Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship Program

*The following is a brief description for students. Institutions should refer to the most recent guidelines for information.

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 2017–2018 application for the Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship will be open to community college students who are pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree.

Who Is Eligible?

A student qualifies if they are enrolled in an eligible program and meet the following requirements:

Eligible Institutions

The 2017–2018 application will be open to students at Massachusetts community colleges as defined under Section 5 of Chapter 15A of General Laws.

Berkshire Community College
Bristol Community College
Bunker Hill Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Greenfield Community College
Holyoke Community College
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massasoit Community College

Middlesex Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Northern Essex Community College
North Shore Community College
Quinsigamond Community College
Roxbury Community College
Springfield Technical Community College

Award Amounts

Subject to available funds, scholarships will be awarded to community college students based on enrollment status as follows:

Full-time enrollment (12+ credits)

Up to $4,000 per year or $2,000 per semester

Part-time enrollment (6-11 credits)

Up to $2,000 per year or $1,000 per semester


How to Apply

2019-2020 Application coming soon.