Level the playing field.

Since 1999, TPI has partnered with foundations, companies, and other funders to create scholarship and college success programs that are transforming the lives of young people throughout the United States and beyond. While some of these programs provide conventional scholarships based on specific criteria, TPI has also pioneered the creation of innovative models designed to help students succeed in college and beyond. These more intensive programs provide a comprehensive set of supports including flexible financial resources, mentoring, academic support, peer networking, and enrichment opportunities. TPI’s college success programs help to level the playing field for young people who may be the first generation in their family to attend college and who face significant financial and other challenges, enabling these students to succeed in completing college and pursue their post-graduate interests. Programs designed, managed, and administered by TPI are detailed below. Program details are subject to change.

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Programs and Applications

Ann Theodore Foundation Scholarship Program

Application process for 2022-2023 is closed.

The Ann Theodore Foundation Scholarship opens the door to post-secondary education opportunities for youth and adults. This program is designed to help residents from Roosevelt and North Babylon, New York as well as from Manchester, New Hampshire attend and graduate from post-secondary institutions, including two-year schools, trade schools, and four-year colleges. The program serves low-income high school seniors and adults who have a desire to attain a college degree. If accepted into the program, students receive scholarships of up to $25,000 annually, for up to four years, plus mentoring and funding for enrichment opportunities.

Required Application Materials

  1. Complete the ATF Scholarship Program online application form
  2. Financial aid award letter (if available)
  3. High school transcript
  4. College transcript for students who are already in college
  5. Essays – Essay questions are located within the online application form and may be found on our website. There is no perfect essay response. The essays are an opportunity for us to understand your goals and experiences.
  6. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) – This document will be approximately five pages long. You must submit the ENTIRE SAR document. Please note: You will be asked to enter your “Adjusted Gross income (AGI)” into your application. If you do not have access to this figure in your FAFSA SAR, you can find it on line 37 of your 1040 tax form. If you or your family uses another version of the 1040 form, you can figure out how to find your AGI here.
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Scholarship Timeline:

February 2023: Application available

May 2023 by 5:00 pm ET: Applications due

May-June 2023: Scholarship decisions emailed to applicants; semi-finalist interviews conducted

June 2023: Finalists selected

August 2023: Scholarship checks sent to colleges

Questions may be directed to
anntheodorescholarship@tpi.org

 

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Barowsky Scholars

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR IS CLOSED.

Barowsky Scholars is a new scholarship that aims to support students residing in the state of Maine, who are planning to attend a four-year college to obtain their bachelor’s degree. This scholarship seeks to support students who are interested in honing their careful listening, civic discourse, facilitation, and negotiation skills to become leaders that build trust and find common ground across people and groups with differing views and experiences.

The scholarship is funded by the Andrew P. Barowsky Foundation and administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).

Click here to learn more.

The Award

  • Four-year, renewable scholarship to cover tuition, fees, and educational expenses at a competitive four-year college/university in the US.
  • Merit-based scholarship for students who are motivated to excel in college, able to be open-minded, committed to bridging divides, and working toward building a better society.
  • Scholarship amounts will be determined in-part based on the financial aid award package the student receives from the college they choose to attend. Scholarship amounts will range from $5,000 to $25,000 per year.

Complete applications are due Tuesday, March 15, 2022 by noon ET. Only complete applications submitted online will be reviewed. Please carefully follow the application instructions included in the program guidelines below.

PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>

SAMPLE APPLICATION >>

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Scholarship Timeline:

March 15, 2022: Applications due by noon

June 2022: Scholarship recipients and amounts will be announced

August 2022: Scholarships processed and sent to colleges

Questions may be directed to
barowskyscholars@tpi.org

The Blair Family AvalonBay College Scholarship

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2022-23 BLAIR FAMILY AVALONBAY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW CLOSED.

The Blair Family AvalonBay College Scholarship offers up to $25,000 per year to children of full-time AvalonBay associates who excel academically, are actively engaged in extracurricular and/or community activities and have substantial financial need. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years provided the student remains in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.8. Scholarship amounts will be determined based on financial need and the financial aid package awarded by the institution the student plans to attend.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be dependent children (defined as children, stepchildren, or legal wards supported principally by the associate parent/guardian) of full-time, regular associates of AvalonBay as of the date of the initial Scholarship award and the AvalonBay associate must have had full-time employment status for at least one year prior to the date of the award. Scholarship recipients who remain in good academic standing are eligible to receive up to an additional three years of support, after the initial award, while pursuing an undergraduate degree whether or not a parent is still employed by Avalon Bay.
  • Recipients must be pursuing a four-year degree at an undergraduate college or university within the United States accredited by one of the national or regional institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible to receive federal financial aid) and must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • The Scholarship is targeted primarily for families with substantial financial need. Applicants will be required to submit family financial information similar to that provided when seeking financial aid. All scholarship applications will be reviewed by an outside review committee that is independent of AvalonBay.
  • Applicants must be planning to enroll full-time in an accredited undergraduate institution in the fall of the upcoming academic year. They must be seniors in high school or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution.
  • Students attending graduate school are not eligible to receive a scholarship through this program.

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SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

January 2022: 2022-2023 application available

March 18, 2022: 2022-2023 applications due

Late April 2022: Finalists selected and tentative scholarship amounts determined

August 2022: Scholarship payments sent to colleges

Questions may be directed to
avbscholarship@tpi.org

 

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College Success Program (CSP)

THE COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM ACCEPTS APPLICANTS BY INVITATION ONLY.

The College Success Program (CSP) is designed to help selected talented, hard-working, and motivated low-income students who have participated in the AVID Program in New York City to achieve their greatest potential in college. The program works closely with a small number of students, providing them with targeted financial and social supports that will help them to excel academically and to dream and plan for a meaningful career and life beyond college. The College Success Program is funded by an anonymous donor.

Scholarship Timeline:

January 15th of each year: Mid-Year Status Report due (college transcript needs to be uploaded to your Foundant account)

July 15th of each year: CSP Renewal Application due – submit all information online (link and instructions will be distributed each spring)

Questions may be directed to:
srajadurai@tpi.org

 

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CVS Health Foundation Scholarship Program for Children of Full-time CVS Health Colleagues

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2022-2023 IS CLOSED.

CVS Health has a long tradition of supporting the academic aspirations of young scholars. One of the ways we achieve this is by offering children of full-time colleagues the opportunity to apply for a CVS Health Foundation Scholarship, funded by the CVS Health Foundation. The future success of our company, the health of our community, and the overall prosperity of our economy relies heavily on our educational system and its accessibility to students. We are proud that this program has helped hundreds of students achieve their goal of furthering their education.

An independent review committee made up of higher education and financial aid professionals will select scholarship recipients. In addition to academic achievement, the committee will take into consideration other indicators of talent and leadership qualities, including extracurricular activities, work experience, community service, school recommendations as well as the written essay and financial need. Scholarship award amounts will be determined based on school costs and financial need.

Due to an IRS regulation on scholarship funding by corporations for children of colleagues, the program is required to limit the number of scholarships awarded to a maximum of 25% of applications received. Students who receive a scholarship are invited to apply for scholarships in subsequent years, with the knowledge that the application will be reviewed in the context of each year’s pool of applicants in keeping with the IRS limitations of scholarships awarded.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The student is a dependent child of a full‐time (30+ hours) CVS Health colleague.
  • The student is either a high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled during the 2022‐2023 school year in a 2- or 4-year accredited U.S. based college, junior college or university leading to a recognized undergraduate degree.
  • The student’s parent is a full‐time colleague at the application deadline.

Use of Scholarship Funds

  • The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, required academic fees, and room & board. Please note, any funds used for room & board are taxable and must be self‐reported to the IRS as income.
  • Any amount of the CVS Health Foundation scholarship that cannot be applied to the above costs, due to other scholarships or grants received, is to be returned to the CVS Health Foundation.

Required Application Materials

  1. Complete online application form
  2. High school transcript from all applicants and college transcript for students already in college students who are already in must ALSO submit a copy of their most recent college transcript
  3. Teacher/Faculty or Guidance Counselor recommendation letter

Optional Application Materials

  1. Most recent financial aid award letter from college (if available)
  2. Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA. A limited number of $1,000 scholarships are available for students who do not have demonstrated financial need. Please include a copy of your FAFSA SAR, if you would like financial need to be considered as part of your application for a scholarship.
  3. SAT and/or ACT Test Scores. Test scores are optional this year and can be included in the application. If you choose to include your scores, a copy of your test results also need to be uploaded to the application.
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Scholarship Timeline:

February 4, 2022: Application open online

April 29, 2022: Applications due online by midnight EST

Early June 2022: Applications reviewed

Late June 2022: Applicants notified of decision

August 2022: Checks sent to colleges

Questions?
If you have questions about the CVS Health Scholarship Program, please email the CVS Health Foundation at Scholarships@CVSHealth.com. If you have questions about the online application process, please contact CVSscholarship@tpi.org.

 

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Harrison Scholarship

The Harrison Scholarship program is open to any student who meets the eligibility criteria listed below. 

The Harrison Scholarship aims to make college affordable to students who receive Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) scholarship support and help these students reach their full potential. The program is funded by an anonymous donor and administered by TPI. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • US citizens or non-citizens eligible to apply for FAFSA. 
  • Permanent resident of Massachusetts. 
  • Senior or recent high school graduate who is currently receiving or has received Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) scholarship support. 
  • Adjusted Gross Family Income (AGI) of $100,000 or less. 
  • Unmet financial need of $5,000 or more, after subtracting expected family contribution (EFC) and all other financial aid offered from the college/university. 
  • Enrolling as a first-year student in a competitive four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private, or public college or university full-time.
  • Strong academic record in high school. 
  • Involved in a balance of community, school, and work activities. 
  • Motivated to excel in college. 
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Once you create an account and login, there will be an opportunity to enter an access code at the top of the page. Please enter: 2023 

Scholarship Timeline:

February 24, 2023: Applications due by 11:59 PM EST 

April: Selected applicants will be invited for interviews 

Late April/Early May: Scholarship recipients and amounts will be announced 

July 31, 2023: Scholarship payment sent to colleges 

Questions may be directed to
harrison@tpi.org

Janey Scholars

Janey Scholars accepts applications by nomination and recommendation only.

Janey Scholars gives students a unique opportunity to build a foundation for success in life. Janey Scholars helps ensure that once students get to college, they can pursue their goals and dreams. The program provides flexible and individualized financial and social supports that help students excel academically, explore extracurricular activities, dream and plan for meaningful careers, and develop the skills to secure long-term financial independence. The financial supports fill gaps and open opportunities – books, computers, tutoring, study abroad, career building summer internships, and more. The social supports surround students with a network of caring adults and peers who encourage, guide, and inspire each Scholar. Scholars are paired with volunteer mentors who are a resource and a sounding board to help students navigate challenges, celebrate successes, and think boldly about their futures. Janey Scholar alumni are deeply engaged and offer exceptional career guidance and support. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students from Boston (preference for Boston Public School students) with an outstanding academic record attending a highly competitive college 
  • Adjusted Gross Family Income of $65,000 or less 
  • Strong financial aid package with no more than $5,000 in loans per year (including family and student contributions) 
  • US citizens and non-citizens are welcome to apply 
  • Ability to articulate goals and future plans 
  • Evidence of commitment to service and community 
  • Students who will not be receiving significant mentoring and financial supports from other scholarships (e.g., Posse, Thrive Scholars, Gates) 

Scholarship Timeline:

January 6: Applications due for Early Decision applicants only 

May 1: Applications due for all other applicants

June: Scholarship notifications announced

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews will be conducted as they are received prior to the May 1st deadline. Scholars will be accepted on a rolling basis until all students have been selected.  

Questions may be directed to
Deborah Denhart at
ddenhart.crmgmt@verizon.net

Leg Up Scholarship Program

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2022–23 IS NOW OPEN.

The Leg Up Scholarship is a new scholarship program that aims to support students from Chelsea, Revere, or Medford, Massachusetts to excel in college and launch their careers. It is a unique scholarship program that provides flexible and individualized financial and social support to students to help them maximize their academic and social experiences in college and to achieve their long-term goals. Leg Up Scholars graduate from college prepared to take on life’s challenges and opportunities, and do so with limited to no student debt.

The program is funded by Doreen Portnoy Bilezikian, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).

THE AWARD

Leg Up Scholarship is not a typical scholarship – we do not give tuition assistance, but we do provide the following:

  • Funding for typical expenses at college (money for books and supplies, travel to and from college, a laptop computer)
  • Funding to make the college experience great (study abroad, internships, academic support and enrichment)
  • Mentoring support
  • Back-end “scholarship” upon graduation (loan repayment of up to $20,000) for students who meet the program requirements at graduation

Complete applications are due Friday, May 13, 2022 by noon. Only complete applications submitted online will be reviewed. Please follow instructions carefully.

You can access the application here: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=tpischolarship

Once you create an account and log in, there should be an opportunity to enter an Access Code at the top of the page. Please enter: LEGUP

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Scholarship Timeline:

May 13, 2022: Applications due by noon

June 2022: Finalist will be invited for interviews

June 2022: Scholarship recipients will be announced by the end of the month

Questions may be directed to
legupscholars@tpi.org

Manton Scholars Program

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2022-2023 IS NOW CLOSED.

The Manton Scholars Program supports students who are planning to pursue higher education and whose families have been significantly and negatively affected by the death or serious illness/incapacitation of a primary income earner, or the serious illness of an immediate family member (i.e., parent/primary care giver or sibling). Eligible students must either (1) attend school in or be residents of one of these nine towns for the last three years or more: Carlisle, Concord, Dover, Maynard, Medway, Natick, Sherborn, Wayland, Westport, or (2) be enrolled for the last three years at Dana Hall School, Groton School, St. Mark’s School, or Worcester Technical High School.

Scholars selected into the program will be eligible for up to four years of scholarship support at a two- or four-year accredited college or university, or a trade school with a demonstrated track record of successfully placing graduates in long-term jobs. Schools must be in the U.S. or Canada. Scholarships will be up to $30,000 annually. Award size is based on unmet financial need.

Required Application Materials

  1. Complete application submitted online (Click here to access the Manton Scholars Program application.)
  2. General Recommendation (part of the application – to be filled out by a teacher, guidance counselor, work supervisor, community leader, coach, or any other non-family member who knows you well)
  3. Essays
  4. High school transcript
  5. Pages 1 and 2 of parent(s)’ most recent IRS 1040 tax forms
  6. Complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This document will be approximately five pages long. You must submit the ENTIRE document.
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SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

December 2021: 2022-2023 application available

February 4, 2022: 2022-2023 application due

March 2022: Interviews conducted

April 29, 2022: Scholarship decisions emailed to applicants

August 2022: Scholarship payments sent to colleges

Questions may be directed to
manton@tpi.org

Progress Software Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM

APPLICATION FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR IS CLOSED.

Dedicated to propelling business forward in a technology-driven world, Progress (Nasdaq: PRGS) helps businesses drive faster cycles of innovation, fuel momentum and accelerate their path to success faster through industry leading infrastructure software products. We strive to be a diverse, equitable and inclusive company, where every person–no matter their experience, perspective, identity, or belief–has a sense of belonging.

We created the Progress Software Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM to commemorate Mary Székely (pronounced: “See-kay”), who served as the company’s co-founder and lead technologist for more than 30 years. Mary was instrumental in Progress becoming known as the trusted provider of infrastructure software products—a mission that Progress continues to this day. She had a deep love for math and science and was influential in our industry at a time when women pursuing careers in STEM were rare. Mary passed away in June 2019 but left an indelible mark on those who had the opportunity to work with her.

Progress will award one four-year renewable scholarship of up to $10,000 annually to a student that identifies as a woman from Massachusetts who is planning to major in computer science, software engineering, IT and/or computer information systems  in college. They must also exemplify Mary Székely’s qualities, including, but not limited to, dedication, generosity, and loyalty; strong work ethic; highest personal integrity; passion for learning; a leader, innovator, teacher, mentor and trailblazer.

For the purpose of this scholarship, STEM is defined as computer science, software engineering, IT and/or computer information systems . Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Identify as a woman
  • Be a resident of Massachusetts and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident eligible for federal financial aid
  • Plan to major in computer science, software engineering, IT and/or computer information systemsBe a high school senior or high school graduate who plans to enroll OR is currently enrolled in an accredited university, college, community college or trade school
  • Have a cumulative high school unweighted GPA above 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Desire to make meaningful contributions in the fields of computer science, software engineering, IT and/or computer information systems
  • Have personal attributes that exemplify Mary Székely’s qualities

Exclusions

  • Progress Software employees, board members, and their family members are not eligible.
  • Students in graduate school are not eligible.

Application Process

  1. Click here to access the online application. Create an account and log in. Please keep a record of your username and password.
  2. Once this is done, there should be an opportunity to enter an Access Code at the top of the page. Please enter: Mary
  3. Review the eligibility requirements to make sure you are eligible to submit.
  4. Review the sample application to be sure you have all the information you will need to complete the application process.
  5. Instructions on how to submit required attachments are included in the online application and include uploading electronic files, scanning and uploading, or using a fax-to-file feature.
  6. Make sure you give the person you are asking to submit a letter of recommendation ample time to complete their recommendation prior to the application deadline. Instructions are included in the application.
  7. If you have questions, please email progress@tpi.org.

Required Application Materials

  1. Complete application submission online.
  2. Two essays are required (250 words each).
    1. Essay One. Please select one to write about:
      – Share your passion for STEM and what you hope to achieve in the field.
      – Describe an achievement or series of achievements related to computer science, software engineering, IT and/or computer information systems that you are most proud of.
    2. Essay Two. Please select one to write about:
      – Provide insight about how you have impacted others or provided opportunities for others that may not have previously existed. Examples may include mentorship, community engagement and/or philanthropic efforts.
      – Progress has a keen focus on Inclusion & Diversity (I&D). Talk about how you’ve supported inclusion and diversity in your community, school or elsewhere.
  3. High School Transcript (must have a cumulative unweighted GPA above 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent).
  4. Letter of Recommendation from a teacher attesting to the student’s passion and commitment to achieving their goals.
  5. Resume
  6. FAFSA information

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SAMPLE APPLICATION >>

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

March 11, 2022 by 5pm ET: Complete applications due

April 2022: Selected applicants invited for interviews

Late April/Early May 2022: Scholarship recipient and scholarship amount announced

May 2022: Scholarship applicants not selected notified of decisions via email

June 2022: Progress publicly announces scholarship recipient

Questions may be directed to
progress@tpi.org

 

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Red Pine Scholars Program

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2022-2023 IS NOW CLOSED.

Click here to access the online application for the Red Pine Scholars Program.

The Red Pine Scholars Program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students reach their full potential. Red Pine supports high school seniors and recent graduates from Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen. If accepted into the program, students receive a four-year scholarship of up to $20,000 annually, plus individual mentoring, funding for enrichment opportunities, and other supports throughout college.

Required Application Materials

  1. Complete online application form
  2. Extracurricular and community activities: Applicants will need to enter information about the places they’ve worked, community service, and leadership activities as part of the online application. Applicants also have the option of uploading their resume.
  3. Teacher/Counselor recommendation letter: To be written and uploaded by a teacher or guidance counselor. Applicants will have to enter their recommender’s email address into the application field in order for the recommender to submit their letter.
  4. General recommendation letter: To be written and uploaded by a teacher, work supervisor, community leader, coach, or any other non-family member who knows you well. Applicants will have to enter the email address for their recommender into the application field in order for the recommender to submit their letter.
  5. Written responses: One long essay and two short answer questions. Essay questions are located within the online application form and may be found on our website. There is no perfect essay response. The essays are an opportunity for us to understand your interests, values, and personality. Please be honest about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
  6. High school transcript
  7. Pages 1 and 2 of parent(s)’ or guardian(s)’ 2020 or most recent IRS 1040 tax forms. To access your tax forms:
    1. Contact your tax preparer.
    2. Request it from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by doing one of the following:
      1. Online: Click here to visit the IRS website. Click “Get a Transcript” and follow the steps to get a transcript online or by mail.
      2. By Phone: call 1-800-908-9946 and follow the prompts.
    3. Complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA. This document will be approximately five pages long. You must submit the ENTIRE SAR document. Please note: You will be asked to enter your “Adjusted Gross income (AGI)” into your application. If you do not have access to this figure in your FAFSA SAR, you can find it on line 11 of your 1040 tax form. If your family uses another version of the 1040 form, you can figure out how to find your AGI here. Click here to visit Intuit Turbotax website.
PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>
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SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

Winter 2022: 2022-2023 application available

February 15, 2022: Applications due

March-April 2022: Scholarship decisions emailed to applicants and semi-finalist interviews conducted

April 30, 2022: Finalists selected

August 2022: Scholarship payments sent to colleges

Questions may be directed to
redpine@tpi.org

Thermo Fisher Scientific Children of Employees Scholarship

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2022-23 WILL BE AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1, 2022.

Applications for renewal students will be available in Spring 2022. All current scholarship recipients will receive an email with detailed instructions.

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s mission is to enable its customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. One way that it fulfills this mission is by being a socially responsible community partner and a promoter of academic excellence. As part of its corporate philanthropy strategy, Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a merit and need based scholarship program for the children of full-time employees to encourage their pursuit of higher education and support their academic goals.

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarship Program for Children of Employees is a competitive program that provides financial grants to eligible children who are pursuing a college degree. The program offers renewable scholarships covering up to four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) at accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States or the United Kingdom.

The program is administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), an operating unit of The Boston Foundation, in accordance with federal rules applicable to employer-related scholarship programs. In compliance with IRS regulations, the number of scholarships granted will be equal to or less than 25 percent of the eligible applications received each year. Scholarships will be granted without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be dependent children* of active, full-time employees of Thermo Fisher as of the date of the scholarship award. The employee must have been employed full-time by the company for six consecutive months prior to the application deadline. Children of career band thirteen (13) employees are not eligible for the program.
  • Applicants must be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) at an accredited undergraduate college or university in the United States or the United Kingdom.
  • Recipients must be scheduled to enroll, or already enrolled, full-time in the college or university for the upcoming academic year.

*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.

Scholarships

Maximum scholarship amounts have been determined based on average tuition costs in each country and are as follows:

  • Up to $5,000 per academic year for students attending school in the United States
  • Up to $3,000 per academic year for students attending university in the United Kingdom

Scholarships will be determined based on university costs and are renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student maintaining the equivalent of a U.S. grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Scholarships can be used for tuition, academic fees and required educational expenses, and will be paid directly to the university on behalf of the student. The scholarship amount is to be divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters. In the case where a student only attends one semester in a given year, only half of the scholarship amount will be awarded. Any amount of a Thermo Fisher Scientific scholarship that cannot be applied to educational expenses, due to other scholarships or grants received, is to be returned to the scholarship program.

Selection Process

A scholarship review committee, independent of Thermo Fisher Scientific, will review all applications and render the scholarship selections. The following criteria will be used to select recipients:

  • Academic achievement
  • Extracurricular activities, community involvement and demonstration of leadership
  • University or college of acceptance
  • Financial need
  • Applicant’s statement of goals and aspirations

Application

Interested students must complete all required information in the online application by June 1, 2022 by 11:59 pm ET. All information submitted through the application process will be treated confidentially to the greatest extent possible while still allowing the review and processing of the application.

There are two different applications this year–one for students attending school in the United States and another for students attending university in the United Kingdom for the upcoming academic year. Please take note and complete the application that applies to your situation.

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SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

February 1st: Application available

June 1st: Applications due by 11:59 pm ET

Late July: Scholarship decisions emailed to all applicants using the email address provided in student’s application

August: Scholarship payments sent to colleges of those awarded

Questions may be directed to
ThermoFisher@tpi.org or call +1-617-338-5897 or toll-free +1-800-592-2590

 

Yawkey Scholars Program

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2022-2023 IS NOW CLOSED.

The Yawkey Scholars Program has provided nearly $16 million in college tuition support to more than 380 Scholars since its inception in 2005. In 2023, the Massachusetts Yawkey Scholars Program will pause the intake of new applications for rising first-year college students (entering college in 2023-24) to allow for a strategic review of the program and thoughtful consideration of future plans for the most meaningful, impactful manner of investing the Foundation’s resources to perpetuate the Yawkeys’ deep commitment to education.

The Yawkey Foundation will continue to provide the robust resources – mentoring, guidance, and nearly $1 million in tuition scholarship funding – to make college affordable for the talented and motivated currently-designated Massachusetts Yawkey Scholars who will be entering their sophomore (second year), junior (third year), and senior (fourth year) in the fall of 2023.

The Yawkey Scholars Program for students from Georgetown County, South Carolina will continue to accept applications from eligible applicants beginning in January 2023 for rising first-year college students who are entering college in South Carolina in 2023-24. This scholarship seeks to support students who have a significant gap (of at least $10,000 or more) in what it costs to attend college and the financial aid and scholarships the student receives.  More information about how to apply for this scholarship will be available at the end of 2022.

Please visit the Yawkey Foundation website and social media channels @YawkeyFdns for updates on the Yawkey Scholars, their academic and extracurricular achievements, and program details.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen and permanent resident of Georgetown County, South Carolina
  • Plan to attend a private or public college in South Carolina
  • Have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) $80,000 or less and/or an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) $15,000 or less
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) on a scale of 4.0
  • Be among the first-generation in your immediate family (not including siblings) to complete a 4-year college/university degree
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SAMPLE APPLICATION >>
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SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

December: Application available for upcoming school year

March 1: Applications due by 12 pm, EST

March: Semi-finalist interviews conducted

April: Yawkey Scholars selected and scholarship decision emails sent to all applicants

July: Scholarship payments sent to colleges by July 31

Questions may be directed to
yawkey@tpi.org

 

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