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Henry O. Peabody Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: April 16, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time

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, with first preference given to
residents of the Town of Norwood, second preference being given to residents of other towns which have significantly supported the Henry O. Peabody School, and third preference being given to residents of other towns in Norfolk County. 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.

This scholarship 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

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

Applications are especially encouraged from women who are:

  • Planning to attend a vocational-technical school
  • Displaced homemakers
  • 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.

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
  • Outside appraisal

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 May 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.

Postmark Deadline: April 16, 2021

Application Information


Interested women must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than April 16. Grade reports are not acceptable. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment email is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.

Applications are strongly encouraged from women who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a vocational-technical school.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.

Questions regarding scholarship:

Henry O. Peabody Scholarship
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Postmark Deadline: April 16, 2021

Application InstructionsOpen the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window)

Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:

  1. Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device
  2. Type in your responses using the Tab key to move between fields
  3. You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later
  4. When finished, print the completed form

Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline: April 16, 2021. The mailing address is on the application form.

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Instructions for Completing the Financial Data Section of the Application


The Financial Data section of the application should be completed by parents, guardians, or by the applicant if independent. Independent is defined as one who is not claimed as a dependent by the parent/guardian for tax purposes. Information should be from a completed tax return filed with the IRS.

  1. State of Residence is the state where the parents/independent applicant reside and pay state income tax.
  2. Adjusted Gross Income can be found on IRS FORM 1040 and is gross income reduced by specific adjustments allowed by law.
  3. Total Federal Tax Paid includes the total amount of federal income tax to be paid as reported on IRS FORM 1040. This is not the amount withheld from employee’s paychecks. (The amount withheld should be adjusted by any refund or additional taxes due.) Do not report state income tax.
  4. Total Income of parent(s) should be reported individually for both parents if applicant is a dependent student, or by the applicant if independent. Provide information for both natural parents, when possible. If the student resides with only one parent, financial information must be received from the parent who claims the child as a dependent for tax purposes. If a parent has remarried, the spouse’s information is required if the spouse is a legal guardian of the student, or claims the student as a dependent, or the student is included in the spouse’s benefit plan. If necessary, two Financial Data sections may be submitted by the student. A copy of the Financial Data section may be made in order for one to be completed by each parent. If the applicant is no longer a dependent of the parents, income for the applicant and spouse (if married) must be reported.
  5. Untaxed Income and Benefits include any other income or benefits not included in the adjusted gross income figure. Do not include untaxed contributions to retirement plans.
  6. Medical and Dental Expenses include only those expenses not paid by insurance. Do not include premium payments.
  7. Total Cash, Checking, Savings, Cash Value of Stocks, etc., includes liquid assets that can be used for educational expenses. Do not include IRA, 401k, or other retirement plan funds.
  8. Total Number of Family Members living in the household and primarily supported by the reported income may include:
    • the applicant
    • the applicant’s parents
    • other children living in the household
    • dependent college students living away from home
    • other people who live in the household and receive more than halfof their support from the reported income

    Independent students should only report those individuals who are supported by the reported income.

  9. Marital Status is the current status of the person from whom the financial information is submitted.
  10. Of the total number of family members on line 8, number of students attending college includes family members attending a two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school at least half-time. Include the applicant in this number. Do not include parents.

NOTE: Any exceptions to providing financial information as instructed above must be submitted to Scholarship America in writing.

Postmark Deadline: April 16, 2021