WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Location matters when it comes to merit money. Is the applicant from Wellesley? The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) offers scholarships to "deserving Wellesley students to make up the difference between the cost of college and what their parents can afford." Similarly, the Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club offers scholarships on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and involvement in community service. The Association of Commercial and Institutional Builders of Massachusetts offers scholarships for men and women from Massachusetts who have attained their sophomore or junior year and are enrolled in a degree program focused on construction or engineering. Go the Distance "Many students run out of steam before they finish the application process," observes Hunnewell. Needless to say, students cannot win any scholarship to which they don't apply. Breaking the process down into steps helps seniors keep from feeling overwhelmed: n HONE YOUR BACKGROUND to find sources of eligibility. n RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS. n BUILD A LIST OF RELEVANT SOURCES and update it frequently with online scholarship searches to see if any grants may have been added to the databases. n PUT TOGETHER A DEMONSTRATION PORTFOLIO where necessary (performances, game clips, research papers) that shows who you are and what you can do. n APPLY TO MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS and pay attention to deadlines, requirements, and typos. n FOLLOW UP to make sure your application is complete. n RELAX knowing that your efforts may open up unforeseen opportunities and ease the financial burden of a college education. 175 w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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