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Vol. 8 Senior Scoop - April 2023

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

2023 Common Scholarship Application

The Common Scholarship application for local scholarships was sent out to seniors and their families on Monday, March 20th. Approximately nineteen local scholarships can be found in the common application this year. Students will only have to complete one Google Form, and copies will be provided for each scholarship to which they are applying. Applicants are cautioned to follow the directions and attach any additional requirements, such as an additional essay or copy of a transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Students should submit applications following the directions listed in the application (either electronically or via mail). The deadline is Wednesday, April 26th. Any scholarships that must be mailed must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 26. Students are responsible for mailing applications.

The application can be found here:

Questions about the application or the application process should be directed to Mrs. Corbett at 267 - 4589 x 6004 or Students with questions about scholarships should see Mrs. Sorel in the Counseling Office.



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Save the date

4/11 - Credit for Life Field Trip

4/14 Day of Service

4/17-4/21 -Spring Break

4/25 - Common Scholarship DUE

4/26 WBL Celebration

5/13 Prom

5/18 Early Release Day

5/19 Senior Signing Day/ Senior Awards Recognition

5/22- 5/25 - Senior Final Exams (TBD)

5/26 - Last day for seniors-Check Out

5/30-6/2 - Grad Rehearsals (TBD)

5/30 - Senior Banquet

5/31 Senior Trip

6/1 Senior Bonfire

6/2 Senior Parade in Schools

6/2 (Rain date 6/3) - Graduation



Final payment for AP Exam(s) is due Friday, April 28th!

Please bring cash or check to the Counseling Department. *Please make checks payable to: Monson High School If you have any questions about your balance, please see Mrs. Corbett in the Counseling Office.


April Scholarships

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 see Mrs. Sorel in the Counseling Department for an application.

Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Scholarship April 14, 2023

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association is committed to furthering the broadcast industry by helping Massachusetts’ best and brightest students pursue a career in broadcasting. Students who are permanent residents of Massachusetts and plan to or are enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning are encouraged to apply for the MBA’s Broadcaster Scholarship Program. The MBA awards scholarships annually in the amount of $2,500 to students pursuing a career in over-the-air broadcasting. In addition, a $5,000 is awarded in honor of the former President of the MBA, Al Sprague. Questions about the scholarship program can be directed to MBA Executive Director Jordan Walton at 800-471-1875 or by email to For more information and to apply, click here:

I Found Light Against All Odds April 14, 2023

I Found Light Against All Odds is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping today’s youth address social, emotional, and economic issues that they are experiencing in their lives. We are a resource to those that are going through difficult times and provide them with guidance. We truly feel that WE can make a difference in the lives of our youth that do not see the light. Please see Mrs. Sorel in the Counseling Department for an application.

Amherst Orchid Society Scholarship April 24, 2023 The Amherst Orchid Society, established circa 1983 and of which I am a member, is offering a $500 scholarship for students intending to major in plant sciences, agriculture and/or related earth science disciplines in college. Awards are made based on the applicant's essay addressing their serious intention and passion for the subject. Please see Mrs. Sorel in the Counseling Department for an application.

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship May 1, 2023 The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website:

Hampden County 4-H Improvement League June 1, 2023

The Hampden County 4-H Improvement League will be offering a scholarship for promoting family life though youth and agriculture. The applicant must show current or previous involvement in an agricultural endeavor, is a member of a farm family or 4-H club (verification necessary). Preference will be given to students majoring in agriculture studies. Please see Mrs. Sorel in the Counseling Department for an application.


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Senior Scoop Vol. 8 April 2022
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Mrs. Kristen Sorel

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