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John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

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About the Scholarship

Opens: 1/1/2024
Closes: 12/31/2024

The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship is available to students who score in the advanced category on the 10th grade Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test. Students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll full-time in a Massachusetts institution are welcome to apply. Recipients of this scholarship have up to six years following high school graduation to utilize these funds.

Award Amount Varies
  • Essay Required: No
  • Need-Based: No
  • Merit-Based: Yes
  • Seeking a professional certification, associate, or bachelor's degree
  • Attending or planning to attend an eligible public institution in Massachusetts as a fulltime student
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident
  • Not have received a prior bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • Score in the Advanced category on one of three high school state assessment tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics or Technology/Engineering)
  • Score in the Proficient or Advanced category on the remaining two high school state assessment tests
  • Have a combined MCAS score on these assessments that ranks in the top 25% in their school district
  • In compliance with applicable law regarding Selective Service Registration
  • Not be in default with applicable law regarding any federal or state student education loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received
  • Details

    Pursued Degree Level
    Professional Certification, 1-year Certificate, Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree
    Current Grade
    High School Sophomore, High School Junior, High School Senior, Community College Freshman, Community College Sophomore, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, 5th Year College Undergraduate, Nth Year College Undergraduate
    • Country: US
    • State: MA
    Citizenship Status
    U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, Permanent Resident

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