Local Scholarships for Seniors

There are a number of scholarships available to NHS seniors that are offered through the generosity of local community groups and organizations.  Each scholarship requires a separate application.  These are available in the Guidance Office, and should be returned, when completed, in to the Guidance Office.

The applications for most of these scholarships will be due March 1, 2014 in the Guidance Office.

DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS:  This scholarship uses a separate application which is available on their website at northampton.dollarsforscholars.org. The link is http://northampton.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?section=chapterWebsite&action=student_parent&fwID=1294.  The deadline for submitting the application is March 31, 2014.  Student may request that the Guidance Office upload their transcript in support of their application; this is not required to receive a scholarship from the local organization, but it is if the student would like to be considered for other scholarships from the national Dollars for Scholars organization.



Local Scholarships  


BAY STATE VILLAGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Open to Northampton High School or Smith Vocational High School seniors who have been residents of Bay State Village for one year or longer.  One recipient will be chosen from each school.

THE MARK AND PATRICIA BRADFORD MEMORIAL FUND
Memorial award available to a graduating member of the Northampton High School Senior Class going on to attend an educational institution beyond high school in September of the year in which he/she graduates.  The award is to be used for tuition or books at the educational institution beyond high school.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Given to graduating seniors from the member high schools of the Hampshire County College Fair Association who have shown strong leadership and community service.  One senior is nominated from each high school by that school’s guidance department.

NORTHAMPTON GIRLS’ SOFTBALL LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a graduating Northampton High School senior who has played at any time in the Northampton Girls’ Softball League (formerly Lassie League) and whose scholastic aptitude, sportsmanship, dedication and perseverance have been outstanding.

NORTHAMPTON TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION  (Minnie Stinson Scholarships)
Available to graduating Northampton High School seniors planning to attend post-secondary educational institutions.  The award winners are selected on scholarship and financial need.

CLARENCE BURGESS ROOTE ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
The Roote Scholarship stresses excellence in Latin and is offered to a Northampton High School student who will attend a four-year college in September.  One recipient will be chosen.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
This scholarship is available to any graduating member of Northampton's High School Senior Class going on to attend an educational institution beyond high school in September of the year in which he/she graduates. ?The $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student who writes the best short essay on a given topic.  The deadline is April 1.?

SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY FUND PRIZE
This prize stresses scholarship and need and is open to graduating Northampton High School seniors who will continue their education in college, nursing schools, or specialized schools.

SOJOURNER TRUTH MEMORIAL STATUE FUND SCHOLARSHIP
Available to all high school Seniors who have been active in social justice efforts.  Scholarship is for $1000. Applicants must attend a public high school in Hampshire County. Two scholarships are awarded each year.  Go to www.sojournertruthmemorial.org for copies of the application form (also available in the Guidance Office). Student applicants are required to submit an essay telling about their social justice project(s).?

JEAN-ANN SPENCER AND WILFRED D. SPENCER, JR. SCHOLARSHIP
Monies for this scholarship award are available under the Jean-Ann and Wilfred D. Spencer, Jr. Trust Fund.  Graduating Northampton High School seniors planning to further their education and who are interested either in teaching history or political science, or in a health care career, are eligible to apply for one of the two Spencer scholarship awards.

ERNEST & ANNA TORBET SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Monies for this scholarship award are available under the Ernest and Anna Torbet Trust Fund to graduating Northampton High School seniors planning to further their education are eligible to apply for one of several Torbet scholarship awards.