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RFP alerts posted December 2020

Yawkey Scholars Program Accepting Applications From First-Generation College Students in Massachusetts

Since 2005, the program has provided more than $13 million in scholarships and supplemental support to more than three hundred scholars to pursue a college education.

In addition to the tuition scholarship, all Yawkey Scholars will benefit from advisors for mentoring and guidance, as well as supplemental “Opportunity Funds” to offset the costs for enrichment such as experiential learning, summer-abroad programs, and related opportunities that help scholars achieve their academic and career goals.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be a U.S. citizen and permanent resident of Massachusetts; plan to attend a private, competitive college in Massachusetts; have a family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $125,000 or less and/or an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less; have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) on a 4.0 scale; and be among the first generation in their immediate family to pursue a four-year college/university degree.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the Yawkey Scholars Program, including application materials, see the Yawkey Foundation website.

Link to complete RFP
Subjects: Higher Education
Organization: Yawkey Foundation
Geographic Funding Area: Massachusetts


2021-2022 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY The Red Pine Scholars Program is seeking its next class of students from low- to middle-income families in Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen in the fall of 2021.

This program is designed to support undergraduate students through tuition assistance, mentoring, and other flexible financial supports. The Red Pine Scholars Program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students reach their full potential.

The program is funded by an anonymous donor and administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI). We invite you to share the Red Pine Scholars Program guidelines with students who will be entering college in fall 2021 and who meet this program’s criteria. Information about the program, including guidelines and application instructions, can be found here

While many students are deserving of this type of support during college, to be eligible for this program students must: 
1.   Come from low- to middle-income families
2.   Have a strong academic record or have shown significant improvement over time
3.   Be planning to enroll as a freshman at a competitive four-year college in fall 2021 

Applications must be submitted online – hard copies will not be accepted. 
Applications must be completed online by February 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. 

The Red Pine Scholars Program is administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI). Please direct any questions to Mahalia Banton at redpine@tpi.org or 617.338.5881. Thank you in advance for your help ensuring as many students as possible learn about this important program.
this one sounds competitive, actually they all are

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation welcomes applications for its Collaboration and Community Engagement program.

The program funds efforts that convene, support, and expand health-related collaborations in the New England states that lead to systems/service access and improvement on a larger geographic scale (multiple counties, statewide, or New England-wide) or across multiple sectors. The program aims to support multiple community stakeholders and sectors working toward a common goal. Support for this work considers current or new activities that directly or indirectly lead to age-friendly communities and address barriers in the most vulnerable communities.

To be eligible, applicants must be a community-based organization or community health center serving a community or communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Connecticut.

Letters of Intent are due January 22, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 2, 2021

See the Tufts Health Plan Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to complete RFP
Subjects: Health
Organization: Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Geographic Funding Area: Connecticut; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Rhode Island


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