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MassMutual Scholars - Career Pathways Program

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts manages scholarships provided by MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation. Founded in 1851, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) is a leading mutual life insurance company headquartered in Springfield, MA.

Graduating high school seniors with a strong interest in pursuing a career in business or information technology can apply for the MassMutual Scholars – Career Pathways Scholarship. Selected students may receive up to $5,000 per year for four academic years of undergraduate study. Up to forty scholarships may be awarded each year. Recipients are required to participate in an annual workshop which is part of the career readiness programs. Students may also be offered the opportunity to apply to participate in a paid internship.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Residents of Springfield, MA or Enfield, CT
  • Graduating high school seniors with a strong interest in pursuing a career in business or information technology
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • Students must attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont
  • The online Community Foundation Application is required for consideration
  • Complete the questions that are part of the online application regarding career interests
    1. What are your career goals in business or information technology?
    2. Why do you want to work in business or information technology?
  • Preference may be given to those pursuing majors within the business and or information technology fields

Process and Criteria for renewal of the MassMutual Career Pathways Scholarship:

Students who have been awarded the MassMutual Scholars Career Pathways Scholarship in prior years and who meet the criteria below are eligible to renew their scholarship for up to three more years of undergraduate study. Students must complete the Community Foundation’s online application each year to be considered for eligibility.

Students seeking renewal must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain a B minus cumulative grade point average
  • Attend at least one MassMutual workshop annually as part of the career readiness program
  • Students must attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont

Except for attendance at the annual workshop described above, participation in other MassMutual opportunities and employment at MassMutual is not required as a condition for the award of an initial scholarship or its renewal, and may be declined without jeopardizing such scholarships.