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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 2020–2021 application for the Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship will be open to 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

In 2020-21, an eligible institution shall be a public institution as defined under Section 5 of Chapter 15A of the Massachusetts General Laws.

Award Amounts

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

Full-time enrollment (12+ credits)

Up to $6,500 per year or $3,250 per semester at UMass
Up to $5,500 per year or $2,750 per semester at State Universities
Up to $4,000 per year or $2,000 per semester at Community Colleges

Part-time enrollment (6-11 credits)

Up to $3,250 per year or $1,625 per semester at UMass
Up to $2,750 per year or $1,375 per semester at State Universities
Up to $2,000 per year or $1,000 per semester at Community Colleges

 

How to Apply

Check back soon for the 2020-2021 High Demand Application!

PDF High Demand Scholarship Program Procedures and Guidelines