About the Scholarship

Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance is an institution focusing on promoting and intensifying the reach to a higher level of education via providing financial assistance related details and making sure that their clients get opportunities to make progressive changes and development in the world.

This institution funds the Massachusetts Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship, a state-operated project with the mission of bridging the gap between potential students with a great future to post-secondary educational institutions.


How to Apply?

In order to be considered for the Massachusetts Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship, the student must complete the following requirements:

  • Be nominated by an accredited educational university
  • After being nominated, they need to submit a copy of the completed application, which can be found online on the official website of the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
  • The student's self-written essay mentioning their leadership qualities, challenges faced, accomplishments, etc.
  • A financial statement as a support document, belonging to either the student or the student's parent/guardian.
  • Two letters of recommendation for the student
  • An official transcript of the student

The respective documents need to be mailed in the mentioned format on or before the deadline date.


Scholarship Amount

The Massachusetts Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship provides monetary rewards that extend up to 50% of the student's educational needs, which may include tuition fees, accommodation fees, etc.

The reward is renewable for up to 4 additional years, and are strictly restricted for educational expenses only.


Deadline Information

The respective above-mentioned documents need to be mailed in the mentioned format on or before the deadline date of 1st February.


Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Massachusetts Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations.
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration.
  • Not be in default of any federal or state Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Exhibit difficult personal circumstances, high financial need, and strong academic promise to continue education beyond the secondary level.
  • Be enrolled in a public or private secondary school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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