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The Greatrex Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Because of the generosity and foresight of Elmer W. Greatrex, high school seniors and past recipients who are residents of Foxborough, Massachusetts, are eligible to apply for scholarship awards of $2,500.Elmer W. Greatrex was a lifelong resident of Eastern Massachusetts who made his living in the printing trade and who spent his later years in Foxborough. Although he was not able to attend college himself, he cherished the idea that he could help others continue their education beyond high school. In his will he left a generous bequest to create The Greatrex Scholarship Fund as a component fund of The Boston Foundation.

Working together with Scholarship America, The Boston Foundation assures that the intent and spirit of Elmer W. Greatrex will be carried out and maintained. One of the oldest community foundations in America, The Boston Foundation is a public charity that provides support to nonprofit organizations.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to The Greatrex Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors or past Greatrex scholarship recipients who are bona fide residents of Foxborough, Massachusetts, and
  • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two year or four year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Students must enroll in undergraduate study no later than the fall following their high school graduation.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Awards are not renewable, but past recipients are eligible to reapply for up to three (3) additional years or until they earn a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Greatrex Scholarship Fund of The Boston Foundation. The payment will be made in one installment in early August.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Greatrex Fund or The Boston Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 8, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

The Greatrex Scholarship Fund of The Boston Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub.

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