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Scholarship Application Process (how to request documents for scholarship applications)

⇒Document Request Form for Scholarships

⇒SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT REPORTING FORM   (to report scholarship and grant money received)


Please use the link above to submit your document requests to Mrs. Wood. Please complete a separate form for EACH scholarship application.   Pay very close attention to deadlines! Once you submit the forms to Mrs. Wood, she will prepare your documents per your instructions provided on the form. If your application does not reach the organization by the deadline, you may be disqualified.

Seniors:  Check this page frequently for scholarship opportunities. Be sure to check deadlines!

A Message from Mrs. Wood
College scholarship opportunities are updated frequently on the Bishop Stang High School website. We often announce scholarships during morning announcements, so be sure to listen! You are encouraged to visit this site often to check on scholarships that apply to you. You will often receive email announcements with scholarship opportunities, so check your email on a daily basis. Unless otherwise stated, many applications are available for immediate download from this page.

For University/College specific scholarships, visit the college or university's website - search under "scholarships". By simply applying, you may automatically be eligible for merit scholarships; however, there may be other scholarships that require an application - be mindful of deadlines!  We make the process very easy for you ... please click here to review the procedure for applying to local and national college scholarships.

Requests are due to me in the counseling office at least one week prior to the scholarship deadline. The quest for scholarship money takes time and effort on your part, however, the results from your hard work can certainly pay off in the end! There IS money out there, it's up to YOU to find it! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to stop by the School Counseling Office to see me! I'm here to help!

Mrs. Wood​

I will be posting scholarships as I receive them. You will also get an email each time I post.  

St. Anne’s Credit Union Scholarship - $2,000
Eligibility:  Open to high school seniors furthering their education in an accredited two or four year college program or in a two or four year technical school.  Membership at St. Anne’s Credit Union by the student or the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) is required prior to submission of the scholarship application. Students residing in the following towns are eligible: Acushnet, Assonet, Barrington, Berkley, Bristol, Dartmouth, Dighton, Fall River, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Little Compton, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Portsmouth, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Tiverton, Wareham, Warren and Westport.  Please click here for the application.
Deadline:  January 29, 2021

The New Bedford Civil War Round Table Book Award/Scholarship - $500
Eligibility: Open to ALL graduating seniors. A college book award in the amount of $500 for an area high school senior graduating in 2021.  Click here for the application. All forms must be received no later than March 26, 2021.
Deadline:  March 26, 2021

Pet Lovers Scholarship
Eligibility:  Are you a pet lover? Do you strive to help your pets live their best lives while also doing what you can to positively impact the world? To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States OR a graduating high school senior who has been accepted to a college or university.
Applicants must also be a US citizen or a permanent legal resident.. For more information, visit Pet Lover Scholarship! 
Deadline:  December 15, 2020

Massachusetts AFL/CIO Scholarship
:  Open to graduating seniors in high schools throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking higher education. The application process includes taking a labor history exam which will be administered in an online format between Monday, January 25 and Friday, February 5, 2021.  Interested applicants MUST REGISTER ONLINE for the exam by visiting The deadline to register is Friday, December 18, 2020.   Study guides for the exam are also available on the registration site. This year, there is also a new interactive study guide tool.  See this flyer and also check out the website for all of the details.  
Deadline:  December 18, 2020

Cape Cod Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (CCCMOAA)
:  This scholarship shall be awarded to a high school senior of Cape Cod or the Islands who is the child, sibling, or grandchild of a member of the Arm, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who is:

  1.      on active duty or,
  2.      a former member of the above who was separated under honorable conditions or,
  3.      a retired member of the above with a minimum of 20 years’ active service currently receiving retire pay or,
  4.      a reserve/guard member of the above with a minimum of 20 years’ service completed (eligible to receive retired pay at age 60      or,
  5.     a member of same who may be deceased, killed or missing in action.

In addition to the above, applicants must have a strong academic record, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have personal integrity and a well-rounded background of curricular and extracurricular activities. Here are the complete GUIDELINES to apply.  Click here for the application. 
Deadline:  March 20, 2021
This is a national organization that lists thousands of scholarship opportunities; it’s the largest collection of scholarships on the web!  You can register to receive updates and by answering some questions, the site will filter the options available specifically for you.  There is also a newsletter available.  Please see this sample newsletter for 15 scholarship opportunities available for Massachusetts students. Visit for all the details.

Rochester Women’s Club - Raymond C. Hartley Scholarship - $1,000
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who reside in Rochester.  Please click here for the application.  Completed applications MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE.
Deadline:  March 19, 2021

Rochester Women’s Club - “Snookie” Church Nurses Scholarship - $1,000
: Applicants must be graduating seniors who reside in Rochester and will be majoring in nursing.  Please click here for the application.  Completed applications MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE.
Deadline:  March 19, 2021

Mattapoisett Lions Club - Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship - $2,500
Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who reside in Marion, Mattapoisett or Rochester.  Click here for instructions.   Application is available here.
Deadline:  Must be RECEIVED by March 27, 2021

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club - $2,000
Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who reside in Mattapoisett.  Click here for the application. 
Deadline:  March 31, 2021

Joseph McCarthy Memorial Scholarship
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who are residents of Massachusetts. Click here for the application and details.
Deadline:  April 1, 2021

MIAA Sportsmanship Essay/Multimedia Contest
Eligibility:  Open to students in grades 9-12 at MIAA Member Schools.  Click here for submission instructions.
Deadline:  February 5, 2021

First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation Scholarship - 2021
Eligibility:  Applicants must be graduating seniors.  Applicants, or parents/guardians must have an active account at First Citizens’.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Please click here for information and application.
Deadline:  April 1, 2021

Yawkey Scholars Program
Eligibility:  The Yawkey Scholars program is designed to make college affordable for talented, motivated, low-income students from Massachusetts and Georgetown County, South Carolina who are among the first generation in their family to complete a bachelor’s degree. It provides a four-year renewable tuition scholarship ($35,000 in Massachusetts and $15,000 in South Carolina per year) and other supports to help students achieve academically and go on to be successful and highly productive members of our community. Since 2005, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided more than $13 million in tuition support to more than 300 Scholars as they pursue a college education.

Applicants from Massachusetts must:

  • be a U.S. citizen and permanent resident of Massachusetts
  • have a private, competitive college in Massachusetts among your top four college choices
  • have someone in your life who you consider a mentor
  • have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $125,000 or less and/or an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted)
  • be among the first generation in your immediate family to complete a 4-year college/university degree

Click here to review ALL criteria, instructions and to access the application.
Deadline:  February 12, 2021 by 5:00 pm

Monsignor Arthur G. Considine Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Must be a graduating high school senior accepted to either a college or university undergraduate program. The applicant must be a son or daughter of a registered parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Dartmouth. Click here for the application.
Deadline:  March 24, 2021

Fundacao Faialense Scholarship - 2021 - $1,000
:  This scholarship is open to ALL graduating BSHS seniors.   See the GUIDELINES and APPLICATION.
Deadline:  February 28, 2021

Rockland Trust Scholarship - 2021 - $2,500
:  Applicants must live within Rockland Trust’s service area (which includes cities and towns in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties). Employees of Rockland Trust, and their families, are not eligible to apply.  Application will be available on January 18, 2021.  Click here for Scholarship Guidelines.  Application is on the Rockland Trust Website.
Deadline:  March 15, 2021


Marion Scholarship - 2021
:  Applicants must be graduating seniors who reside in the Town of Marion. To apply, submit the following:

  • 4 year academic transcript
  • letter of recommendation from either a teacher or counselor
  • a personal letter stating where you hope to go to college, what field of study you plan to pursue, your extracurricular activities, and any additional information you feel is pertinent for the committee to consider
  • Packet of information should be mailed to:  Marion Scholarship and Education Committee, Marion Town Hall, 2 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738
    Deadline:  Received by April 15, 2021

The Elevated Boston Leadership Scholarship - $2,500
Eligibility:  This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary leadership within their school and community.  Scholarship recipients will be notified on June 1, 2021. Please check out the details at Elevated Boston Leadership Scholarship.
Deadline:  April 30, 2021