Scholarships 2023-2024


If there are any questions regarding a scholarship, the student should reach out to Ms. Morales ([email protected]).

                           There are many scholarships out there for our high school seniors!

SENIORS, you should take the time to complete the scholarship applications. Make sure you apply to college FIRST and then complete your scholarship application. 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 scholarship applications 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!

LHS Seniors Should Complete This Application:  Click Here

Here is a sample Data Sheet Template

*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 5, 2024
Extensions are not given.


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.  

LHS Football Alumni Scholarship

Leicester Special Olympics School Day Games (LSOSDG) Scholarship

Lieutenant Richard D. Wolanski Memorial Scholarship

Vietnam Veterans Community Scholarship

365Z Foundation Scholarship

Cornerstone Bank

C. Carvill Moore Memorial Scholarship

Jessica Jackman Memorial Scholarship

Ron and Jane Prouty Girls Soccer Scholarship

Chris and Bonnie Spring Boys Soccer Scholarship

Dr. Girdharry Memorial Scholarship

Ronald Tarentino, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Leicester Little League
The Leicester Women’s Club

The Leicester Business Association

The Leicester Booster Club

The Leicester Knights of Columbus Scholarship

The Leicester Lions Club 

The Leicester Rod and Gun Club Scholarship

The Senior Citizens' Club of Leicester

Butch Gambaccini Memorial Scholarship

Friends of Leicester Music

The Mary Fontaine McNamara Nursing Scholarship

The Leicester Historical Society Scholarship


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 1, 202.

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 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 November 7 through January 17, with the application and all supplemental material due no later than January 17. Winners will be announced in March.

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 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 2021-2022 New Applications for High School and College Students is May 2nd. Early Response for High School Students, due at 12 noon on April 4th.

ISN Skilled Trade & Technology Scholarship Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, ISN will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students. *Deadlines* Winter: January 16 – April 16 2023 Spring: April 17 – July 17 2023
Summer: July 18 – October 14 2023 Fall: October 15 – January 15 2024

We recommend checking out the Massachusetts Scholarship Directory, which is a list of 100+ vetted scholarships for students across the state, broken down by month. Here is the link

You can apply for a variety of scholarships eligible to Massachusetts students by going to 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, and (Please let us know if you have any trouble using any of these sites, or if you have a site that worked well for you. We appreciate it and like to spread the information.

We also encourage parents to check with their employers and places of business for any scholarship programs available.

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