Scholarship Opportunities

Following are scholarship procedures for 2017. The local scholarship/memorial awards booklet and the ARHS Scholarship Application form link is attached.

1. The ARHS local scholarship/memorial awards booklet and the 2017 Scholarship Application are also posted on the ARHS website: and in the “document library” on your Naviance home page in a folder called “Local Scholarships.” Print copies will also be available in the Guidance Office.

The booklet is divided into two parts. The first contains scholarships that use the ARHS Common scholarship Application. The second contains local and regional scholarships that have independent application procedures.

The ARHS scholarship application process will be entirely electronic. You will submit via e-mail for each scholarship for which you decide to apply.


Save the application (attached to this e-mail) into a folder on your computer.
Complete the application AS A WORD DOCUMENT. (Change the title of the scholarship at the top, and likely the essay you paste at the bottom, for each scholarship you apply for.)
Attach the completed application to an e-mail and put the EXACT TITLE of the scholarship you are applying for in the subject line. Be very careful about the title because your scholarship application needs to get to the appropriate electronic folder for that scholarship.
Submit the scholarship application to:
Repeat the process for each application you intend to submit. Just change the name of the scholarship at the top of the application, the essay you paste into the bottom, and the subject line of the e-mail. Remember to be precise about the name of the scholarship on the subject line.
That’s all there is to it!

We hope you will submit carefully completed applications for the scholarships for which you believe you qualify. Remember to tailor essays to the specific qualifications described for each scholarship. Awards are designed to invite seniors with many different interests, abilities and backgrounds. Our deadline for receiving scholarship applications is 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3, no exceptions (unless otherwise noted).

2. Some scholarships are not in the booklet because they are not local. Check the Scholarships section of Naviance ASAP. Application procedures and deadlines vary.

If official transcripts or letters of recommendation are required for scholarships listed in Part II or in Naviance, be sure to enter the name in Naviance under:
colleges, /transcripts, /request transcripts for scholarships or athletics. Indicate which materials need to be sent in the notes section at the bottom. Make sure you provide a deadline and deadline type (postmarked or received by).

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts: offers various scholarships and zero-interest loans. You submit one online application and they decide what you qualify for. They will require your Student Aid Report from the FAFSA as well as a transcript. Their deadline for all materials is March 31.

IMPORTANT: If you are going to UMass Amherst, you should absolutely apply for both the Charles Dickinson and Wilbur Ward scholarships. See booklet for instructions.

Scholarship Booklet –

This entry was posted in Parent News. Bookmark the permalink.