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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:  Please check back to this link periodically, as we use this space to post information regarding scholarship opportunities.

:  students who have been awarded Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid award receive an email from our office in early September regarding the process of securing a work study job.  For those students who have never worked through the Federal Work Study program before, be sure to bring your passport (or a picture ID and an original social security card) along with your banking account and routing number to campus with you in the fall.

NEW LOAN BORROWERS:  All new students who have been awarded a Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan and/or a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan must complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling as well as sign a DL Master Promissory Note.  Loans will be cancelled if these two steps have not been done.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS FROM THE CAPE:  The Cape Cod Association ( is now accepting on line applications from students who will be starting college in the fall, as well as currently enrolled students who will be enrolled this fall.  Deadline for high school students and college students who have not received a scholarship in the past is midnight on April 1, 2015.  Deadline for past recipients is midnight on March 15, 2015.  Follow the 'application' link once on their home page.


TKF Maritime Scholarship Fund
The TK Foundation believes that a specialized education can lead to an exciting and productive career in the vibrant maritime industry. The Maritime University Scholarship will support exceptional students that possess qualities and/or ambitions that will make the TK Foundation proud to be their sponsor.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a maritime major at a four-year accredited U.S. University and entering sophomore, junior or senior year
  • Be planning to enter the maritime industry
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need

Applications must be received by April 1 , 2015.
Students may apply online at; click on the “Apply Here” button



Applications for the Alcott Tobey Scholarship are currently available for high school seniors and currently enrolled college students.

  • must have at least a 2.5 gpa on a 4.0 scale (must attach transcript to application)
  • must be MA resident or a relative of a current MBSC member

application must be postmarked by April 1, 2015.


THE GREATER NEW BEDFORD GARDEN CLUB is now accepting applications for a $1000 Rose L. Murphy Scholarship. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscape architecture, conservation, environmental sciences, or related fields.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.


GRASSHOPPER ENTREPRENEUR $5000 SCHOLARSHIP is open to any current college student (including incoming freshmen), who will be enrolled any time in 2015. 

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.

THE GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION OF MASSACHUSETTS is offering scholarships to students studying the 'green' sciences.  Their website contains details regarding their scholarship opportunities. 

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2015.


ADMIRAL ZUMWALT LEADERSHIP AWARD: This award is for $500 for the spring, 2015 semester.  Applicants must be 2C or 1C cadets, in good standing behaviorally and academically.  Candidates must research the history of Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt (a good source for the history is the publication The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. or On Watch or My Father and  Son. (copies available in the Advancement Office).  Students applying for the award must write a single spaced essay titled "How would you use the lessons of history in making future decisions in your life or military service."

Essays due to the Advancement Office (Hurz Hall) by Friday 13 March at noon.


APTUCXET GARDEN CLUB OF BOURNE is offering a scholarship to a student from Bourne who is planning to further his/her eduation for the study of horticulture, environmental sciences, botany, forestry, agronomy, landscape design or sciences related to horticulture.

The requirements for applicants are:
        High scholastic standing
        Financial need
        Resident of the town of Bourne for at least one year

Deadline to apply is April 15, 2015....applications can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office in Blinn Hall

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