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Vol. 7 Senior Scoop - March 2023

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

2023 Common Scholarship Application

Applications open on Monday, March 30, 2023.

How to Apply

Read the paragraph on each scholarship and choose those for which you are eligible. Complete the online form.


Scholarships are for full-time students, unless otherwise indicated. Specific requirements are listed in the description section for each scholarship.


All applications and supporting materials must be mailed/submitted to the appropriate agencies and postmarked by Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Selection Process

You will not be considered for a scholarship unless your application and all supporting documents are mailed/submitted (postmarked on or before April 26) on time. Review committees of the awarding organizations will meet in May to select scholarship winners. You will be notified of a scholarship award at the Monson High School Senior Awards Night Program.


The Monson High School Counseling Department is not responsible for incorrect information that may be listed in this application packet.

Online Application - Complete this application online by using the link to the Google Form in your Counseling Google Classroom.


2023 AP Test Reminder

The remainder of the exam fee is due on FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH!

Please make checks payable to Monson High School. You may bring checks to Mrs. Corbett or mail them to Monson High School, 55 Margaret Street, Monson, MA 01057.

We are NOT accepting electronic payments through MY SCHOOL BUCKS.


  • Chemistry (Test Date: May 1st)

  • US History (Test Date: May 5th)

  • Calculus AB (Test Date: May 8th

  • English Language (Test Date: May 9th)

*Please make checks payable to Monson High School. Please bring checks to Mrs. Corbett in the Counseling Department or you may mail them to Monson High School, 55 Margaret Street, Monson, MA 01057.

We are NOT accepting electronic payments through MY SCHOOL BUCKS.


All AP Exams will be in person at MHS. Exact room TBA.


A Reminder to Senior Males about Registering for Selective Service

Selective Service registration is required by law as the first part of a fair and equitable system that, if authorized by the President and Congress, would rapidly provide personnel to the Department of Defense while at the same time providing for an Alternative Service Program for conscientious objectors. By registering, a young man remains eligible for jobs, state-based student aid in 31 states, Federally funded job training, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.

Men who fail to register with Selective Service may be ineligible for opportunities that may be important to their future. View more information on the benefits linked to registration, as well as what the penalties are for failing to register with the Selective Service System. Failure to register is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment. Also, a person who knowingly counsels, aids, or abets another to fail to comply with the registration requirement is subject to the same penalties. Unless a man provides proof that he is exempt from the registration requirement, his failure to register will result in referral to the Department of Justice for possible investigation and prosecution. In addition to potential criminal penalties, failure to register may make a man permanently ineligible for the benefits listed above.

To find more information and register, please go to

March Scholarships

Young Women in Public Affairs Award March 10, 2023

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:

William R. Rooney Award March 15, 2023

The William R. Rooney Award provides awards and scholarships for high school seniors with disabilities. This award is named for William R. Rooney, a long-time educator and former Executive Secretary of The Horace Smith Fund, who advocated for financial assistance for students with special needs. In general, disability scholarships exist to provide college funding for students who possess cognitive, behavioral or emotional impediments that may make it difficult to attain a degree. That’s why, each academic year, we provide one award to a graduating high school senior who is currently on and has been on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan for a minimum of two years. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Walter S. Barr Scholarship March 15, 2023

Each year, our 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. Scholarships are granted in the amount of $3,000 per academic year, paid in two installments each semester, and carry a maximum value of $12,000. Scholarships are automatically renewed each year provided a minimum GPA of 3.0 is maintained. For more information and to apply, please visit:

3Guys at the Grille Scholarship March 15, 2023

3 Guys at the Grille is proud to present scholarships to graduating seniors. The recipient should have demonstrated academic achievement, participated in co-curricular activities, exemplified character, and is attending an accredited college or school. Please see Mrs. Sorel in the Counseling Office for an application.

Holyoke Community College Scholarships March 23, 2023

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:

The Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts March 31, 2023

We, the Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, offer a scholarship of $1,000 to qualified seniors who plan to future their education by attending a two- or four-year college program. For more information and to apply, please visit: Assembly of Massachusetts Scholarship 2023.pdf

The OppU Achievers Scholarship 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:

Journalism Education Foundation of New England March 31, 2023

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 Junior League of Greater Springfield Scholarship March 31, 2023

The Junior League of Greater Springfield will award a $1,000.00 (per year, up to 4 years) college scholarship to one female graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in volunteer and community service. Founded in 1901, the Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts March 31, 2023

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers many scholarships and interest-free loans. Last year alone, the program attracted approximately 2,000 applications and awarded approximately $2 million to over 800 recipients. The program is recognized as one of the largest scholarship programs of the over 700 community foundations in the country. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website:

The Pascal Deliso Scholarship April 1, 2023

The mission of the Pascal A. Deliso Scholarship is to provide $3,000 in grants to candidates who embody distinguished academic ability, regular involvement in community service, commitment to the Roman Catholic faith, at least one parent of Italian descent, possess a good work ethic to better oneself and a willingness to participate in community service and acceptance at an accredited four or two year college or university. Applications must be submitted by April 1st. Applications in the Counseling Office.

Wing Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship April 14, 2023

The Wing Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship will be offering a one-year scholarship in the amount of $500 to students planning to enter the healthcare field. Examples of careers that will be considered are nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, pharmacy, medical technology as well as other healthcare related fields. Please visit the Counseling Department to obtain a copy of the application.



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For questions, please contact:

Mrs. Kristen Sorel

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