 29

Amount

Two $10,000 scholarships

Four $5000 scholarships

Website or Application

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship information and application can be found on the thermofisher.com website.

UNCF / KOCH Scholars

UNCF / KOCH Scholars

Criteria

  • African-American Undergraduate student
  • 2.7 GPA
  • High school Senior or College Freshman
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Interest in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economics

Deadline

May 14

Amount

Up to $5000

Website or Application

The UNCF / KOCH Scholars scholarship information and application can be found on the uncf.org website.

Visual Art Scholarship

Visual Art Scholarship

Criteria

  • Completed high school or secondary education
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses after high school or secondary education
  • Achieved CGPA of at least 3.9 scale
  • Should be permanent resident or citizen of USA or Canada
  • Should be 18 years of age while applying
  • should not be a college dropout
  • Should be a regular student
  • There should be no gap between bachelors and masters degree

Deadline

May 31

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Visual Art Scholarship information and application can be found on the alliancerecruitmentagency.com website.

Web Adaptive Scholarship

Web Adaptive Scholarship

Criteria

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the preceding semester where applicable.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have declared a major in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field.
  • Must be a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Prior winners of the scholarship are not eligible to apply for the award in subsequent years.
  • The full amount of the scholarship must be applied towards tuition, books, training materials, and/or other costs directly associated with the recipient’s education within 12 months of receiving the award.

Deadline

March 31

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Web Adaptive Scholarship information and application can be found on the webadaptive.com website.

Study Abroad External Scholarship Opportunities

Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship

Criteria

  • Be receiving Pell Grant
  • Be applying to or have been accepted to a study abroad program starting between July-October 2013
  • Be traveling a minimum of 4 weeks to a country that is not Cuba or not on the U.S. Travel Warning List

Deadline

March 4

Amount

Up to $5,000

Website or Application

The Benjamin Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship information and application can be found on the iie.org website.

Choosy Traveler's Study Abroad Scholarship

Choosy Traveler’s Study Abroad Scholarship

Criteria

  • Scholarship is based on merit.
  • Open to U.S citizen in any field of study who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

Deadline

December 31

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Choosy Traveler’s Study Abroad Scholarship information and application can be found on the choosytraveler.com website.

David Boren Study Abroad Scholarships

David Boren Study Abroad Scholarships

Criteria

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a H.S. graduate or hold a GED & currently enrolled at an accredited college
  • Be applying to study abroad (but not in W. Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand)
  • Preference to students studying culture & language for a full year abroad
  • NOMINATION – contact PACE for details

Deadline

February 7

Amount

Up to
$20,000
for an
academic
year

Website or Application

The David Boren Study Abroad Scholarships information and application can be found on the borenawards.org website.

Transfer External Scholarship Opportunities

**Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education

**Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education

Criteria

The purpose of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today’s terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

  • Be a community college student planning to graduate & transfer to a 4-year college.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Have interest in pursuing a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering (Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a medical doctor in a private practice)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Secure an official nomination from NECC (PACE students should See PACE for more information about this.)

Deadline

Jan. 22

Amount

Up to $7,500

Boston University Metropolitan College Community Scholar Program

Boston University Metropolitan College Community Scholar Program

Criteria

  • Applied for admission to BU Metropolitan College
  • Complete Associate’s degree from NECC
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Pursuing a major offered by BU’s Metropolitan College only – Scholarship not applicable for students intending to pursue daytime classes at BU

Deadline

June 15 August 1, and December 1

Amount

50% of tuition for up to 12 credits a semester

Website or Application

Boston University Metropolitan College Community Scholar Program

**Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

**Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Criteria

Outstanding students who will be transferring from NECC are encouraged to apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship.

  • Cumulative GPA 3.5
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Significant community service

Deadline

Oct 25th

Amount

 

Website or Application

For directions on how to apply for the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship email Lis Espinoza at espinoza@necc.mass.edu

**Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

**Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

Criteria

  • Be a current student at an accredited US community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2016, or a recent graduate (since spring 2011).
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.50 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Have significant unmet financial need.

Deadline

October 25, 2016

Amount

Up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually

Website or Application

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Website

Lesley University Community College & Transfer Merit Scholarships

Lesley University Community College & Transfer Merit Scholarships

(For use at Lesley College OR The Art Institute of Boston) No separate application

Criteria

  • More than one scholarship available, see the website for details!
  • Accepted for admission to Lesley College OR the Art Institute of Boston.
  • Students applying to the evening/Adult Learning Division are not eligible

Deadline

varies

Amount

Up to $13,000/year for up to 2 years

Website or Application

Lesley University Community College & Transfer Merit Scholarships

Northern Essex Community College Professional Association (NECCPA) Scholarship—Application not yet available

Northern Essex Community College Professional Association (NECCPA) Scholarship—Application not yet available

Criteria

  • Graduating from NECC by June 30
  • Represent the best product of NECC education, as judged by the committee
  • Completed 42 credits at the time of application, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Work sample, noted by an NECC instructor
  • Completed application including 1 letter of recommendation & essay on your NECC experience

Deadline

1:00 pm April 17

Amount

$1000

**UMASS Boston Foster Furcolo Scholarship

**UMASS Boston Foster Furcolo Scholarship (Requires Nomination)

Criteria

For use at UMass Boston ONLY. This scholarship was established to honor Foster Furcolo, who served as governor of Massachusetts from 1957 to 1960. He was instrumental in the creation of the system of public community colleges in the Commonwealth. Award is a waiver of all tuition and fees at UMass Boston for up to 2 years.

  • Completed associate’s degree
  • Have a cumulative GPA of least a 3.5 GPA
  • Must be a Massachusetts resident
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Admitted to UMASS Boston as a must be a first time, full-time student enrolling for fall semester immediately following graduate from the community college
  • Must graduate from your community college in the spring preceding fall entrance at UMass Boston
  • Not available to applicants from community colleges graduating in the winter term
  • Nominated students may not have attended UMass Boston in the past
  • Institutional nomination (PACE students please contact PACE for information.)

Deadline

Internal deadline for candidates who want to apply  for the Foster Furcolo scholarship is April 12, 2019.

Amount

100% UMASS Boston tuition & fees for up to 2 yrs

Website or Application

Visit the UMASS Boston Website for more information. To apply:  Complete this Foster Furcolo scholarship application online.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Community College Academic Honors Scholarship

University of Massachusetts Amherst Community College Academic Honors Scholarship

Criteria

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of application
  • 45 community college credits completed
  • Applied to UMA as a day student for Fall
  • Complete Associate’s degree prior to transfer
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Additional scholarship awards may be available for qualified first-generation college students!

Deadline

April 15

Amount

$2,500 per year (pro-rated for part time) for 2 yrs

Website or Application

Visit the NECC PACE office or Advising for an application!

University of Massachusetts LOWELL Transfer Scholarship

University of Massachusetts LOWELL Transfer Scholarship

No separate application required.

Criteria

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Transferring to UML as a day student for Fall
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident

Deadline

varies

Amount

varies

Website or Application

University of Massachusetts LOWELL Transfer Scholarship

Veterans Scholarships Opportunities

Anthony Castelli Attorney's Veteran's College Scholarship

Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship

Criteria

  • A current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran.
  • Include the military veteran’s associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a sworn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran.

Deadline

May 25

Amount

$500

Website or Application

The Anthony Castelli Attorney’s Veteran’s College Scholarship information and application can be found on the castellilaw.com website.

Our Military Veteran Recognition Scholarship

Our Military Veteran Recognition Scholarship

Criteria

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to the enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to recieve the scholarship.
  • Applicants are required to have a 2.7 or better GPA.
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific major.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
  • Be an active service member or veteran , spouse of an active service member or veteran, or child of an active service member or vetran.

Deadline

May 15

Amount

$1000

Website or Application

The Our Military Veteran Recognition Scholarship information and application can be found on the ourmilitary.com website.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Criteria

  • A current active-duty service member.
  • Veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
  • Spouse of a service member of veteran.
  • Surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member.
  • Child of a service member or veteran.

Deadline

Spring

March 15th through April 30

Fall

Sept. 15 through October 31

Amount

$2000

Website or Application

The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship information and application can be found on the veteransunited.com website.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Undocumented Student Scholarships

Scholarship America

Scholarship America

Criteria

  • Have received a high school diploma or equivalent from a U.S. school.
  • Be planning to complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by the end of the current academic year.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore-year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent resident (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).

Deadline

2017-18 Dream Award applications are now closed. Please refer to website regarding 2018-19 application.

Amount

Amounts range from $5,000 to $15,000 based on the individual student’s financial need.

Website

Scholarship America Website

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Criteria

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students.
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students.
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year).
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable).
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted.
  • Emphasis on STEM majors.

Deadline

March 30th

Amount

Amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

Website

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Website

The Dream.US Scholarship

The Dream.US Scholarship

Deadline

Please refer to National Scholarship Application Guidelines (PDF).

Deadline

March 8th

Amount

Award will cover tuition and fees up to a maximum of $12,500 for an associate’s degree and $25,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges.

Website

The Dream.US Scholarship Website

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

Criteria

For this scholarship, merit is based on student scores on the 10th grade Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test. For a list of the eligibility requirements, please refer to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

There is no application process. Students that are eligible for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship will be notified in the fall of their senior year in high school.

Recipients are eligible for an award of a non-need-based tuition waiver for state-supported undergraduate courses. Students are also required to maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 for continued eligibility.

Website

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Website

MANA Scholarship program

Criteria

  • Identify as Latino and be between the ages of 18-35 years old as of the application deadline date
  • Be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the U.S., or undocumented residents of the U.S., including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year

Deadline

September 1

Amount

$10,000

Website

MANA Scholarship program Website


**Note for scholarships that require an NECC Nomination

All deadlines represent internal deadlines.

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