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DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

The Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance has announced the availability of a new Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program.

The Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program was created by the Massachusetts Legislature to support economic growth and development. The purpose is to encourage degree completion in high demand disciplines that will help address the workforce needs of the Commonwealth by providing scholarship assistance to support the educational costs of students pursuing such programs of study. The scholarship program supports training and degree completion in disciplines that are deemed to be critical shortage areas, as identified by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for the Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship, an applicant must:
  • complete the online scholarship application
  • be enrolled in a designated high need STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program of study at Mount Wachusett Community College
  • File the current year 2016-2017 FAFSA (if not already completed)
  • not have earned a prior bachelor’s degree
  • be a Massachusetts resident and a US citizen or eligible non-citizen for at least one year prior to the start of the academic year
  • be eligible under Title IV and not in default of a state or federal student loan, or owe a refund on any federal or state aidsubmit official copies of the college transcripts with your Fall 2016 semester grades to:
    MASS High Demand Scholarship
    Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
    454 Broadway, Suite 200
    Revere, MA 02151

Award Amounts:

Subject to available funds, scholarships will be awarded based on institution and enrollment status as follows:Community College

  • Up to $2,000 per semester – Full-time enrollment (12 credits or more)
  • Up to $1,000 per semester – Part-time enrollment (6-11 credits)

 Applications and Transcripts are due by the February 1, 2017 deadline

Complete Scholarship Terms and Conditions can be found at www.osfa.mass.edu