TYPE I SCHOLARSHIPS

Type I Scholarships

Each student filing an application will be automatically considered for the following scholarships. 

Minnechaug Regional High School Graduates apply for scholarshipsWILBRAHAM-HAMPDEN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS (Several @ $1,000 each)

  • Accepted to a two-year or four-year college
  • Academic standing is a consideration
  • Financial need is a strong consideration

JERRY A. BADGER SCHOLARSHIP ($500)

  • Good academic standing
  • Participation in some type of community work, such as scouts, YMCA/YWCA, or church, to be elaborated on in the essay  

DONALD BAMFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($400) (NEW!)

  • Senior who intends to pursue a degree in Math
  • Cross-country or track athlete
  • Both merit and financial need based

ROBERT H. BOHLKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

  • Senior who intends to pursue a degree in the Social Science

JOHN S. BORDENUK SCHOLARSHIP (2 @ $500)

  • Awarded to a senior interested in the field of horticulture or agriculture
  • Potential as determined by an essay and recommendation by the Guidance Department
  • Activities, honors and awards are contributing factors
  • Intends to pursue a career in one of the following: horticulture, agriculture or business
  • Good academic standing

SHAWN COURTNEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (2 @ $1,000)

  • Senior boy and Senior girl
  • Attending a 4-year college
  • Has a family member currently serving or who has served in the military

ERVIN & HARRIS LANDSCAPING ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP (2 @ $500)

  • Presented annually to a Senior from Hampden and a Senior from Wilbraham who exemplify the Ervin & Harris
    entrepreneurial spirit and years of dedicated service.
  • Strong work ethic, community spirit, self-motivation, and caring attitude
  • Work experience with good references (verbal okay)
  • Interested in field of Horticulture or Agriculture or Business

EDDIE FALLON AND JONNY GREGOIRE “LIVE BIG” SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

  • Captain of athletic team
  • Expresses passion in pursuing college degree (no specific major) or vocational training
  • Demonstrates genuine and consistent care and concern for others
  • Known for compassion and kindness
  • C+ average/both merit and financial need based

THE FLORENCE SHEEHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500)

  • Interested in the field of Education, preferably Special Education
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher; waived if student is on an IEP or in special education classes
  • Active in sports, community or is employed

THE JANE LEONE AND GINA KAHN “MAKING A DIFFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP” ($500) (NEW!)

  •  Presented to a community service oriented student
  • Pursuing studies leading to careers in education, mental health, or a related youth serving field
  • Possible majors: teaching/education, psychology/mental health, pediatrician/pediatric nurse

JOHN M. FLYNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500) 

  • Presented annually to a senior boy or girl in memory of John M. Flynn and his strong sense of community service
  • Hampden resident
  • Active in community service – to be elaborated on in the essay
  • Accepted to a two-year or four-year college
  • Good academic standing
  • Financial need is a consideration

DR. PAUL C. GAGLIARDUCCI SCHOLARSHIP ($500)

  • Senior boy or girl who contributed to the betterment of the school and/or class
  • Student must have exhibited good citizen status
  • Student maintained passing grades

GARVEY/POST OFFICE PARK YOUNG ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD ($1,000)

  • Must have maintained a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Participated in an Internship program at MRHS
  • Participant in the Entrepreneur program/have taken the entrepreneur class

GFWC WILBRAHAM JR. WOMEN’S CLUB ($500)

  • Awarded to a Senior boy or Senior girl
  • Must have maintained a weighted GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Active in community service – to be elaborated on in the essay
  • Resident of Hampden or Wilbraham
  • Plans to attend a four-year college

GREATHORSE SCHOLARSHIP FUND (2 @ $3,500)

  • Plans to pursue a business degree
  • Maintained a GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Student must be a Varsity athlete
  • Awarded to one Senior from Wilbraham and one Senior from Hampden

HAROLD MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($250)

  • Scholarship awarded to a Senior who consistently displays school spirit through the effort put forth in athletics
    and/or academics and is an enthusiastic member of the Minnechaug community.

THE LISA (WILSON) LEARY SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP ($1,500) (NEW!)

  • Senior boy or Senior girl
  • Varsity soccer athlete
  • Attending a 4-year college
  • Preference given to an Education major
  • Financial need is a consideration

LUSO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

  • Good academic standing – minimum 3.5 GPA to be considered
  • Active in your community
  • Involved in extracurricular school activities (not necessarily sports)
  • Financial need will be a consideration

THE NEW VALLEY BANK SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000) (NEW!)

  • Given to a student majoring in finance or who has interest in entrepreneurship

Minnechaug Regional High School Graduates apply for scholarships

PROSHRED ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500) 

  • Completed  Entrepreneurial Class
  • Intends to pursue a career in Business
  • Good academic standing (Honor Roll); B or above
  • Involved in his/her community
  • Financial need can be a consideration

HENRY AND JANE PROTHERO SCHOLARSHIP (2 @ $1,500)

  • Strong academic achievement
  • Financial need is a consideration

PIONEER VALLEY FINANCIAL GROUP SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

  • Active in your community
  • Active in extracurricular activities (not necessarily sports)
  • Good academic standing – minimum of 3.5 GPA to be considered
  • Financial need will be a consideration

PROJECT BLUEBERRY SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

  • Plans to pursue Video/Film Producing, Journalism, or Writing, or major in English
  • Financial need is a consideration

RECREATION ASSOCIATION OF HAMPDEN (RAH) SCHOLARSHIP (2 @ $250)

  • Senior boy and Senior girl who participated in Town of Hampden sponsored sports
  • Hampden residents
  • Sports experience must be elaborated on in an essay

FATHER JOSEPH M. SORANNO ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP (1 @ $1,000, 1@$500)

  • Member of St. Cecilia Parish
  • Active in the Parish community – to be elaborated on in essay
  • Engaged in their community
  • Good academic standing
  • Financial need will be a consideration

Minnechaug Regional High School Graduates apply for scholarshipsTROMBLEY ASSOCIATES INVESTMENTS SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000) 

  • Plans to attend a four-year college
  • Member of National Honor Society (NHS)
  • Played a Varsity sport in high school

THE WELLPOINT HEALTH SOLUTIONS SCHOLARSHIP ($500) 

  • Minimum of 2.75 GPA
  • Senior interested in Medical or health field
  • Involved in clubs, sports or is employed
  • Financial need may be considered   

THE WHSF FRANCIS S. PYCHEWICZ SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

  • To be presented annually to a Senior boy or girl in honor of WHSF Treasurer Emeritus Francis S. Pychewicz for his years of service to the Foundation
  • Senior who intends to major in Engineering or Computer Science
  • Progressive improvement in academic standing during high school
  • Demonstrated dedication to community service
  • Financial need a strong consideration

THE WILLIAM AND ANNA KOBER SCHOLARSHIP ($250)

  • Plans to pursue a career in Teaching, Nursing, or Physical Therapy
  • Demonstrates leadership in sports
  • Financial need is a consideration

THE WILBRAHAM SHOPS SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)

  • Intends to pursue a career in Business
  • Completed Entrepreneurship or Business class at MRHS
  • Employment history considered

NAZIH A. ZEBIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($500) (NEW!)

  • A senior who exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit