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Massachusetts High Demand
MASSAidScholarship Program
The Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program was created by the Massachusetts Legislature to support economic growth and development. The purpose is to encourage degree completion in high demand disciplines that will help address the workforce needs of the Commonwealth by providing scholarship assistance to support the educational costs of students pursuing such programs of study. The scholarship program supports training and degree completion in disciplines that are deemed to be critical shortage areas, as identified by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible for the Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • not have a prior bachelor's degree,
  • complete the online scholarship application,
  • be currently enrolled in a designated high need field at a public college or university in Massachusetts,
  • file the 2013-2014 FAFSA (if not already completed), and
  • submit official copies of the college transcripts from all institutions attended to the following address:

  • MASS High Demand Scholarship
    Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
    454 Broadway, Suite 200
    Revere, MA 02151

Award Amounts
Subject to available funds, scholarships will be awarded based on institution and enrollment status as follows:

    Community College
  • $4,000 per year or $2,000 per semester - Full-time enrollment (12 credits or more)
  • $2,000 per year or $1,000 per semester - Part-time enrollment (6-11 credits)

  • State University
  • $5,500 per year or $2,750 per semester - Full-time enrollment (12 credits or more)
  • $2,750 per year or $1,375 per semester - Part-time enrollment (6-11 credits)

  • University of Massachusetts
  • $6,500 per year or $3,250 per semester - Full-time enrollment (12 credits or more)
  • $3,250 per year or $1,625 per semester - Part-time enrollment (6-11 credits)

How Do I Apply?
There are no new applications available for the 2013-2014 academic year.
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454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA  02151
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