Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program

The Department of Higher Education has set up this website for current and past Herter Scholars to connect and share stories, knowledge and opportunities. Click on the links below or use the navigation at the right for additional resources

About the Scholarship

The Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1972 by the Massachusetts State Legislature to recruit students in the 10th and 11th grades whose socio-economic backgrounds and environmental conditions may inhibit their ability to attain educational goals. The students that are selected for this program must have overcome major adversity in their lives (i.e. physical or mental abuse, catastrophic illness, etc.). Obstacles may be mental, physical, geographic or societal.

Massachusetts students who demonstrate academic promise and desire to attend post-secondary institutions may receive up to 50%  of their calculated need at the college of their choice within the continental United States.