Hello, Beverly High School Seniors and Guardians!

As many of you are likely aware, seniors are able to begin applying to scholarships in order to reduce the load of student loans. Many,however, do not know that there are many places and ways to apply for the best chances of earning a scholarship! Your student is able to apply through the school to both Naviance, and the Beverly Dollars for Scholars,however there are many more scholarships to look into. Following shall be a guide for applying to either of the above scholarship programs, as well as several more.

Scholarships are a financial aid given to students seeking secondary education, and are becoming more of a necessity with student loans growing quickly.Scholarships vary in amounts or criteria, with many scholarships requiring minimum grades or financial need. Some scholarships are even able to waive a student’s tuition for UMASS schools (See the John andAbigail Adams scholarship.) Though some may not be valued as high as others, any contribution is enough to help lessen the load of student debt.

Students should be aware that not all scholarships are a one-time payment. Some scholarship programs offer renewable scholarships for various lengths,typically recurring at the end of a year. Most renewable scholarships tend to last two to four years, though some may vary. One scholarship,available to students already past their freshmen year in college,increases in value with each subsequent year (The Dream Scholarship byScholarship America.)

2015 Local Standard Scholarships


Other helpful, reputable sites to visit for scholarship help are:

New Scholarship 

HON. MICHAEL C. LAURANZANO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- Financial need, academic achievement, interest in studying government or history in college, participation in student government at BHS, and participation in track and field at BHS. Beverly High School Seniors Only.

Mail application to:
Hon. Michael C. Lauranzo Memorial Scholarship Committee,
c/o Thomas J. Alexander, Alexander & Femino,
One School St.,
Beverly, MA 01915

Dollars for Scholars

It is very important that each student planning to go to secondary school does his or her best to receive as many scholarships as is necessary,and it can not be stressed enough that they help immensely throughout a student’s entire career. Because of such, any parents or guardians should urge their students to apply to as many scholarships as possible.It is recommended that those new to application for scholarships look at the following sources!


Please feel free to contact us at any time.
Eileen Perry, Guidance Secretary at eperry@beverlyschools.org
978-921-6132 ext 11102

Student rep for Dollars for Scholars is Hannah Marescalchi,  marescalchih@bhsconnect.org

Affordable Colleges Foundation began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources.

Our organization, Affordable Colleges Online, recently revised our Financial Aid Guidebook to include information about:

  • Types of financial aid available
  • Tips on how to apply for financial aid
  • Expert advice about understanding and filling out the FAFSA

Anyone can access our free guide to financial aid here:
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/


Financial Aid Hotlines:

800-442-1171 Higher Education Info. Center Provides general financial aid info and answers questions about financial aid forms.


Heads Up!

There are phony scholarship services! To identify false claims: http://www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
Advice: Don’t give out credit card or bank account information to “hold a scholarship.” Scholarship lists are available through Mrs. Perry in the Guidance Office, at http://www.fastweb.com/ and http://www.collegeboard.com/.