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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Have you been to your bank lately? Your local credit union or bank may have scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. For students living in a town or city served by Middlesex Savings Bank, this essay contest will allow you to keep your money in the bank just a little bit longer.

Scholarship: A. James Lavoie Scholarship Essay Contest

Awarding Organization: Middlesex Charitable Foundation

Amount: $5,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students: Must be a graduate of a high school in one of communities served by Middlesex Savings Bank and have plans to pursue a four-year degree program after high school. All applicants will be considered based on academic achievement, community service experience, and financial need.

How to Apply: Instructions for essay submission are available on the website.

Deadline: March 23


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.