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35 Great College Scholarships in New England

College Scholarships in New England

Scholarships in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

New England is famous for history, picturesque coastlines, and storybook seasons. It also has some of the best colleges and universities in the United States. If you’re a resident of New England, and/or considering colleges in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, you’ll want to know about these scholarships. (There are a few opportunities in this list that also overlap to include New York.)

Agnes M. Lindsay Scholarship (Massachusetts)

Awards vary

Description: 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. (Applicants must receive a nomination from their current school.)

Deadline: Varies

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award (Connecticut)

Awards  $2,500 (three awards)

Description: Three versions of this Student Ethics Scholarship are available one is a scholarship open to all seniors in high school, one is for military families, and one is for a senior belonging to a diverse group.

Deadline: February 1, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Community Foundation of Massachusetts Scholarships (Massachusetts)

Award up $8,000 (Multiple Awards)

Description: For students enrolled at an accredited university in Connecticut or Connecticut residents who are enrolled in an accredited university in any state or country who are studying journalism.

Deadline: March 31, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Scholarships (Connecticut)

Award $2,500, $1,500 and two $1,000 scholarships

Description: For students enrolled at an accredited university in Connecticut or Connecticut residents who are enrolled in an accredited university in any state or country who are studying journalism.

Deadline: While not announced yet for 2021, this scholarship deadline is typically April 1. Please check back.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

CTASLA Scholarships (Connecticut)

Award $2,500

Description: For legal residents of the state of Connecticut who are currently enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture program at the college or university level, and high school students who are applying to study landscape architecture at the college or university level.

Deadline: March 15, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Early Childhood Educators Scholarship (Massachusetts)

Award varies (Multiple Awards)

Description: For Massachusetts residents currently employed early childhood and out of school time educators and providers who enroll in an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or related programs.

Deadline: July 1, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund (Connecticut)

Award varies

Description: For Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field.

Deadline: April 30, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

FMC Ice Sports Skaters Scholarship

Award varies

Description: For residents of New England who are ice hockey, figure skating and recreational skaters.

Deadline: While not announced yet for 2021, this scholarship deadline is typically in May. Please check back.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program (Massachusetts)

Awards $2,500

Description: For dependent students who studying, or intending to study, nursing and who are permanent legal residents of Massachusetts, and whose source of support is a parent who has been a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the 12 months prior to the application.

Deadline: Varies

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Governor’s Success Scholarship Program (New Hampshire)

Awards up to $2,000 (multiple renewable awards)

Description: For New Hampshire students in the top 10% of their high school graduating class who are taking a challenging curriculum, have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, achieve composite scores above 28 on the ACT or 1390 on the SAT, and display leadership skills in school or community activities.

Deadline: Varies

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

GWFC of Massachusetts Memorial Education Graduate Studies Scholarship

Awards $3,000

Description: For women maintaining a legal residence in Massachusetts for a minimum of 5 years who plan to attend graduate school for mental health counseling, public health or epidemiology.

Deadline: March 1, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

It’s My Heart New England CHD Awareness Scholarship

Awards $1,500 (four awards)

Description: For residents of New England who have been diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect, or are the recipient of a heart transplant, or is the close family member (sibling, child, parent, close relative) of a person diagnosed with a CHD. Minimum GPA 2.5

Deadline: While not announced yet for 2021, this scholarship deadline is typically in March. Please check back.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Lindsey’s Family Restaurant and Shon Shadrick Memorial Scholarship

Awards $5,000

Description: For a student majoring in or pursuing a master’s degree in special education.. Minimum GPA 2.5

Deadline: May 7, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Mainely Character Scholarship

Awards $2,500 – 5,000

Description: For Maine residents who are High school seniors, or who have received a high school diploma and is entering the first year of post-secondary education at a Title IV eligible institution.

Deadline: March 1, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Massachusetts Cash Grant Program

Awards vary.

Description: For permanent legal resident of Massachusetts who can demonstrate financial need and who not have received a prior bachelor’s degree or professional degree or an equivalent.

Deadline: Varies

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Massachusetts Foster Child Grant Program

Awards up to $6,000 (multiple awards)

Description: For Massachusetts residents who are US citizens or permanent residents under the age of 25 who were placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families through a Care and Protection Petition.

Deadline: Varies

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Massachusetts Public Service Grant Program

Awards $2,500 (multiple awards)

Description: For families of a parent or spouse who was killed or missing in the line of public service duty in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Deadline: May 1, 2021

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarship (Maine)

Awards $1,500 (four awards)

Description: For legal residents of the state of Maine who are high school seniors or college freshmen at the time of application. Must be enrolled in a college/university program for the academic year following the award, and intend to major in the biological or earth sciences. Minimum GPA 3.0.

Deadline: April 15th.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity (Connecticut & NY Metro)

Awards $4,000 – $20,000 (renewable)

Description: For exceptionally Innovative and Creative high school juniors and seniors, and first-time college freshmen. Students must have developed a distinctive solution to a problem faced by their school, community, or family; or has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in new or unusual ways.

Deadline: May 3rd, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

NEEBC Scholarship

Awards $5,000 (multiple awards)

Description: For students 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; work and family issues; and careers in corporate employee benefits design, analysis and management. Part-time or full-time undergraduate students and graduate students studying in an accredited academic program residing either in New England or enrolled in an institution in New England.

Deadline: April 1, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

NEHBC Tuition Break Program

Awards $5,000 (multiple awards)

Description: For New England residents who enroll in one of 82 approved public colleges and universities that are out-of-state, but still in New England.

Deadline: Varies

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

New England Society Scholarships

Awards vary (multiple, renewable awards)

Description: For incoming freshmen to a New England college or university who currently lives in one of the five boroughs of New York City, and can demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: While not announced yet for 2021, this scholarship deadline is typically June 30th. Please check back.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Scholarships

Awards vary (up to 1,500 awards)

Description: For promising New Hampshire students who can demonstrate true financial need.

Deadlines: Vary.

For more information or to apply for these scholarships, click here.

Paul Tsongas Scholarship (Massachusetts)

Awards vary

Description: For students attending/attended high school within the state of Maine who have a documented disability and who have been accepted into a post-secondary institution.

Deadline: Varies

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Powering Education Scholarship (Maine)

Awards $2,000

Description: For Massachusetts students with a minimum 3.75 GPA and highly competitive scores of at least 1200 on the SAT (or the ACT equivalent).

Deadline: April 1st.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Rhode Island Foundation Scholarships

Awards vary (multiple awards)

Description: For Rhode Island students from middle school – post graduate levels.

Deadlines: Vary.

For more information or to apply for these scholarships, click here.

Raymond K. Conley Memorial Scholarship (New Hampshire)

Awards $2,000

Description: For students who have lived in New Hampshire for at least 36 months and are full-time incoming freshmen who are pursuing majors like rehabilitation science, psychology, occupational therapy, or music therapy to improve people’s well-being.

Deadline: May 1st.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Saab Family Foundation Scholarships (New Hampshire, Massachusetts)

Awards vary (multiple awards)

Description: For students from Rockingham County (NH), Hillsborough County (NH), Essex County (MA), and Middlesex County (MA) who are seeking to pursue private high school education or higher education in the pursuit of a two or four-year undergraduate degree.

Deadline: March 31, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

State of Maine Grant Program (Maine)

Awards $1,500

Description:  For Maine residents on a financial need basis. Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an undergraduate program at an eligible institution.

Deadline: May 1, 2021.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awards $3,000 – $17,000 (multiple, renewable awards)

Description: For permanent residents of New England states, with financial need, who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others, a strong work ethic and leadership qualities.

Deadlines: For new applicants – May 3, 2021, For renewal – February 1, 2021

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarship (Connecticut)

Awards $5,000 (three awards)

Description: For high school seniors who are current residents of Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan or Westport, Connecticut and who have been accepted to an accredited two or four-year college/university.

Deadline: May 1st.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Tuition and Fee Waivers for Guard Members (Massachusetts)

Awards 100% tuition and fee waiver 

Description: For Massachusetts National Guard soldiers attending a state college, university, or community college program.

Deadline: Varies

For more information or to apply for this program, click here.

Tryumph Foundation Scholarship

Award varies

Description: For Massachusetts, a high school senior, currently pursuing higher education (accredited 2 or 4 year college) or trade school, and currently volunteering (with a minimum of 200 hours of past volunteer services).

Deadlines: April 30, 2021

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

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

Awards $3,000

Description: For students from New England who are seeking a career in horticulture. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate landscape/horticulture program or related discipline at a two- or four-year institution as a full time student.

Deadline: June 10, 2021

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

Vermont Federal Credit Union Educational Scholarships

Awards $2,000 (multiple awards)

Description: For high school seniors, as well as those already enrolled in a college, trade school, or university or having been out of high school for more than one year. Applicants must be members of Vermont Federal Credit Union. .

Deadline: While not announced yet for 2021, this scholarship typically has a deadline in early May. Please check back.

For more information or to apply for this scholarship, click here.

 

 

 

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