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Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program

Offered by Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 25, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to

$4,500

Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

October 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance for currently employed early childhood educators and providers who enroll in a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree program in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Family Studies, Child Care Administration, or fields that directly name early child development and its specific areas of inquiry. Both U.S. Citizens and non-citizens are eligible to apply, but every applicant must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts. For more information on the employment requirements and a full list of eligible institutions, we encourage you to visit the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance’s website.

If you’re eligible, we encourage you to apply! Keep on making a difference in your own life and those of the children you serve, every day.

About Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance

The Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)'s mission is to promote and enhance access to higher education by delivering quality student financial aid information and services to residents of the Commonwealth, and thus ensuring that they have an opportunity to enrich their lives and contribute to the economic development and social progress of the state.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Citizenship

U.S. Citizens

Academic Interest

Child and Family Studies, Psychology

Other Category

Low Income

State

Massachusetts

Application information

Applicants must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and sign an agreement to continue employment as an early childhood educator or provider in Massachusetts upon completing their degree requirement.

No essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070.

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Early Childhood Educators Scholarship Program is renewable.

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