The Massachusetts Public Service Grant was set up for understudies who have encountered the loss of a parent or potentially companion who is killed or missing in the line of public assistance obligation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Public Service Grant Program is the primary grant program not based on exhibited financial need yet rather on qualification. To be qualified for a Massachusetts Public Service Grant, an understudy must be a permanent legitimate inhabitant of Massachusetts for one year before the beginning of the scholastic year for which the grant is conceded. He must also be a U.S. Resident or non-resident qualified under Title IV guidelines. The candidate must have applied for a monetary guide, utilizing the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and be inconsistent with Selective Service Registration. The candidate must not be in default of any government or state Student Loans for participation at any foundation or owe a discount for any past monetary award received.
The candidate must be a part of an eligible institution. A suitable establishment is characterized as a public or autonomous school or college in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is licensed by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is approved by the Commonwealth to offer college degree programs. For an understudy going to a Massachusetts public school or college, the award will be equivalent to the expense of the establishment’s full-time yearly educational cost charges. For an understudy going to a Massachusetts Independent College or University, the award will be equivalent to the annual full-time educational cost charge at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
The mission of the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) is to elevate and improve admittance to advanced education by conveying quality understudy monetary guide data and administrations to occupants of the Commonwealth, and in this way guaranteeing that they have a chance to enhance their lives and add to the financial turn of events and social advancement of the state.
Below we have a brief description of the following scholarship:
|Organization||Massachusetts Department of Education|
|Education Level||Certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s|
|Number of Awards||1|
|Contest Deadline||March 1, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
The eligibility criteria for the following scholarship is as follows:
- Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for one year prior to the start of the academic year for which the scholarship is granted.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations.
- Have applied for financial aid using the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration.
- Not be in default of any federal or state Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received.
- Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent) in a certificate, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree program at an eligible institution.
- Not have received a prior bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
- Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in accordance with institutional and federal standards.
- Be able to provide the necessary documentation to evidence one of the following conditions:
- Child or widowed spouse of a Massachusetts Police Officer, Firefighter, or Corrections Officer who was killed or died from injuries received while performing their duties. This shall also include authorized training duty.
- Child of a Prisoner of War Military Service Person Missing in Action in Southeast Asia whose wartime service was credited to the Commonwealth and whose service was between February 1, 1955, and the termination of the Vietnam campaign
- Child of a Veteran whose service was credited to the Commonwealth and who was killed in action or died as a result of such service
How to Apply?
All students applying for consideration for a Public Service Grant must complete the following application, return it and all necessary documentation as stated on the application to OSFA by May 1, 2022:
After reviewing all the submissions, the neediest and deserving students will be selected as the winner of the scholarship and be granted the educational fund to cover their instructive costs.
The applications for this particular scholarship will close on March 1, 2022. Any entries received later this date will not be considered.