Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who attend Minnechaug Regional High School and who reside in the Town of Hampden or Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Each year, the number of scholarships awarded has increased, as has the number of applicants seeking monetary awards.
To be considered for a scholarship award, high school seniors must submit an official application. Applications are mailed to seniors in early January and are also available on this website by clicking the Scholarship Tab, then selecting Application to download the entire form. Applications must be completed and returned with all supporting documentation as outlined on the application checklist, by the due date specified on the application. Only completed applications will be considered for scholarship awards.
Upon receipt, the applications are numbered to preserve anonymity and to ensure impartial evaluation. Awards take into account many criteria such as academic achievement, recommendations, financial need, extra curricular activities, and community service to name a few.
Submission of an application does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. Awarding of scholarships is based on meeting all application requirements, amount of money available and the number of qualified student applicants. Final selection of recipients will be made by the scholarship committee of the Wilbraham-Hampden Scholarship Foundation.
The distribution of scholarship money is a responsibility that the committee takes very seriously. We review and revise our application as needed. We strive to help as many applicants as possible!
Only those applicants chosen to receive an award will be notified by mail and invited to attend the Minnechaug Evening of Recognition Ceremonies held at Minnechaug Regional High School in late May. The actual scholarship announcement and presentation is made during this awards ceremony. The scholarship money is sent directly from WHSF to the student’s college at the end of July.