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State Department of Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Phone: (781) 338-3000
State Higher Education Agency
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-1696
Phone: (617) 994-6950
Special Education Agency
Special Education Planning and Policy Development Office
State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-5023
Phone: (781) 338-3375
State Adult Education Agency
Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education
44 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
American International College Springfield, Massachusetts
Amherst College Amherst, Massachusetts
Anna Maria College Paxton, Massachusetts
Assumption College Worcester, Massachusetts
Babson College Wellesley, Massachusetts
Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Bay Path College Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Bay State College Boston, Massachusetts
Becker College Worcester, Massachusetts
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston, Massachusetts
Bentley University Waltham, Massachusetts
Berklee College of Music Boston, Massachusetts
Berkshire Community College Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Boston Architectural College Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Baptist College Boston, Massachusetts
Boston College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts
Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Bristol Community College Fall River, Massachusetts
Bunker Hill Community College Boston, Massachusetts
Cambridge College Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Clark University Worcester, Massachusetts
College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee, Massachusetts
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts
Curry College Milton, Massachusetts
Dean College Franklin, Massachusetts
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, Massachusetts
Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts
Emmanuel College Boston, Massachusetts
Endicott College Beverly, Massachusetts
FINE Mortuary College LLC Norwood, Massachusetts
Fisher College Boston, Massachusetts
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Framingham State University Framingham, Massachusetts
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Needham, Massachusetts
Gordon College Wenham, Massachusetts
Greenfield Community College Greenfield, Massachusetts
Hampshire College Amherst, Massachusetts
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Brookline, Massachusetts
Holyoke Community College Holyoke, Massachusetts
Laboure College Boston, Massachusetts
Lasell College Newton, Massachusetts
Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Medford, Massachusetts
Lesley University Cambridge, Massachusetts
Longy School of Music Cambridge, Massachusetts
Marian Court College Swampscott, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams, Massachusetts
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Massasoit Community College Brockton, Massachusetts
Merrimack College North Andover, Massachusetts
Middlesex Community College Bedford, Massachusetts
Montserrat College of Art Beverly, Massachusetts
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Massachusetts
Mount Ida College Newton, Massachusetts
Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, Massachusetts
New England College of Business Boston, Massachusetts
Newbury College Brookline Brookline, Massachusetts
Nichols College Dudley, Massachusetts
North Shore Community College Danvers, Massachusetts
Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts
Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, Massachusetts
Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Quincy College Quincy, Massachusetts
Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, Massachusetts
Regis College Weston, Massachusetts
Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts
Saint John's Seminary Brighton, Massachusetts
Salem State University Salem, Massachusetts
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Boston, Massachusetts
Simmons College Boston, Massachusetts
Smith College Northampton, Massachusetts
Springfield College Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, Massachusetts
Stonehill College Easton, Massachusetts
Suffolk University Boston, Massachusetts
The Boston Conservatory Boston, Massachusetts
The New England Conservatory of MusicBoston, Massachusetts
The New England Institute of Art Brookline, Massachusetts
Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Boston Boston, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, Massachusetts
University of Phoenix Boston Campus Braintree, Massachusetts
Urban College of Boston Boston, Massachusetts
Wellesley College Wellesley, Massachusetts
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, Massachusetts
Western New England University Springfield, Massachusetts
Westfield State University Westfield, Massachusetts
Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheelock College Boston, Massachusetts
Williams College Williamstown, Massachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, Massachusetts
Worcester State University Worcester, Massachusetts
Zion Bible College Haverhill, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Scholarships, Financial Aid and Education Resource
Massachusetts Student Financial Aid
Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship - A state program awarded by the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance, the Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship is given each year to eligible students who are from rural areas of the Bay State. The program defines "rural" as a town with fewer than 15,000 residents. Like most state-funded aid programs, the Lindsay Scholarship is need-based and grants awards in varying amounts based on the information supplied in a student's FAFSA. The award does renew for as long as a student remains enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate credit hours.
Atlantic Aviators Aviation Scholarship - Given annually by the Atlantic Aviators Chapter of Women in Aviation International, this scholarship is designed to enhance awareness and interest in aviation technology. The program is open to all female students in southeastern Massachusetts, primarily in the greater Boston metropolitan area, who display a demonstrated interest in aviation technology or are studying the field as an undergraduate student. Two awards, each for $1,000, are given each year on a nonrenewable basis. Previous recipients are ineligible to reapply in successive years.
Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation Scholarships- The Kelley Foundation offers this scholarship each year to a student from Barnstable County who plans to practice in a medical field in the county after they finish their education. Based on a mixture of demonstrated financial need and academic merit, several awards are offered each year in amounts that range from $100 to $3,000. These awards do not renew, but previous recipients are encouraged to reapply each year until they receive the applicable license for medical practice in Barnstable County.
GFWC of Massachusetts Memorial Education Fellowships -
Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program - As a state-funded program, the Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program is open to any Massachusetts resident planning to study at a public or private university in the state. To be eligible for the grant funds, the student must be either the child or spouse of someone who was killed or missing in the line of duty while serving in the military. Like many state-funded grant opportunities, the program renews for the duration of a student's undergraduate enrollment. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for the $2,500 award.
New England Regional Student Program - Sponsored by the New England Board of Higher Education, the regional Tuition Break program is designed to encourage students in New England to study at out-of-state universities without suffering from high levels of student debt. The program provides scholarship funds to students from Massachusetts who study in New England Board of Higher Education or vice versa. The maximum award amount varies per student, and per year, based on their financial need and the cost of the student's out-of-state college or university.
Paul Tsongas Scholarship - Named after a popular former governor of Massachusetts, the Paul Tsongas Scholarship is a merit-based program for which all graduating high school seniors are considered as long as they submit the FAFSA and accept enrollment at a state college or university. As a merit-based program, requirements are stringent and include a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale and at least 1200 on the SAT. Students can also submit ACT scores for consideration. The scholarship covers the full cost of in-state tuition at state universities and renews each year as long as the recipient maintains at least a 3.3-grade point average.
NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships - The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association offers four scholarships each year as part of its Regional Scholarships Program. Students in Massachusetts compete with students in several other New England and Mid-Atlantic states for the $3,500 annual award. Applicants must be graduating high school senior at a "Region I" school, which includes Massachusetts, and must submit a transcript and SAT scores that show outstanding academic achievement. The program does not renew and does not accept applications from former applicants or recipients in future years.
PMI Mass Bay Chapter Scholarships - Each year, the Mass Bay Chapter of the Project Management Institute awards two individual scholarships in the amount of $2,500. To be eligible for this program, applicants must be studying project management or a related field at a university in the state of Massachusetts. The scholarship is only open to undergraduate students. Application materials include a formal application, transcript, essay, and two letters of recommendation. The award is nonrenewable; previous recipients are encouraged to reapply for the program each year.
Massachusetts Part-Time Grant - The Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance created the Part-Time Grant to address a significant increase in the number of students studying on a part-time basis in the state. Previously, most grant programs were available only to full-time students. This grant requires that recipients enroll in no more than 12 credit hours, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and file the FAFSA each year. Students who transition to full-time enrollment will forfeit their eligibility for the Part-Time Grant immediately.
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund - Founded in 1949, The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is considered The Golf Charity of Massachusetts™. A 501 (c) (3) organization, The Ouimet Fund’s purpose is to help deserving young men and women who have worked at golf courses in Massachusetts obtain a college education. We provide need-based undergraduate scholarships which are renewable and can be worth up to $10,000 – $40,000 (or more) for four years. The Ouimet Fund is the largest independent scholarship fund in New England.
Tuition and Fee Waivers for Guard Members - The Massachusetts National Guard Education Assistance Program was created by the state to help members of the state's National Guard afford the cost of a higher education. To that end, this tuition assistance program provides for the full cost of an in-state education at Massachusetts colleges, universities, and community colleges. To continue being eligible for the program, students must maintain state National Guard service, attend a full-time program during the day, and earn no more than 130 credits toward an undergraduate degree.
Valley Press Club Scholarship - The Valley Press Club advocates learning about journalism through its five-scholarship program for Massachusetts students. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be interested in journalism or pursuing a degree in the field. Five scholarships are given to students, with each scholarship based on a different journalistic niche. Awards for print journalism, broadcast journalism, photojournalism, and sports journalism are given, as is an award for general interest in the profession. A financial aid form, resume, essay, and several letters of recommendation are required to be considered for one of these $1,000 scholarships.
A. David ”Davey” Duggan Memorial Scholarship - Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, the Duggan Memorial Scholarship is open only to graduating high school seniors from a public high school in Holyoke, MA. The $250 scholarship is given to students who have shown academic and athletic success in high school. The award does not renew applicants cannot reapply after graduating from high school.
Albert H. and Reuben S. Stone Fund Scholarships - Full-time students who are entering their first year of higher education can qualify for this program, sponsored by the Mechanics Bank of Worcester, Massachusetts if they reside in the community of Gardner, MA. Several scholarships are awarded each year, based primarily on demonstrated financial need, in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. The awards are nonrenewable, and students are ineligible to reapply after their first year of undergraduate enrollment.
Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program - Funded by the state Office of Student Financial Assistance, the Gilbert Matching Grant Program is given to students in Massachusetts who demonstrate significant financial need. The goal of the grant is to match federal grant funds with state funds, reducing the student loan burden of full-time students attending a school in the state. To be considered, students must submit the FAFSA, maintain enrollment in at least 12 credits, and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress as defined by their college or university's registrar.
Horatio Alger Massachusetts Scholarship Program - A merit-based program for high-achieving students, the Horatio Alger Award is given to at least one student in each of the 50 states. Massachusetts students who wish to qualify for the award should have a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, though a much higher GPA will be given preference in award consideration. The fully renewable award pays out in four or five installments for the duration of a student's undergraduate enrollment and totals up to $7,000 in funds over that time.
Massachusetts Cash Grant Program - The Cash Grant Program was established by the state government in Massachusetts to cover the cost of non-tuition-related expenses at public and private universities in the state. The award, which is entirely need-based, is given to students whose financial needs exceeds other state and federal financial aid allowances. The funds can be applied to miscellaneous fees, the cost of textbooks, or the cost differential between tuition at public and private universities within the Bay State.
GFWC of Massachusetts Music Scholarships - Also known as the "Nickels for Notes" scholarship, this award is sponsored by the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts and open to female students in the state who are studying a music-related field as an undergraduate student at an in-state institution. Qualifying fields of study include voice, music therapy, instrument performance, piano, or music education. The award, applicable only to the cost of tuition, totals $500 and is sent directly to a student's college or university.
Massachusetts Foster Child Grant Program - Children who are considered "alumni" of the Foster Care system often have a harder time affording the cost of higher education. The Foster Child Grant Program, funded by the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance, is open to all students in the state who have been placed into the custody of the Department of Social Services through a Care and Protection Petition. Eligible students cannot be more than 24 years of age. The $6,000 scholarship is renewable each year as long as students remain eligible.
African-American Achievement Scholarship - Open to African-American students who live, work, or attend a college in the Massachusetts counties of Franklin, Hampden, or Hampshire; the African-American Achievement Scholarship is based both on a student's academic merits and overall financial need. The program awards at least $3,000 to several high-achieving African-American students each year, and is offered through the Community Foundation of Massachusetts. Though this scholarship is nonrenewable, past recipients and applicants are both eligible to submit a new application for consideration each academic year.
Altrusa Club/Camilla C. Pickering Memorial Scholarship - Offered to undergraduate students who live in Bristol County, Massachusetts, this award focuses on a combination of academic merit and community involvement in awarding several scholarships each year. The number and amount of these scholarships do vary based on funding. Eligible students should be enrolled at a Massachusetts university, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be able to write an essay about their history of community involvement in the county. Demonstrable leadership skills, either in the community or on campus, are also considered when evaluating applicants for the award.
Alice W. Rooke Scholarship - The Rooke Scholarship is offered to female students throughout Massachusetts who are members of the state's chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to qualifying via membership, applicants must also be pursuing an undergraduate program leading to a career in medicine. Notably, this excludes pre-medicine courses of study. Students in biology, nursing, and other programs can still qualify, however. One award of $5,000 is granted annually. Though this scholarship does not renew, previous recipients can apply each year again.
John and Abigail Adams Scholarship - Offering a "full ride" scholarship to a handful of highly accomplished Massachusetts students each year, the Adams Scholarship is a fully funded state program that rewards students who rank near the top of their class. To qualify, students must be in the top 25 percent of graduates at their high school, school "proficient" or "advanced" on every section of the MCAS state standardized test, and intend to enroll at a Massachusetts university after their high school graduation. Students must also file the FAFSA annually; male students must be registered for the Selective Service program in order to be considered.
Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program - Early childhood education is one area of teaching that suffers from continual shortages of highly qualified professionals in Massachusetts, and that’s a problem that this scholarship intends to solve. The scholarship program is open to any early childhood educator, regardless of education level, who is pursuing their first bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Several $4,500 awards are made each year on a nonrenewable basis. Only educators who enroll at a Massachusetts university are considered for scholarship funds.
New England Direct Marketing Association Foundation Scholarship - For students who are currently majoring in marketing or pursuing a marketing-related concentration at the undergraduate level, the New England Direct Marketing Association offers an annual scholarship program designed to offset the high cost of Bay State tuition. The program offers several scholarships, each of $3,000, to undergraduate students in Massachusetts. As a condition for receiving scholarship funds, students must attend the NEDMA Annual conference and attend an organization-sponsored seminar in direct marketing. The scholarship is non-renewable, but past recipients are eligible to reapply for each year of their undergraduate enrollment.
Rachel Butterworth Dietz Scholarship - Open to students throughout the broader New England region of the country; this scholarship program is sponsored by Boston Flower Exchange and generous donors. The program is open to students who intend to enroll in a full-time, fully accredited undergraduate program in floriculture or ornamental horticulture. As part of the application process, students must compose an essay describing their interest in the field and showing an awareness of the industry. A single, $5,000 scholarship is awarded each year on a nonrenewable basis.
Ralphine McGill-Coons Memorial Scholarship - The Boston chapter of Mensa International sponsors this scholarship program for Boston-area students and members of the Mensa International organization. The award is given out annually, of $500, to students who write the best essay about science or medicine. Only applicants who live in Boston Mensa's service area, or intend to enroll in a university within that service area, will be considered for the nonrenewable award. Past recipients cannot reapply for the scholarship in future years.
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund - The Steven Phillips Memorial Fund was established specifically to help students avoid high levels of student loan debt at the end of an undergraduate degree program. Awards, which are need-based and require submission of a FAFSA Student Aid Report, range from $3,000 to $15,000 on a renewable basis. The program gives preference to applicants from the greater Boston metropolitan area, though applicants are considered as long as they are from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont.
Sylvia Gafvert Stubblebine Scholarship - Worcester County high school seniors are eligible to apply for the Greater Worchester Community Foundation if they intend to study a music-related field as an undergraduate. The program is open to graduating Worcester County high school seniors who plan to attend a Massachusetts university; several awards are issued each year for $1,000, though the number of recipients fluctuates according to program funding. The scholarship does not renew and notably, prior recipients cannot reapply for the award.
Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship - Sponsored and funded by the Horticultural Research Institute, the Timothy S., and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship offers a single, $3,000 award each year to students who express an interest in horticulture. Applicants must submit an essay stating their interest in horticulture and their intention to study the field as an undergraduate. Additionally, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a formal application are required. The award does not renew each year, but previous recipients are encouraged to reapply annually.
Women’s Partnership Scholarship for Women - This program focuses on adult women who are continuing their education. Offered exclusively to women in the greater Springfield metropolitan area of Massachusetts by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, applications are open to any woman over 25 years of age. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate program in Hampden or Hampshire county in Massachusetts, be over 25 years of age, and be returning to school after a break in higher education. Award amounts vary per year and are not renewable.
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Student Scholarship - Massachusetts Youth Soccer awards a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female applicant each year. In order to be considered for the scholarship award, applicants must be former members of a youth soccer team affiliated with the organization. Unlike most scholarships, this award is paid only after recipients have completed at least one semester of college at a Massachusetts institution. For this reason, graduating seniors who apply for the program will want to factor the award solely into the budget for their upcoming spring semester as college freshmen.
M. Geneva Gray Scholarship - A need-based program for Massachusetts residents, the M. Geneva Gray Scholarship focuses on students whose parents make too much money for the student to earn a full scholarship package, but too little money for the student to fully pay for the cost of their education. Scholarship awards range from $25,000 to $50,000, are renewable, and cover expenses that exceed the student's financial aid package for the duration of their enrollment in an undergraduate degree program. The number of awards does vary each year, based in part on successful funding of the program.
The Karen Jacobs Scholarship - Offered by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, this program is open only to students who have been accepted to a professional occupational therapy degree program at the graduate level. Additionally, the applicant must be enrolled in an accredited OTA program in the Bay State. The scholarship requires that students file a formal application, essay, formal transcripts, and letters of recommendation, and issues a single award of between $250 and $500 each year. Though the award does not renew, students can reapply each year.
Liberty Mutual Insurance LEADA Liberty Scholarship - Amount: Up to $2,500 - Scholarship is open to current freshmen and sophomores enrolled full-time at a community college in Massachusetts for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have demonstrated unmet financial need, and sign up for the Commonwealth Commitment program before earning their first 15 credits at a community college.
AANAPISI Scholarship Program - Amount: Up to $5,000 - Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program.
Jobbins Scholarship - Amount: Up to$2,000 - Scholarship is open to current college students in the Northeast who have done work in an area relevant to mosquito, biting fly control or other vectors in the Northeast related to disease transmission.
NEWH | New England Chapter Scholarship - Amount: $2,500 - Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students attending an accredited college in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts.. Applicant must have a career objective in of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)
Altman & Altman Law School Scholarship - Amount: $2,000 - Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or law students in a JD, LLB, or LLM program. Preference will be given to students from the Boston metropolitan area, received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in the Boston metropolitan area, or currently attending a law school in the Boston metropolitan area.
American Law School Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or law students in a JD, LLB, or LLM program. Preference will be given to students from the Boston metropolitan area, received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in the Boston metropolitan area, or currently attending a law school in the Boston metropolitan area.
Criminal Defense Student Law School Scholarship - Amount: $2,500 - Scholarship is open to current undergraduate or law students in a JD, LLB, or LLM program. Preference will be given to students from the Boston metropolitan area, received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in the Boston metropolitan area, or currently attending a law school in the Boston metropolitan area.
NEWWA Scholarships - For incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England. Applicant must be majoring in civil engineering or environmental engineering and be a member of NEWWA.
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship - Amount: Up to $18,000 - For entering and returning students at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States.
There are 343,737 full time students in the 102 colleges and universities of Massachusetts