Wellesley Scholarship Foundation starts accepting apps

The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.

WSF provides college scholarships to residents of Wellesley attending undergraduate programs in the United States. A four-member committee of WSF trustees oversees the annual review and selection of scholarship recipients.

In 2015, WSF awarded $278,750 in need-based awards to 89 students.

Need-based awards: Need is determined, in part, using the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. All financial information is kept strictly confidential. Scholarship amounts have ranged from $1,000 – $9,000 annually and are awarded in June. It is necessary to re-apply annually for all need-based awards.

Community awards: WSF also administers applications for the Wellesley Hills Woman’s Club, the Kiwanis Club, the Wellesley Hills Historical Society, the Wellesley Merchants Association, the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, Sprague School PTO, the Wellesley Patrolmen’s Association, and the Wellesley War Memorial scholarship, among others.

Merit scholarships: WSF also administers applications for two privately endowed merit scholarships, the Margaret Daniels Scholarship for women and the Donald P. Babson Scholarship for men. Each year, a $3,000 scholarship is awarded to one graduating woman and one man, and is renewable for each of the recipients’ four years of college.mRecipients are selected based outstanding academic achievement and citizenship.

Applications are now available on the WSF website at WellesleyScholarshipFoundtion.org or at the Wellesley High School Guidance Department and Selectmen’s Office in Town Hall. Please note that application materials must be received by February 1, 2017. For additional information, please visit our website or contact Laura Hockett by email at wsf1951.scholarship@gmail.com