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Massachusetts Scholarships

Paul Tsongas Scholarship Program The Tsongas Scholarship provides a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at one of the 9 Massachusetts State Colleges. To be eligible, a student must have graduated high school within the last three year with a GPA of at least 3.75 and combined SAT scores of at least 1200 (or the ACT equivalent) and must fulfill the one year residency requirement.

Students can contact the Massachusetts State College that they plan to attend for application requirements and deadlines.

John and Abigail Adams Scholarships The Adams Scholarships are available to permanent Massachusetts residents who take the 10th grade MCAS exam and place in the Advanced category in either the Mathematics or the English language arts and place in the Proficient or Advanced category on the other subject (Mathematics or English language arts). Also, the MCAS scores must place the student in the top 25% of their school district.

The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship awards a tuition waiver to the winners to any Massachusetts state higher education institutions. These are not need based, but submitting a FAFSA is one of the requirements. For more information on the requirements for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program, visit

Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program This scholarship is for Massachhusetts students maintaining at laeast a 2.5 GPA and who have lived with difficult personal circumstances, have great financial need, and strong academic promise to continue education beyond the secondary level. For more information on the requirements of the Herter Scholarship, visit the Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program page at the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance website.

Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship This scholarship provides for students with financial need who live in rural areas of Massachusetts.

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program If you are currently an early childhood teacher or care provider, you may be eligible for this scholarship, which is a pilot program to increase the quality and availability of teachers and care providers working with young children, including infant/toddler, preschool and child care programs.

The maximum award can vary from $1800 to $4050 per semester, depending on the type of school and number of credits taken.

For more information on any of the grants, scholarships and loans listed here, visit the Mass OSFA website or contact the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance at 617-727-9420.

Wellesley Hills Junior Woman’s Club, an 80 member volunteer organization dedicated to community service, offers annual college scholarship awards. Last year, $82,500 was awarded to 64 students in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500. Scholarships are made possible by the Club’s major fundraising events: the Wellesley Marketplace Craft Festival, the Wellesley Kitchen Tour, and the publication of the Wellesley Phone Book.

Those eligible to apply for these funds include all Wellesley High School graduating seniors, all Wellesley residents graduating from high schools outside of Wellesley or other than Wellesley High School, and all Wellesley residents currently attending undergraduate institutions on a full-time basis. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and involvement in community service.

Applications for the WHJWC scholarships are made using the Common Town Scholarship and Financial Aid Application form which is available through the Wellesley High School Guidance Office or at High school seniors also need a teacher recommendation, the form for which is available through the WHS Guidance Office or through the WHJWC at the number below. The application deadline is Feb. 1.

For more information or to obtain an application or teacher recommendation form, please contact Sarah Paglione, WHJWC Scholarship Chair, at 781-239-0342.

Hanover Insurance Group Community Scholarship This program will award up to 16 $1,000-1,500 scholarships to students going to public high schools in the Greater Worcester area. This includes students in Auburn, Boylston, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Spencer, West Boylston and Worcester.

Information on requirements and an application form can be found at

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