The Scholarship and Interest-Free Educational Loan Program

Obtaining a college education is expensive, and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts strives to provide some financial assistance to students living in Franklin, Hampden or Hampshire counties to help them achieve their goal of graduating from college. We have over 140 different scholarship funds and two loan funds available through our program, and each year we give away over 1,000 individual awards. This equates to approximately $1.4 million in scholarships and $600,000 in interest-free educational loans.

See our Scholarship and Loan Program FAQ for more information.

Scholarships and interest-free educational loans are provided for one academic year and are not automatically renewed each year. You can reapply to our program every year you are going to attend college, and the application you submit that year will be considered for all scholarships and loans for which you are eligible.

If you are interested in establishing a new scholarship fund, please visit our START A FUND page.

Our Scholarship Team

Colleen Kucinski

Director of Education Impact and Partnerships

Sophie Kanetani

Scholarship Program Associate