Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

2020-2021

 

Class of 2021 Belchertown High School Local Scholarship Application

The Belchertown High School Local Scholarship Application is required to be attached to some of the scholarships from here in Belchertown and the surrounding areas.  It is also required to be completed and submitted (on time) in order for seniors to be considered for scholarships that are chosen by committees.  Belchertown High School seniors need only to complete the application once and return it to the Counseling Office by Friday, March 5, 2021, at 2:10 pm.  This deadline is firm.  There are no exceptions!  No applications will be accepted after this time.   Copies of the Local Scholarship Application will be made and attached to scholarships requiring this application by the Counseling Office administrative assistant.  Note all information is kept strictly confidential.

2021 Local Scholarship Application

 

 

American Legion High School Oratorical Contest

Information regarding the 84th Annual High School Oratorical Contest Sponsored by the American Legion Department of Massachusetts can be found by clicking on the link below:

American Legion Department of Massachusetts 84th Annual High School Oratorical Contest

* Please note the information and dates are confusing, but this is the information that was received in the BHS Counseling Office in September 2020.* 

 

 

Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship

The Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship application form is now available and can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  It must be postmarked no later than January 22, 2021.

Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship

 

 

The Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

The Henry David Thoreau Scholarship application is open beginning on October 15, 2020, to seniors interested in areas related to environmental studies.  The application deadline is February 1, 2021.  You can submit your application at www.thoreauscholar.org or by clicking the link below.   

Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

 

 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the U.S. through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program.  A 3.0 GPA is required.  The online application requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts.  The deadline is October 31, 2020, by 5 pm.  Click on the links below for more information.  

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Details

 

 

Visit the link below to see what other scholarship opportunities are available on the studentscholarships.org newsletter.

studentscholarships.org/newsletter

October 22nd Scholarship Newsletter

 

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP DOs & DON'Ts  - (Some of the below may not exactly apply due to remote learning.)

DO CHECK THE SCHOLARSHIP LIST/FILE FREQUENTLY. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL BE ADDED WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

 

DO TAKE A FEW MOMENTS AND APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS WHICH YOU QUALIFY FOR. IT IS WORTH IT! EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS IN COLLEGE – EVEN IF THE SCHOLARSHIP ONLY COVERS THE COST OF ONE TEXTBOOK OR A FEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

 

DO FILL OUT THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION COMPLETELY AND NEATLY!

 

DON’T TAKE COPIES OF EVERY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IN THE SCHOLARSHIP BOX. PLEASE ONLY TAKE SCHOLARSHIPS THAT YOU WILL DEFINITELY APPLY FOR AND WHICH YOU QUALIFY FOR. FEEL FREE TO TAKE A COPY OF THE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS, BUT PLEASE DO NOT JUST TAKE COPIES OF EVERY SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE. YOU WILL NOT MEET THE CRITERIA FOR ALL OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS.

 

DON’T TAKE THE LAST COPY OF A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. PLEASE LET MS. DRAWEC KNOW THAT MORE COPIES NEED TO BE MADE.

 

 

NOTE:  Please allow five (5) school days for completion of requests for transcripts for scholarships.