Resource Links

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts provides a variety of scholarships and interest-free loans to students in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Below are links to some resources you may find helpful as you continue to finance your education. The U.S. Department of Education provides online access to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority offers admission and financial aid information for students and families. Find an admission or financial seminar at The Educational Opportunity Center of the Valley Opportunity Council provides assistance for the completion of financial aid forms to attend college. The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web. It’s comprehensive, it’s informative, it’s objective — and it’s the first stop on the web for students looking for ways to finance their education. University Accounting Services provides account access for Colgan Loan borrowers.

1)   John F. Moriarty Scholarship:

  1. Deadline Date: May 25, 2018
  2. The applicant must be admitted for the upcoming academic year (2018-2019) to a certified law school for either full-time or part-time attendance. The applicant must currently reside in Hampden County, Massachusetts and must have been a resident for no less than five years.
  3. The scholarship award will not be less than $1,000.
  4. The applicants will be considered based on academic and extracurricular accomplishments to date and on financial need.

2)   Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship:

  1. Deadline Date: May 15, 2018
  2. The applicant must be admitted for the upcoming academic year (2018-2019) to an accredited law school.
  3. The applicant must be a veteran with an Honorable Discharge or a current member of the United States military.
  4. The scholarship award will not be less than $1,000.

Both applications can be submitted via regular mail, email or fax to the information below.

Both applications can be found at:

2018 Community Scholarship Application