The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) is now accepting applications for the 2016 - 2017 school year. In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must be residents of Wellesley who are graduates of either a public or private high school or a Wellesley High School METCO student. WSF only considers applications from students who intend to pursue either an undergraduate degree or a post-high school technical certification program. WSF does not award graduate school scholarships.
Students may apply for need-based scholarships at any point before the February of their senior year of high school and the February before their senior year of college. If demonstrated financial need exists, students are eligible to receive multi-year awards. However, they must reapply annually to be considered for these. Students must also maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average every year that they apply for a scholarship.
Only high school seniors may apply for the merit-based awards. Competition for these scholarships is keen, and successful applicants have excellent academic records and evidence of strong extracurricular involvement. One male award and one female award are made annually to high school graduating seniors. These awards are renewable annually assuming acceptable academic performance and continued residency in Wellesley.