Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
317
Days
April 12 2025
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship

Description

The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program was established to recruit students whose socio-economic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain educational goals. The students that are selected for this program must have overcome major adversity in their lives (i.e. physical or mental abuse, catastrophic illness, etc.). Obstacles may be mental, physical, geographic or societal. Massachusetts students who demonstrate academic promise and desire to attend post-secondary institutions may receive up to 50 percent of their calculated need at the college of their choice within the continental United States. Applicants must physically reside in Massachusetts with an intent to remain in Massachusetts. Applicants must exhibit difficult personal circumstances, high financial need, and strong academic promise to continue education beyond the secondary level. Applicants must be enrolled in the 10th or 11th grade in a public or private secondary school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Upon graduation from high school, they must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in an eligible program as defined by the institution. Students must be nominated first before they can apply for the scholarship. The nominator must upload a letter that describes the student's academic background, motivation, and potential for achievement. This letter should also address the nominee's ability to cope with adversity or difficult situations and provide an assessment of their eligibility for the Herter Scholarship. Nominators must also submit the student's most recent transcript and letters of recommendation. Once a student has been nominated, they will receive an email to create their Herter Scholarship account. Students must complete all sections of the application and upload required documents such as their high school transcript, autobiographical essay, and letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted. Please visit the scholarship's website for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Massachusetts

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Contact Stephannie Barboza
Senior Assistant Director
sbarboza@dhe.mass.edu
Tel: 617-391-6095 Address 75 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor
Malden, MA 02148