Submit a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Start or continue your FAFSA, correct your FAFSA, check the status of your FAFSA, and more.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)–a test which serves as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants each year–and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.
The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Black students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit® Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and meeting other published requirements for participation. The two annual programs are conducted concurrently but operated and funded separately.
Federal Pell grants are need-based and, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. The amount depends on financial need, costs to attend school, status as a full-time or part-time student, and plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.
The Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (National SMART Grant) Programs were enacted to meet the growing need for improved math and science instruction,
In Massachusetts, as in some other states, the number of part-time students has grown due to demographic and economic conditions. More adults now find themselves needing to return to the classroom on a less than full-time basis. The continuous increase in college costs is also requiring more students to consider part-time programs. The Commonwealth recognizes these needs and has established the Part-Time Grant Program in response. Learn more here.
The Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program was funded as a pilot initiative by the Legislature for the purpose of increasing the quality and availability of teachers and care providers to work with young children and youth in inclusive settings including infant/toddler, preschool and school age programs. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance for currently employed early childhood and out of school time educators and providers who enroll in an associate or bachelor degree program in Early Childhood Education or related programs.
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, which provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who plan to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
The YoungArts program, sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, encourages and recognizes artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts, including dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing. Learn more here.
This site provides information on the City of Boston Scholarship Fund. Since its establishment in 1994, the City of Boston Scholarship Fund has grown, thanks to the generous contributions of Boston taxpayers, and many others who have attended scholarship fundraisers. These contributions have made a difference in the lives of scores of Boston students. Each year, a group of outstanding Boston students are awarded scholarships to begin their college careers. Recipients are assured of on-going support, provided they maintain strong grades.
The purpose of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) Scholarship is to encourage professional development within the visitor and hospitality industry. Four scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors or college students who are permanent residents of Massachusetts, and are graduating from accredited high schools or are enrolled in hospitality industry majors at two– or four-year accredited higher education institutions.
Massport offers several scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. The Thomas J. Butler Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who resides in South Boston. The Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a young woman from East Boston. All Boston Public School graduating seniors interested in pursuing a degree in aviation, business administration, accounting, architecture, engineering, finance, or human resources are eligible to apply for the Diversity Community Outreach Scholarship.
Learn about various grant, scholarship, tuition waiver and loan programs available to help finance higher education.