Education Scholarships

Students can earn scholarships through Wellspring House and selected partners.

I walked into that first class at Wellspring to learn how to turn a computer on. Now I’m going to be the first person in my family to graduate from college.
– Roger, Robert Clark Rogers Scholarship recipient

Applications Due May 20, 2024

Robert Clark Rogers Educational Opportunity Fund

This fund has assisted 69 students in achieving their goals of higher education, awarding $70,490 since 2006.  Started by Robert “Bob” Rogers and Frank Robinson in 2001, the fund was inspired by Bob’s experience growing up in a single parent home and understanding what a difference higher education can make.

Application Process & Deadline Dates

Scholarship applications for the Robert Clark Rogers Opportunity Fund are open from May 9, 2024 to May 20, 2024.
Students interested in applying should fill out the online application before Monday, May 20 for consideration.

* Please note that each application requires uploading documents, including transcripts, personal essays, FAFSA (if required), and a personal reference. It is suggested that students have these ready before completing the application.

More About This Scholarship

The Robert Clark Rogers Education Opportunity Funds offers financial support to support residents seeking to attend a post-secondary opportunity in a degree or certificate program or job training initiative. Funds may also be disbursed for educational professional development within Wellspring House, Inc. and other education purposes sanctioned by Wellspring’s Scholarship Committee.

Robert Clark Rogers Opportunity Fund Scholarship Flyer

Candidate Eligibility

Students eligible for consideration for the Robert Clark Rogers Opportunity Fund must:

    • Be a resident of Cape Ann or geographic area served by Wellspring *Initial consideration will be given to current Cape Ann residents.
    • Participate in meetings with the Career Pathways administrative coordinator and assigned staff.

Awarded funds may be used towards education related expenses such as transportation costs, books, or computers. Awards are made once a year during the Fall.

The Cape Ann High School Graduate Fund

Scholarship applications for The Cape Ann High School Graduate Fund are open from May 9, 2024 to May 20, 2024. Students interested in applying should fill out the online application before Monday, May 20 for consideration.

* Please note that each application requires uploading documents, including transcripts, personal essays, FAFSA (if required), and a personal reference. It is suggested that students have these ready before completing the application.

More About This Scholarship

The Cape Ann High School Graduate Fund supports students enrolling in a post-secondary program with the goal of earning an associate or bachelor’s degree. Wellspring intends to partner with students during their academic journey and provide support throughout their program of study and beyond. Students awarded this funding must work with our administrative coordinator throughout their educational journey. Each recipient will be awarded $40,000, over the course of four years. The opportunity to carry over unused funding into a fifth year exists at the discretion of the Director of Education and Career Pathways.

Candidate Eligibility

Students eligible for consideration for the Cape Ann High School Graduate Fund must:

  • Reside in Cape Ann
  • Graduate or have graduated from a high school within Cape Ann*
  • Pursue a degree program (Associate/Bachelor)
  • Be between the ages of 17 – 21 years old at the time of the application
  • Continue working with the administrative coordinator throughout the funding period
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
Cape Ann Graduate Fund Scholarship Flyer

One Family Scholars

Since 2001, Wellspring has partnered with One Family Inc., a homelessness non-profit organization founded by Paul and Phyllis Fireman. This comprehensive scholarship helps break the cycle of poverty and homelessness for low-income, single parents. The One Family Scholars program values higher education as the surest pathway to family self-sufficiency.

Wellspring took a chance on me when I felt I didn’t deserve one. The value of education has been instilled in our family with support and mentorship every step of the way. The One Family Scholar Program gave me a monthly stipend for childcare and travel cost as well as tuition for summer courses. This allowed me to earn my degree quicker and get a head start on my Bachelor’s degree. More education changed my life. I went from barely making it while working three jobs to one job I Iove that provides for my family. It is never too late. Where there is a will, there is a way.
– Katie, One Family Scholars scholarship recipient

This unique scholarship recognizes that tuition assistance is not the only tool needed for college success. One Family Scholars focuses on college, career, financial and leadership success.

Candidates must:

  • Have successfully completed one of Wellspring’s education programs
  • Completed one semester of college with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Meet all of the scholarship criteria for One Family Inc.

Wellspring provides One Family with candidate referrals for the scholarship. If accepted, Wellspring gives ongoing support and connection with community resources to help ensure the student’s success.

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