Red Pine Scholars Program

The Red Pine Scholars Program offers high-performing high school seniors and recent graduates from Massachusetts the chance to attend competitive colleges anywhere in the United States. The Program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students to reach their full potential. If accepted into the program, students receive a four-year scholarship of up to $20,000 annually, plus individual mentoring and funding for enrichment opportunities.

Application Instructions

Applications for the 2018-2019 Red Pine Scholars Program are now open. Please review the program guidelines below to determine your eligibility. Click here to apply.

Complete applications are due Thursday, February 15, 2018 by 5:00pm EST. Only complete applications submitted online will be reviewed.

Questions may be directed to Robin Baird at redpine [at]

Required Documents

  1. Complete Online Application Form
  2. Extracurricular & Community Activities Form
  3. Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Letter: To be written and uploaded by a teacher or guidance counselor; the online application will also include questions about the students’ transcript and SAT/ACT scores
  4. General Recommendation Letter: To be written and uploaded by a teacher, work supervisor, community leader, coach, or any other non-family member who knows you well
  5. Essays: One long and two short. Essay questions are located within the online application form. If helpful, you may also download the questions below to review prior to adding them to your online application.
  6. High school transcript
  7. Pages 1 and 2 of parent(s)’ or guardian(s)’ 2016 or most recent IRS 1040 tax forms
  8. Complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA. This document will be approximately five pages.

Required Forms

The following materials are required for the scholarship committee to evaluate each student. You may access these forms here or on the application: