Announcing the MCSW Scholarship Program: Empowering Emerging Leaders!

Join us in spreading the word about an incredible opportunity for students! To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) is thrilled to introduce the MCSW scholarship program. This initiative aims to empower emerging leaders across the Commonwealth by supporting their educational journey towards leadership and economic empowerment.

The MCSW scholarship program is specifically designed to assist woman-identifying students who are currently enrolled in a Massachusetts Public Higher Education Institution. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in an accredited degree or certificate program and have completed at least one year towards their degree.

The scholarship funds, totaling $5000 each, will be awarded to five deserving individuals for the 2024-2025 academic year. These funds can be used towards tuition, fees, books, and related supplies or equipment for study.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Resident of Massachusetts;
  • A woman-identifying student enrolled in a degree-granting program track, either associate, bachelors, or masters) at a Massachusetts Public Higher Education Institution (The system comprises 29 campuses divided into three segments: 15 community colleges, nine state universities and the five University of Massachusetts campuses) AND;
  • Applicants must have completed one year (part time or full time credit hours) towards their degree;
  • Provide Candidate Endorsement Letter

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted online along with supporting materials by March 1, 2024. To complete the application click here or scan the QR code below. For additional information, you can also refer to the MCSW Press Release on the Scholarship Program or click here to view the informational flyer.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to further your education and pursue your goals! Apply today and take the next step towards a brighter future.