Massive Scholarships for Students in Massachusetts for 2019 – 2020

In 1891, Springfield College instructor and graduate student James Naismith founded basketball right in Massachusetts. He designed the game and later went on to become an athletic director and coach. We might not be on James’s level yet, but hopefully college will give you the tools to make your own breakthrough.

But how to fund those years of study? Scholarships are a common way students pay for college. And local scholarships often give you the greatest chance of winning.

Check out the list of Massachusetts scholarships you could apply to:

1. Kurt D. Kelly Memorial Scholarship

The KDK Foundation will award a scholarship of $1000 each year to an individual showing both financial need along with leadership, teamwork, and community service. KDK Memorial Foundation, formerly known as the Kurt Kelly Hockey Memorial Fund, was created to honor the life of Kurt D. Kelly, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on September 21, 2012.

Amount: Up to $1,000

Provider: Kurt Kelly Hockey Memorial Fund (Charity Smith)

2. Princess Photography Semi Pro Football Scholarship

Young men ages 18+ in Boston are at high risk for being victims of gang and gun violence. This risk grows exponentially during the summer. Semi pro football is a way for young men to stay off the streets and active during the spring and summer months. However many men can’t afford to play and therefore find themselves busying their time back in the streets. By making football more affordable we will slowly make progress in keeping guys off the streets and overall aiding in the fight to stop the violence.

Amount: Up to $200

Provider: Princess Photography

3. Public Service Grant Program

Amount: The award shall be equal to the cost of the institution’s full time annual tuition charges

Provider: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

The Massachusetts Public Service Grant was established for students who have experienced 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. The Public Service Grant Program is the only scholarship program not based on demonstrated financial need, but rather entitlement.

4. FMC Skaters Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Provider: FMC Ice Sports

The FMC Skaters Scholarship program was developed in 1993 to provide financial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters that demonstrate personal excellence on and off the ice. The scholarships are awarded to ice hockey, figure skating and recreational skaters in June of each year.

5. NEDMA Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

Provider: Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Greater Worcester Community Foundation offers many college scholarships, ranging in size from $300 to $5,000. Students apply online from January through early March. Recipients are selected in April and May. Scholarships are awarded for the following academic year beginning in September.

Still need help with financial aid and college scholarships?

We get it. Figuring out how to finance college tuition can really tough. Here are three steps to make that process a bit simpler: 

  1. Submit your FAFSA form as soon as possible (on or around October 1). This will help determine what financial aid you might qualify for. The federal government, state government, AND universities all use FAFSA to determine their student aid packages.
  2. Check out these Massachusetts scholarship application options:

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Kelly Lamano

Though always a creative, Kelly's momentum into the world of writing and publishing arrived when she attended college. She quickly learned the financial value - and cost - of honing her craft, and sought scholarships that would be crucial to not only funding, but fueling her education. She wants to help new students thrive with Going Merry's easy scholarship finder. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in Broadcast, Print and Online Media, and a minor in Spanish from Florida Southern College.

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