*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 2022–2023 application for the Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship will be open to students at Massachusetts public institutions who are pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Health Professions degree.
A student qualifies if they are enrolled in an eligible program and meet the following requirements:
In 2022-23, an eligible institution shall be a public institution as defined under Section 5 of Chapter 15A of the Massachusetts General Laws.
Subject to available funds, scholarships will be awarded to students based on enrollment status as follows:
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
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
*These amounts represent maximum award values. Final award values will be determined by OSFA during the selection process, based on the eligible applicant pool and the annual budget appropriation.
The application for the 2022-2023 High Demand Scholarship closed on August 1, 2022. Please check back next spring for information on the 2023-2024 scholarship application, pending budget appropriations.
For further information, please review the Massachusetts High Demand FAQ Document.