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The application program will be available again in February 2023. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2023 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

Rockland Trust Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Scholarship application will close on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, or before, once 1,500 applications are fully submitted.

Rockland Trust has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors or graduates, or GED recipients that reside in one of the following counties: Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, or Worcester Counties in Massachusetts; along with Providence County, Rhode Island who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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 Rockland Trust, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

**Transcripts will be needed, please reach out to your guidance counselor for a copy**

Applicants to the Rockland Trust Scholarship Program must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or GED recipients (current college undergraduates are ineligible)
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study for the first time* at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Must reside in one of the following counties: Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, or Worcester Counties in Massachusetts; along with Providence County, Rhode Island

*Students who participated in college courses in high school are eligible.

Please note: Rockland Trust employees or members of their immediate family (e.g., children, siblings, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.) are NOT eligible to apply.

Awards

The authorized distribution for new awards is $48,000. Up to 16 awards of $3,000 each will be granted. Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), part-time or full-time enrollment

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Rockland Trust. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, and unusual personal or family circumstances.

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Rockland Trust play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. 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.

If you are uploading your ACT/SAT scores please include the score sheet as one of your transcription uploads

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

Rockland Trust has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!