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Yawkey Scholars Program

This page is a resource for high school students interested in applying to the Yawkey Scholars Program and for current Yawkey Scholars. It contains guidelines and application materials as well as current program materials and forms.  

The Yawkey Foundations’ mission is to continue the charitable legacy of Tom and Jean Yawkey to make immediate, significant, and positive impacts on the quality of life of underserved children, youth and families.  The Yawkeys valued the importance of education and understood its ability to alter the course of young lives.  To honor this legacy of learning, the Yawkey Foundation Board of Trustees established the Yawkey Scholars Program in 2005 to help talented and motivated disadvantaged young people from Massachusetts and Georgetown County, South Carolina meet the rising costs of undergraduate education. Over the past eight years, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided over $6 million in tuition supports to more than 180 Scholars as they pursue a college education in Massachusetts. The Yawkey Scholars Program is administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI). For more information about the Yawkey Foundations, please visit the Foundations’ website at


Current Yawkey Scholars Program Materials

2013-14 Scholar Handbook - This handbook contains important information describing the benefits of the program, Scholar responsibilities and the current program policies and procedures.

Opportunities Fund Request Form- Use this form to make requests to the Opportunities Fund.  Submit to your Yawkey Advisor for review.

Updated Contact Information Form - Please submit this form any time your contact information changes.

2014-2015 Renewal Application – Please submit this renewal application along with the required materials by June 15th, 2014.


Yawkey Scholars Program Application

For Massachusetts Residents

MA Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements for 2014-2015 applicants

Yawkey 2014-15 Application for MA residents


For South Carolina Residents

SC Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements for 2014-2015 applicants

Yawkey 2014-15 Application for SC residents



Questions can be directed to or Kristen Whelan at 617-338-5891.
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