The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for high school seniors who live in Worcester County and are seeking college scholarships for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. One application opens the door to more than 130 unique scholarship opportunities.
Since the program’s founding in 1978, over 9,000 students have been awarded scholarships and over $13 million has been distributed. Last year, GWCF awarded over $680,000 to more than 375 local students. Now in its 44th year of awarding college scholarships, awards ranging from $300 to $5,000 will be made to students based on a wide variety of criteria including need, merit, career goals and activity involvement.
New to 2022 is the Harold R. Jensen Scholarship fund. This new scholarship fund will provide more than $75,000 for renewable and nonrenewable awards to college-bound graduates of Worcester public and parochial schools. Mr. Jensen (1896-1980), a Worcester resident and worked for US Steel as an accountant. His desire to help children in the city that had been his home, led him to craft a trust that would provide scholarships to Worcester students. The Scholarship is for “high school graduates from the City of Worcester who have proven themselves by scholarship and character to be worthy of assistance for higher education.”
Students may apply online by visiting www.greaterworcester.org. Scholarship applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Recipients will be announced July 2022. For more information, please contact Jacob Vazquez, Philanthropy Officer, Scholarship firstname.lastname@example.org.