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To apply for a scholarship, use the online application below. We will  automatically match you with all scholarship opportunities for which you qualify. 


  • For graduating high school seniors, current college students, and graduate students
  • DEADLINES: Application typically open mid-January and are due March 15.
  • Application Checklist (below)


  • For adult learners and community members seeking professional development (who are not following a traditional academic schedule)
  • DEADLINE: We review these applications on a rolling basis.
  • Application Checklist

Application Checklist for Spring Scholarships

The following materials are required of every applicant:

  • Personal Essay: please use this opportunity to tell us something about you that is not covered in the application. 10,000 character limit.
  • Current Letter of Recommendation: This should be dated within 1 year, and be from a professional, such as a teacher, professor, coach, employer, advisor, etc, and can be uploaded either by the applicant or by the reference themselves. If you are a high school senior, the Guidance Counselor Report can be considered as a letter of recommendation.
  • Current Transcript
  • Current GPA
  • Volunteer & Social Activism Experience
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Financial Information: Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) based on your Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • Field of Study, Intended Major, and College/University/Other Institution you plan on attending (if you have not yet received an admission decision, please list your first choice of institution).
  • Projected Program Costs including: Projected tuition, room and board, and other expenses (books, transportation, etc.)


In addition to the required Personal Essay, you may also choose to apply to the following essay-based scholarship.
Essays may not exceed 10,000 characters.

  • Blankenship/Hughes Essay: Established by the Ruth B. and Robert H. Hughes Charitable Annuity Trust, this essay scholarship is awarded to a senior of MVRHS who best answers the question, “how can I help improve the quality of life on the Vineyard?”


  • A Second Letter of Recommendation
  • Performance Audio/Videos: An opportunity to upload up to 3 performance audio/videos to be considered for the Will Luckey Scholarship Fund and the Island Community Chorus – Peter R. Boak Music Award. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE that the Island Community Chorus Peter R. Boak Music Award is paid for the Fall semester of the second year of education. The award is paid after the submission of the student’s first year transcript, which lists the music classes that have been taken and the grades earned in those classes.
  • Work Experience: an opportunity to list work experience if you feel it adds to your application (1,000 character limit)
  • Career Goals: an opportunity to briefly describe, including future plans for additional education where applicable (1,000 character limit)