Vol. 4 Senior Scoop - December 2021

A Publication of the Counseling Department at Monson High School Just for Seniors

This week:

49 students participated

72 applications were submitted

$309,000 in merit aid was awarded

34 "on the spot' decisions were made by American International College, Baypath University, Elms College, Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield College, Worcester State University, Westfield State University, and Western New England University.

Year-to-date (Class of 2022):

49 students have submitted college applications

150 Applications have been submitted

60 Acceptances have been made

$329,000 in merit aid has been awarded


We will be offering the ASVAB Career Exploration Program Assessment at MHS on Wednesday, December 8th promptly at 7:30 a.m.

Please come to the Counseling Office to sign up in advance. Please see Mr. Dearing or Mrs. Sorel if you have any questions. Thank you!


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Big Y Scholarship for Academic Excellence November 1-February 1, 2022

The $500-$2,000 Big Y scholarship is available to students who have their permanent residence in western or central Massachusetts, Norfolk County, MA, or the state of Connecticut. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university. Selection is based upon transcript of grades, College Board scores if applicable, letters of recommendation, and personal resume. Please visit: https://www.bigy.com/Community/Scholarships for more information and to submit your application.

Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship December 1, 2021

Distracted driving, including due to texting and other cell phone use, is a serious issue that leads to hundreds of thousands of accidents and injuries in the United States each year. The problem is especially prominent among teen and young adult drivers, and teens are also at a greater risk of being the victim of a distracted driving accident. At Kanoski Bresney, we want to support students who do their part to fight the problem of distracted driving. Through the Kanoski Bresney Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship program, we are offering five scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 each, to students throughout the U.S. who are pursuing higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.kanoski.com/community-involvement/distracted-driving-scholarship

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship December 15, 2021

North American Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in the United States, is committed to supporting the community as well as the growth and development of the moving services and logistics industries. We believe education is the best way to ensure our industry has qualified professionals for years to come. Because of this belief, we are proud to announce our first annual Logistics Scholarship contest. Three lucky qualified entrants will each win a $1,000 scholarship towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.northamerican.com/scholarship

Burger King Scholarship December 15, 2021

WHO CAN APPLY: High School Seniors, BK® Employees, Children, Spouses or Partners of Employees. WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE: $1,000 - $50,000 in Scholarships. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Be from the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, work experience and community involvement. For more information please visit: www.BK-SCHOLARS.COM

Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship December 15, 2021

Medical Scrubs Collection is dedicated to recognizing the individuals who go above and beyond to help others every day. To show our appreciation for these hard working individuals, MSC has decided to Pay it Forward by creating an annual scholarship opportunity for students studying in any health or medical-related field. MSC’s scholarship will provide each applicant with a chance to win $1000 towards their college tuition by answering one question: What inspired you to pursue a career in helping others? For more information, please visit: https://medicalscrubscollection.com/scholarship-program

The OppU Achievers Scholarship December 31, March 31, June 30

To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0. For more information please visit: www.opploans.com/scholarship.

Gen and Kelly Scholarship December 31, 2021

Applicants must be 9th -12th grade high school, college, or graduate students including adult students who are legal residents of the U.S. A 250 word essay about why you deserve to win the scholarship is required. Amount: $1,000. Fore more information and to apply: www.genkellyscholarship.com

Walter S. Barr Scholarship December 31,2021

These awards for undergraduate education are made annually by the Scholarship Committee to residents of the communities who are members of the senior classes of Hampden County Private or Public secondary schools. The competition is decided on the basis of school records, college entrance examinations, general attainments and financial need. Awards will be continued through the four year course if the student’s record, need and behavior justify such continuance.

SuperCollege Scholarship Monthly

Applicants must be high school students, college undergraduates, graduate students, or adult students residing in the U.S. and attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university within the next 12 months. Amount: $1,000. For more information and to apply: www.supercollege.com/scholarship/

All Star Verified Scholarship December 31, 2021

Applicants must be high school, college, graduate, or adult students or parents of high school and college students. This is a merit-based scholarship and financial need is not considered. A short personal statement is also required. Amount: $1,000. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.verifiedscholarships.com/scholarship-program/

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