Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently announced the awarding of over $683,000 in college scholarships to local residents for the 2019-20 academic year. Awards ranged from $300 to $5,000 and were given to 399 students who are beginning or continuing their college educations.
Since the scholarship program began in 1978, the Foundation has awarded over $11.8 million to 7,975 students through 136 scholarship funds, each endowed by local donors with eligibility criteria reflecting various interests. More than 160 volunteers on 42 selection committees awarded the scholarships, the highest annual scholarship payout in the history of the foundation.
Auburn students receiving scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year:
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 2020.