Skip to Main Content

Canton High School Scholarships

Class of 2021

The attached list is a compilation of the organizations, businesses, and individuals offering awards and scholarships to the members of the Class of 2021.  All scholarship committees and the Canton Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion national origin, color or disability in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

A brief summary and description of each offering is provided for your information and review.  Students are urged to apply for any and all scholarships that he or she feels qualified to receive.   Each student is responsible for attaching a copy of their transcript to every application and any recommendation letters that are requested.   

**Completed applications need to be emailed to scholarships@cantonma.org.One email per student with one attachment per scholarship.  Please name the attachment the name of the scholarship. A complete scholarship application consists of ONE PDF that contains the application, transcript, resume and essay when required.  Submissions must be received by midnight on April 9th.  No late applications will be accepted. 


**Please attach a transcript to each application**

 

The following organizations require that a separate application be filled out by each applicant.

If you feel you are qualified, please click on the link below each description to download the application.

All applications are due April 9th. You are responsible for attaching all required transcripts and recommendations.

 

AFSCME LOCAL 362 RONALD "BUTCH" PASQUAROSA MEMORIAL                                             
1 @ $500

1. Must be an immediate family member, retired, in good standing of AFSCME local  # 362
2. If no students meets requirements above in four towns (Canton, Dedham, Stoughton & Sharon).
3. Scholarship may be given based on:
    a. High School Senior, demonstrating, financial need, strong academic record
    b. Labor related major such as political science, labor relations, international relations, law/legal studies, criminal  justice, public administration and service, public policy analysis or planning on entering a health-related field.

Click here to download the above application
May not be available this year

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (A.A.U.W.)
2 @ $1000

1. Recipient will attend a four-year college.
2. Need
3. Merit
4. Open to all Canton residents.
5. Transcript required

Click here to download the above application

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 24 AWARD
2 @ $500

1. Financial Need
2. Child, grandchild, great grandchild and step children of a living or deceased veteran
3. Canton resident & high school graduate
4. 1st semester GPA of 2.0 or better

Click here to download the above application

 

BALSAMO FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
2 @ $5000

1. CHS Graduate in 2021
2. Accepted & enrolled in college or other higher ed. program
3. Letter of recommendation (see application for details)
4. Community Involvement with children or the elderly  preferred
5. High School Transcript 
6. Essay (300 word) minimum  (topic on application)
7. A personal interview may be requested by the selection committee

Click here to download the above application

 

EDWARD J. BEATTY POST 24 SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
1 @ $500

1. Preference given to a graduating senior who has a  family member who served in the military. 
2. Financial Need

Click here to download the above application
 

 

THE ALVAH K. & DOROTHY BORMAN SCHOLARSHIP Given by  BLUE HILLS CIVIC ASSN.
1 @ $1000

1. Student must be attending a college or school of higher learning in the fall of the year the application is submitted
2. Application packet must include the following:
     a. application
     b. biography 
     c. transcript
     d. community, civic and extra curricular accomplishments
     e. academic accomplishments
     f. recommendations (optional) 

Click here to download the above application

 

MARGIE AND REX ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP
Given by BLUE HILLS CIVIC ASSN.
 
Minimum 1 @ $1500

1. Must be a graduating senior of Canton High School.
2. Must exhibit intellectual curiosity and a love for his/her community by evidence of a history of community involvement and service.
3. This scholarship is not restricted to but special consideration maybe given to those students interested in pursuing an education in environmental science, conservation, engineering or construction management.
4. Application packet must include the following:
     a. application
     b. a listing of community, civic and academic accomplishments
     c. plans for future endeavors
     d. recommendations 

Click here to download the above application

 

BLUE HILL LODGE A.F. & A.M. SCHOLARSHIP 
1 @ $500

1. CHS graduate
2. Financial Need
3. Scholastic Ability
4. Community Involvement & Extra Curricular Activities
5. 200 to 500 word essay on what service means to you

Click here to download the above application

 

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $1000

1. Graduating Canton High school in 2021
2. Pursuing a degree in business from a 4-year college or university
3. High school GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or better
4. Resume
5. Completed application form
6. Short essay (see application for instructions)

Click here to download the above application

 

SHAYNE M. CABINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
2 @ $1000

1. CHS Graduate
2. Furthering education at an academic institute (4 yr, 2 yr, professional or technical or any other school.)
3. Financial need, contributions to community, required essay

Click here to download the above application

 

BETH SPENCE CANN MEMORIAL ART SCHOLARSHIP 
Multiple - Amount Varies

1. CHS Graduate
2. Must be accepted to an art program
3. Portfolio must be presented to CHS  Art Director for review
4. Write a paragraph on what receiving this scholarship in Beth's name would mean to you

Click here to download the above application 

 

MATTHEW CHRISTIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $2000                     

1. Essay "How you overcame an obstacle or hardship in your life or family"
2. Need

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON ALLIANCE AGAINST SUBSTANCE ABUSE (CAASA)
5 @ $500

1. High school senior
2. Canton resident who is involved with CAASA related activities
3. Official copy of your High School Transcript
4. Letter of Recommendation
5. Essay (see application)

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON YOUTH FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP        
2 @ $1000

1. Must have participated in Canton Youth Football for at least 3 years.
2. High school graduate or senior in high school
3. Accepted and enrolled in a full time college program.
4. Show financial need and academic achievement

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON FIREFIGHTER'S ASSOCIATION LOCAL 1580 SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $500

1. Relationship to municipal employee (preferred but not mandatory)
2. Financial need

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $1500

1. Academic Achievement
2. Extra-Curricular Activities
3. Will attend a 4 year college
4. Interest/experience in conservation, environment or gardening

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
Amount Varies

1. Academic Achievement
2. Need
3. Resident of Canton
4. Extra-Curricular Activities
5. CHS Graduating Senior

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIPS
7 @ $1000

JOSEPH ARCHIPRETE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
WILLIAM DAGGET MEMORIAL AWARD                                                                                     
CAROL FALCO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
SCOTT M. HERR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
BOB KARWIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
BRIAN MCDONOUGH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
RICKY SHANNON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
(Sponsored by Canton Little League Baseball Scholarship)

1. Must have participated in Canton Little League Baseball/Softball 3 years unless injured
2. Financial need
3. Academic achievement
4. Service to community

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON POLICE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Amount Varies

1. 500 Word Essay on the importance of citizenship
2. Canton High School Senior
3. List of awards, activities and achievements

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON SCHOLAR DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS AND MERIT AWARDS
10 @ $500

1. Academic Achievement
2. Financial need
3. Expected Family Contribution Number (EFC number from FAF acknowledgement form)
4. 50 word essay, (topic on application)

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATION FUTURE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $1000

1. Graduating Canton High School senior
2. Plan to persue a major or program of study in an education-related field
3. Provide a current high school transcript
4. Complete an attach essay (see application)
5. Submit a letter of recommendation (optional)

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON TOWN CLUB ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
Amount Varies

1. High school graduate
2. Open to all Canton residents
3. Relationship to a Town Club Member  

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON YOUTH HOCKEY DAVID P. LEARY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
(1-8) @ $500

1. Open to boys and girls who were active participants on a Canton Youth Hockey team for a minimum of four seasons beyond the learn to skate or mighty mite instructional level.
2. Must complete application detailing Canton Youth Hockey Experience
3. Player's family must be in good financial standing with Canton Youth Hockey
4. Please submit essay of 200-500 words describing "Most Memorable CYH Experience"
5. Scholarship committee will consider the player's dedication and reputation within Canton Youth Hockey, academic achievements, and their community service

Click here to download the above application

 

CANTON YOUTH SOCCER
4 @ $1000

1. Canton resident
2. Must have played on C.Y.S. travel team for six seasons
3. Essay of 1500 words maximum on “What have you gotten out of playing soccer".

Click here to download the above application

 

COMMUNITY CLUB OF CANTON SCHOLARSHIPS
3 @ $1500 / 2 @ $1000 / 1 @ $500

Base on Financial Need, Scholastic Standing, Goals, General Character

1. A personal Statement addressing your professional goals, school and community activities and financial  (please include EFC #)
2. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
3. A copy of your official transcript of high school grades
4. 4 scholarships for CHS graduates, 1 for Blue Hill graduate

Click here to download the above application

 

JOHN CROWTHER LACROSSE SCHOLARSHIP 
2 @ $500

1.  Graduating senior boy or girl lacrosse student-athlete playing varsity lacrosse at a Hockomock League School.  Player does not have to play lacrosse in college in order to be eligible.
2.  Enrolling in a 4-year college/university full-time beginning in the fall of 2021.
3.  Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 after each full school year to continue receiving this scholarship.  Providing documentation of the academic achievement to the John Crowther Lacrosse Scholarship Committee is a requirement to continue receiving this scholarship award each year.

Click here to download the above application

 

DEMETRA E. DEMOS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $500

1. Need Based
2. Academic Achievement/Community Service
3. CHS graduate majoring in social work or nursing
4. Completion of 300 word essay

Click here to download the above application

 

JOE DONNELLY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $1000

1. Accepted and enrolled in a college, or other academic, professional or technical school
2. High School Transcript
3. Essay
4. Given to one senior on the girls hockey team and one senior on the boys hockey team

Click here to download the above application

 

DUNKIN' BRANDS SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $2,500

1. Be a graduating senior from Canton High School class of 2021.
2. Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2020-2021 school year.
3. Possess a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0

Click here to download the above application

 

FIRST PARISH UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $500

1. Must be a Canton High School graduate in 2021 planning to major in music or theater in college

Click here to download the above application.

 

GALVIN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $500

1. Official high school transcript
2. Former member of the Student Leadership Council at GMS
3. Specific and descriptive list of community service
4. Essay (see application)

Click here to download the above application

 

GRAY, GRAY & GRAY, LLP SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $2000

1. Canton High School Senior, graduating in 2021, who will be attending a 4-year accredited college and majoring in Accounting
2. Special consideration will be given to any candidate who plans to attend Assumption College, Bentley University, Curry College, or Merrimack College
3. The award is based on merit, community involvement, and financial need

Click here to download the above application

 

MICHAEL J. GUNNING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $1000

1. Complete application
2. Short Essay (see application)

Click here to download the above application

 

THOMAS J. GUNNING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $1000

1. Complete application
2. Short Essay (see application)

Click here to download the above application

 

SCOTT M. HERR MEMORIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
5 @ $1000

1. Resident of Canton and a 2021 graduate of Canton High School
2. Accepted and enrolled full time in an academic institution for the year following graduation from high school.
3. Write a 250 words or less essay on "How I have been a good classmate or teammate at Canton High School.
4. Letter of recommendation from a Canton High School teacher or coach.

Click here to download the above application

 

THE BUD HERZOG THEATER ARTS SCHOLARHIP FUND
1 @ $500

1. Participant in Canton High School Drama Program (On and/or Off Stage)
2. Essay, 250 words, "What has participation in the CHS drama program meant to you?"
3. Describe all plays you participated in at CHS

Click here to download the above application

 

THE HONEY DEW DONUTS SCHOLARSHIP
$1000

1. Will attend an accredited 4 yr. college or university
2. Honey Dew Donuts employee preferred
3. Maintains a B- average or better, and demonstrates financial need
4. Participates in local community/charitable activities.
5. Essay Required

Click here to download the above application

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIPS
6 @ $1000

ANTHONY F. ALAIMO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
HOWARD T. CHASE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
THOMAS J. LANE INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                          
PAUL E. O’HARA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                                       
RICHARD H. & ARLENE TISDALE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP    
FATHER JOHN J. FLATLEY SCHOLARSHIP 
(All sponsored by the Knights of Columbus)

Criteria for Knights of Columbus Scholarships
1. Sponsorship by member
2. Service activities
3. Scholarship
4. Need

Click here to download the above application

 

JOHN LANGWITH SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $1000

1. Good citizenship and academic achievement
2. Financial Need
3. Canton Resident

Click here to download the above application

 

FRIENDS OF DOC LEVRAULT SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $1200

1. Proof of attendance from grades 6-12 in the Canton Public Schools.
2. Canton High School graduate in 2021.
3. Accepted and enrolled in college majoring in the area of education or related subject.
4. A letter of recommendation from an adult (non-relative) who can comment on character and work ethic.
5. Proof of community involvement.
6. High School Transcript
7. Essay (see application)

Click here to download the above application

 

ANTHONY MAFFIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $1200

1. CHS graduate in 2021 with a GPA >/= 3.0
2. Accepted and enrolled in a 4-year nursing school
3. Letter of recommendation from an adult (non-relative) who can comment on your work ethic and overall character
4. Community involvement
5. Essay

Click here to download the above application

 

ALBERT J. MEDA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $2000 (one male, one female)

1. Canton resident for at least 4 consecutive years.
2. Accepted and enrolled in an institute of higher learning.
3. Special consideration given to studen majoring in engineering or history
4. Letter of recommendations for someone other than a relative who can attest to applicant's character.
5. Comminity service.

Click here to download the above application

 

VIRGINIA MERCHANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $1000

1. Worthy senior majoring in education at college
2. An official Transcript
3. Two letters of recommendation

Click here to download the above application & CHS Common Application
PLEASE NOTE: Two applications are required for this scholarship

 

MILTON PLAYERS SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $250

1.  A graduating senior from Canton who has demonstrated an interest in theatre and the performing arts
2.  Made a contribution to the performing arts in the Milton/Canton community.

Click here to download the above application

 

ORGANOGENESIS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $5000

1. Academic Achievement
2. Attend a 4 yr program to pursue a career in Life Sciences or Biomedical Engineering
3. Canton High School Graduating Senior
4. Essay: How do you see yourself contributing to the future of the Life Sciences

Click here to download the above application

 

JIMMY PASCHAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $1000

1. Canton resident
2. CHS graduating senior who must have attended Canton Public Schools 4 consecutive years
3. Furthering education at an academic institute (4 yr, 2 yr, professional, technical or any other school)
4. Complete essay on how determination to overcome an obstacle or hardship has attributed to your character.
5. Letter of recommendation from a CHS teacher, coach or employer preferably attesting to your character and determination.

Click here to download the above application

 

PONKAPOAG CIVIC ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
2-5 available @ $500

1. Academic Achievement
2. Son or Daughter of a member in good standing
3. Activities
4. Canton Resident

Click here to download the above application

 

PONKAPOAG GRANGE SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $500

1. Completed Application
2. Questions on Application

Click here to download the above application

 

RANDOLPH-AVON-CANTON ROTARY CLUB 
THE BERNARD KAFKA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

1 @ $500

1. Complete essay, topic on application
2. Participation in community, civic, charitable or religious organizations
3. Participation in school sponsored activities
4. Academic Achievement
5. Part time work including work-study or internship

Click here to download the above application

 

DON AND MARILYN RODMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $5000

1. Canton High School Graduating Senior
2. Financial hardship
3. Written Essay
4. Solid academic student, well rounded student involved with athletics and/or performing in fine arts
5. Involved in community services.
6. Leadership qualities/ Strong work ethic – letter of recommendation

Click here to download the above application

 

JAMES AND BEATRICE SALAH FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP                                
$7,000 per year ($28,000 per student) - 5 scholarships awarded - per year for 4 years

1. Financial need (Must Submit EFC# from FAF)
2. Canton resident minimum of 4 consecutive years
3. Must have attended Canton Public Schools 4 consecutive years and be a graduating senior from Canton High School / Blue Hills
4. Scholastic standing must be in top third of graduating class at Canton High School/Blue Hills

Click here to download the above application

 

PRISCILLA SAWYER HILTON PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
Given by Blue Hills Civic
1 @ $2500

1. Must be a graduating senior of Canton High School
2. Must be persuing higher education in the field of performing arts in the fall of the year application is submitted
3. Application packet must include the following
     a. application
     b. listing of performance arts accomplishments
     c. recommendation- from performing arts chair person, Canton High School's music director, or other full-time teacher selected by the Canton High School Principal
     d. transcript
     e. financial need
     f. community, civic or academic accomplishments

Click here to download the above application

 

FRANK R. & ELIZABETH SIMONI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $2500

1. Academic and Extra Curricular Accomplishments
2. Participation in Community Service

Click here to download the above application

 

SUCCESS EXPRESS SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $500

1. Accepted to an accredited College or University
2. Resident of Canton, MA
3. Has shown innovation and leadership skill throughout high school

Click here to download the above application

 

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF CANTON SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $1000

1. Member of the Class of 2021
2. Canton Resident
3. Essay Required

Click here to download the above application

 

WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $1000

1. Canton High School graduate of the class of 2021
2. Accepted and enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college for the year immediately following gradution.
3. Completed attached form
4. Pick a number between 1 and 2021, submit answer on application

Click here to download the above application

End of scholarships that require separate applications

 

CANTON HIGH SCHOOL COMMON  SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM


The CHS Common Application Form is used to apply for all of the scholarships listed below. Each student is required to fill out a seperate form for each scholarship they feel qualified for. Since the application is the same, please print at the top of each for which scholarship you are applying for.

Please attach a transcript to each application

 

CANTON HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP LIST

 


REPUBLIC SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $750

1. Environmental Science & Health Science majors preferred or general business accepted
2. G.P.A. = 3.5
3. Honor Roll
4. Will attend a 4-yr college

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

CANTON ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY (CABI)
2 @ $2000

1. Community Activity
2. Giving of ones time to help other less fortunate in town
3. Non Academic
4. Generosity to fellow students/faculty/etc.
5. 1 Male, 1 Female

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

CANTON COMMUNITY THEATER SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $300

1. One time payment offered to a Canton student graduating in the current year and will be attending a 4 year college/university.
2. A 500 word essay about how the performing arts has had an impact on your life.
3. An active participating member in the performing arts.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

CANTON HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $500

1. Academic Achievement
2. Good Citizenship
3. Contributions to CHS

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

CANTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $200

1. Service to Canton High School
2. Good Citizenship

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

CANTON PLUMBING AND HEATING SCHOLARSHIP
2 @ $300

1. Academic achievement
2. Financial Need
3. 1 male/1 female

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

JOANNA ALLISON CONNORS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
4 @ $750

1. Academic achievement
2. Good Citizenship

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

ELIZABETH M. (BETTY) DEYESO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP                                           
1 @ $500

1. Will attend a 2 year school
2. Kind, Giving, Warm Person

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

THE DUGGAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
2 @ $5000

1. Financial Need                                                                                                   
2. One to a Canton High School Senior majoring in nursing
3. One to a Canton High School Senior Scholar/Athlete

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

JOHN CROWTHER LACROSSE SCHOLARSHIP 
2 @ $500

1.  Graduating senior boy or girl lacrosse student-athlete playing varsity lacrosse at a Hockomock League School.  Player does not have to play lacrosse in college in order to be eligible.
2.  Enrolling in a 4-year college/university full-time beginning in the fall of 2021.
3.  Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 after each full school year to continue receiving this scholarship.  Providing documentation of the academic achievement to the John Crowther Lacrosse Scholarship Committee is a requirement to continue receiving this scholarship award each year.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

HAYWOOD C. SULLIVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $1500

1. Athlete at CHS (leader, respectful, team player)
2. Excellent student academically
3. Probably nominated as a candidate for “Best All-Around Student”
4. Consideration given to a student persuing a career in athletics or athletic/sports programs

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

THE CONGREGATION OF B'NAI TIKVAH SCHOLARSHIP
1 @ $300                                                                     

1. Outstanding school citizen who is a dependent of a member in good standing of B'nai Tikvah

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CHS FORM

 

 

These scholarships do not require an application

CANTON ART ASSOCIATION MARGARET DOODY  AWARD                                

1. Achievement in the Fine Arts Program at Canton High School
2. No application necessary. Chosen by the CHS Art Department

 

STEPHEN M. HAMROCK MEMORIAL AWARD                                                   

1. Graduating senior who has evidenced a marked improvement in attitude, deportment, & effort. 
2. No application necessary

 

SEABIRD SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                  

1. No application is required. Candidates are anonymously selected with the expectation that they will become great contributors to society. In the event of multiple finalists interviews may be required. 

 

All applications are due April 9th. You are responsible for attaching a transcript to all applications.

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.