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Scholarship News

There are two types of financial assistance for college. The first type is FINANCIAL AID, a combination of scholarships, loans, and work granted if you demonstrate need for assistance.

The second type is MERIT SCHOLARSHIP, money given to you regardless of your financial need. Some merit scholarships are granted by foundations and can be used at any college. Many are granted by specific colleges to be used only at those colleges. Many target a specific type of student. Carefully read the descriptions to be sure you qualify.

Many scholarships require nominations by the school. For those scholarships, we ask you to nominate yourselves to us. Once we know who is interested, we will select the school’s nominee(s).

We also encourage you to register with www.fastweb.com, a free scholarship search device. Please feel free to stop by the College Counseling Office with any questions.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DEADLINES MAY BE QUICKLY APPROACHING

The American Legion High School Oratorical Contest

Award: $1000 prize at the state level; $4000 when the contestant participates in the national competition. The national scholarship awards are first prize – $20,000, second prize – $17,000, and third prize – $15,000
Deadline:  December, 31, 2020
For more info:  email Mrs. Dunnington for more information

Henry David Thoreau Foundation
Award: up to $20,000
Deadline: February 1, 2021
For more info: http://www.thoreauscholar.org

Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Deadline: January 22, 2021
For more info: http://majcisenate.weebly.com/


Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship and Labor Education Program
Award: $500-$16,000
Deadline to register for the exam: December 18, 2020
For more info: https://www.massaflcio.org/scholarships

14th Annual AES Scholarship
Award: $500

Deadline: October 8, 2021
For more information: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

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