Yawkey Scholars Program

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

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 $7 million in tuition supports to more than 200 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 www.yawkeyfoundations.org.

Yawkey Scholars Program Application

Applications for the 2015-2016 Yawkey Scholars Program are now closed. Please check back in winter 2015 for information on the 2016-2017 application process. 

Questions may be directed to Abby Elcock at aelcock [at] tpi [dot] org.