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.

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Programs and Applications

Ann Theodore Foundation Scholarship - New Hampshire

Application process for 2021-2022 has closed.

The Ann Theodore Foundation Scholarship – New Hampshire opens the door to post-secondary education opportunities for youth and adults. This program is designed to help residents from Manchester, New Hampshire attend and graduate from post-secondary institutions in New Hampshire including two-year schools, trade schools, and four-year colleges. The program serves low-income high school seniors and adults who have a desire and a plan to achieve a college degree and for whom financial support along with mentoring and guidance will enable them to move ahead with their dreams of attaining a college degree. If accepted into the program, students receive scholarships of up to $25,000 annually, for up to four years, plus individual 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.
Program guidelines >>
Sample applications >>

Scholarship Timeline:

February 2021: 2021-2022 application available

May 3, 2021 by 5:00 pm: 2021-2022 application due

May-June 2021: Scholarship decisions emailed to applicants; semi-finalist interviews conducted

June 2021: Finalists selected

August 2021: Scholarship checks sent to colleges

Questions may be directed to
anntheodorescholarship@tpi.org

 

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Ann Theodore Foundation Scholarship - New York

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2021-2022 HAS CLOSED.

The Ann Theodore Foundation Scholarship – New York opens the door to post-secondary education opportunities for youth and adults. This program is designed to help residents from North Babylon and Roosevelt, New York 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 and a plan to achieve a college degree and for whom financial support along with mentoring and guidance will enable them to move ahead with their dreams of attaining a college degree. If accepted into the program, students receive scholarships of up to $25,000 annually, for up to four years, plus individual 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.
Program guidelines >>
Sample applications >>

Scholarship Timeline:

February 2021: 2021-2022 application available

May 3, 2021 by 5:00 pm: 2021-2022 application due

May-June 2021: Scholarship decisions emailed to applicants; semi-finalist interviews conducted

June 2021: Finalists selected

August 2021: Scholarship checks sent to colleges

Questions may be directed to
anntheodorescholarship@tpi.org

 

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Barowsky Scholars

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2021.

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 Andrew P. Barowsky Charitable Foundation and administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).

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. Only complete applications submitted online will be reviewed.  To apply, please follow the instructions listed on the program guidelines, which will be available soon.

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 2021-2022 HAS 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.
SAMPLE APPLICATION >>

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

January 2021: 2021-2022 application available

March 19, 2021: 2021-2022 applications due

Late April 2021: Finalists selected and tentative scholarship amounts determined

August 2021: 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 2021-2022 HAS 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 2021‐2022 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
  4. Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA. If the SAR is not included, the maximum scholarship awarded will be $1,000 and based only on merit.
  5. Most recently available financial aid award letter from college (if applicable).
  6. SAT and/or ACT Test Scores: Test scores this year are optional and can be included in the application and a copy of scores would need to be uploaded to the application if you choose to add your scores.
PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>
SAMPLE APPLICATION >>

Scholarship Timeline:

February 5, 2021: Application open online

April 30, 2021, midnight EST: Applications due online

Early June 2021: Applications reviewed

Late June 2021: Applicants notified of decision

August 2021: Checks sent to colleges

Questions?
If you have questions about the CVS Health Foundation Scholarship Program, please call the CVS Community Relations Department at 401-770-2435. If you have questions about the online application process, please contact cvsscholarship@tpi.org.

 

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Harrison Scholarship

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2021-2022 HAS CLOSED.

The Harrison Scholarship is a scholarship that aims to make college affordable to students who receive Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) scholarship support. This scholarship program is interested in making college affordable for these families and helping students reach their full potential. The program is funded by an anonymous donor and administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).

The Award

  • Four-year, renewable scholarship to cover tuition, fees, and educational expenses at a competitive four-year college/university in the U.S., provided requirements are met.
  • Scholarship amounts will be determined based on the financial aid award package the student receives from the college they choose to attend. Scholarships will likely range from $5,000 to $15,000 per year.
  • Flexible funding available to support student’s enrichment costs.
PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>
SAMPLE APPLICATION >>

Scholarship Timeline:

February 26, 2021: Applications due by noon

April 2021: Selected applicants will be invited for interviews

Late April/Early May 2021: Scholarship recipients and amounts will be announced

Questions may be directed to
harrison@tpi.org

Janey Scholars Program

The History of Janey Scholars

Janey Scholars was conceived of in 1999 by Dan Rothenberg and it was one of his proudest accomplishments. Dan believed that with a little financial help and encouragement students were capable of extraordinary success. Until his passing in 2013, Dan took great joy in meeting each and every student, hearing their stories over lunch and sharing with them some of his own challenges and adventures. Dan’s approach to philanthropy was not transactional – it was personal. He admired the Janey Scholars and saw in them the qualities that he admired most in other people: hard work, passion, grit, optimism, and grace. He was proud to know each student and to be a small part of their lives and success.

In 2021, The Ebling Family Foundation joined Janey Scholars, and with a shared commitment to students, will nurture and grow the work into the future. Since 1999, Janey Scholars has awarded more than $5.5 million to help 300 students excel in college, graduate career-ready, and prepared to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

The Beliefs That Guide Our Work

  • Students have tremendous assets and potential – Each student has unique strengths, the ability to overcome obstacles, and the potential to discover and achieve their life-long goals.
  • Relationships are the heart of our work – Authentic relationships with caring adults and like-minded peers support learning and personal growth. We believe when young adults are part of a caring community, they will step out of their comfort zones, persist through obstacles, and dream big.
  • Well-being is as important as academics – We believe in prioritizing self-care and mental health. We understand the stressors of being poor at elite universities, and help our students gain awareness and skills that lead to a healthy and joyful college experience and future.
  • Career development is a part of college success – Expansive thinking, development of concrete and diverse skills, opportunities to explore career fields and access to a strong professional network pave the way to fulfilling and financially rewarding careers.
  • Summer is a time to learn and grow – Summer is a valuable time for students to gain experience, learn new skills, make meaningful professional connections, explore career possibilities, and discover the world and their place in it.
  • College should lead to financial security and independence – Financial literary and planning start early and we help our students gain the knowledge, skills, and habits to secure their future financial well-being.
  • Taking risks is part of learning – We encourage our students to go beyond their comfort zones and embrace challenges. We help students build resilience, while finding their passions and strengths.
  • Giving back is part of success – We believe it is important for students to use their knowledge, experiences, and insights to help others in their lives and their community.
  • Desire to do better – We continuously strive to do the best for our students. Students generously share their challenges and triumphs to help us continually reflect, adapt, and improve our work.

Documents for Current Students
Janey Scholars Handbook 2021-2022

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

Manton Scholars Program

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2021-2022 HAS 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
  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.
PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

December 2020: 2021-2022 application available

February 5, 2021: 2021-2022 application due

March 2021: Interviews conducted

April 30, 2021: Scholarship decisions emailed to applicants

August 2021: Scholarship payments sent to colleges

Questions may be directed to
manton@tpi.org

Progress Software Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2021-2022 HAS CLOSED.

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of products to develop, deploy, and manage high-impact business applications, created and funds the Progress Software Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM to commemorate Mary Székely (pronounced: “See-kay”), the company’s co-founder and lead technologist for its flagship product, OpenEdge, for more than 30 years. Mary had a profound impact on the success of our business and had a deep love for math and science. She 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 Software will award one four-year renewable scholarship of up to $10,000 annually to a female student from Massachusetts who is planning to major in computer information systems, software engineering, IT and/or computer science in college and who exemplifies Mary Székely’s qualities. For the purpose of this scholarship, STEM is defined as computer information systems, software engineering, IT and/or computer science.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Female or identify as female.
  • Planning to major in computer information systems, software engineering, IT and/or computer science
  • High school senior or high school graduate who plans to enroll OR a student currently enrolled in an accredited university, college, community college, or trade school
  • Cumulative high school unweighted GPA must be above 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) to qualify
  • Desire to make a meaningful contribution in the field of computer information systems, software engineering, IT and/or computer science
  • Massachusetts resident
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents eligible for federal financial aid
  • Personal attributes that exemplify Mary Székely’s qualities

Exclusions

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

Application Process

  1. Prior to completing the application, please be sure you meet all eligibility requirements.
  2. The first step is to create an account. Keep a record of your username and password.
  3. Review Sample Application: Please review the sample application below in advance to be sure you have access to all the information you will need to complete the application.
  4. Required Documents: 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.
  5. Recommendation: 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.

Required Application Materials

  1. Complete application submitted online
  2. Two essays:
    • Long essay (500 words) prompts. 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 information systems, software engineering, IT and/or computer science that you are most proud of.
    • Short essay (300 words) prompts. Please select one to write about:
      • Provide insight about how you have paved the way for others or provided opportunities for others that may not have previously existed.
      • Explain how you have made an impact on others through mentorship, community engagement and/or philanthropic efforts.
  3. High school transcript
  4. Letter of recommendation from a teacher attesting to the student’s passion and commitment to achieving their goals in STEM
  5. Resume
PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>
SAMPLE APPLICATION >>

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

March 5, 2021 by 5pm: Complete applications due

April 2021: Selected applicants invited for interviews

Late April/Early May 2021: Scholarship recipient and scholarship amount announced

May 2021: Scholarship applicants not selected notified of decisions via email

June 2021: Progress publicly announces scholarship recipient

Questions may be directed to
progress@tpi.org

 

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Red Pine Scholars Program

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2021-2022 HAS CLOSED.

Information for the 2022-2023 process will be available in winter 2022. Please check back here for updates.

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. Two 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 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: 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.
  8. 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 to visit Intuit Turbotax website.
PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>
SAMPLE APPLICATION >>

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

Winter 2021: 2021-2022 application available

February 15, 2021: Applications due

March-April 2021: Scholarship decisions emailed to applicants and semi-finalist interviews conducted

April 30, 2021: Finalists selected

August 2021: Scholarship payments sent to colleges

Questions may be directed to
redpine@tpi.org

Thermo Fisher Scientific Children of Employees Scholarship

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2021-2022 HAS CLOSED.

Information for the 2022-23 school year will be available in early 2022.

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

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. 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, 2021. 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.

ONLINE APPLICATION >>
PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:

February 1, 2021: 2021-22 application available

June 1, 2021: 2021-22 applications due by 11:59 pm EDT

Late July 2021: Scholarship decisions emailed to all applicants using the email address provided in student’s application

August 2021: 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

 

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Yawkey Scholars Program

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL HAS CLOSED.

Renewal applications for current scholars will be available in spring 2022.

The Yawkey Scholars program, funded by the Yawkey Foundation, is designed to make college affordable for talented, motivated, low-income students from Massachusetts and Georgetown County, South Carolina who are among the first generation in their family to complete a bachelor’s degree. It provides a four-year renewable tuition scholarship ($35,000 in Massachusetts and $15,000 in South Carolina per year) and other supports to help students achieve academically and go on to be successful and highly productive members of the community. Since 2005, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided more than $13 million in tuition supports to more than 300 Scholars as they pursue a college education.

Eligibility Requirements

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 four-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 four-year college/university degree

Required Application Materials

  1. Complete application submitted online
  2. Teacher/Counselor recommendation form and optional letter of recommendation
  3. Mentor letter of recommendation
  4. Essays
  5. High school transcript
  6. Pages 1 and 2 of parent/guardian(s)’ most recent IRS 1040 Fax Forms
    Complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA
MA PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>
MA SAMPLE APPLICATION >>
SC PROGRAM GUIDELINES >>
SC SAMPLE APPLICATION >>

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE – MA RESIDENTS:

December 2020: 2021-2022 application available

February 12, 2021: 2021-2022 application due by 5pm, EST

March 2021: Semi-finalist interviews conducted

April 2021: Yawkey Scholars selected and scholarship decision emails sent to all applicants

July 2021: Scholarship payments sent to colleges by July 31, 2021

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE – SC RESIDENTS:

December 2020: 2021-2022 application available

February 19, 2021: 2021-2022 application due by 5pm, EST

March 2021: Semi-finalist interviews conducted

April 2021: Yawkey Scholars selected and scholarship decision emails sent to all applicants

July 2021: Scholarship payments sent to colleges by July 31, 2021

Questions may be directed to
yawkey@tpi.org

 

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