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Massachusetts scholarships might be public or private, but they are definitely out there. Of course, this is but a single criterion on which to base your search for scholarships and we advise you to search a bit more broadly. There are many scholarships that you, as a resident of Massachusetts, might be eligible for that never even take residence state into account. Whether it be your height, ethnicity or fondness of chess that sets you apart from the others, you can find financial aid for college just be spending twenty minutes conducting a free, college scholarship search. We will still show you the By using your state as one of the search criteria, Scholarships.com can help you find awards restricted to students attending college or residing in Massachusetts. Take a look below for sample state scholarships that may be found at Scholarships.com. For additional information about Massachusetts scholarships, as well as awards based on different criteria, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship provides scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need who are from rural areas of Massachusetts and attend public institutions of higher education within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the opening of the academic year and must be a US Citizen or non-citizen [...] More

GFWC of Massachusetts Memorial Education Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The GFWC Massachusetts Scholarships are for woman maintaining a legal residence in Massachusetts for a minimum of 5 years. Applicant must submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing professional goals and financial needs. Must also provide reference letter from a college department chair or recent employer and have a personal interview (if selected as a finalist). For more information and [...] More

Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Massachusetts Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program (GMSGP) provides funds for participating Massachusetts' institutions of higher education and schools of nursing. At least 100 percent of the funds must be used for direct financial assistance to undergraduate students from Massachusetts so they may attend or continue to attend such institutions.
    To be eligible for a Massachusetts Gilbert [...] More

Massachusetts Cash Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Cash Grant Program is a complementary program to the Need-Based Tuition Waiver Program. It helps needy students by awarding grant money to cover additional charges such as mandatory fees and non-state-supported tuition. Applicants must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for one year prior to the start of the academic year for which the grant is awarded; be a U.S. Citizen or a [...] More

Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program was established in recognition of the hardship that a family experiences upon the loss of a parent and or spouse who is killed or missing in the line of public service duty in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This grant program was established to provide educational opportunity to the remaining family members. The Public Service Grant Program is [...] More

NEEBC Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • NEEBC's Scholarship Program was established to further the aims of the Council to advance the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field, or those aspiring to careers in employee benefits. Careers in employee benefits include but are not limited to, careers in the actuarial sciences; ERISA and legal aspects of employee benefits; careers in pension design and planning; [...] More

NEHE Tuition Break Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The New England Board of Higher Education’s Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), provides a discount on tuition to New England residents when they enroll in approved degree programs at out-of-state
    public colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Paul Tsongas Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Paul Tsongas Scholarship is a merit-based program that rewards Massachusetts students with a minimum 3.75 GPA and highly competitive scores of at least 1200 (or the ACT equivalent). Eligible students receive a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at a Massachusetts state university. Permanent legal residents of Massachusetts - for at least one year prior to the opening of the academic year - [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall? If so, you may be in luck! TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall.

    To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: [...] More

Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Applicants of the Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate landscape/horticulture program or related discipline at a two or four-year institution. The student must currently be enrolled in good standing and carry a full-time complement of courses at the time of application and during the semesters that the scholarship is [...] More

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by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020