Scholarship Opportunities Await
With the rising cost of continuing education in the trades or college, it’s more important than ever for our students to consider the many opportunities scholarships can provide to advance their careers.
Whether you're thinking of going directly into the workforce, military, or advancing your studies at a technical school or college, scholarships are essentially FREE money to help pay for school. Most scholarships are merit-based and awarded on academic, athletic, and extracurricular performance. Sometimes, they're awarded for simply filling out a form in scholarship sweepstakes.
With so many scholarship opportunities available, we encourage you to explore and apply for scholarships. No matter what your financial or academic situation, you will more than likely appreciate the help and extra support scholarships can give you.
The scholarships featured below are a great place to start! As a senior, you will receive a Canvas invite when scholarships are posted, along with the application information and deadlines, which can range from fall to spring. Please note that this list of scholarships changes from year to year as new scholarships become available and others are discontinued, so make sure to check Canvas frequently.
Andrew J. Simmler Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to one male and one female that demonstrates a good work ethic and citizenship and plans to go directly to work/field, pursuing business. Funds are used for tools, books, and/or tuition. Selection made by the Simmler family.
ANP Blackstone Energy Company Scholarship
Two tuition and tool scholarships are awarded to one male and one female from Blackstone. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.
BVT Teachers Association Scholarships
This scholarship provides financial assistance to individuals who will either directly enter the workforce and/or pursue post-secondary education. Funds for the purchase of tools or to pay for tuition.
Chad A. Holbrook Memorial Sports Scholarship
Scholarship for unselfish concern for others during 4-year sports participation. Selection made by the Holbrook family.
Class of 2022 Scholarship
Two scholarships for seniors who plan to further their education or work in their trade of study. The award is based on contributions, involvement, and demonstrated growth at BVT. Funds may be used towards higher education or trade-related tuition, tools, or books. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.
Culinary Arts Alumni “Mr. B” Scholarship Fund
A scholarship awarded to a Culinary Arts student furthering their education in the culinary field. Selection made by the shop team leader.
Dean Bank Scholarship
Scholarship selection made by the Scholarship Committee based on financial need.
Derek Yancik Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Derek Yancik, HVAC&R instructor who passed away in 2018. Scholarships are awarded to HVAC&R students going directly into the trade.
Fran Dupre Memorial Scholarship
This tool scholarship is open to a senior who is of good character, has solid performance in their chosen field, and will enter directly into the workforce upon graduation. Selection made by the Dupre family.
Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship
Selection made by the Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication team leader.
Herman Buma Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a Construction Technology student furthering their education at the post-secondary level but does not have to be in the carpentry field. Selection made by the shop team leader.
Homefield Credit Union Scholarship
This scholarship is used towards tuition for a 2- or 4-year school.
Hopedale Foundation Trade Education Scholarships
Six scholarships are awarded to graduating students who are Hopedale residents and plan on furthering their education.
James Brochu Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to a graduating senior in good standing from the Electrical program. The award can be utilized toward tuition, books, or tools necessary to advance a career in the field of electricity.
James Franklin Memorial Award
Award for tools to an HVAC&R student who plans to continue in the trade. Selection made by the shop team leader.
James Sochia Memorial Award for Tools
This tool scholarship is for a student in the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program. Selection made by the shop team leader.
James Sochia Memorial Scholarship – Good Citizenship
This scholarship is to be used towards tuition for good citizenship. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.
Jason K. Ball Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for an Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication student going to college. Selection made by the shop team leader.
Joey Wilson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a senior from Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing who plans to further their education in a business management program leading to business ownership in an auto body-related field. Selection made by the shop instructor.
Joey Wilson Memorial Scholarship – Grafton Student
This scholarship is awarded to a Grafton student for tuition, tools, or books. Selection made by the Wilson family.
Joey Wilson Memorial Tool Award
This tool scholarship is awarded to a student in the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program with plans on going directly into the workforce. Selection made by the shop instructor.
John Lachapelle Memorial Award
Award to be used to purchase tools for a student that is continuing their education in the automotive technology field. Selection made by the Lachapelle family.
Ken Baker Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating student for tools or tuition. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.
Mass Gas Collectors Association/David Millard Memorial Award
This scholarship is awarded to a student in the Automotive Technology program and may be used for tuition or tools needed for the trade. Selection made by the shop team leader.
Mathew L. Fleming Memorial Award
This scholarship is awarded to an Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication student based on financial need, attitude, work effort, 3-year shop grade average, and attendance. Award to be used for tools or tuition. Selection made by the shop team leader.
Michael Drinkwater Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Culinary Arts student who plans to continue their post-secondary education in the culinary field.
Michael J. Cammuso. Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a senior from either the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing or Automotive Technology program who shows integrity in their work and personal lives. Funds to be used for tuition, books, or tools. Selection made by the Cammuso family.
Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a Bellingham student who shows courage and perseverance to improve academically and make positive changes. Funds used towards a 2- or 4-year school. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.
Milford Federal Bank Scholarship
Awarded to a student that shows sound character, involvement in school/outside activities, financial need, and plans to attend a 2- or 4-year school.
Four scholarships are awarded to students that are members of the NHS/NTHS. Selection made by the National Honor Society advisors.
Polyfoam Corporation Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to graduates of BVT who plan to continue their education and/or technical development.
Rita D. Skinner Memorial Scholarship
This award is for a student who is pursuing a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT/EMT Management) or a career in nursing. Preference is given to a student who is a Douglas resident.
Timothy J. Yacino, Sr. Memorial Award
This scholarship is awarded to a student from the Automotive Technology program and may be used for tuition, books, or tools needed for the trade. Selection made by the shop team leader.
UniBank Scholarship – Corporal John Dawson
This scholarship honors U.S. Army Corporal John Dawson to support the future endeavors of an exceptional student graduating from the Electrical program. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.
UniBank Scholarship – General
Scholarship supports future endeavors of exceptional students deserving by character, school or community activities, financial need, and academic performance. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.
Valley Tech Education Foundation
Scholarships are awarded to seniors, and funds are used towards tuition or tools. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.
VTC Memorial Scholarships
Scholarships are open to students who are pursuing a career in their trade area. Selection made by the VTC Committee.
A James Lavoie Scholarship – Middlesex Bank
This essay scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who plans on attending a four-year college.
Access Bellingham – Mendon, Inc.
This scholarship is awarded to students residing in either Mendon or Bellingham, who have an interest in Mass Communications.
American Legion Auxiliary Post 92
Awarded to students from Grafton who must be a daughter, granddaughter, son, or grandson of a current or deceased veteran.
Bellingham Lions Club Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating senior from Bellingham.
Blackstone Valley Rotary Club
Awarded to a Douglas, Northbridge, or Uxbridge senior who plans to attend a 2- or 4-year college or accredited technical school.
Clarice Daniels Southwick Memorial Scholarship
This award is chosen by lottery for a graduating senior from Millville.
Dennis Ceruti Scholarship – Presented by MUYSA
This scholarship awards two graduating seniors (one male and one female) that plan to continue their education at an academic
institution or trade school.
Friends of Mendon Elders
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior in appreciation for volunteering their time at the Mendon Senior Center.
George L. Wood Upton VFW Post #5594 Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to an Upton resident.
Italian American War Veterans – Post 40 Scholarship
Awarded to a Milford senior who has a relative affiliated with the Post, and will continue education at the post-secondary level. Selection is based on GPA, financial need, class ranking, extracurricular activities, and evidence of service to the community.
Marcelyn Karagosian Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in the medical field.
Massachusetts Elks Scholarship
Awarded to students demonstrating financial need, scholarship aptitude, and good citizenship.
Mendham Brush Association – Elden H. Barrows Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to two graduating male students from Mendon.
Mendon Lions Club
Scholarships are awarded to Mendon or Upton residents who are also members of the BVT Leo Club.
Milford Democratic Town Committee Scholarship
Scholarship offered to a graduating senior who resides in Milford.
Milford Rotary Club Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a senior who achieves academically while also demonstrating service to one’s community.
Millbury Dollars for Scholars
Scholarships are awarded to a senior who resides in Millbury.
Millbury National Bank Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a senior furthering their education.
Nipmuc Youth Baseball – Christopher DiLorenzo Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Mendon or Upton resident who participated in Nipmuc Youth Baseball. The student must be pursuing a degree or certificate at a 2- or 4-year institution.
Nipmuc Youth Field Hockey Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Mendon or Upton resident who participated in the Nipmuc Youth Field Hockey program.
Olive Branch Lodge Masonic Awareness Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to deserving graduating students.
Rotary Club of Milford Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated service to their community and outstanding academic achievement.
Rotary Club of Uxbridge Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to Uxbridge, Northbridge, or Douglas students.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic Women’s Club
This scholarship is awarded to a senior planning to further their education who is a member of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish.
Sutton Lions Club
Scholarships are granted on the basis of academic standing and humanitarian spirit. The applicant must be a Sutton resident.
Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild of Mendon
This scholarship is awarded to a Mendon student who plans to study Visual Arts and/or Design in college.
Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton & Upton
In memory of the First Unitarian Society of Upton, this scholarship is awarded to an Upton student continuing their education.
Upton Bloomer Girls Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Upton resident or a child/grandchild of a current Upton Bloomer Girl member.
Upton Fire & EMS Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to an Upton resident who is pursuing a career in a field related to the “care of others.”
Upton Men’s Club Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to an Upton resident pursuing higher education at an accredited school.
Upton Police Association Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to an Upton resident or a student majoring in criminal justice is preferred.
US Veterans Motorcycle Club MA Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is a relative of an active or honorably discharged military member or a relative of a member of the US Veterans Motorcycle Club in good standing.
Uxbridge Dollars for Scholars - Forest & Caroline Andrews Scholarship
Several scholarships are awarded to students who live in Uxbridge.
Virginia Blanchard Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to Uxbridge students who plan to pursue a degree in the field of education.
Yvette Manosh Memorial Scholarship
Award for a Northbridge resident or any BVT student who has demonstrated financial need and will be attending college.
Corporal John Dawson Memorial Award
Awards in memory of Corporal John Dawson to two seniors who have enlisted to active duty in any branch of the armed forces, upon graduation from BVT.
Barbara J. Sinnott Scholarship – Students of Integrity
This scholarship is awarded to graduating students who demonstrate commitment to the ideals of the Better Business Bureau and reside in
a community that the BBB of Central New England serves.
Garden Club Federation of Mass Scholarship
Offered to students who will be attending an accredited college or university majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, city planning, biology, botany, or environmental studies.
Greater Worcester Community Foundation Scholarships
Over 130 scholarships are available to students who live in Worcester County. Applicants submit one application and are considered for every scholarship for which they are eligible.
Hanover Community Scholarship
Applicants must plan to attend an accredited, degree-granting, 2- or 4-year college.
Henry David Thoreau Foundation
Scholarships are awarded to ten top-ranking high school seniors from Massachusetts who demonstrate the potential for environmental leadership and intend to pursue environmental studies in college.
Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to a Massachusetts high school student on the basis of need, not academically based.
Massachusetts JCI Senate of MA
Awarded to two Massachusetts seniors who plan to continue their studies at a post-secondary college, university, or vocational school.
The Trane Technician of the Future Scholarship
This scholarship provides essential financial support for aspiring HVAC or control technicians launching their careers.
Seniors, it's a great time to seek
opportunities to earn FREE scholarship
money toward tools, tuition, or
other essential items.
Come take part in our
Scholarship Support Days on
Wednesday, March 1st and
Thursday, March 2nd.
Our school counselors will share
tips and strategies to get you
organized as you finalize your
post-BVT career plans.
For more information on our
scholarship materials, inquiries
and opportunities, contact:
Download a copy of our scholarship list
and start applying for the wealth of
opportunities to advance your career.
You can also obtain a copy by visiting
our Student Support Services office.