Scholarships 2017-18

There are many scholarships out there for our high school seniors. Seniors, if you look, you will find them. It is worth it to take the time to complete the scholarship applications. Make sure you apply to college first AND get scholarship applications done. You have to get into college to be able to use your scholarship!

National, regional and local scholarships are all online! Check back to this site often to get updated information!

LHS Guidance will post them throughout the year as they are released from the sponsoring organization. The larger, more competitive national and regional scholarships are available earlier in the school year and local scholarships are available in early spring.

Remember that you should NEVER have to pay money to get information about FREE scholarships!


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

Please follow the directions for each scholarship respectively. Very few scholarship applications are due to the guidance office. Most are due to the scholarship committee directly. Review each application for instructions to be sure your packet gets to the correct recipient. The scholarship donors choose the scholarship recipients based on the criteria they set forth for their scholarship.  

All LHS Students Should Complete This Application:  Click here

*This ONE application makes students eligible for a limited number scholarships with recipients to be determined by the LHS Scholarship Committee.  The application needs to be completed in full and handed into guidance by 2:00 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018. Extensions are not given.

(More scholarships will be added so check back)

Girdharry Memorial Scholarship- April 15, 2018  NEW

Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Scholarship- April 2, 2018 

ALPAR Family Scholarship Due April 2, 2018

Cornerstone Bank - Due April 13, 2018 

The Leicester High School Knights of Columbus Scholarship - Due April 20, 2018

The Leicester Mother's Club Scholarship
Due April 13th, 2018

The Leicester Women’s Club
Due April 1, 2018 

The Leicester Rod & Gun Club- Due April 10th, 2018 

The Leicester Historical Society - Due April 15th, 2018

The Leicester Business Association - Due April 15th, 2018

The Leicester Booster Club - Due April 13th, 2018 

The Leicester Football Alumni Scholarship - Due April 16th, 2018

The Leicester Soccer Club Scholarship - Due April 13th, 2018

The Leicester Lions Club Scholarship - Due April 12th, 2018

Academic Perserverance Scholarship - Due April 2, 2018 

Leicester Little League Scholarship - Due April 15th, 2018 

Leicester Town Band Scholarship - Due April 15th, 2018 

The Senior Citizens' Club of Leicester -Due April 1, 2018

REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS


The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship awards a four-year renewable scholarship to students from New England with financial need. Please click here for complete information and eligibility criteria.

Red Pine Scholarship Opportunity is seeking its next class of students from low to middle-income families in Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen in the fall of 2016. Please click here for the application.

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation Scholarship application is now available online. This one application opens the door to multiple scholarships that are available to Leicester students. These scholarships can be a good deal of money, so take the time to apply! Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 5, 2018.

The Koplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction is a scholarship opportunity that provides free tuition to any state university for all students who meet the minimum criteria. Students must have scored all Proficient on their 10th grade MCAS with at least one subset being Advanced. Students must also meet minimum score requirements on SAT Subject Tests or on AP Exams. Students with two AP Exam scores of 3 or better meet the criteria needed. Students may substitute one test score for distinguished community involvement, of which there are specific qualifying programs. Please refer to the MA DESE website for specific information and details. Deadline for this application is May 1st, but you should check in with your guidance counselor to let them know you will be applying as soon as possible.

Ernie's Auto Wash Scholarship in association with the Marc & Ernest Pallotta Foundation offers three $1000 scholarships for graduating seniors of Worcester area schools. Students who win the scholarships typically have excellent grades and writing skills, and also have had some hardship in their lives which they write about in their essay. Financial need is also a factor. The deadline is April 30th.

The Yawkey Scholars Program is available to LHS seniors with a strong academic record who will be attending a competitive private college in Massachusetts, who engage in a mentoring relationship and ongoing community service, and who also have a significant financial need. Click here to refer to the website for specific criteria for this scholarship. Applications need to be postmarked by February 15th.

The Wace Inc Co-operative Scholarship is available for any student applying to the following institutions, Clarkson University, SUNY Oswego, Drexel, Johnson and Whales University, UMass Lowell, Rochester Institute of Technology, The University of Toledo, or Wentworth Institute of Technology. Qualifications include having a GPA of 3.5 or higher and you have to be accepted to one of the institutions listed above. Deadline depends on the institution you apply to and if you apply early.

The Hanover Community Scholarship Program offers thirty $1000 to $2000 scholarships to Worcester area seniors attending public high school.Leicester High seniors are eligible and must be attending a 2 or 4 years accredited college in the fall. LHS students have won these scholarships in the past and students are encouraged to apply. Please note that financial need is not considered.The Scholarship application is available from October 1st through November 30 the, with the application and all supplemental material due no later than November 30th.

Big Y Scholarship Program This is available to all students in the Big Y supermarket area, to both customers and employees, and are awarded to the most academically outstanding students.There are also separate scholarships available that recognize the tremendous sacrifice that firefighters and police officers, as well as military service members and their families, make to help keep everyone safe. Applications must be mailed in with all supporting documentation and the postmark deadline is February 1st. Applications are available online or in guidance.

The Price Chopper Golub Foundation Scholarship program. Price Chopper offers ten scholarships to students living in their service area ranging from $2000 to $8000. Eight of the ten scholarships are for graduating seniors who will be attending college full time in the fall. Students should review all procedures and follow all directions when applying for a scholarship. Applications will be available in January. You can apply beginning in January and the deadline is usually in May 31st.

The Henry David Thoreau Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to high school seniors going into the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies. The application deadline for all materials to be received at the office is February 1st for MA high school seniors.

The Stephen Phillips Scholarship is available to students who have a 3.0 or above, have a significant financial need, possess a skilled writing ability, and have taken a demanding course schedule. Log on to the website to get information on all the applicant requirements and deadlines. The deadline for the 2015-2016 New Applications for High School and College Students is May 1st.

You can apply for a variety of scholarships eligible to Massachusetts students by going to StudentScholarships.org. Scholarships include the Global Lift Equipment Scholarship, Horatio Alger Scholarship, Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award, Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship, Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship, and the Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship. To view eligibility requirements for these scholarships and many more visits the website.

***There are many online scholarship search engines and websites. Please be careful when searching online. Some sites are just fishing for your personal contact information and some are trying to scam you out of money. BE WISE! With that said, there are many useful tools out there and a lot of money for those willing to put in the time to look and apply. Some websites that we have advised kids to try are Fastweb.com and Scholarships.com. (Please let us know if you find you have any trouble using any of these sites, or if you have a site that worked well for you. We appreciate and like to spread the information.

*Scholarships are always dispersed based on availability and funding, especially the local scholarships.

* There are many scholarship programs available. We encourage parents to check with their employers and places of business

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