Scholarship Information


American Legion

Check with your locally first for scholarships pertaining to their post and/or your state. On a national level there are six opportunities for Scholarships.

Samsung – Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea’s aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount. To date, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship has awarded more than $5.5 million to approximately 2,069 applicants.

Legacy – The American Legion Legacy Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship designed to fulfill a financial gap remaining after all federal and state educational grants/scholarships available to an eligible applicant have been utilized.


Children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

Children of post-9/11 veterans having been assigned a combined disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the Department of Veterans Affairs also qualify.


Each needs-based scholarship provides up to $20,000 in aid for undergraduate or post-graduate college. Recipients may reapply for additional annual awards up to six times.


The application deadline is April 15, 2019. Scholarship awards must be used within one year. Winners will be announced May 12, 2019.

Baseball – In 2016, The American Legion awarded $22,000 in scholarships to deserving players. Each Department Baseball Committee may select a player from their Department to receive this scholarship. The American Legion will award several scholarships this year depending on the number of applicants and interest earned from the trust fund.

Oratorical – Scholarships are awarded to the three finalists. First place receives $18,000, second gets $16,000 and third takes $14,000. Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives a $1,500 scholarship. Each first-round winner who advances but does not qualify for the finals receives an additional $1,500 scholarship. Scholarships may be used to attend any college or university in the United States. In addition to the national organization’s scholarships, hundreds of scholarships are awarded to participants by posts, districts, counties and departments during earlier levels of competition.

Eagle Scout of the Year – Nominations for the 2019 American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year are open.  Nomination packets must be received by each applicant’s respective American Legion department (state) headquarters no later than 1 March, 2019.  The nomination packet judged best by each respective American Legion Department (state) Selection Committee, along with a list of the members serving on that Selection Committee, must then arrive to American Legion National Headquarters no later than April 1st, 2019.


Eagle Scout Scholarships

NESA offers three basic types of scholarships: Academic scholarships, Merit scholarships and NESA World Explorer scholarships.

NESA Academic Scholarship Requirements:

NESA academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need.

  • Academic scholarships weigh academic performance, school and Scouting participation, and financial need.
  • Academic scholarships include a range of scholarships, up to four $25,000 scholarships (payable at $6,250 per year for four years) one $48,000 scholarship (payable at up to $12,000 per year for four years) and a $50,000 STEM scholarship for an Eagle Scout planning to major in a science, technology, engineering, or math field.


  • Score a minimum 1290 SAT or an ACT score of at least 28.
  • Must apply during senior year of high school. (Exception: Scouts whose Eagle Scout boards of review were held after October 31 of their senior year may apply during the next scholarship cycle in the following year – even though they may be in college by this time.
  • Winners may receive an academic scholarship one time only.

Academic scholarship recipients are announced to all applicants by email by July 15th

Merit Scholarships:

  • Merit scholarships weigh academic performance, school and Scouting participation, and community service.
  • These awards cover the $2,000 and $4,000 Bailey scholarships, the $2,500 Robert and Rebeca Palmer scholarships, and the $5,000 Hall/McElwain scholarships.
  • This also includes the Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year.


  • Winners may receive a merit scholarship one time only.
  • Applicants may apply multiple times (except for the Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year) beginning as a graduating high school senior through junior year of college or with one year remaining at a vocational trade school in each scholarship window.

Merit scholarship recipients are announced to all applicants by email by July 15th

NESA World Explorer:

  • A field study scholarships that weighs academic performance, school participation, community involvement, and passion for respective field study experience.
  • These awards vary by opportunity, but cover majority of costs such as travel, lodging, and registration for select NESA World Explorer field research trips.
  • NESA World Explorer field research trips are conducted around the globe over the course of 1 – 2 weeks.


  • Winners may receive a field study scholarship one time only
  • Applicants may apply multiple times for multiple opportunities from 18 years old to 35 years of age in each scholarship window.

NESA World Explorer scholarship recipients are announced to all applicants by email by March 15th

Other Available Eagle Scout Scholarships

***Note: All applicants must be members of the National Eagle Scout Association to receive a scholarship.


Grand Lodge Scholarship Program

(Child or Grandchild of a Mason Only)

Educational grants are available to Massachusetts Masons, their children, and grandchildren pursuing a full-time, undergraduate degree in an accredited educational institution. Eligibility for scholarship grants is based on a combination of academic standing and achievements, broad participation in community and/or school activities, and financial need.


Order of the Elks & Legacy Awards

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards in the 2020 contest.


FMC Ice Sports Skaters Scholarship

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.

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Emergency Educational Grants provide undergraduate college financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks in the form of renewable, one-year grants of up to $4,000. The grant is for educational assistance only and is not intended to cover the entire cost of a college education.

  • Grant amounts are based on the information submitted in the application and can range up to $4,000.
  • As long as a student meets all other eligibility requirement listed below, a student can apply for up to four Emergency Educational Grants in total during their undergraduate education.
  • The applicant cannot accept more than one ENF scholarship/grant in any one academic year.

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Most Valuable Student

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 competition.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
  • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2019 500 national winners in late April 2019. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

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Independent Order of Oddfellows – Charles J and Christine Wirz Scholarship

The Wirz scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. Usually, two $2,000.00 scholarships are awarded annually to students without regard to Order affiliation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed one grading period in a College or University.
  • The Application must have a Lodge endorsement.
  • Completed Applications are due by May 15th.
  • Winners will be notified prior to August 1st.

To apply for the Charles J. & Christine Wirz Scholarship click on the Application link.

Ingstrom Trust Regional Scholarship

The regional scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. $3,000.00 is awarded annually to a student in each of 15 Regions of the US & Canada.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have completed one grading period in a College or University.
  • Applicants must be a member of the Order or have a relative who is a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge.
  • The Application must be signed by the Secretary of the Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge to verify membership.
  •  Completed Applications are due by May 15th. Winners will be notified prior to August 1st.

To apply for the Ingstrom Trust Regional Scholarship click on the Application link.

Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology Scholarship

The Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology scholarships are based on Financial Need and Leadership. This scholarship evolved from the Lawson/Pezo scholarships that were awarded in 2005 from the efforts of LaVaughn Lawson, PGM and Martha Pezo, PP.

$1,000.00 is awarded to eligible students annually.

To apply for the Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology Scholarship click on the Application link.

Peter F. Geolot Continuing Education Career Enrichment Grants

Continuing Education Grants Career Enrichment Grants

The Educational Foundation, IOOF endorses career development by supporting members who wish to enroll in continuing education courses in job related fields, or for enrollment in continuing education courses in a new field to further their occupational goals. Grant funds will be awarded as an incentive for individual growth and development.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The grant application should be made at least 60 days before the grant funds are required.
  • Grant applicants must be member of a branch the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
  • Individuals may apply for up to $1,500.00 for expenses not covered by their employer or someone else
  • Recipients will submit a 100-150 word signed article for The IOOF News about the class they attended. The article should include a review of the class, highlights of what was learned and how it will be useful on their job. The article is subject to editing by The Educational Foundation, IOOF staff and will be published by the Sovereign Grand Lodge as space allows.

Eligible expenses:

  • Required books/publications for continuing education courses;
  • Tuition and student fees for continuing education courses.
  • Individuals may apply for up to $1,500.00 for expenses not covered by their employer or someone else.
  • Recipients will submit a 100-150 word signed article for The IOOF News about the class they attended. The article should include a review of the class, highlights of what was learned and how it will be useful on their job. The article is subject to editing by The Educational Foundation, IOOF staff and will be published by the Sovereign Grand Lodge as space allows.

To apply for the Continuing Education Career Enrichment Grants click on the Application link.


Rotary Club of New Bedford

(Must be a graduate of New Bedford High School)

The Rotary Club of New Bedford is pleased to announce that it will be offering six scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to six New Bedford residents or seniors in New Bedford High Schools who will be graduating high school seniors.


Shepherd Scholarship

Each year, the Supreme Council offers Shepherd Scholarships of $2,000 per year for tuition costs for a maximum of four years OR upon earning a degree, if that be sooner. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the earnings of the Shepherd Scholarship Fund. The objective of this scholarship is to aid worthy candidates in obtaining baccalaureate or graduate degrees in fields associated with service to country and generally perceived as benefiting the human race. ***Deadline is April 3rd, 2019


Veterans Of Foreign Wars

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) – Check with your locally first for scholarships pertaining to their post and/or your state. On a national level the following scholarships are available: The VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” provides service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way for us to say “thank you” to those who fought for our freedoms.

  • Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants.
  • Awarded scholarships are limited to one per family per semester.
  • Applications for the fall semester will be accepted January 1 through April 30.
  • Applications for the spring semester will be accepted August 1 through November 15.
  • Fall semester scholarships will be awarded in August, and spring semester scholarships will be awarded in January.
  • Scholarships must be used by the end of the school semester for which the veteran is applying or they will become null and void.
  • Scholarships are restricted for tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to accredited schools.


  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve.
  • Have completed Basic Training and follow-on training (Advanced Individual Training, technical school, etc.).
  • Separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Participate in, be accepted to or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.


Joseph A. McCarthy Scholarship Fund

The Joseph A. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to perpetuate the memory and ideals of Joe McCarthy. Joe was born and raised in South Boston and very proud of his Irish heritage.  All Massachusetts residents are welcome to apply that plan on attending any accredited college or technical school.  ***Deadline April 15th, 2019


1. Applicant must be a Massachusetts resident.

2. Applicant must be applying to or enrolled in an accredited college or technical school as a full time student.

3. You do not have to be Irish to apply.

4. An essay with minimum of 500 words is required on any of these topics when writing your essay.

   – historical perspective

   – an economical perspective

   – an American cultural perspective

   – an Irish American personal perspective

   – an Irish American political perspective

Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources Scholarship

McDonald’s HACER® Program was created in 1985 to grant eligible Hispanic students financial aid so they can achieve their dreams through higher education. Since then, they’ve awarded over 31 million dollars and over 17,800 scholarships.

The McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship Program is now closed.

The application period for the 2019-2020 program will open in the fall.


A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. The FSEOG program is administered directly by the financial aid office at each participating school. Not all schools participate. Check with your school’s financial aid office to find out if the school offers the FSEOG.


Coca Cola First Generation Program

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Foundation has provided over 6,000 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $66 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The 2019 Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship application is now closed and status notifications have been sent to all applicants.


The Concordia Maritime (Bermuda) Ltd. Scholarship Programme

The Concordia Maritime (Bermuda) Ltd. Scholarship programme was first launched in 2011.  One of the primary objectives of the scholarship programme is to assist students who are interested in maritime or marine related careers by offering scholarship funds in order to make their career goals a reality.  The Concordia scholarship award of up to $10,000 is awarded annually to the awardee(s).  In addition to giving the students funding, the Scholarship Committee also provide mentoring and career guidance to the students during the duration of the scholarship.

Cayman Islands Government – Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands

Cayman has a rich maritime history – boat building, seafaring, serving in the merchant marine and in various navies, even in times of conflict. The island’s many dedicated and respected seafarers are mostly all the older generation now, with stories of adventures on the high seas and experiences in ports around the world reminiscently told to their grandchildren.

Annual Maritime Scholarship

Application for MACI Overseas Scholarship

Medical Form

University Costs – (2019 to 2020)

The port of George Town was established as a British port of registry in 1903 and today Cayman has become the most prestigious flag state, and world leader, in the registration of super yachts, although the register also caters to merchant ships, super tankers, container vessels and even submarines.

Cayman Maritime (formally known as the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands), the parent organisation of the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (known simply as the Cayman Registry) offers a broad range of career opportunities. For example, a staff of about 30 located at George Town Headquarters, perform vessel registration, crew compliance matters, maritime policy development, accounting, communications, human resources management, information and technology, in addition to surveying and naval architecture, and they often travel across the globe to many of the world’s most exotic ports of call.

In addition to the organisation’s George Town Headquarters, there are satellite offices and representatives in eleven (11) separate parts of the world (Ft. Lauderdale, the European Regional Office in Southampton, London, France, Monaco, Italy, The Netherlands, Athens, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo), which give the organisation a highly visible worldwide presence, and the opportunity to satisfy client services needs wherever they may be in a competitively cost-effective manner.

Additionally, cross-training amongst all staff members provides other opportunities for travel to those venues, as well as technical fora, and trade shows around the world.

Once again, as it does every year, in its effort to help ensure that the islands’ rich maritime heritage and administration is carried forward into the future, Cayman Maritime, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment is conducting its annual campaign to attract individuals of 18 years of age and up, who

demonstrate an interest in maritime affairs, to apply for the scholarship currently being offered. The two organizations are actively seeking dynamic individuals who wish to pursue a rewarding and exciting career in today’s modern-era maritime industry.

Consideration will be given for the pursuit of under-graduate, post-graduate or professional qualifications in the disciplines of naval architecture, marine engineering, marine survey, maritime administration and nautical studies. Further consideration will be given to applicants in related areas such as specialist maritime legal services, human resource management, accounting, information technology and other areas which support the maritime sector.

The following basic requirements are:

 • Proof of having been resident in the Cayman Islands for five (5) years prior to application;

 • At least 18 years or older (this may be varied at the Education Council’s discretion in exceptional circumstances);

 • Proof of acceptance at a competitively ranked institution;

 • A genuine interest in the maritime industry;

 • Good interpersonal and communication skills, work ethic and character;

 • A commitment to contributing to the development of the local maritime industry through new skills and knowledge acquired; and

 • The personal qualities to benefit from the scholarship and use of it to succeed in the maritime industry.

Additional information can be obtained on the website under: Our Organization/Maritime Scholarships.

Cayman Registry

MARITIME SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – The Education Council is reminding local students and other interested parties about scholarship opportunities which are available in the Maritime sector. The Cayman Islands has enjoyed a rich seafaring heritage, and the maritime industry which has supported generations of Caymanians is still growing today. Many attractive modern-day career opportunities exist in the Maritime sector, including naval architecture, marine engineering, maritime administration and nautical studies. The scholarship opportunities currently available via the Education Council could lead to employment at the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) for successful scholars.

Mr. Joel Walton, CEO of MACI, is keen to ensure that Cayman trains enough of its young people for the labour demands of the industry. He stated, “Over the last few years, the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry has faced, and has continued to overcome, the challenge of creating awareness of the maritime administration that operates successfully on behalf of our Islands. Today, as the Maritime Authority, our new thrust is to revive interest among our young men and women in these ever-evolving maritime careers, and to ensure that they do not miss these invaluable opportunities. It is my hope that these scholarships will give a strong impetus to the creation of a new generation of Caymanian maritime professionals.”

The expansion of the shipping industry has also seen an increase in career opportunities at sea. For example, the pursuit of qualifications in the nautical sciences or in marine engineering allows progression through the various officer ranks, up to those of Master and Chief Engineer.

For those not wishing to pursue a seafaring maritime career, other avenues in the maritime sector include careers in ship design (naval architecture) or maritime administration. It is also possible, with suitable industrial training, to take up a career in marine surveying. In addition, career opportunities also exist in business support functions such as human resource management, information technology, specialist maritime legal services and accounting.

Training for careers in the maritime industry is available at a wealth of recognized educational institutions around the world. The four main areas of study (naval architecture, marine engineering, maritime administration and nautical studies), are all included in the list of priority study areas issued annually by the Education Council of the Cayman Islands to highlight areas of industry in which human resources are in demand. This list can be found on the Ministry’s website,

Hon. Alden McLaughlin, JP, Minister of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports & Culture, urged students to consider the maritime industry as a viable career choice. He said, “These post-secondary scholarship opportunities not only provide a useful springboard to launch an exciting career, but also assist in the preservation of a Caymanian tradition. I am keen to see that a continued pool of local talent remains available from which the maritime sector can draw.”

Caymanians who are interested in a career in the Maritime sector may contact the Ministry for further information or an application form by email to, or by telephone on 244 2417. Forms are also available on the Ministry website. Applications should be received by the Ministry via the above email address or by mail to: Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports & Culture, c/o Government Administration Building, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000, CAYMAN ISLANDS.

The Education Council is reminding local students and other interested parties about scholarship opportunities which are available in the Maritime sector.

For further information contact: Corporate Communications

World Maritime University (International Scholarships List)

 • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

 • Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)

 • Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSM Fellowships) provides support to developing country citizens who are current PhD candidates studying in developing countries, funding up to $25,000 to conduct PhD research on a development topic in a World Bank member country other than the Fellow’s home country or country of residence. This is a wonderful opportunity for the most promising developing nation researchers to advance their doctoral work with the best international advisors and host institutions in their fields of study. The next call for RSM Fellowship applications runs from March 28 – May 2, 2019.

 • Onassis Foundation

 • Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund

 • BrightSparks Singapore: a scholarship, higher education and careers portal for Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans.

 • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

     – MaritimeONE Scholarship

     – Tripartite Maritime Scholarship (TMSS)

 • Maritime Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (MPS) Singapore

 • Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) Singapore

 • Sembcorp’s Scholarship Programme

 • Society of Petroleum Engineers

 • Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program

 • International Scholarships and Financial Aid website

 • IAPH Women’s Forum Scholarship

For multiple, but a limited number of countries:

 • OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)


Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d`lvoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome& Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia and the Middle East:

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Korea DR, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Latin America and the Caribbean:

Antigua Barbuda , Belize, Barbados, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, , Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina

 • Aga Khan Foundation: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

 • OAS Regular Program for Academic Scholarships (Graduate): Antigua and Barbuda. Argentina. Barbados. Belize. Bolivia. Brazil. Canada. Chile. Colombia. Costa Rica. Cuba. Dominica (Commonwealth of). Dominican Republic. Ecuador. El Salvador. Grenada. Guatemala. Guyana. Haiti. Honduras. Jamaica. Mexico. Nicaragua. Panama. Paraguay. Peru. Saint Kitts and Nevis. Saint Lucia. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Suriname. The Bahamas (Commonwealth of). Trinidad and Tobago. United States of America. Uruguay. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

 • DAC List of ODA Recipients: The e8 Sustainable Energy Development Scholarship Program

 • Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE)

 • Open Society Foundations

 • Eurasia Foundation

 • Russell E. Train Education for Nature; Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines and Surinam

 • Arab Region: Higher Education Funding Opportunities

 • Islamic Development Bank: M.Sc. Scholarship Programme. Eligible countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, Yemen

 • Islamic Development Bank: Ph.D. Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP)

 • Arab region: The Arab Fund Fellowships Program (PhD)

 • Earthwatch fellowships

 • Kokkalis Foundation: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Turkey


Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund

The mission of the Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund is to provide need-based financial assistance to Boothbay Region High School graduates seeking education beyond the secondary level.


Propeller Club Port of Narragansett

William J. Torpey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Founded in 2008, the Propeller Club of the United States- Port of Narragansett Bays Educational Fund was founded to assist students who are pursuing careers related to the Maritime Industry and that support The Propeller Club’s Purpose, “To promote, further and support an American Merchant Marine, to aid the development of river, Great Lakes and harbor improvements, and to maintain a program of public relations, education and good will among exporters and importers and the public in general.”

Azorean Maritime Heritage Society

Since 2003, the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society has awarded scholarships to deserving local high school senior and first-time freshman applicants who will be pursuing undergraduate college education.  Our scholarships began as two modest book awards of $50 each.  AMHS is committed to helping our Portuguese-American community’s youth achieve higher education and continues to grow our scholarship offerings over time.

AMHS now issues six scholarships each year. The Pico, Faial, and Bela Vista scholarships ($1,000 each) are named after each of our whaleboats. The Dr. Mary T. Vermette Memorial Scholarship ($1,500) honors our founder and her dedication to keep our shared maritime heritage alive.

New in 2018, we have added the Bernice Mae Dutra Georgadarellis Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) and the Northeast Maritime Institute (NMI) Scholarship ($1,000).  The new NMI scholarship is a joint scholarship for a student pursuing a two-year degree in applied nautical science and promotes NMI’s important community role providing a world-class applied maritime science associate’s degree steps away from the port of New Bedford.  Thanks to the generosity of our members and donors, they have grown steadily over time.


National Maritime Representative Association

The NMRA is offering a $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career in the maritime trades. High school seniors, and college and vocational students are encouraged to apply.


Farm Credit East

Candidates for the scholarship must have a permanent home address within the area served by Farm Credit East and plan to attend post high school education in the upcoming fall semester.  Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once.  ***Deadline is April 2nd, 2019


Marine Technology Society

Scholarship for Two-Year Technical, Engineering, and Community College Students.  Open to MTS members enrolled in a two-year, technical, engineering or community college in a marine-related field.  ***Deadline is April 19, 2019



Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship Program

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.

Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship

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.

Massachusetts students who demonstrate academic promise and desire to attend post-secondary institutions may receive up to 50% of their calculated need at the college of their choice within the continental United States.

Massachusetts Foster Child Grant

The Foster Child Grant Program was funded by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2001. It provides grants of up to $6000 annually for foster children to help pay for an education beyond high school at any college or university throughout the continental United States. The grant recipient must have signed an agreement with the Department of Children and Families for care and services beyond age 18.

MASSGrant & MASSGrant Plus

The MASSGrant and MASSGrant Plus programs are funded by the state Legislature and provide need-based financial assistance to undergraduate students who reside in Massachusetts. Students must be enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing or any other approved institution.

Massachusetts Part-Time Grant

In Massachusetts, as in some other states, the number of part-time students has grown due to changes in demographic and economic conditions. More adults now find themselves needing to return to the classroom on a less than full-time basis. The continuous increase in college costs is also requiring more students to reconsider their enrollment plans and to look at part-time programs as viable alternatives. The Commonwealth has recognized the above needs and established the Part-Time Grant Program to serve as a bridge between higher education opportunities and those segments of the Massachusetts population.

Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program

The Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program was created by the Massachusetts Legislature to support economic growth and development. The purpose is to encourage degree completion in high demand disciplines that will help address the workforce needs of the Commonwealth by providing scholarship assistance to support the educational costs of students pursuing such programs of study.

One Family Scholarship Program

The One Family Scholarship Program was established by the Massachusetts Legislature to assist heads of households in achieving their academic goals. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide the opportunity for a permanent path out of poverty through the pursuit of higher education. Recipients of this scholarship receive an integrated network of services through the non-profit organization, One Family, Inc., whose mission is to serve residents of the Commonwealth who are low-income and homeless, or have experienced homelessness within the prior year.


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.

***Deadline is June 14th, 2019


American Fire Sprinkler Association Second Chance College Scholarship

The Second Chance College Scholarships Contest is open to citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA with high school diploma, GED or equivalent. Scholarship entries are only accepted online through the AFSA scholarship website.

***Deadline is August 31st, 2019


Boston Beanstalks Scholarships

(High School Seniors – Height requirement minimum – females 5’10” and males 6’2”)

The Boston Beanstalks Tall Club (BBTC) is offering one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who meets the criteria. His or her application will then be submitted to Tall Clubs International (TCI) for consideration for the TCI Scholarships.

Tall Clubs International and the TCI Foundation offer $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors who meet the criteria.


Massachusetts Mothers of Twins Association Scholarships

(Twins’ mother must be a member of MMOTA)

As an organization, the Massachusetts Mothers of Twins offers numerous scholarship opportunities to both the parents of multiples and to the children.

Union Plus Scholarship Program

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.3 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education.

Over 2,900 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.)

Walmart Foundation

The Walmart Foundation offers scholarship programs that benefit qualified Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents. While our scholarships are not available to the public, the Walmart Foundation also provides opportunities for aspiring students by supporting organizations such as the American Indian College Fund, Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Thurgood Marshall College Fund and others.

College JumpStart Scholarship Program

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition — financial need is not considered — that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States. ***The deadline for the competition is April 15, 2019.

No Essay College Scholarship

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship that’s open to all high school and college students.  ***Deadline is March 31st, 2019.


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 scholarship provider’s website.


New England Board of Higher Education

45 Temple Place

Boston, MA 02111

(617) 357-9620


Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

Since Mrs. Phillips awarded the first scholarships in 1991, over $60 million in awards has been given to more than 4,000 students who attended colleges all across the country. In 2018, the Phillips Scholarship Fund awarded 120 new scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $18,000 annually. This year, the Phillips Scholarship Fund has awarded over $3 million to students to assist them with their college bills. Prospective applicants must be permanent residents of New England but may attend college anywhere in the United States. High school seniors entering college and returning college students attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities full-time are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Awards are limited to students in undergraduate study and to those seeking their first bachelor’s degree.

  • New Application for High School Students for an Early Response, due 12pm, April 3rd, 2019
  • New Application for College Students, due 12pm, May 1st, 2019
  • New Application for High School Students, due 12pm, May 1st, 2019



New Hampshire Charitable Foundation/Medallion Fund

(2 Year Technical Programs – NH Residents Only)

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the largest provider of publicly available scholarships in New Hampshire, awarding more than $6 million to more than 1,500 promising students each year


  • For students under the age of 24 who have completed high school or earned a GED and are enrolling in a two-year or other short-term training program, there is one deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm Eastern.
  • For students over the age of 24; or for students who are younger than 24 and married, have a child, have served in the military or are emancipated, there are three deadlines: Wednesday, May 15, 2019; Thursday, August 15, 2019; Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm Eastern.


Rhode Island Fund

Thanks to the generosity of many Rhode Islanders, the Foundation manages more than 150 scholarship and fellowship funds. Assistance is offered to students at a variety of levels (from middle school to post-graduate), to students in communities throughout the state, and in many different fields of study.

Rhode Island State Grants

The Rhode Island State Grant provides eligible college students smaller financial support through state grants providing $250 to as much as $900 annually. All eligible students need to be a valid Rhode Island resident. Out-of-state students are not eligible to apply for the state grants.



Executive Women International Adult Student in Scholastic Transition

The EWISP scholarship is an annual, competition-based program which awards more than $200,000 in college scholarship money each year to qualifying high school seniors. Judges select winning students based on their scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, good citizenship and extra-curricular activities. Application process has closed for 2019 and will open early 2020.

For qualification information and to apply, find a Chapter in your local area.


UFCW International Union –  Local 328 Scholarships

UFCW Local 328 offers several scholarships for students. Eligible participants must be enrolled full time in a degree program at any post secondary college/university or vocational/technical school. In addition, applicants must be an eligible member, spouse, child, or grandchild of an active Local 328 member or the Local 328 Retirees club. Be sure to check this website and your union bulletin board for more information.

The UFCW International Union also offers a scholarship to graduating high school seniors, awarded in each of the regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Other scholarships are offered through the local’s affiliation with the AFL-CIO. Most of the local labor councils offer scholarships to our union members.


Scholarship Application 2019 – (Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than April 30th, 2019)

Scholarship Memo 2019

Greater Southeastern Scholarship Application 2019 – (Applications due by April 20th, 2018)

UFCW International Scholarship – (Applications due by May 26th, 2019)

Union Plus Scholarship



Your Local Church:

Ask your church if they grant college scholarships. Many do, but don’t publicly advertise them.

Minority Scholarships

A large percentage of the U.S. college population is comprised of minority students from various backgrounds and races, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic and Latinos, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and so forth. To qualify as minority student, you don’t need to be a first generation immigrant or the first person in your family to go to college. Specific organizations qualify women or LGBTQ students as minorities.

Fact Trade/Technical School Scholarship

Federation of American Consumers and Traveler. A maximum of $5,000 divided between two winners. Applications due date – January. FACT gives out eight scholarships each year to students of all backgrounds, two of which are for trade or technical school students or prospective students.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. The FSEOG program is administered directly by the financial aid office at each participating school. Not all schools participate. Check with your school’s financial aid office to find out if the school offers the FSEOG.

Military Grants

We will start our grant search where we left off with scholarships: with the military. The Air Force Aid Society offers needs-based grants of up to $4,000 for children of Air Force members. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) has all bases covered—metaphorically, baseball field bases, not military bases, you understand—with scholarships, grants and loans. Every branch of the service also provides help:

Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Undergraduate Scholarship

Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt founded M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. in 1947. Through the unending drive of its founders, the company grew to be one of the world’s largest private naval architecture and marine engineering firms. The founders led the company in the design and development of all types of naval and commercial ships. The Rosenblatt’s expertise extended from aircraft carriers and submarines to tankers, tugs and high performance craft. Many of the world’s most innovative designs can be attributed to the company. SNAME remembers and celebrates the combined legacy of Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt through the scholarship dedicated in their names.

First awarded in 2007, the Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Scholarship provides a maximum of $6,000 to an undergraduate scholar having a passion for naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, and displaying evidence of professionalism and involvement in SNAME.

***Deadline is June 15th, 2019

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