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Massachusetts Scholarships

Massachusetts (/ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts/ (listen), /-zɪts/), officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts's population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.

Plymouth was the site of the first colony in New England, founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the Mayflower. In 1692, the town of Salem and surrounding areas experienced one of America's most infamous cases of mass hysteria, the Salem witch trials. In 1777, General Henry Knox founded the Springfield Armory, which during the Industrial Revolution catalyzed numerous important technological advances, including interchangeable parts. In 1786, Shays' Rebellion, a populist revolt led by disaffected American Revolutionary War veterans, influenced the United States Constitutional Convention. In the 18th century, the Protestant First Great Awakening, which swept the Atlantic World, originated from the pulpit of Northampton preacher Jonathan Edwards. In the late 18th century, Boston became known as the "Cradle of Liberty" for the agitation there that led to the American Revolution.

The entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts has played a powerful commercial and cultural role in the history of the United States. Before the American Civil War, Massachusetts was a center for the abolitionist, temperance, and transcendentalist movements. In the late 19th century, the sports of basketball and volleyball were invented in the western Massachusetts cities of Springfield and Holyoke, respectively. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to legally recognize same-sex marriage as a result of the decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Many prominent American political dynasties have hailed from the state, including the Adams and Kennedy families. Harvard University in Cambridge is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, with the largest financial endowment of any university, and Harvard Law School has educated a contemporaneous majority of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kendall Square in Cambridge has been called "the most innovative square mile on the planet", in reference to the high concentration of entrepreneurial start-ups and quality of innovation which have emerged in the vicinity of the square since 2010. Both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also in Cambridge, have been ranked among the most highly regarded academic institutions in the world. Massachusetts' public school students place among the top nations in the world in academic performance, and the state has been ranked as one of the top states in the nation for citizens to live, as well as one of the most expensive.

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Massachusetts College Scholarships

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Foster Child Grant Program

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Up to $6,000 Varies See Details

Foster Child Grant Program

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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Up to $6,000

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Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Up to $7,500 Varies See Details

Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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Up to $7,500

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Massachusetts Part-Time Grant

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

$200 Varies See Details

Massachusetts Part-Time Grant

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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$200

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Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Up to $2,500 Varies See Details

Gilbert Matching Student Grant Program

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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Up to $2,500

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New England-China Scholarship Program

New England Board of Higher Education

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New England-China Scholarship Program

New England Board of Higher Education

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Massachusetts Cash Grant

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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Massachusetts Cash Grant

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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Lambarene Schweitzer Fellows Award

Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program

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Lambarene Schweitzer Fellows Award

Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program

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John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Program

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Matching Massachusetts Colleges

Harvard University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $44,990 average out-state tuition; $44,990 average in-state tuition
Boston University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $50,980 average out-state tuition; $50,980 average in-state tuition
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $49,580 average out-state tuition; $49,580 average in-state tuition
Northeastern University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,560 average out-state tuition; $48,560 average in-state tuition
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Four or more years; Public; $33,096 average out-state tuition; $15,030 average in-state tuition
Boston College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $52,500 average out-state tuition; $52,500 average in-state tuition
Tufts University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,152 average out-state tuition; $53,152 average in-state tuition