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