Scholarships Help Seniors in College


 Scholarships Are Worth It (Photo by/Kenna Beech)

Scholarships Are Worth It
(Photo by/Kenna Beech)

By: Kenna Beech

In the last years of high school, students are put under a lot of pressure with all of the payments that need to be met. These include, but are not limited to, prom, senior dues, and most importantly, college.

Even the wealthiest student could use help paying for college. Tons of scholarships are available in each house office at Attleboro High School (AHS), as well as on the balcony to help with this problem.

Many scholarships at AHS have a deadline of April 1. Students should be careful to follow each scholarship guideline, criteria, and, most importantly, be aware of each deadline. Many scholarships call for a good GPA (usually at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale), letters of recommendation, a resume, transcript, and short essay. Some scholarships are available for everyone, while others are directed toward a certain crowd of people.

Scholarships that are offered at AHS include a Herbronville Community Association Scholarship, which qualifies for those who live on a specific list of streets in Attleboro. This scholarship offers a $2,000 award of $500 per year.

Coelho Middle School offers a Student Council Award Scholarship for those who have graduated from Coelho Middle School and were accepted for admission to an accredited post high school institution. This scholarship calls for a 300 word essay on how the middle school impacted the individual’s future school experience.

The Rebeckha Lynn Whitefield Memorial Scholarship application asks for a 350 word essay that could better help the foundation understand the applying individual and their qualities as a person.

Attleboro High School (AHS) does a wonderful job at posting scholarship opportunities on flyers around the school. Scholarships that can be filled out include: Ken Breese Memorial Book Award, Blue Pride Gridiron Scholarship Application, Emmett Larkin Memorial Scholarship Application, The Blaise/Roberge Memorial Book Award, Attleboro Fire Fighters Scholarship Application, Lloyd G. Balfour Academic & Community Service Award, William Bergevine Memorial Scholarship Application, Attleboro Scholarship Foundation Inc., Curtis Stanley Gallup Scholarship Application, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC., The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro, Sean Buckley Memorial Scholarship University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Application, Rachel Branagan Educational Foundation, ASF General Scholarship Application, Attleboro High School 2015 Scholarship Application, The Lynn C. Goodchild Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship Application for Jack Strachan, and Coelho Middle School Student Council Award.

Students should fill out as many scholarships as they can. Many of the scholarships are open to any individual. For more information, visit the house offices or the balcony.