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    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.


  • BVT SCHOLARSHIPS
    Andrew J. Simmler Memorial Scholarship
    The Andrew J. Simmler Scholarship is open to graduating students, one male, and one female, that have demonstrated good work ethic and citizenship and are going directly to work/field, pursuing business. The scholarship may be used towards tools, books, and/or tuition. Selection will be at the discretion of the Simmler family.

    ANP Blackstone Energy Company Scholarship
    Two tuition and tools 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 are for the purchase of tools or to pay tuition.

    Chad A. Holbrook Memorial Scholarship
    Awarded to a student for good citizenship and positive outlook, who is planning to further their education or work in their trade of study. Selection made by the Holbrook family.

    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 2020 Scholarship
    Two scholarships for seniors who plan to further their education or work in their trade of study. 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
    For a Culinary Arts student furthering education in the culinary field. Selection made by the Culinary Arts team leader.

    Dean Bank Scholarship
    Selection made by the Scholarship Committee based on 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 scholarship will be used towards the purchase of tools and is open to a graduating student that 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 carpentry student furthering their education at the post-secondary level but does not have to be continuing in the carpentry field. Selection made by the Construction Technology team leader.

    Homefield Credit Union Scholarship
    Scholarship to be used towards tuition for a 2- or 4-year school.

    Hopedale Foundation Trade Education Scholarships
    Six scholarships to be awarded to graduating students who are Hopedale residents and plan on furthering their education.

    James Franklin Memorial Award
    Award for tools to an HVAC&R student who plans to continue in the trade. Selection made by the HVAC&R team leader.

    James Sochia Memorial Award for Tools
    Scholarship to be used for tools or tuition for a student in the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program. Selection made by the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing 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 Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication team leader.

    Joey Wilson Memorial Scholarship
    The Joseph Richard Wilson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program who plans to further their education in a business management program intended to lead to business ownership or in an auto body related field. Selection by the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing instructor.

    Joey Wilson Memorial Scholarship – Grafton Student
    Scholarship awarded to a Grafton student for tuition, tools, or books. Selection made by the Wilson family.

    Joey Wilson Memorial Tool Award
    Scholarship to be used for tools and awarded to a student in the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program with plans on going directly into the workforce. Selection made by the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing instructor.

    John Lachapelle Memorial Award
    Award to be used for tools to a student that is continuing their education in Automotive Technology Field. Selection made by the Lachapelle family.

    Ken Baker Memorial Scholarship
    Scholarship awarded to a graduating student for tools or tuition. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.

    Mass Gas Collectors Assoc. 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 Automotive Technology team leader.

    Mathew L. Fleming Memorial Award
    Scholarship awarded to a student in the Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication program 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 Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication team leader. 

    Michael Drinkwater Scholarship
    Two scholarships are awarded to Culinary Art students who are continuing their post-secondary education in the culinary field.

    Michael J. Cammuso. Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is awarded to a senior from either the Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing program or the 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 student from Bellingham who shows courage and perseverance to improve academically and make positive changes. Funds are used towards a 2- or 4-year school tuition. 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 on attending a 2- or 4-year school.

    NHS/NTHS Scholarships
    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 EMT 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 Automotive Technology 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
    The scholarship supports future endeavors of exceptional students found to be deserving by character, school or community activities, financial need, and academic performance. Selection made by the Scholarship Committee.

    Valley Tech Ed Foundation
    Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors and funds can be 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.

     

    COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
    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 graduating senior from Douglas, Northbridge, or Uxbridge 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.

    Friends of Mendon Elders
    Scholarship 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 senior from Milford, preference given to applicants who have relatives affiliated with the Post, and will continue their education at the post-secondary level. Selection based on GPA, financial need, class ranking, extracurricular activities, and evidence of service to the community.

    Knights of Columbus 2021 Senior Scholarship

    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
    Two scholarships are awarded to a Mendon or Upton resident who is a member of the BVT Leo Club.

    Milford Democratic Town Committee Scholarship
    Scholarship offered to a graduating senior who resides in Milford.

    Millbury Dollars for Scholars
    Scholarships are awarded to graduating students who reside in Millbury.

    Nipmuc Youth Baseball – Christopher DiLorenzo Scholarship
    Scholarship awarded to a Mendon or Upton resident who participated in Nipmuc Youth Baseball. The student must be pursuing a degree or certificate at either a 2- or 4-year institution.

    Rotary Club of Milford Scholarship
    Scholarship 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
    The 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
    Awarded to a student who is planning to study Visual Arts and/or Design in college and lives in a town represented by the Thimble Pleasures Guild.

    Upton Bloomer Girls Scholarship
    Awarded to a graduating Upton resident or a child/grandchild of a current Upton Bloomer Girl member.

    Upton Fire & EMS Scholarship
    Scholarship awarded to 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 who will be 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.

    Yvette Manosh Memorial Scholarship
    Award for a Northbridge resident or any BVT student who has demonstrated financial need and will be attending college.

    Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton & Upton
    In memory of the First Unitarian Society of Upton, this scholarship is awarded to a student from Upton continuing their education.

    Olive Branch Lodge Masonic Awareness Scholarship
    Awarding scholarships to deserving graduating students.

    Virginia Blanchard Memorial Scholarship
    Students who plan to pursue a degree in the field of education. Residence in the town of Uxbridge is required.



    MILITARY SCHOLARSHIPS
    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.



    STATEWIDE SCHOLARSHIPS
    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.

    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
    Ten top-ranking high school seniors from MA who demonstrate the potential for environmental leadership and intend to pursue environmental studies in college.

    Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation Scholarship
    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 education at an accredited post-secondary college, university, or vocational school.

    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.

     

  • Scholarship Questions?
     


    For more information on our
    scholarship materials, inquiries
    and opportunities, contact:
     
    Jodie Tandy
    Scholarship Coordinator
     
    508–529–7758  x3041 
    jtandy@valleytech.k12.ma.us



    Scholarships 2021

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