WSF is excited to announce the expansion of eligibility for its need-based college scholarships, beyond its traditional applicant pool of Wellesley residents, to include all graduates of Wellesley High School.
The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation is excited to announce the expansion of eligibility for its need-based college scholarships, beyond its traditional applicant pool of Wellesley residents, to include all graduates of Wellesley High School regardless of home address effective October 1, 2019. Newly eligible under these expanded criteria include METCO graduates from WHS, children of non-resident WPS faculty and administration who graduate from WHS, A Better Chance graduates from WHS, and WHS graduates whose families have moved from Wellesley while they are still in college.
“The broadening of WSF’s eligibility criteria to include any graduate of Wellesley High School, whether a resident or not, is consistent with our One Wellesley approach,” said Wellesley’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Lussier. “This amendment is something that has been discussed for a long time, and I want to thank WSF for their support and all the effort that went into making this happen.”
“The WSF Trustees are excited to be able to offer scholarships to all graduates of Wellesley High School,” said Sarah Pedersen, Co-President of WSF. “This amendment will enable WSF to more fully serve the needs of WHS and the Wellesley community and to direct WSF scholarships to the students in greatest need.”
WSF was established in 1951 with the goal of ensuring that every Wellesley youth can pursue his or her dream of a college education. To date, WSF has awarded $6.4 million in need-based scholarships to over 3,700 deserving Wellesley students. Through the years, it has developed a rigorous process for evaluating scholarship applications and for determining need. In further support of its goal, the WSF board made the strategic decision ten years ago to assist other town organizations in awarding scholarships by facilitating the application and evaluation process, at no charge, for community partners who share its vision. The decision to expand eligibility criteria will enable WSF to extend its reach even further.