From the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation:
If you are supporting a high school senior with postgraduate planning or a college student with their group education funding, we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about our institution and how we can be a resource for your student and family.
In 1951, the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation was established with the goal of supporting students from our community with financial assistance for their post-secondary education. We will fund students who attend four-year degree programs, as well as two-year college or technical schools if the student is pursuing a degree or certificate. We do not consider scholarship applications for postgraduate degrees.
The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation awards two different types of scholarship funding each year:
- Scholarships as needed: Any graduate of Wellesley High School (regardless of where they live) and any Wellesley resident (regardless of school) are eligible to apply for need-based scholarships. If there is a demonstrated financial need, students are eligible to receive four-year award funding from the college but must reapply annually and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
- Scholarships based on merit: Applicants must be high school seniors who are residents of Wellesley (one male/female) and who have demonstrated a higher level of excellence in scholarship, citizenship and character, as well as strong extracurricular interests and activities. Both merit awards may be renewed annually for a period of four years provided the recipient maintains acceptable academic performance (approved by annual college transcript) and maintains residency at Wellesley.
Last year, WSF provided nearly $500,000 in as-needed prizes. These awards were funded with WSF dollars as well as contributions from several community partners such as Wellesley Kiwanis, Wellesley Historical Society, Wellesley Patrolmen’s Organization, and Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation. Scholarship awards ranged anywhere from $500 to $13,000 with an average award of $4,000.
Our applications are open with the application deadline being March 1, 2022.
To learn more about the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation and our scholarship program, we encourage you to visit Our Location and we consulted Frequently Asked Questions.
Wellesley Scholarship Foundation