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Red Pine Scholarship

The Red Pine Scholarship supports students from low- to middle-income families in Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence to attend competitive colleges. This program is designed to support students through tuition assistance, mentoring, and other flexible financial supports. The Red Pine Scholarship program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students to reach their full potential. The program is funded by an anonymous donor and administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).


Red Pine Scholarship Application Information

Online applications for the 2014-2015 Red Pine Scholarship are due February 21, 2014. Only complete applications submitted online will be considered. Please make sure that you are eligible for the scholarship by reviewing the 2014-15 Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements.

To apply for the Red Pine Scholarship please click here.

The following materials are required for the scholarship committee to evaluate each student. Only complete applications submitted online will be considered.

  • Additional Information Form
  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form (to be filled out by a teacher or guidance counselor)
  • General Recommendation Form (to be filled out by a teacher, work supervisor, community leader, coach, or any other non-family member who knows you well)
  • Most recent high school transcript
  • Transcript Information from a School Official (Section 1 of the Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form)
  • Pages 1 and 2 of parent(s)’ 2012 IRS 1040 tax forms
  • Complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA. This document will be approximately five pages long. You must submit the ENTIRE document. File your FAFSA as early as possible and online as it is quicker and easier and there is less of a chance of mistakes. Make sure you and your parents have pin numbers so you will be able to complete and access your SAR as soon as it is available. Your EFC is the amount, determined by the federal government, that you and your family should be able to contribute to you college education annually. Schools use this figure and other financial information to determine what kind of award and loan amounts you will receive. The FAFSA website is


Important Forms and Information for current Red Pine Scholars



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