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Vol. 4 Senior Scoop - December 2022

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

This week:

Massachusetts Application Celebration Week:

21 students participated

17 applications were submitted

20 "on the spot" decisions were made by

Springfield Technical Community College, Westfield State University, Western New England University

$57,000 in merit aid was awarded (*only one institution was authorized to give merit aid on site)

Year-to-date (Class of 2023):

24 students have submitted college applications

74 Applications have been submitted

25 Acceptances have been made


We will be offering the ASVAB Career Exploration Program Assessment at MHS on

Wednesday, December 14th promptly at 7:30 a.m.

Please come to the Counseling Office to sign up in advance.

Please see Mrs. Sorel if you have any questions.

Thank you!


The trusted experts at MEFA are hosting FREE college financing webinars. Webinars will occur during both daytime and evening hours, and feature industry experts, both from within MEFA and from colleges and organizations across Massachusetts. To register for a webinar, please visit:


Big Y Scholarship for Academic Excellence November 1-February 1, 2023

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: for more information and to submit your application.

Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship December 8,2022

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:

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship December 15, 2022

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:

Burger King Scholarship December 15, 2022

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, 2022

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:

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:

Gen and Kelly Scholarship December 31, 2022

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:

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:

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship January 5, 2023

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship offers college scholarships of up to $40,000 for high school seniors nationwide who showcase leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Candidates must demonstrate the attributes of leadership, integrity, drive and citizenship within their communities, schools and workplaces. They must display strong academic performance (minimum of 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent), be citizens of the United States of America, be a current high school seniors attending high school within the United States, (including any U.S. territories or commonwealths), and graduating in winter 2022 or spring 2023. Applicants living on U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible, plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2023-2024 academic school year. For more information and to apply please visit:

Stephen Philips Memorial Scholarship Fund April 3 or May 1, 2023

This scholarship offers renewable, four year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities. For more information and to apply, please visit:

For questions, please contact Mrs. Kristen Sorel (

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