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 ten years, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided nearly $9 million in tuition supports to 238 Scholars as they pursue a college education. 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 2016-2017 Yawkey Scholars Program are due February 12, 2016 for Massachusetts residents and March 2, 2016 for South Carolina residents. Only complete applications submitted online will be considered. Please make sure that you are eligible for the scholarship by reviewing the guidelines, linked below.

Click here to apply for the Yawkey Scholars Program. Please make sure you select the correct application: Massachusetts or South Carolina. 

For Massachusetts Residents

To preview a blank Yawkey Scholars MA application please click here

MA Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements for 2016-2017 applicants

Additional Information Form

Teacher/Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form

Mentor Recommendation Form

Applications for the 2016-2017 Yawkey Scholarship Program for Massachusetts residents are due February 12th, 2016.  

For South Carolina Residents

To preview a blank Yawkey Scholars SC application please click here

SC Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements for 2016-2017 applicants

Additional Information Form

Teacher/Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form

Mentor Recommendation Form

Applications for the 2016-2017 Yawkey Scholarship Program for South Carolina residents are due March 2nd, 2016.

Questions may be directed to Abby Elcock at aelcock [at] tpi [dot] org or (617) 338-5895.