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Henry O. Peabody Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Henry O. Peabody School for Girls, operating under the will of Henry O. Peabody to carry on his progressive visions, has established a student aid program known as the Henry O. Peabody Scholarship Program. Awards will be made to women who live in Norfolk County, Massachusetts with first preference given to residents of the Town of Norwood, Massachusetts; second preference being given to residents of other towns which have significantly supported the Henry O. Peabody School; third preference being given to residents of other towns in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The purpose of the scholarship program will be to enable women to acquire an independent livelihood.

Applicants must be women who are graduating high school students, undergraduates or those women who are seeking to return to a post-secondary school. Awards will be given for students in vocational-technical programs, junior and community college programs, and four-year college programs. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and financial need of the applicant. Applications from women who are receiving aid to families with dependent children or are displaced homemakers will be given special consideration.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, 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 Henry O. Peabody Scholarship Program must be:

  • Females
  • High school seniors or graduates, undergraduates, or women seeking to return to school
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school
  • Planning to enroll full- or part-time
  • Residents of Norfolk County, Brockton or Mansfield, Massachusetts

Preference will be given to women who are:

  • Residents of the town of Norwood, Massachusetts
  • Residents of the towns of Bellingham, Brockton, Canton, Dedham, Mansfeld, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood, Weymouth, and Wrentham, Massachusetts
  • Residents of other towns in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Applications are especially encouraged from women who are:

  • Planning to attend a vocational-technical school
  • Women returning to the workforce hoping to become economically self-sufficient
  • Receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children

Award information:

  • Awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000 maximum
  • Adult learners may negotiate to use their awards for child care or other education-related expenses
  • Awards are renewable up to three years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and maintaining full or part-time enrollment

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Past academic performance and future potential
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational aspirations and goals
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Online recommendation
  • An additional essay will be reviewed

Financial need will be considered in determining the size of the award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Henry O. Peabody School for Girls play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified in June whether or not they have been awarded the scholarship. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Henry O. Peabody School for Girls. Payment is made in August.

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.
  • If you are uploading a high school transcript, you must also upload a copy of your official SAT or ACT test scores if the test scores are not available on your high school transcript.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 22, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

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

The Henry O. Peabody School for Girls has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!