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Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts


Deadline Date: Mar 31st, 2016
Posted Date: Sep 23rd, 2011



Thanks to the generosity of the donors in this region, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers, through one centralized application process, scholarship and loan funds. Last year alone, the program attracted around 2,500 applications and awarded approximately $2 million to over 700 recipients and is recognized as one of the largest programs of the 700 plus community foundations in the country. For more information about starting a scholarship fund, please review our guidelines.


To apply, in addition to the application, available from the menu link on this page on January 1st, you must arrange to have your school send your most recent official academic transcript to the Community Foundation. Also, a 2016-2017 Student Aid Report (SAR) must be submitted. 

Deadline: Historically at the end of March.

Award: Awards range from $500 to $10,000. The Community Foundation administers over 105 funds through one Application. The dollar amounts can vary each year

Application: See Here

Scholarship List: See Here

Specific Scholarships to look at:

(1)   James Z. Naurison Scholarship
Residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties, MA and the towns of Enfield and Suffield, CT.

(2)   Richard W. and Florence B. Irwin Scholarship
Residents of Northampton attending law school. Established in 1971 under the will of Leigh Sanford.

(3)   Jacob and Celia Richmond
Residents of Hampden County attending law school. Established by Robert I. Richmond in memory of his parents, Jacob and Celia.

Contact Information: See Here

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
PO Box 15769
1500 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01115
(413) 732-2858