Scholarships for College
Greater Worcester Community Foundation offers many college scholarships, ranging in size from $300 to $5,000. Students apply online from January through early March. Recipients are selected in April and May. Scholarships are awarded for the following academic year beginning in September.
We will begin accepting applications in January 2019 for next year's scholarships.
- To receive most of our scholarships, you MUST live in Worcester County, Massachusetts.
- If you do NOT live in central Massachusetts, please click here.
- All of our scholarships are awarded for full-time enrollment in an undergraduate 2- or 4-year degree program at an accredited college or university. If you already have a Bachelor's degree, you are not eligible for our scholarships.
- Beyond the basic eligibility criteria above, each of our scholarship funds have additional unique criteria established by our donors. Using information from the scholarship application, Foundation staff match all applicants with the scholarships for which they are eligible.
- With few exceptions, our scholarships are available ONLY to graduating high school seniors in Worcester County. The current exceptions are:
- Worcester County students transferring from a 2-year college to a 4-year college or university
- Children of members of the Worcester Rugby Football Club
- Relatives of members of the Fitchburg Sportsmen's Club
- Members of Congregation B'nai Shalom (Westborough, MA)
- Members of St. Mary's Assumption Orthodox Albanian Church (Worcester, MA)
- Members of Emmanuel Baptist Church (Worcester, MA)
- Relatives of employees of: Christie & Thomson, Cutler Associates, Cutler Design, Feingold Companies, Milford Water Company, Quinsigamond Automotive Warehouse, R. H. White Companies, Rotman's Furniture Company, Whitinsville Water Company
- Recent high school graduates from Worcester County who have had cancer, or have had a parent with cancer, and are enrolled in a 4-year college
- Adults pursuing their first bachelor's degree after a gap between high school (or GED) and college