SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2019-2020
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FIND MONEY FOR COLLEGE! Review this list often for updates and additions!Questions about these scholarships or the application process? Schedule an appointment with your Guidance Counselor!
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SCHOLARSHIPAWARD AMOUNTDESCRIPTIONDEADLINE
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NCAHS Alumni Association Scholarshipsvarious scholarships and awardsThe NCAHS Alumni Association is pleased to sponsor a scholarship/award for an Aggie senior graduating and entering college or a career in the field of agriculture following graduation. March 28, 2019 (return completed application to the Main Office)
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NCAHS Common Scholarshipvarious scholarships and awardsThis is the Common Scholarship Application for all local scholarships through NCAHS. In order to be considered, students must have an application on file.April 23, 2019 (return completed application to the Main Office)
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NCAHS Cultivating Careers ScholarshipTwo (2) awards up to $500 eachThe mission of this scholarship is to provide textbooks, tools, equipment, course tuition, business development tools, professional industry certifications, etc. to graduates considering a career in the Green Industry.May 1, 2019
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NCAHS Parent Network Scholarship$500Open to all Aggie seniors! Up to five $500 scholarships will be awarded and recipients will be announced on Graduation Night. To apply, submit an essay on the following topic:

How has your decision to attend Norfolk County Agricultural High School, instead of your local high school, impacted your career path and has the Aggie experience met your expectations? If continuing education, where will you be attending and/or what are your career plans? Essays must be emailed in a Word or Google Document with the Subject line NAPN Scholarship to lagavel@gmail.com
May 1, 2019
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A. James Lavoie Essay Contest Scholarship$5,000Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. They must also plan to attend a four-year college program, and graduate from one of the many public, charter, or vocational high schools in communities served by Middlesex Savings Bank.The 2019 application is now open. Winner will be announced May 1, 2019.
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Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship$1,000This scholarship is open to all juniors and seniors! To apply for this scholarship, write an essay (500 and 1000 words) on the following topic:
Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
June 14, 2019
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Agriculture Future of America: Leader & Academic ScholarshipsAwards vary in amounts, but are at least $1,600 and include sponsorship to AFA Leaders Conference (worth $1,000).AFA and its partners award scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students enrolled in agriculture-related degree programs across the U.S. Scholarships seek to identify young leaders in the agriculture industry.March 13, 2019
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American Foreign Service Association$2,500A national high school essay contest which engages students in learning and writing about issues of peace and conflict, encouraging appreciation for diplomacy’s role in building partnerships that can advance peacebuilding and protect national security.March 15, 2019
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AMVETS National ScholarshipAwards vary based on scholarship.AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education.Application cycle is January 21 to April 30, 2019.
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The Arcadius, Emma & Robert Lemieux Scholarshipup to $1,000Residents in specific MetroWest towns planning to pursue studies after high school in college or vocational/technical school but unable to do so due to financial difficulties not of their own cause are eligible.April 5, 2019
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B. Davis Scholarship$1,000This scholarship is open to all juniors and seniors! To apply for this scholarship, write an essay (less than 1000 words) on the following topic:
Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. Email your essay to: awards@studentawardsearch.com
May 24, 2019
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BigSun Scholarship$500The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits by offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. Submit a 500-1000 word essay based on specific questions. Email essay to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.comJune 19, 2019
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Boston Globe Foundation Richard J. Phelps Scholar-Athlete Scholarship$3,000Open to high school seniors across the Commonwealth. This year, 14 scholarships valued at $3,000 will be awarded to one male and one female in six districts from the MIAA (A, B, C, D, E, H). Awards are based on excellence in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities.May 1, 2019
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Brockton Garden Club$1,000Open to members of the Class of 2019 planning to pursue a degree in horticulture, floriculture, forestry, landscaping, agronomy, or any related science.April 12, 2019
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Christian A. Herter Memorial ScholarshipAwards vary based on educational cost, including tuition, room, board, required fees, books and transportation.The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1972 by the Massachusetts State Legislature to recruit students in the 10th and 11th grades whose socio-economic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain educational goals. The students that are selected for this program must have overcome major adversity in their lives (i.e. physical or mental abuse, catastrophic illness, etc.). Obstacles may be mental, physical, geographic or societal.February 1, 2019
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Christine B. Dexter Scholarship$2,000The Christine B. Foundation annually awards an undergraduate student, with a connection to cancer and history of community service, a $2,000 scholarship towards their Fall tuition.March 31, 2019
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Citizens Bank Undergraduate ScholarshipTwo (2) $2,500 awardsSubmit an online written response to the essay question "If you had $100,000 to spend, how would you use it to impact your community?" (250 words or less)August 1, 2019
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Cranberry Educational FoundationThree (3) awards totalling $5,000Applicants must reside in a specific cranberry-growing town (see application for list). Awards not limited to any specific field of study, however priority will be given to those studying cranberry agriculture, the environment, or natural resources.April 1, 2019
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Cyber-Bullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship$1,250Open to high school students. Submit a 600-1000 word essay on “Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying”.Check back for 2019 info.
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Dedham Junior Women's Club - Erin K. Gorman Nursing Award$1,000Open to residents of Dedham planning to pursue a degree in the field of nursing.April 22, 2019
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Dedham Junior Women's Club - Student Volunteer AwardOne $1,500 award; one $1,000 awardOpen to residents of Dedham. April 22, 2019
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Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism Scholarshipup to $1,000Residents in specific MetroWest towns with an autism/autism spectrum disorder diagnosis planning to pursue studies after high school in college or vocational/technical school are eligible.April 5, 2019
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Edwards Scholarship FundThe amount of the Scholarship for new first-time applicants and renewal applicants varies in relation to the financial resources available to the Fund. New awards for the current academic year are $2,500.City of Boston residents only are eligible to apply. The City of Boston includes Allston, Back Bay, Bay Village/South Cove, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown/Leather District, Dorchester, Downtown, Financial District, East Boston, Fenway/Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West End, and West Roxbury.Applications for 2019-2020 are now available. Click here.
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Elden H. Barrows Memorial Scholarship - for MENDON residentsTwo (2) $500 awardsOpen to seniors residing in the town of Mendon planning to attend a technical, vocational, 2-year, or 4-year higher education program.April 15, 2019
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Elsie Frank Scholarship$5,000Each year at the annual Pride & Passion event, Greater Boston PFLAG (GBPFLAG) awards scholarship funds to one high school senior (for up to 4 years of consecutive enrollment in a 2 or 4 year college or technical/vocational school in the next academic year) who has demonstrated leadership in improving their school’s climate for LGBTQ youth. Applicants must be planning to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or technical/vocational school in the next academic year. All students are welcome to apply: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or straight. People of color and trans youth are encouraged to apply.February 15, 2019
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Endicott Community Greenhouse - for DEDHAM residents$2,000Available to seniors graduating from the Aggie who reside in Dedham.April 15, 2019
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Flavor of the Month Scholarship$1,500"Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month, and that's the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some are very comforting. If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?" (250 words or less)July 31, 2019
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Foxborough VFW Post 2626 - for Foxborough ResidentsTwo (2) $1,000 awardsFoxborough VFW Post 2626 is awarding scholarships to high school seniors residing in Foxboro regardless of school.April 1, 2019
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Fresh n’ Lean Scholarship$1,500This scholarship is open to high school students ages 14 and older and college students! “Are you passionate about food? Do you care about health, the environment, food security, food waste, or animal welfare?”

Submit either a written or video essay that presents food as the problem, and then explain how it can also be the solution. For example, you might write an essay about the problems posed by animal agriculture and then explain the principles of how veganic farming can offer a compelling solution.
October 31, 2019
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Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.
various scholarships and awardsThe GCFM offers scholarships for undergraduate students (including high school seniors who will be freshmen in the Fall), and graduate students who will be attending accredited colleges and universities majoring in: horticulture, floriculture, landscape design or architecture, conservation, forestry, agronomy, city planning, environmental studies, land management, botany, biology, and allied subjects.March 1, 2019
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Greater Boston Real Estate Board Scholarship FoundationAwards range from $500 to $5,000The Greater Boston Real Estate Board Scholarship has been established to provide to graduating high school seniors who reside in Boston or the Greater Boston area. This scholarship will be guaranteed for two years. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: demonstrated academic achievement; leadership experience; extra-curricular involvement; demonstrated financial need; short answer response and essay response.April 1, 2019
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HarborOne Bank ONE Community Scholarship$5,000Twenty $5,000 one-time scholarships sent directly to the college. Must be a high school senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university; someone in the immediate family* must have an active HarborOne account in good standing opened by March 15, 2018.*Immediate family includes: parents, step-parents, guardians, siblings or applicant.March 15, 2019
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Henry David Thoreau Foundationup tp $20,000 (4-year scholarship)The Henry David Thoreau Foundation identifies and supports outstanding young leaders from Massachusetts who are committed to safeguarding the environmental welfare of future generations.February 1, 2019
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Henry O. Peabody Scholarshiprenewable award vary $1,000-$5,000Scholarship available to women graduating high school and planning to attend full- or part-time at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or technical school. Must be a resident of Norwood, Bellingham, Brockton, Canton, Dedham, Mansfield, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood, Weymouth, or Wrentham.April 16, 2019
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Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.various scholarships and awardsAs one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.Click here for more info.
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Hummingbird Run 5K & 10K Walk/Runup to $1,000The Hummingbird Foundation Scholarship was created in memory of Elizabeth K. Giordano to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Scholarships up to $1,000 will be awarded by random drawings from the names of all high school seniors participating in the Hummingbird Run. Must be present to win.April 29, 2019 (Event date)
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I Have A Dream Scholarship$1,500Submit an online written response to the question: "We want to know... what do you dream about? Whether it's some bizarre dream you had last week, or your hopes for the future, share your dreams with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college." (250 words or less)January 31, 2019
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John & Abigail Adams ScholarshipWaives tuition for up to 8 semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or universityThe scholarship covers tuition only; fees and room and board are not included and must be used within six years of a student's high school graduation. To be eligible students must score at the Advanced performance level on one of the three high school state assessment tests in ELA, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, or Technology/Engineering); and score at the Proficient level or higher on the remaining two high school state assessment tests; and have combined scores from the three tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in their district.In order to receive the scholarship, a student must be enrolled in a Massachusetts public high school in his or her senior year. Students who qualify for the scholarship will receive award letters and further information in the fall of their senior year.
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Maegan Ann Dix Memorial ScholarshipTwo (2) awards of $620A scholarship founded in memory of Maegan Dix, Class of 2014. Seniors going to college OR entering the workforce are eligible to apply.March 31, 2019
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Make Me Laugh Scholarship$1,500"OMG... finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it's time to lighten things up a little. We don't want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!" (250 words or less)August 31, 2019
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Marc E. Lewis Youth Scholarshipup to $5,000 awardFLAG (Friends, Lesbians, and Gays) Flag Football will be awarding up to $5,000 to a graduating Massachusetts high school student or students who will be attending a two- or four-year college or a post-high school career school in the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has made high school and/ or community sports programs safer for, and more inclusive of, LGBTQ student-athletes, as either a role model or ally. In line with the mission of our organization, students of all athletic skill levels, achievement, and contributions are encouraged to apply. All students are welcome and encouraged to apply: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or straight.February 22, 2019
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Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation$1,000-$5,000Offers annual grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Open to all high school students in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Awarded on basis of need to exceptional leaders.March 15, 2019
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Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Program$500-$16,000Students must register to take the Labor History Exam. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarship program awardees receive between $500 and $16,000 towards their education. Over 40 unions, central labor councils, area businesses and charitable trusts from across Massachusetts participate in awarding scholarships that total nearly half a million dollars. Unions in Massachusetts have given close to $10 million in scholarships since 2000. About 1,500 students take the exam annually to compete for a scholarship.Application deadline: December 14, 2018; Exam Date: February 6, 2019
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Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship$1,000Two (2) $1,000 scholarships to graduating students in MA. State winners will be eligible for additional $1,000 scholarships.January 11, 2019
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Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association Foundation for Educational Excellence Scholarship$1,000The MNLA provides scholarships to individuals attending colleges, universities, and other technical schools in the area of agriculture, landscaping, and nursery and forestry science and technology.March 31, 2019
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Medway Lions Club Community Service Scholarshipup to five (5) $500 awardsApplicants must be a Medway resident (or the child/grandchild of Medway Lion member regaerdless of residency)April 25, 2019
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MetroWest Chamber of Commerce STEM Scholarshipup to $1,000Residents in specific MetroWest towns planning to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, or math are eligible.April 5, 2019
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Metrowest Health FoundationTuition scholarships are awarded for a maximum of $2,000 per academic year.The MetroWest Health Foundation provides scholarships to students who are residents of one of the 25 towns in our MetroWest service area. Students must be accepted into an eligible nursing, medical, or clinical program at an accredited academic institution.The online application will be available April 15 – May 31 (4:00 p.m.) for the academic term starting in September 2019.
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National Ag Day Scholarship$1,000This scholarship is open to all high school students in grades 9-12! Written essay contest and video essay contest. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life. How Does Our Nation Lead the Way?”January 31, 2019
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National Honor Society Scholarship$3,200 (575 national semifinalists); $5,625 scholarship (24 national semifinalists); $25,000 scholarship (1 national winner)To be eligible to apply, a student must be a current high school senior and a member in good standing of an active NHS chapter. Eligible members must request application procedures from their NHS adviser.2018-2019 Application Process:Oct. 1 - Online applications open
Dec. 7 - Deadline for student applications
Dec. 14 - Deadline for recommendations
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New England Association for College Admission Counseling Annual Essay Contest$1,000High school juniors and seniors from NEACAC-member high schools are invited to submit a 500-word essay on the following topic “Describe a counselor, teacher, or coach who has had the greatest influence on your decision to attend college. How has this individual impacted your future? What will you do in college or beyond that will make a difference in your community?”The application for the Essay Contest for 2018 will open on February 1, 2019 and be available through Friday, April 5, 2019.
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Niche.com Scholarshipsvarious scholarships and awardsNiche.com is a college search and scholarship search engine. Visit the site to learn more.Search lists of scholarships by choosing a category or get matched to college scholarships you are eligible for.
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Norfolk Lions Club Scholarship - for residents of NorfolkFour (4) $1,500 awardsApplicants must reside in the town of Norfolk. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have been actively involved in community service activities. Applicants will be scored based on a combination of criteria (see application for criteria).March 25, 2019
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P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship$1,000Applicants will submit an essay (500-1000 words) with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare.February 28, 2019
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Red Pine Scholarship 4-year renewable scholarshipThe Red Pine Scholarship is seeking its next class of students from low- to middle-income families who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen in the fall of 2019.February 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
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Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows$1,000Offers a $1,000 scholarship to qualified seniors who plan to further their education by attending by two or four year college program.March 15, 2019
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Rockland Trust ScholarshipTen (10) $2,500 awardsEligibility requires residency in a Rockland Trust service area.March 11, 2019
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Ron Brown Scholar Program4-year $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 each year)The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.January 9, 2019
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Scholarship.comvarious scholarships and awardsVisit this site to search for scholarships based on various categories and topics.See individual scholarship details for deadlines.
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Shaw Worth Memorial Scholarship$3,500The Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship honors New England high school seniors who demonstrate a humane ethic. Actions meriting the award may include long-term, direct work on behalf of animals; inspiring leadership in animal protection organizations; papers, speeches or presentations on humane topics; and heroic rescues of animals in danger. A humane attitude, an understanding of humane ethics and past performance on behalf of animals are essential. A passive liking for animals or the mere desire to enter an animal care field does not justify the award, nor does animal conservation for the purpose of maintaining hunting stocks. High scholastic standing is not a requisite for this scholarship; please do not include academic transcripts in the application. Financial need is also not a consideration. Contact: Scholarship Committee; 2100 L St, NW, Washington, DC 20037; 802-368-2790March 25, 2019
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Southborough Gardeners Club$1,000 (award may be divided between two qualified candidates)Criteria includes plans to attend a school of higher education to study: horticulture, floral design, environmental studies, ecology, conservation, agriculture, botany, landscape architecture. Applicants must be residents of Southborough for at least two years.April 15, 2019
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Stephen Phillips Memorial ScholarshipAwards range from $3,000 to $15,000 yearlyThe Phillips Scholarship offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students from New England with financial need. Successful candidates display academic achievement, service to others, good character, leadsership qualities, and a history of part-time employment. May 1, 2019
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Steven Douglas Carroll ScholarshipThe Carroll Family, along with the NCAHS Alumni Association, are pleased to sponsor a scholarship in memory of Steven Douglas Carroll, Class of 1981. Presented to a graduating senior who is continuing their education in the field of Forestry/ Arboriculture or Large Animal Husbandry.March 29, 2019
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Superpower Scholarship$2,500Submit an online written response to the question: "Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?" (250 words or less)March 31, 2019
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Sweet & Simple Scholarship$1,500Submit an online written response to the question: "Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you." (250 words or less)February 28, 2019
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Tom Olen Memorial Fund$5,000Criteria includes a 3.0 minimum GPA; 350-word essay; applicant must be affected by cancer.May 31, 2019
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Unigo.comvarious scholarships and awardsVisit this site to search for scholarships based on various categories and topics.See individual scholarship details for deadlines.
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Walter Kelleher Memorial Scholarshipup to $1,000Residents in specific MetroWest towns planning to pursue studies in early childhood education are eligible.April 5, 2019
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Wealth Wise Scholarship$1,000Open to high school seniors and current college students. This scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and submission of a short essay to be titled “How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved.” Major of study must support a career in the finance industry (e.g., finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management, and other related majors).December 31, 2018
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Weymouth, Town of - Scholarship Fundvarious awardsAwards are made to graduating high school seniors, presently attending college students and adults enrolling in college for retraining or to pursue graduate degrees. Applicants must be a resident of Weymouth for at least two years as of January 1 of the year of the application; have graduated from high school or have completed the G.E.D. by the time award money is distributed; and plan to attend any two or four-year accredited postsecondary institution.March 15, 2019
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Wheaton Refugee Scholarship
One 4-year Wheaton Refugee Scholarship covers the total cost of attendance and will be awarded each academic year.Wheaton College in Massachusetts is committed to improving the world through new ideas and educational opportunity. We care deeply about assembling a global community of scholars that represents the widest possible range of viewpoints, not the least of which are the perspectives of students fleeing persecution and conflict in their home countries.January 1, 2019
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Woodville Rod & Gun Club Scholarship$1,000The Woodville Rod & Gun Club is offering this scholarship to a student who shows an interest in environmental education and plans to pursue a degree in wildlife, habitat, fisheries, forestry management, environmental, wildlife or marine biology at an accredited college or university. Preference given to relative/member of the Club. The award is based on financial need.June 1, 2019
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Yawkey Foundation Scholarship4-year renewable scholarship (Max $25,000)This is a scholarship designed for graduating high school students to help make college affordable for talented, motivated, low-income students.February 15, 2019 by noon
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Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship$2,000Submit an online written response to the question (250 words or less). "Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around January 31, 2020.October 31, 2019
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