Scholarship

Applications for scholarships are posted on Naviance.  You can access this list by clicking on the “colleges” tab, then clicking on the link “Scholarship List”. A limited amount of paper copies are also available in the Guidance Office. Burlington publicizes the scholarship program through multiple types of media. Parents receive information via guidance blog posts, e-mail and in the newspaper. Seniors at Burlington High School are emailed, receive notifications in homeroom, at home and always have the opportunity to meet with their guidance counselor. Seniors also have several before and after-school opportunities to research scholarships in the Guidance College and Career Center with the scholarship advisor beginning in February. Those dates are publicized via email and through the morning announcements. Below is a current listing of many local scholarships.

Scholarship Donors
Scholarship Applications 

 

Scholarship Selection Process

Burlington offers a variety of Scholarships to BHS seniors and residents of Burlington. Scholarships vary based on college, major, residency, GPA, etc. Applications primarily fall into three different categories in terms of selection. Information below is meant to serve as a means for community members to understand how the various scholarships are selected. Also it is worth noting that on Scholarship Awards Night it is listed in the awards program as to how each scholarship is selected.

When a student is selected for a Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars Award:
All students that apply for an award via the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation Dollars for Scholars web-site could be eligible for an award. After the student completes the online profile, the information is entered into the total pool of applicants. At that point a processing committee comprised of  Burlington High School staff, Burlington High School administration and the chair of the BCSFDS will organize the Scholarships based on criteria as set by the donor and/or scholarship. The processing committee processing committee will make recommendations based on criteria as set forth by each individual scholarship. The primary criteria include but are not limited to factors such as: G.P.A, intended major, extra-curricular activities activities, teacher recommendations, community service and essay.  After this process is complete the Processing Committee will then recommend recipients to the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation, Dollars for Scholars Awards Committee. At that point the BCSFDS Awards committee will make the final selections.

When private donors who DO NOT HAVE their own scholarship application:
The Burlington High School Guidance Department will collect the Burlington High School General Scholarship Application. This application WILL include a release so we may share the application, transcripts, SAT scores and other pertinent information with donors. The donor will inform the BHS Guidance Department of the specific criteria. Once the criteria is determined, the BHS Guidance Department will send a list of applicants with supplemental credentials. After a review the private donor then makes a selection. 

When private donors that HAVE their own scholarship application:
The Burlington High School Guidance Department  will collect all applications and include the required supplemental material and the next business day after the deadline, all materials will be sent to the donor. After a review the private donor then makes a selection. 

The Kevin J. Fitzgerald Scholarships

 Two $2,500 scholarships awarded by the Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation, to graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, civic and school involvement. One scholarship is awarded to a student attending a four year college, and one scholarship is awarded to a students attending a vocational school or community college. Must be a Burlington High School Senior. Deadline: March 1

The Krista Toscano Scholarship

Qualified applicants must be a graduating Burlington High School senior and will be attending a college, university, or technical school accredited by the appropriate State Board of Education. Applicant must be a member of the Burlington High School Lady Devils varsity hockey team. Must be a Burlington High School Senior. Deadline: April 1

The Mercedes-Benz of Burlington Scholarship

One $5,000 scholarship to Burlington seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year college or trade school. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Must be a Burlington High School Senior. Deadline: April 1


 

The Town of Burlington Tax Checkoff Scholarship

Two $5,000 scholarships awarded to a Burlington graduating senior, regardless of the high school they attended. Qualified applicants must be planning to attend a college, university, or technical school accredited by their appropriate State Board of Education. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1

Burlington High School General Scholarships

This application can be found on Naviance, or by stopping by the guidance office to pick up a hard copy.  This application gives students the opportunity to be considered for the following awards (this list is subject to change):
Must be a Burlington High School Senior or Burlington resident Deadline: April 2

  • Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarships
  • The Alterisio Memorial Scholarships
  • Burlington High School Class of 1956 Scholarships
  • Michael and Curtis Crocker Memorial Scholarships 
  • The Curtin Family Scholarships
  • Fahey Memorial Scholarships (sponsored by the Liquor Cabinet)
  • The Fish (Friends in Service to Humanity) Scholarship
  • Gilligan Memorial Scholarships
  • Thomas E. & Jessica C. Murray Memorial Scholarship
  • Janiene Gresla, D.D.S Scholarships
  • Indian American Volunteer Service Award
  • Colleen Larson Memorial Scholarships
  • Ed Cahoon Scholarships
  • BHS Hockey Alumni Scholarships
  • Paul Donovan Memorial Scholarship
  • Joseph Spinali, D.D.S. Award
  • Stanlake Memorial
  • Stantec Scholarship

Burlington Community Scholarships

This on-line application places the students name for approximately 70 local scholarships. Application must be completed at bcsfds.dollarsforscholars.org.  As a reminder a short 250-300 word essay must be completed.
Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1
 

American Legion Scholarships

The American Legion Post #273 awards scholarships to graduating members of the senior class. 
Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline:April 1


 

Burlington Baseball and Softball Association

This scholarship is based on years of participation in the Burlington/Baseball Softball Association.
Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1


 

Burlington Garden Club

The successful applicant must be a Burlington resident and a high school senior who has been accepted at an institute of higher learning and intends to pursue the study of some phase of Environmental Science, Botany, Forestry, Natural Resources, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or the Arts and Sciences as related to the natural environment. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1


 

Burlington Historical Society

All graduating seniors are eligible to apply. Membership in the Historical Society is not required.
Must be a Burlington High School or Shawsheen Technical School Student . Deadline: April 1


 

Burlington Hockey and Skating Scholarship

Qualified applicants must be a resident of Burlington, a graduating high school senior and plan to attend a college, university or technical school accredited by the appropriate State Board of Education. Applicant must have been a participant in the Burlington Hockey & Skating Program. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. April 1


 

Burlington Music Booster Merit Scholarship

Two $500 merit scholarships to BHS music students continuing education in music or the performing arts. One will be awarded to a graduating BHS Chorus member and one will be awarded to a graduating BHS Band member. Must be a Burlington High School Senior. Deadline: April 2


 

Burlington Players/Winnmere Theatre

The Burlington Players/Winnmere Family Theater is given in memory of Sandy Pirnie in the amount of $500. Eligibility: Any graduating senior who has been accepted by an advanced school, college, etc.; who has participated in and demonstrated dedication to the performing arts: and who is pursuing higher education in the performing arts with a concentration in acting, directing, dance, technical production, music or theater education. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1


 

Burlington Pop Warner

Scholarships to former BPW football players and to former BPW cheerleaders.
Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1

Burlington Youth Basketball Scholarships

Scholarships to former Burlington Youth basketball players.
Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1


 

Burlington Youth Lacrosse

Qualified applicants must be a resident of Burlington, a graduating high school senior and will be attending a two or four college, university or technical. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1
 

Burlington Youth Soccer

To qualify, the applicant must have been an active participant in the Burlington Youth Soccer Association , as a player, for at least two years (four seasons). Volunteer service to B.Y.S.A., academic standing, and extra-curricular activities will be additional criteria for selection. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1


 

John J. & Helen Ferren Memorial Scholarships

Applicant must be a Burlington resident and a high school senior accepted to an institute of higher learning. The applicant’s family member must have been a participant in the John J. Ferren Memorial Annual Golf Tournament. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1

Paul J. Mackey Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must attend a 4-year college or university and plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 1


 

The Kevin D. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship

This award is for a Burlington High School senior who is seeking a career in science or technology at a 2- or 4- year college/secondary institute. Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school Senior. April 1


 

The Axial Financial Scholarship

Axial Financial and The Marchese Family is awarding a $2,500 scholarship, given to a student who will pursue a career in finance and has made a positive contribution to Burlington.  Mike Marchese is a founder and managing principal of Axial, a lifelong resident of Burlington where he lives with his wife Stephanie and his three children; Samantha, Kaitlyn and Michael.Must be a Burlington High School Senior. Deadline: April 1


 

The Joyce Education Fund Scholarship

Chris was an active participant in athletics and photography during and after his high school years. This award will go to a student who embodies some of the same characteristics as Chris, which is a student athlete with an appreciation for the arts. Must be a Burlington High School Senior. Deadline: April 1


 

The Rotary Club of Burlington Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Burlington, Inc. will award scholarships to Burlington residents.  Must be a Burlington Resident and a high school senior. Deadline: April 


 

Burlington High School Athletic Booster Club Scholarships

The Burlington High School Athletic Booster Club awards a number of scholarships each year to eligible graduating senior student-athletes. Must be a Burlington High School senior. Deadline: April 12


 

The Eagan and Dew Memorial Scholarship

Tom, Ann and Debbie all valued the Burlington school system. This scholarship is open to Burlington High School seniors. Students must be attending a two or four year college. Must be a Burlington High School Senior. Deadline: April 1


 

The Dan Whitehead Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for anyone who is seeking a service related job after graduation from a college/secondary institution. Service related includes, but not limited to teaching, social services, fire prevention, law enforcement, etc. Must be a Burlington High School Senior. Deadline: April 22

Other scholarships

 Your Naviance account also has additional local, regional, state and national scholarships. We recommend students view this on a weekly basis. Please be sure to schedule an appointment with your Guidance Counselor for specific information. 

* Burlington High School and the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation, Inc. insure equal scholarship opportunities regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation in compliance with Title VI and Title IX, Chapter 622, or handicap, in compliance with Section 504.