Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently announced over $675,000 in college scholarships to local residents for the 2018-19 academic year. Awards ranged from $300 to $5,000 and were given to 413 students who are beginning or continuing their college educations.

Since the scholarship program began in 1978, the Foundation has awarded $11.2 million to 7,784 students through 132 scholarship funds, each endowed by local donors with eligibility criteria reflecting various interests. More than 146 volunteers on 46 selection committees awarded the scholarships, the highest number of awards and annual scholarship payout in the history of the foundation.

Auburn students will be receiving scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year:

Auburn Samantha Barrell Auburn High School
Auburn Megan Corey Auburn High School
Auburn Gwenyth Lutz Auburn High School
Auburn Matthew Palmer Auburn High School
Auburn Caroline Saltz Auburn High School
Auburn Brenda Ta Auburn High School
Auburn John Ta Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science
Auburn Bridget White Auburn High School


Recipients throughout Worcester County were selected through a highly competitive process on the basis of merit, financial need and special criteria established by Foundation donors. College-bound high school seniors can be considered for multiple scholarship opportunities through the Foundation’s single online application. The next application cycle will open in January 2019.

For more information, please contact Scholarship Program Manager Beckley Schowalter at