Annual award to Holyoke High School students tops $75k.
The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is pleased to make available a total of $10,000 annually for scholarships to its member universities, to be awarded to residents of Holyoke. The MGHPCC members are Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts system.
The total available scholarship funds are $10,000 per year, to be used in a single year, with no rollover to future years. Multiple scholarships (i.e. 2 or more awards totaling $10,000) may be awarded. Awardees must be residents of Holyoke, and enrolled at Holyoke High School or Holyoke Community College, at the time of their application. Awardees must matriculate to one of the MGHPCC universities each semester that the award is paid.
Since 2015, MGHPCC has granted more than $75,000 in scholarships to students attending MGHPCC member universities. Scholarship recipients and their families are invited to attend a small ceremony with the Holyoke Mayor, school superintendent, and the director of the MGHPCC. Students are recognized for their awards and celebrated as they move on to higher education.
Students should submit a typed 500 – 800-word essay addressing the question:
“What do you see as the three biggest challenges currently facing Holyoke, and what would you do to address them?”
Holyoke Community College students may submit essays by following the submission process outlined on the HCC website.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 14, 2022
Students are selected for awards by an evaluation committee that reads and scores each essay. All names are removed from the essays so that they are scored anonymously. Awards can be given to one or more students each year, and to an individual student for one or more years, subject to the total funds available. Awardees must matriculate at one of the MGHPCC universities each semester that an award is paid. A check from the MGHPCC will be made out to, and sent to, that university, for the benefit of the awardee.
Four graduating high school seniors were awarded scholarships of $4,000 each from the MGHPCC.