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Vol. 6 | February Senior Scoop

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




February Scholarships

McDonald’s HACER Scholarship Program February 13, 2024

To be eligible for the scholarship students must be a high school senior that is younger than 21 years old and carries a minimum 2.8 GPA and must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage.

To apply please visit:

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards February 5, 2024

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a high school senior and a child or grandchild of an Elks member. Applications can be found by going to :

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Charitable & Educational Trust Scholarship February 14, 2024

Graduating senior planning to attend a 4-year, degree granting university or 2 year vocational or technical institution. Awarded for Scholastic Ability, Character and Extra-Curricular Activities. For more information and an application visit:

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship February 20, 2024

To be eligible for this scholarship a student must be a graduating high school senior who plans to enroll as a fulltime first-year student in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Hagan Scholarship Foundation March 1, 2024

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, providing recipients with the opportunity to achieve their goals and graduate college debt-free. Applicants must graduate from a high school located in the United States. Applicant’s Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000. Free workshops, Free Schwab Brokerage Accounts, and Free Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically covered in the school curriculum. Recipients graduating college while in the Hagan Scholarship Program can apply for a Hagan Graduate Scholarship good for up to four additional consecutive semesters. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Holyoke Community College Scholarships March 3, 2024

Over $300,000 in scholarships for new, current and transfer students. Many businesses, organizations and individuals enjoy giving back by sponsoring student awards and assisting students in achieving their educational goals with less financial burden. Scholarship awards represent free money, which helps students avoid taking out large students avoid taking out large student loads and graduate with less debt. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Young Women in Public Affairs Award March 8, 2024

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing the candidate’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. ‘Public affairs’ refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and affect those communities in which people work and live. For more information and to apply, please visit:


Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation Scholarship March 15, 2024

The Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation was created to help deserving young men and women excel in their quest to improve themselves, their school or their community. The scholarship is available to any high school student in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is awarded on the basis of need, and is not academically based. In addition, the Foundation will give more serious consideration to those students who have made efforts to make a difference in their communities and/or have shown leadership qualities within their school or community. For more information and to apply, please visit:

3 Guys At The Grille Scholarship March 15, 2024 Candidate must be graduating senior of Minnechaug Regional High School, East Longmeadow HighSchool or Monson High School and be accepted by or enrolled in an accredited college or technical school. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Walter

S. Barr Scholarship March 15, 2024

Each year, the Walter S. Barr Scholarships are awarded to residents of Hampden County who attend any of the region's public or private secondary schools. These high school senior scholarship awards are determined using available information including school records, college entrance examination scores, general attainments, recommendations and financial need. The awards continue through the four-year course if justified by the student's record and need. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Journalism Education Foundation of New England March 29, 2024

The New England Newspaper and Press Association awards up to 10 scholarships each year to aspiring journalists through the Journalism Education Foundation of New England. Our foundation strives to encourage and support young people who plan to pursue a career in the newspaper industry. College students or high school seniors who are studying and acquiring work experience that will prepare them to work in the field of journalism are eligible to apply. For more information and to apply, please visit:

The Rebekah Assemble of Massachusetts Scholarship March 30, 2024

The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts offers a scholarship of $1,000 to qualified seniors who plan to further their education by attending a two or four year college program.

To apply, please pick up an application from the

Counseling Office.

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts March 31, 2024

Students can also learn more about our scholarship and interest-free loan program by going to

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Pascal A. Deliso Scholarship April 1, 2024

The Pascal A. Deliso Scholarship has been offered for more than forty years to graduating seniors from local high schools. Joseph J. Deliso established a scholarship program in 1977, to memorialize his son Pascal A. Deliso, who passed away October 3, 1976, at the age of 41. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize, encourage and reward, in the recipient, the qualities for which Pascal A. Deliso is remembered: love of God, love of country, love of family, a spirit of community, pride in the heritage of Italian-Americans, a willingness to work hard, and striving for excellence. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

I Found Light Against All Odds Scholarship April 19, 2024

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants will need to write a 1,000-word essay that shows how they found light after darkness through their journey in high school. In detail, they should explain how the darkness began and how they found light in education. Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship May 1, 2024

The $500.00 Pureland Supply Scholarship is available to students who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft, or labor occupations. Recipients are chosen based on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and why this is the path they have chosen. Please visit:

Hampden County 4-H / Youth Special Fund Scholarship

Please see Mrs. Sorel in the Counseling Office for details and an application.

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