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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership.
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
At a minimum, applicants must:
Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2017
Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017
Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. They will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, they anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
APIASF Scholarship: Scholarship opportunities for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander college students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Application opens on September 15, 2016 and closes on January 11, 2017. Download form or go to www.apiasf.org/scholarships for more information.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student: Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply. Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Applications may be found at enf.elks.org/mvs. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2016.
Massachusetts Elks Scholarship, Inc.: The program offers grants to students demonstrating financial need, scholarship aptitude and good citizenship. Grants may be renewed yearly. Applications are in guidance and have a February 1, 2017 deadline.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program: College scholarships are available to students whose life has been affected by MS. For more information and an application, go to www.nationalmssociety.org/scholarship. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2017.
Henry David Thoreau Scholarship: The Henry David Thoreau Foundation select's Massachusetts high school seniors interested in environmental studies to receive up to $20,000.00 for tuition to the college of their choice. For an application and more information go to www.thoreauscholar.org. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.
Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship: The Massachusetts AFL-CIO offers a program providing scholarships to union members, their children and grandchildren. The interested applicant is required to take the Labor History Exam on February 2, 2017. The exam will be given in guidance. Students need to submit an application for the exam to the guidance department by December 19, 2016. Applications are in guidance and also online at www.massaflcio.org.
Massachusetts JCI Senate: The Massachusetts JCI Senate will award two $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating students in Massachusetts. The application is available online at http:\\majcisenate.weebly.com. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2017.
American Legion Spirit of Youth Scholarship: Five scholarships in the amount of $5,000.00 will be awarded. Candidates for this award shall be/shall have been Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. Applicants must have a 3.0 gpa. Applications are available at www.ALAforVeterans.org and have a March 1, 2017 deadline.
American Legion Children of Warriors Scholarship: Candidates for this award shall be children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Application is in guidance and has a March 1, 2017 deadline.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: Each year the program selects roughly 20 college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship to receive $10,000.00 renewable scholarships. For an application visit reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline to apply is January 5, 2017.
Order Sons of Italy: The Scholarship Award Program sponsored by the Charitable and Educational Trust of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Order Sons of Italy is offering a minimum of twenty $1,000.00 scholarships. Some of the scholarships are reserved for the children and grandchildren of members but there are a number available regardless of affiliation with the Order Sons of Italy. The application can be requested by email to email@example.com. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.
Mensa Education and Research Foundation: Applicant must submit an application and an essay explaining his/hers career, academic and/or vocational goals. Scholarship amounts are $300-$1,000. Information and an application can be found at www.mensafoundation.org. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2017.
Hamilton Relay Scholarship: Applicant must be a graduating senior who is deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or has difficulty speaking. Applicant must be a resident of Massachusetts. Applications are available at www.hamiltonrelay.com and have a deadline of March 1, 2017.
The Sister Carole Mello, O.P. Scholarship: The Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses is offering a scholarship. Applicant must meet one of the following criteria: Catholic student, member of the Fall River Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses and children/grandchildren of members in a nursing or health care program. Applications are in guidance and have a deadline of March 1, 2017.
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund: Applicant must be a permanent resident of New England, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, have substantial unmet need and/or special financial circumstances and participate in a balance of community, school and work activities. Awards range from $3,000.00 to $18,000.00. Visit www.phillips-scholarship.org for an application beginning early January 2017.
The Yawkey Scholars Program: The program seeks to support and encourage students:
- Who have a strong academic record or demonstration of significant improvement over time.
- Who are planning to attend a competitive private college in Massachusetts
- Who engaged in a meaningful mentoring relationship.
- Who have unmet financial need and would benefit from scholarship support so they can graduate with a manageable loan burden.
For more information and application instructions go to http://www.tpi.org/scholarship/yawkey-scholars-program. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.
The Red Pine Scholarship: To be eligible the student must come from a low to middle income family, have a strong academic record and be planning to enroll as a freshman at a competitive four year college in the fall of 2017. Applications are available at http://www.tpi.org/scholarship/red-pine-scholars-program. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.
CSF of Mansfield Scholarship: Applicant must be a resident of Mansfield. The application and other information is available at www.Mansfield.dollarsforscholars.org. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
The Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship Program: To be eligible, high school seniors must have displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in a varsity high school sport. Students must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community. Applications are available at hood.com/scholarship and have a deadline of March 6, 2017.
Walpole Scholarship Foundation: Applicant must be a resident of Walpole. For more information and an online application go to walpolescholarshipfoundation.org.
Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias: Three $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to students who best qualify based on their altruistic services to the community. The applicant must send a resume of their community service endeavors along with two recommendations confirming their achievements. (Academic achievements have no bearing on the scholarship.) The resume and letters must be put into one envelope and mailed to
Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias
Attention: Humanitarian Award
458 Pearl Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
The package must be received in their office on or before April 1, 2017.
Rebeckha Lynn Whitefield Memorial Scholarship: Rebeckha Whitefield emulated success everyday through her words and actions. She showed what teamwork, honesty, family and true friendship really mean. An essay that describes how you would impact others the way Rebeckha did, is required. Deadline to apply is April 3, 2017. Applications are available in guidance.
Scholarship Foundation of East Providence: Applicant must be a resident of East Providence. Applications are in guidance and have a March 17, 2017 deadline.
Attleboro Scholaship Foundation: The following is a list of scholarships from the Attleboro Scholarship Foundation. Applications for all the scholarships are in guidance.
- Curtis Stanley Gallup Scholarship: Applicant must attend Attleboro or Bishop Feehan High School. Preference will be given to a student who has experienced extenuating circumstances and overcome insurmountable odds to succeed. Financial need will be considered. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
- ASF Interest Free Loan: Applicant must be an Attleboro resident for 12 months prior to the date of the application. Deadline to apply is March 25, 2017.
- William Bergevine Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must reside in Attleboro. Preference will be given to a student who has a commitment to the community through service and leadership. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.
- Attleboro Fire Fighters Scholarship: Deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.
- Attleboro Rotary Scholar: This award is given in recognition of service by Attleboro residents. Service to others of any type will be considered. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
Rockland Trust Scholarship: Seven $2,500.00 scholarships are available to students in the Rockland Trust service area. Applicant must fall in the top 50% of their graduating class. Selection will be based on the applicant's academic achievement (30 points), community service (35 points) and an essay (35 points). Applications are available at all Rockland Trust branches and at RocklandTrust.com.
Walter S. Schwaner Sr. Scholarship/Boys and Girls Club: The Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln has available a $1,000.00 educational scholarship grant. The applicant must be a present or past member of the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln for a minimum of two years, be a 2017 high school graduate and be continuing their education at an accredited college. The grant will be based on financial need, academic achievement as well as community involvement. Applications are in guidance and have an April 5, 2017 deadline.
The W. Duane Lockard Scholarship Fund: The applicant must be a minority (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Native American or Alaskan Native), demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King which is nonviolence and community service, and must be a resident of Foxboro, Easton, North Attleboro, Attleboro, Mansfield, Norton, Rehoboth or Seekonk. Scholarship award is $1,000.00. Applications are in guidance and have March 24, 2017 deadline.
The Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Scholarship: The Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Fund will award five $2,500.00 scholarships to high school seniors. Applicant must be a high school senior in good standing, demonstrate financial need, a commitment to academic achievement and a strong work ethic. Applications may be found at www.alyssacorreiramemorialfund.org and have an April 10, 2017 deadline.
Mansfield World War II Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be a resident of Mansfield and furthering their education at a two or four year institution. Applications are in guidance and have a deadline of April 15, 2017.
Dunkin Donuts Scholarship: Dunkin Donuts will award $1,000.00 scholarships to 100 college bound high school seniors in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts who excel academically, demonstrate leadership qualities and are involved in their local communities. Applications will be accepted February 1 - March 15, 2017 and are available online only at www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship.
Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women: All graduating seniors applying for enrollment to a four year institution and live in or attend high school in Bristol County are eligible. Applications are in guidance and have a deadline of March 31, 2017.
The Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield: The NRT Leonard FLynn Environmental Scholarship is a $1,000.00 scholarship awarded to a Mansfield student who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment. Applications are in guidance and have a deadline of May 1, 2017.
MM&AS Arts Scholarship: A $2,000.00 scholarship is offered to a graduating senior currently residing in Mansfield, Norton, Foxboro, Sharon or Easton who plans to pursue a college education in either fine or performing arts. Applications are in guidance and have a May 1, 2017 deadline.
The Larry Reedy Scholarship / Community Players: The $2,000.00 Larry Reedy Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who will be pursuing study in the field of the performing arts or technical theater arts or has any time worked in some capacity with The Community Players. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant's talent and ability in their area of the arts, their academic status and financial need. Applications may be found here and have an April 27, 2017 deadline.
Pawtucket Credit Union: Pawtucket Credit Union is pleased to announce two scholarship opportunities available to PCU members (account holders):
- Pawtucket Credit Union is offering four $8,000.00 scholarships. Applications must be submitted by April 21, 2017.
- Cooperative Credit Union Association will award eight $500.00 scholarships. Applications must be submitted by April 3, 2017.
The applications and requirements are available here.
Martin School Association Scholarship: The Martin School Association will award two scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each to graduating seniors. The applicant must be a resident of North Attleboro, a former student of the Martin school and must be attending an institution of higher learning. Applications are in guidance and have a March 31, 2017 deadline.
HarborOne Scholarship: Twenty $5,000.00 scholarships are available to high school seniors. Applicant must plan on attending an accredited college or university, and someone in the immediate family* must have an active HarborOne account in good standing opened by March 31, 2017. *Immediate family includes parents, stepparents, guardians, siblings or applicant. Application is online at www.harborone.com/scholarship and has a deadline of March 31, 2017.
Matt T. Benoit Memorial Scholarship: Applicant will be someone who most resembles the qualities that Matthew Benoit had. Matt was an average academic student with a solid academic record. The scholarship recipient must maintain a similar academic record. Matt was a four sport athlete and considered a total team player. The applicant must display the same appreciation of teamwork. Matt also had a part time job making effective use of his time. A student that can display the same time management skills will be considered. Applications are in guidance and have an April 21, 2017 deadline.
Mansfield Democratic Town Committee/ Charlene Straley Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be a high school senior, a resident of Mansfield and has a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the ideals of the democratic party. Deadline to submit the application is April 30, 2017.
Mansfield Women of Today Scholarship: Must be a Mansfield resident (male or female) who has a strong commitment to community service. Applications are due by April 30, 2017.
NEACRAO-George Coleman Scholarship: Each year the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers awards scholarships to three high school graduates who will be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution for the fall semester. Applications are due March 15, 2017 and are available here.
Attleboro-Cumberland Oral Surgeons: Attleboro-Cumberland Oral Surgeons will award a $1,000.00 scholarship to a student who exemplifies interest in the medical/dental field. Students that will be considered should send a written resume of their achievements with the reason why they feel they may be qualified to receive the scholarship. Two letters of recommendation are also required. All interested students should send their resumes and recommendations to:
Attleboro-Cumberland Oral Surgeons
103 Commonwealth Avenue
Attleboro Falls, MA 02763
The information should reach their office no later than April 30, 2017.
The Captain Kyle R. Van De Giesen Memorial Award: The focus of the Captain Kyle R. Van De Giesen Memorial Award is to perpetuate the legacy of Captain Van De Giesen who was killed in action in Afghanistan. Kyle lived every aspect of his life by the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment. Current seniors at North Attleboro and Bishop Feehan High School are eligible to apply. Applications are in guidance and the deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.
Navigant Credit Union: Applicant must be a member or the immediate family member of someone who belongs to Navigant Credit Union. Applications are available at the website www.navigantcu.org and have a May 1, 2017 deadline.
Norfolk Lions Scholarship: The Norfolk Lions Club will be awarding four $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of Norfolk. They are looking for candidates who have strong community service and consider academic performance and extracurricular activities. Applications are in guidance and have a March 31, 2017 deadline.
Knights of Columbus / George C. Shields Council #420: Applicant must be a registered member of St. Mary's parish in Mansfield. Applications are in guidance and have a deadline of April 1, 2017.
Jack Strachan Scholarship: Applicant must have been involved in an extracurricular activity, must have done some volunteer work, must be accepted and enrolled in a college, and must write a 500 word essay explaining why you think you should receive this award. Applications are in guidance and have a May 12, 2017 deadline.
King Philip Regional High School/Residents of Wrentham, Norfolk and Plainville: Residents of Norfolk, Wrentham and Plainville are eligible for a variety of scholarships. An application needs to be filled out from King Philip High School and required materials submitted to the King Philip guidance department by 3:00pm on March 31, 2017. List of available scholarships and the King Philip applications are in guidance.
Daniel Beksha Student Athlete Scholarship: A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a Bishop Feehan High School senior. Applicant will be chosen based on academic standing, athletic participation, leadership and good character. Applications are in guidance and have a deadline of April 13,2017.
Ed Andrade Scholarship: North TV is awarding a scholarship to a high school senior is in good standing and a resident of North Attleboro. Applicant must be entering college as a full time undergraduate student in a communications related major. Applications are in guidance and have an April 28, 2017 deadline.
Rhode Island Foundation: The Rhode Island Foundation is offering scholarships to Rhode Island residents who are first generation attending college. Another scholarship is being offered for seniors who have done extensive community service. Many other scholarships are available at www.rifoundation.org.
Smith College: Summer Precollege Programs at Smith are open to academically talented girls who will enter grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in fall 2017. Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality academic experience. For more information and to submit an application go to www.smith.edu/summer.
Duke University: Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit or Duke Summer Academy for High School students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective. To apply go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornell University: Cornell University is offering 2, 3 and 6 week summer programs. Students can earn 3 to 6 credits in courses. For more information go to summercollege.cornell.edu.
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting based at Boston University's College of Communication: Three two week sessions are being offered. Students participate in seminars and work alongside veteran journalism teachers and award winning local and national journalists. For more information visit the website.
Rutgers Pre-Engineering Summer Academy: Rutgers University is offering an intensive one week certificate program to introduce students to a variety of engineering areas. Student must be between 16-18 years old, have completed courses in precalculus and physics and submit an online application.
University of New Hampshire Hospitality Management Program: The University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics invites area rising seniors considering a career in hospitality management to participate in a one week residential summer program July 16 - 22, 2017. The summer program fee will be $325.00. For more information visit http://paulcollege.unh.edu/departments/hospitality-management/summer-program.
Boston University: Boston University's pre-college programs offer a chance to study at one of the world's top teaching and research universities. For more information go to bu.edu/summer/highschool.
Academy of Media Production /Boston University College of Communication: Offers creative high school students the opportunity to develop their cinematic or journalistic storytelling skills.Create videos, webcasts, multi-camera productions and more. Program dates are July 10-August 4, 2017. For more information and application materials go to bu.edu/amp.
Barnard College: Students will be challenged and stimulated while living and learning like a college student in NYC. For more information visit www.barnard.edu/summer.
Bucknell University: Bucknell is launching a new summer program Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE). The program is open to high school students who will be rising juniors or seniors. For more information and the application go to bucknell.edu/BASE.
WPI Frontiers: Session 1: July 9-21, 2017; Session 2: July 23-August 4, 2017. This is an on campus, residential, research, and learning experience for soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors. Frontiers blends science, technology and engineering programs with humanities and arts workshops. Additional information is available at wpi.edu/+frontiers.
WPI Launch: August 7-11, 2017. This is a learning and research opportunity for students entering their freshman or sophomore year in high school. Workshops will be offered in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, engineering technology, environmental modeling, interactive media and game development. Additional information is available at wpi.edu/+launch.
Syracuse University: Students can choose from 30+ credit and non credit programs, explore college majors, study at the college level. Many programs fill up early so visit email@example.com to register and for more information.
Assumption College: Experience college classes, learn what college is like as you begin the college application process and find out about Assumption College's select liberal arts program. For more information and to apply go to www.assumption.edu/admissions/pre-college-summer-program.
Marist College: Earn college credit and get a taste of campus life while still in high school. The Marist Summer Pre-College Program is available to high school sophomores and juniors. Visit www.marist.edu/precollege for more information.
Pratt Institute: Pratt Institute's PreCollege program welcomes 400 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The students encounter life as an art and design college student and upon completion of the program earn four elective credits that are accepted at most colleges and universities. For more information go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Pittsburgh: The Bridge Program is a college prep and leadership academy that is being held July 9-14, 2017. For more information go to PittBridge@pitt.edu.
Johns Hopkins University: The Pre-College Summer Program offers qualified high school students the opportunity to take freshman and sophomore level credit classes in arts, sciences and engineering. For more information and to submit an application go to www.JHU.EDU/SUMMER.
Adelphi University: Experience life as a college student while pursuing credit-bearing and noncredit courses in nursing, computer programming, psychology, the arts and science. For more information go to precollege.adelphi.edu.
Wentworth Institute of Technology: A four week program in the Department of Architecture called SummerFAB, is being offered to students entering grade 10 and above. Students who successfully complete the program and later enroll in the Architect program at Wentworth can use it to replace a four credit elective course. Graduates of SummerFAB will also be eligible to receive a one time $2,000.00 tuition scholarship towards their freshman year. For more information go to http://legacy.wit.edu/summerfab.
Alfred University: The summer programs offer top quality instruction in a supportive environment, enjoyable activities, pleasant surroundings while also giving students an idea of what it is like to be in college. For more information go to www.alfred.edu/summer/hs.cfm.
Regis College: The Regis Summer Scholars Program is designed for high school students. Earn six college credits through two introductory courses taught by dynamic faculty (English composition and your choice of a communication or health science course). For more information and to register go to regiscollege.edu/summerscholars.
Stanford University: Many pre-collegiate programs are offered to students in grades 7-12. To apply go to spcs.stanford.edu/find-yourself.
Students from NEACAC (New England Association for College Admission Counseling) 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?
There will be six winners-one from each of the New England states-who will be awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship. The application will open on February 1, 2017 and will be available through April 8, 2017. More information and the contest application can be found online at http:/www.neacac.org/essay-contest-information-application.
The Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizens Essay Contest: Open to all Catholic students in grades 8 through 12. The topic is "What can Catholics do to spread our message?" The essay should be between 500 and 750 words. A $250.00 gift card will be given to the winner. Entry forms are in guidance and the deadline to enter is April 1, 2017.
Rockland Trust is the official sponsor of the 2017 National Volunteer Week Essay Contest. Other supporters include the Greater Attleboro Women of Today, Sturdy Memorial Hospital and the Sun Chronicle. This year's topic is "Volunteers Make the World a Brighter Place." Winners will receive $500.00 for first place, $250.00 for second and $100.00 for third. Applications for the contest are in guidance. The deadline to apply is April 5, 2017.
The Rotary Youth Leader Awards is a life changing program for tomorrow's leaders to gain hands-on experience in developing leadership skills with a focus on community service. The conference, which is being held May 19th - 21st, 2017, at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, is open to high school sophomores and juniors. RYLA students are selected by local Rotary Clubs. For more information and an application go to www.rotary7950.com/event/rotary-youth-leadership-awards.
Naviance is a web-based resource that provides students with features that include college research and matching tools, course planning and career assessment. You will find Naviance on the Family Connection website which allows parents and students to manage college and career selections. Guidance counselors are able to track the progress of individual students, communicate and collaborate with students and families as well as submit transcripts, school forms and recommendations through Naviance eDocs.
Senior College Information 2016-2017
- Letter to the parents/students regarding college application procedure
- College application process with Naviance
- College application transcript request form
- Group guidance information
- Brag sheet
- School Profile 2016-2017
- The Common Application
Transcripts for Graduates
Graduates who need to obtain their transcript should contact the guidance department at 508.222.6073 or email Mrs. Garlick at email@example.com.