Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Winchester Scholarship Foundation?
How is WSF funded?
The Foundation is funded primarily by Winchester residents, organizations and businesses, many of whom have expressed their generosity by donating property or other assets in their wills, or by endowing a memorial or honorary scholarship in someone’s name. At present, WSF maintains a total of 50 endowed funds.
Who is eligible for a scholarship?
Graduation from Winchester Public Schools (or alternatives as noted on the application form).
Acceptance for further education at an accredited school or college
Demonstrated financial need
Demonstrated quality of character, including ambition, involvement in extracurricular activities, service to others, and good citizenship
Who chooses recipients?
Who are the current WSF members?
Can I establish a permanently endowed, named scholarship in honor or in memory of an individual?
Absolutely! Establishing a named scholarship is a beautiful way to make a lasting tribute – to an individual or an organization – and we are thrilled to have 50 such funds at present. View the complete list here, or learn more about how to establish a scholarship.
How can I get involved?
Post Office Box 174
Winchester, MA 01890
Who should take responsibility to assure that the WSF is billed for each semester?
The student must visit with their student advisor or bursar at the beginning of each semester to assure that the WSF is billed for each semester. It is the student's responsibility to assure the WSF funds are used completely. Every year some unused funds are returned to the WSF Treasury.
Must awardees reapply each year that they require support?
Yes. Because individual family circumstances can change, and the amount of support you recieve from your school may fluctuate, the WSF requires that students apply each year.
Does the WSF support WHS college graduates with post-graduate finances?
Yes! The WSF has one endowed fund established to support medical graduate students exclusively, and the WSF will support graduate students in other fields with our general funds.
"Thank you and the scholarship foundation for your ongoing support through my academic progress."
- A WSF BENEFICIARY