Scholarships, Grants & Loans

Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Bay State College offers numerous institutional scholarships and grants to students enrolled in the Day Division. The following is a list of  scholarships and grants available through Bay State College.  Funds are limited, so be sure to apply by the priority deadline of March 31st  each year.

Institutional Scholarships are disbursed on the 60th day of the fall and spring semesters. Prior to disbursement, amounts are adjusted to reflect the current enrollment status.  If a student’s account is past due or the GPA is below the minimum requirement, the awards are forfeited. Awards are prorated for less than full time enrollment.



Presidential or Honors Scholarship

Merit Based. Essays Required- (Eligible to first time Bay State applicants only)

Presidential: Minimum High School GPA of 3.0- $2,500
Honors: Minimum High School GPA of 2.5- $1,500

Presidential Scholarship Application (ONLINE)

Community Service Scholarship

Merit Based.  Students must apply each year.  Essay and documented community service experience required.  Award amounts vary based on hours of service performed.  Award amounts increase for 3rd and 4th year students who performed services in a leadership role.

Community Service Award Application

Mentoring Scholarship

Merit Based.  Students must apply each year. Essay Required.  Available to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students.  An interview is required for consideration.  This scholarship is available to returning Bay State College students who volunteer to mentor a first-year student.

Mentoring Scholarship Application

Guidance Scholarship

Your High School Guidance Counselor must write a letter on your behalf stating why you deserve to receive a $1000 scholarship to Bay State College.

Guidance Scholarship Application

Bay State Grant

Minimum GPA of 2.0 is required

$3,000 annual award.

Career Education Opportunity Grant, (CEOG)

FAFSA required.  EFC, (Expected Family Contribution), 5,158-25,000

$2,000 annual award

Academic Achievement Award

Awarded annually to returning 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students..

Minimum GPA 3.5   $2,500
Minimum GPA 3.0   $1,500

Housing Grant

Awarded annually to students residing in the Residence Halls. FAFSA required. EFC, (Expected Family Contribution), 0-35,000. Unmet need must equal or exceed grant amount.

$2,000 annual award

Louis F. Musco Award

This award is presented to the first year student who combines good scholastic ability with outstanding college participation.  The funds are applied to the student’s second year at Bay State College.  Recipients of this award must be full-time for the entire academic year.

George J. Brennan Jr. Award

This award is presented to the student who has attained the highest academic GPA during their first year at the college. The funds are applied to the student's second year at Bay State College.  Recipients of this award must be full time for the entire academic year.

Yellow Ribbon Match

Bay State College matches the VA Yellow Ribbon portion of Veterans benefits.

Federal and State Grants, Scholarships, Loans and Work Study Programs

There are many federal and state grants and scholarships available to prospective students. Specific information and the application process may be obtained at the Office of Financial Aid.  Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), is required annually for consideration of most federal and state financial aid programs.   

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Work Study Program
  • Massachusetts State Scholarship Program
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Direct Federal Stafford Loan
  • Direct Federal Plus Loan
  • Private Alternative Student Loans
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