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N. Stewart - Scholarship Recipient


Applications and required material will be accepted each year from January 1st through Monday, March 31st.  All students are encouraged to apply early.  The information you disclose in the application will determine your eligibility for the next academic year only.  Students need to reapply each year.

To be eligible for consideration, all applicants must submit a complete package of the following by Monday, March 31st to the:

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
1500 Main Street, P.O. Box 15769
Springfield, MA  01115

Tel: 413-732-2858
Fax:  413-733-8565


  1. Online Community Foundation Application (available January 1st through Monday, March 31st 11:59 PM EST). 
    Note: The online application is not currently compatible with version 10 of Internet Explorer; please use a different version of Internet Explorer or Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
  1. An official academic transcript bearing the school seal or an official school signature.
    • The transcript must contain one of either of your GPA, class rank, or SAT
      scores (math and verbal)
    • Your school's guidance office or college registrar can send an official
      transcript directly to us on your behalf.  A copy of printout from the internet will not be accepted.

  1. 2014-2015 Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • As early as possible after January 1st complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This may be completed on-line at
    • Once the FAFSA has been processed, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be generated and emailed to you from Federal Student Aid.
    • Be sure the SAR lists both the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) before submitting the SAR to the Foundation.
    • For instructions to access a processed SAR from the FAFSA website, see our FAQs.

  2. Special Requirements for consideration for the MassMutual Scholars - Career Pathway Program

    Graduating high school seniors with a strong interest in pursuing a career in business, financial services or information technology can apply for consideration.  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 career readiness programs where they'll take part in seminars and have the opportunity to network with MassMutual professionals.  They may also be offered the opportunity to participate in a paid internship.
    • Resident of Hampden County, MA or Hartford County, CT.
    • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
    • Students must attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university in the states of Massachusetts or Connecticut; or Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY.
    • The online Community Foundation Application is required for consideration.  A paper application or one printed from our website will not be considered.
    • Completion of the questions that are part of the online application regarding career interests.
      1. What are your career goals in business, financial services, or information technology?
      2. Why do you want to work in business, financial services, or information technology?

For more detailed program information click here.


For more details go to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) Page.

Note:  Upon receipt of application materials by Friday, March 21st, notification will be sent requesting missing information.  Email is the preferred way to correspond with applicants.


Privacy Policy:  The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is committed to protecting the security of your personal information.  On-line application information is stored on a password protected server and is transferred by a secure encrypted file transfer protocol.


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