The Foundation recently awarded over $680,000 in college scholarships to local students for the 2021-22 academic year. Over 400 students were awarded scholarships ranging from $300 to $5,000 to assist them in beginning or continuing their college education this upcoming fall. “With help from the Foundation, our scholarship program is an important investment in the future of our next generation,” said GWCF President and CEO Carolyn Stempler. “By removing some of the financial pressure off of students and families, we can help build a greater sense of belonging and motivation to ensure a more rewarding and impactful college experience.” Since 1978, nearly 9,000 Worcester County students have received more than $13.3M in scholarship awards from the Foundation. Each scholarship is endowed by local donors with eligibility criteria that reflect various interests. Over 900 applications were received and reviewed by more than 85 dedicated volunteers 'Our scholarship program ensures that no one should have to limit their education due to financial barriers,” said Jacob Vazquez, Philanthropy Officer for GWCF’s Scholarship Program. “With our support, we’re helping to ensure a brighter future for the leaders of tomorrow. That increases the value of our program two-fold.” Recipients were selected through a highly competitive process based on merit, financial need, and special criteria established by Foundation donors. Through GWCF’s scholarship program, college-bound high school seniors can qualify for multiple scholarship opportunities through the Foundation’s single online application. The next application cycle will open in January 2022. Students from the following high schools will be receiving scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year: Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Advanced Math and Science Academy Algonquin Regional High School Ashland High School Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School Auburn High School Bancroft School Bartlett High School Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School Bedford High School Bellingham High School Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Burncoat High School Claremont Academy David Prouty High School Doherty Memorial High School Douglas High School Dover-Sherborn High School Fitchburg High School Framingham High School Framingham High School- Resiliency for Life Franklin High School Grafton Memorial High School Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Holliston High School Hopkinton High School Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School Leicester High School Leominster High School Lincoln-Sudbury High School Littleton High School Lunenburg High School Marianapolis Preparatory School Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science Maynard High School Medfield High School Medway High School Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School Millis High School Minuteman Regional High School Narraganset Regional High School Nashoba Regional High School Nashoba Valley Technical High School Natick High School Needham High School Nipmuc Regional Middle/High School North Brookfield High School North High School Northbridge High School Norwood High School Notre Dame Academy Oakmont Regional High School Oxford High School Phillips Academy Andover Quabbin Regional High School Quaboag Regional Middle/High School Shepherd Hill Regional High School Shrewsbury High School South High Community School St. John's High School St. Paul Diocesan Junior-Senior High School Sutton Memorial Jr/Sr High School Tahanto Regional High School Tantasqua Regional High School Tri-County Regional Vocational High School University Park Campus School Wachusett Regional High School Walpole High School Wayland High School Wellesley High School Westborough High School Westford Academy Worcester Technical High School For more information, please contact Philanthropy Officer for Scholarships, Jacob Vazquez at email@example.com.