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Yawkey Scholars Program

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Are you a highly motivated senior from Massachusetts or Georgetown, South Carolina with limited financial resources? The Yawkey Scholars Program can help you soar at a private four-year college or university in-state. Students accepted into the program receive significant tuition assistance, advising, networking opportunities, and funding for extracurricular learning opportunities including internships and international exchange programs.

For more information about the Yawkey Foundation, please visit the Foundation’s website at yawkeyfoundation.org.

FOR CURRENT SCHOLARS

2020-2021 Scholar Handbook

To apply for the opportunities fund, please complete the request form here: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=yawkey 

FOR NEW APPLICANTS

Application Instructions

The application for the 2021-2022 school year is now closed.

For current scholars, the renewal application will be available this Spring.

Qualifications

Applicants from Massachusetts must:

  • be a U.S. citizen and permanent resident of Massachusetts
  • have a private, competitive college in Massachusetts among your top four college choices
  • have someone in your life who you consider a mentor
  • have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $125,000 or less and/or an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted)
  • be among the first generation in your immediate family to complete a 4-year college/university degree

Applicants from Georgetown County South Carolina must:

  • be a U.S. citizen and permanent resident of Georgetown County South Carolina
  • have a private or public college in South Carolina among your top four college choices
  • have someone in your life who you consider a mentor
  • have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less and/or an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted)
  • be among the first generation in your immediate family to complete a 4-year college/university degree

Required Application Materials

  • Complete Application, submitted online
  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form and optional letter of recommendation
  • Mentor Letter of Recommendation
  • Essays
  • High School Transcript
  • Pages 1 and 2 of parent/guardian(s)’ most recent IRS 1040 Fax Forms
  • Complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA

Required Application Forms

The following materials are required as part of a complete application. You may access these forms here or within the online application: