Other Scholarship Opportunities

Besides the Foundation and College scholarships overseen by the STCC Scholarships and Awards Committee, there are a number of additional scholarship opportunities available to our students. The following are just a few of them.

For more information about additional scholarship opportunities, students can stop by the reference desk at the STCC Library. Located on the 1st floor of Building 27. The library has many scholarship books available.

Use this link to connect to numerous scholarship opportunities as well as advice about writing application letters and essays: http://scholarshiphunter.com/.

*NEW* Mattress Clarity Scholarship Program

This is a new $1000 scholarship award open to students who are currently enrolled in high school (seniors only), college, university, or trade school.

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016

Apply here: https://www.mattressclarity.com/scholarship-program/

*NEW* The Walter S. Barr Scholarship

Last year, The Horace Smith Fund awarded $420,000 in scholarships to residents of Hampden County. The Walter S. Barr Scholarship, administered by The Horace Smith Fund, is for $10,000 (annual award of $2500 for a maximum of four years undergraduate studies).

Who is eligible to apply?

Any student who is a graduating senior from a high school in Hampden County.

Any graduating senior from a high school in Hampden County who has been on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for a minimum of two years.

Any college student, who graduated from a high school in Hampden County, with more than one remaining year of undergraduate studies

Apply Here: www.HoraceSmithFund.org

Students may also visit the Foundation Office in Building 16, Room 265 for paper applications.

Questions about applying for the Walter S. Barr Scholarship? Please call 413-39-4222 or email info@HoraceSmithFund.org

*NEW* MyBioSource Scholarship

MyBioSource is all about opening up doors to thriving students allowing them to explore the endless possibilities in science. With our scholarship program, students will be able to use the award towards tuition, books, supplies, or other costs that come along with obtaining a higher education.


  • High School Seniors and Undergraduates as well as international students can apply
  • Candidate must be enrolled as a freshman or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university for the 2016 Fall semester
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Intended major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or a related science fields

Scholarship application details are given below:

Apply Here: http://www.mybiosource.com/page.php?name=scholarship
Submit Application to: scholarship@mybiosource.com

Submission Deadline: May 31st Tuesday, 2016

*NEW* Vi-Tae Scholarship Program

Vi-Tae creates and markets natural and organic beauty & personal care products for the niche group of health conscious individuals.We have decided to reward brilliant needy students by offering an academic scholarship opportunity. The scholarship will be a total amount of 1000 US dollars, covering tuition expenses of the successful individual. We want to help you get the education that will inspire you to inspire the world!


  • Must be a student enrolled in a university in the United States of America
  • Must demonstrate need
  • Must demonstrate promise and ability in their chosen area of study
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America

Apply Here : http://www.vi-tae.com/pages/scholarship-available-at-vi-tae-com
Email address : scholarship@vi-tae.com

Submission Deadline: 30th of December 2016.

*NEW* 2016 WyzAnt College Scholarship

WyzAnt is the leading network of private tutoring and each year, we give out $15,000 in scholarships.

To enter, students just submit an essay of 150-300 words about a person who inspires them.

  • The deadline for submission is May 1, 2016.
  • The first-place winner receives $10,000. 2nd place gets $3,000, and 3rd place gets $2,000.
  • Our scholarship contest is open to anyone who plans to be enrolled in a college or university sometime between August 1, 2016 and November 1, 2018.
  • There are no fees, and we never share students’ personally identifiable information with anyone.

Apply Here: https://www.wyzant.com/scholarships

*NEW* The Clements Law Biannual College Scholarship Essay Contest

The lawyers of Clements & Clements understand the value of a higher education, and we also understand that obtaining one can be financially challenging for both students and their families. For this reason, we are pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to the winners of our Biannual College Scholarship Essay Contest.

In order to participate in the contest, applicants must submit a 500-word essay responding to the following question: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were some 424,000 people injured in accidents involving distracted drivers during 2013. Distracted driving has become a serious public health issue, in no small part due to the popularity of smart phones and other personal Internet-enabled devices in recent years. Texas is one of a few states that has not placed restrictions on the way that all drivers can use cell phones. Do you think this type of legislation would reduce the risk of accidents attributable to distracted driving? Why or why not?

Application deadline: 4/11/16

Winner notified: 4/29/16

Apply here: www.clementslaw.com/scholarship

*NEW* Mometrix College Scholarships

Mometrix Test Preparation is hosting our second annual college scholarship essay contest, and we are once again looking to award students with great scholarship prizes! Submit your essay of 2000 characters (approx. 400 words) or less by May 20, 2016 to give yourself a chance to win the first, second, or third place prizes of $2,500, $1,000 and $500, respectively. Visitors will have through June 1, 2016, to cast their votes for their favorite essay, so don't forget to tell your friends and family to vote for yours! And since we will be posting essays as we receive them, it’s to your advantage to get yours in early - the longer it’s on our site, the more opportunities people have to vote for it!

Deadline: May 20th, 2016

Please click here for additional information: http://www.mometrix.com/collegescholarships

Apply here: http://www.mometrix.com/collegescholarships/apply.php

*NEW* National Debt Relief Scholarship

This scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. 5 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2016

Winner Announcement Date: Monday February 01, 2016

Apply here: https://www.nationaldebtrelief.com/#applyforscholarship

*NEW* Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Student Scholarship

Sterling Law Offices, S.C. believes in helping curb the cost of post-secondary education. Our bi-annual scholarships are open to students of all majors and class standing that are attending post-secondary education full time and have a minimum GPA of a 3.0.

Scholarship amount: $1,000

Deadlines (2): June 30 and December 31 annually

Eligibility Requirements: Students must be enrolled in post-secondary education full time and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. All majors regardless of class standing are encouraged to apply.

Apply here: http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/family-law/attorneys/#scholarship

*NEW* Sixt Rent A Car 2016/2017 Scholarship

Sixt rent a car recently created a nationwide scholarship and will be awarding 5 students $5,000 toward their study at any 2 or 4 year accredited university.

Apply Here: https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/

Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2015

Allied Van Lines is excited to offer a 2015 scholarship program aimed at students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields, including business, business administration, business management and any like majors. We are committed to growing our industry and supporting the brightest students in logistics and moving.

Apply here: https://www.allied.com/scholarship

LA Tutors 123 Innovation Scholarship

LA Tutors 123, a private tutoring company in Los Angeles. We award a $500 Innovation Scholarship each month to students who showcase their creativity in a new exciting way to make a positive impact - whether it's setting a world record or becoming an activist for a worthy cause.

Currently enrolled students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent) should submit an essay describing their innovative project and provide supporting documentation (e.g. website, news article, letter of recommendation, etc.). All submissions are due by 11:59 PST on the 20th of each month.

Apply here: http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

Springfield Partners for Community Action

Springfield Partners for Community Action has $10,000 in scholarships available for Springfield residents attending college or a vocational training program in the fall of 2015. Closes 5/15/15 at noon. Springfield Partners for Community Action Flyer


Ten scholarships of $1,000 each are available.

Ten scholarships will be awarded to either adult learners accepted to an accredited Massachusetts college or vocational program, or to 2015 high school graduates attending an accredited Massachusetts college or vocational program this year.

Scholarship awards will only be made payable to the winner's college or school. Awards will be made at a Scholarship Awards Breakfast on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Winners must be present at the breakfast.


Applications must be received by May 15, 2015, at noon. Late entries will not be considered.

Springfield Partners for Community Action Application

Please mail or deliver applications to Springfield Partners for Community Action, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 721 State St., 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA 01109. Applications and attachments may also be e-mailed to tabithad@springfieldpartnersinc.com Please do NOT submit applications via fax.

Questions about your application? Call Tabitha Desplaines at 413-263-6500 ext. 6521.

Big Y Scholarship

Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program

Applicants may be either first or second year students, planning to continue their education at a two-year institution.

Community College Transfer Scholarship Program

Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarships

STCC is a Datatel Client college. The Datatel Scholars Foundation currently offers four scholarships aimed at targeting a variety of students across their client campuses. These scholarships are not financial need or solely academic based, therefore encouraging all students to apply. Any interested student must apply on line at the Datatel Scholars Foundation web site www.ellucian.com.

DeMarco Scholarship

The DeMarco Scholarship, offered by the DeMarco family in memory of John Richard DeMarco, Jr., is open to all students attending the College. The $300 scholarship is awarded to one student in the Spring semester.

Any student who is interested in applying for this scholarship must write a 500 word (maximum) essay on the following:

  1. The importance of an Associate Degree.
  2. Their goals and/or transfer plans and what academic area they are pursuing.
  3. Why this scholarship would assist them in their academic endeavors.

All entries must be submitted by November 30 of the Fall semester:

Student & Multicultural Affairs Office
Springfield Technical Community College
Building 16, Room 124

Essays will be forwarded to the DeMarco Family, and they will select a winner. The winner will be notified in writing prior to the Spring semester.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Goodreau at extension 413-755-4402.

DOMO Scholarship

The DOMO Scholarship For Business Management is awarded annually to two (2) General Business, Business Management, or Analytics majors in the amount of $2,500 each. The deadline for the 2013 - 2014 academic school year is August 31. To apply, follow the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Father Robert F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship

The Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults, Inc. in Holyoke (Jericho) has established the Father Robert F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship. Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded annually to students from Western Massachusetts who are graduating from high school or who are enrolled in an accredited college or university.

All scholarship recipients agree that Jericho may release their names to the media. For additional information, call 413-538-7450 or go to www.jerichobeca.org

Financial Aid for Minority Students

In recent years, a nationwide emphasis on the importance of diversity (particularly on college campuses) has generated many scholarships and grants for students who belong to underrepresented minority groups. Our comprehensive scholarship list includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.

Follett Higher Education Textbook Scholarship

Fifteen to twenty textbook scholarships will be granted in the Fall and Spring semesters to returning STCC students.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Goedeker's Scholarship

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) sponsors many scholarships with companies such as MassMutual, Wal-Mart, and Verizon. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors; college students (including community college students); students transferring from a community college to a four-year school, and others. For a complete list of scholarships, please go to the HSF website at https://hsf.net/.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cook Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program is open to students who currently attend a community college or two-year institution located in the United States and plan to transfer to a four-year college or university for the Fall term. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will award scholarships in the spring for use beginning in the Fall term of the next academic year.

For more information, please contact the Office of Cooperative Education/Career Services and Transfer Affairs, Bldg. 27, 2nd Floor by the second week of November. Also, for more information you may visit www.jkcf.org

Light Scholarship

The Judith F. Donnelly and Nicholas M. Massa LIGHT Scholarship is awarded to students entering the Laser and Fiber Optic Technology (LFOT) Associate Degree program at Three Rivers Community College (Norwich, CT) and the Laser Electro-Optics Technology (LEOT) Associate Degree program at Springfield Technical Community College (Springfield, MA).

MassMutual Scholars Program-Career Pathways in Financial Services

Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs

Sandisk Scholarship

Sandisk encourages students to pursue careers in Engineering and Technology with $1 Million annual scholarship program.

Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship Description

Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes will be reviewed by Varsity Tutors and one winner will be chosen who will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the scholarship contest here:

Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association

The Western Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Inc. is organized for the specific purpose of informational exchange as it pertains to Law Enforcement issues. It is composed of Chiefs of Police of the four (4) Western Counties of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties, and persons interested in Law Enforcement. It shall be the duty of this Association to aid its members in the discharge of their duties, give counsel on questions and matters relating to the welfare of the Association, or individual members thereof.