*The following is a brief description for students. Institutions should refer to the most recent guidelines for information.
The Paul Tsongas Scholarship is a merit-based program that rewards Massachusetts students with a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.75 and highly competitive Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) scores of at least 1200 (or the American College Testing [A.C.T.] equivalent). Eligible students receive a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at a Massachusetts state university.
To be eligible for a Paul Tsongas Scholarship, a student must:
The nine (9) Massachusetts state universities:
Each state college may provide five new Paul Tsongas Scholarship Program Tuition Waivers per academic year.
Contact the Massachusetts state college that you plan to attend for application requirements and deadlines. You can also contact the DHE’s Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 to obtain more information.