How To Apply
Ready to apply? You can view, download, and print the WSF Application Packet here. While our application period runs from May 15 through June 30, 2021, it's best to start early! The application requires input from 1) applicants, 2) their families, and 3) the applicant's selected educational institution, so please allow time to coordinate these.
The Winchester Scholarship Foundation annually awards grants to young people needing assistance in their post-High School education (see eligibility). If there is a gap between our estimate of a fair share of your resources and the yearly costs of your selected school, the Foundation hopes to assist you based on the funds available from annual donations and endowments. Scholarships have historically ranged from $500 to $6,000, averaging around $3,000.
The Foundation will award aid even if a student is receiving scholarships from several other sources, unless it
appears that a student has enough resources in combination with parents to meet the costs of the institution chosen. Foundation scholarships are frequently used to reduce inordinate amounts of loans or campus work, provided the WSF award does not cause the institution to lower its award package as a result.
Students now at Winchester H.S. graduating in June.
Winchester residents who will graduate in June from one of the following: a) Northeast Regional Vocational/Technical H.S. or Minuteman Tech (Lexington); b) another secondary school that is an approved Special Education Outside Placement Program under provisions of Chapter 766; or c) any secondary school approved under the “school choice” program in any year in which the Winchester Public Schools are participating in that program (note that this has not happened in recent years).
Graduates of Winchester H.S. who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors at college, or who did not go to college directly after high school.
Graduates of one of the above schools as described in #2, currently Winchester residents, who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors at college, or who did not go directly to college after graduation. With the exception of one scholarship per year that is designated for attendance at a Medical School, WSF scholarships are not available for graduate studies.
"I'm looking forward to completing my degree and contributing to society in the real world, and I wouldn't be able to do this without your help."
- A WSF BENEFICIARY