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Foundation Awards Over $683K in Scholarships

The Foundation recently announced the awarding of over $683,000 in college scholarships to local residents for the 2019-20 academic year. Awards ranged from $300 to $5,000 and were given to 399 students who are beginning or continuing their college educations.

Since the scholarship program began in 1978, the Foundation has awarded over $11.8 million to 7,975 students through 136 scholarship funds, each endowed by local donors with eligibility criteria reflecting various interests. More than 160 volunteers on 42 selection committees awarded the scholarships, the highest annual scholarship payout in the history of the foundation.

Students from the following high schools will be receiving scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year: 

        Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School

        Algonquin Regional High School

        Auburn High School

        Bancroft School

        Bartlett High School

        Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School

        Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional High School

        Burncoat Senior High School

        Claremont Academy

        Clinton Senior High School

        David Prouty High School

        Doherty Memorial High School

        Douglas High School

        Fitchburg High School

        Framingham High School

        Grafton Memorial High School

        Holy Name Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School

        Hopedale Jr/Sr High School

        Leicester High School

        Leominster High School

        Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science

        Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School

        Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School

        Murdock Middle/High School

        Nipmuc Regional Middle/High School

        North Brookfield High School

        North High School

        Northbridge High School

        Oakmont Regional High School

        Oxford High School

        Quaboag Regional Middle/High School

        Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School

        Shepherd Hill Regional High School

        Shrewsbury High School

        South High Community School

        South Lancaster Academy

        Southbridge High School

        St. Bernard Central Catholic High School

        St. John's High School

        St. Mary's Jr/Sr High School

        St. Peter-Marian CC Jr/Sr High School

        Sutton Memorial Jr/Sr High School

        Tahanto Regional High School

        Tantasqua Regional High School

        University Park Campus School

        Wachusett Regional High School

        West Boylston Jr/Sr High School

        Westborough High School

        Whitinsville Christian School

        Worcester Academy

        Worcester Technical High School

Recipients throughout Worcester County were selected through a highly competitive process on the basis of merit, financial need and special criteria established by Foundation donors. College-bound high school seniors can be considered for multiple scholarship opportunities through the Foundation’s single online application. The next application cycle will open in January 2020.

For more information, please contact Donor Services Officer and scholarship program manager Liz Nye at lnye@greaterworcester.org.

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