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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.

Go here to print a Scholarship Recommendation/Transcript Request Form. 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.  

The Voice of Democracy Program
Eligibility: Open to students in grades 9 – 12.
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2million in scholarships and incentives. Students complete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.  This year’s theme is:  What Makes America Great. Please see the attached flyer for official rules and the official entry form.
Deadline:  October 31, 2019

The Heisman High School Scholarship
Eligibility:  The Heisman Scholarship recognizes senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field and in the community.  100 scholarships are awarded (2 from every state) as well as multiple semi-finalists throughout the country. Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. Also, applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.  Check here for your eligibility and apply today!
Deadline:  October 29, 2019


Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
:  Open to graduating high school seniors who reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students who exemplify skills and abilities throughout their high school careers and who serve as role models for their fellow students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership, and demonstrate financial need.  Click here to apply!

Deadline:  December 6, 2019


Distracted Driving Family Plan Scholarship
:  Open to graduating high school seniors. The Parnall Law Office is proud to offer the 2020 Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education, while also bringing to attention to the dangers of distracted driving. $5000 in prizes will be awarded to the top 3 applicants.  Visit:
Deadline:  March 17, 2020


St. Anne’s Credit Union Scholarship - $2,000
:  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.  Applications are available in the school counseling office.
Deadline:  January 6, 2020


Lands’ End School Starboard Scholarship – Open to grades 9-12!
:  As a Lands’ End Preferred School – students in grades 9  - 12 are eligible to apply for scholarships to be used for high school tuition OR for grade 12, to be applied to college tuition.  Please read the eligibility requirements and APPLY HERE. Our Bishop Stang High School Preferred School number is 900189002.
Deadline: December 13, 2019

First Citizens’ Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program 2020
: First Citizens’ will offer three $5,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Applicant and/or parent(s)/guardian(s) MUST be a member of First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union to be eligible to apply.   Review the scholarship guidelines and APPLICATION AVAILABLE JANUARY 1.
Deadline:  5:00 pm  on April 1, 2020


The Henry David Thoreau Foundation Scholarship
: Open to graduating seniors from Massachusetts high schools who demonstrate strong interest in environmental fields of study and clear potential for leadership.  Henry David Thoreau Scholars may study different subjects such as oceanography, green architecture, conservation biology, alternative energy, as well as computer science majors related to the environment. For more information on application requirements visit 
Deadline:  February 1, 2020

Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship
:  The MA JCI Senate will award two $1,000 scholarships to grade 12 Massachusetts residents.  The state winners will be forwarded to the National JCI Senate and will be eligible for additional $1,000 scholarships.  An additional $500 scholarship will be awarded based on need and special circumstances.  Please click here for the scholarship application.  Print the form, complete, and mail to:  Ed and Marilyn Lariviere, 19 Stetson Street, Hyannis, MA  02601.
Deadline:  January 24, 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 during the month of February at Bishop Stang High School.  Interested applicants MUST REGISTER ONLINE for the exam by visiting The deadline to register is December 20, 2019.  Once the application has been submitted, it is the student’s responsibility to notify Mrs. Wood in the school counseling office that they plan to take the exam on February 10, 2020.  Study guides for the exam will be available on the MA AFL/CIO website starting December 1st. Please see the flyer of FAQ for more details.
Deadline:  December 20, 2019