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    Memorial Education Scholarship for Graduate Studies

    Offered by General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 8, 2023
    Multiple awards worth

    $3,000

    Grade level

    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.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Memorial Education Scholarship for Graduate Studies annually awards at least $3,000 to current and incoming female graduate students with legal residence in Massachusetts who are pursuing the scholarship’s selected “course of study” for the year. While the course of study is “Special Education” for the current year, bear in mind that this may change. Thus, we recommend checking out the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts website to confirm you’re eligible before applying.

    If you are eligible, you must submit a completed application that includes the following: a Letter of Reference from a college department chair or recent employer, a copy of their Massachusetts Driver’s License or Massachusetts Identification Card, and confirmation of acceptance to a graduate level program. If you’re a female graduate student from Massachusetts, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts

    The General Federation of Women's Clubs, since it was founded in 1980, has been a unifying force, bringing together local women's clubs from around the country and throughout the world. Although there is considerable diversity in the ages, interests, and experiences of GFWC clubwomen, all are united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service.

    Eligibility information

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

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Academic Interest

    Education, Special Education

    Other Category

    Women

    State

    Massachusetts

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, applicants must submit a copy of their Massachusetts Driver's License or Massachusetts Identification Card.

    500-word personal statement

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letter of recommendation

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts at [email protected].

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