Manton Scholars Program

The Manton Scholars Program supports students who are planning to pursue higher education and whose families have been significantly and negatively affected by the death or serious illness/incapacitation of a primary income earner, or the serious illness of an immediate family member (i.e., parent/primary care giver or sibling). Eligible students must attend school in or be residents of one of the nine towns, listed below, for the last three years or more: Carlisle, Concord, Dover, Maynard, Medway, Natick, Sherborn, Wayland, Westport OR enrolled for the last three years at Dana Hall School, Groton School, St. Mark's School, or Worcester Technical High School.

Scholars selected into the program will be eligible for up to four years of scholarship support at a two- or four-year accredited college or university, or a trade school with a demonstrated track record of successfully placing graduates in long-term jobs. Schools must be located in the U.S. or Canada. Scholarships will be up to $30,000 annually. Award size is based on unmet financial need.

Application Instructions

The application for the 2021-2022 Manton Scholars Program is now closed. 

Required Documents

The following materials are required as part of a complete application. You may access these forms here or within the online application:

  1. Complete Application Submitted Online
  2. General Recommendation (part of the application - to be filled out by a teacher, guidance counselor, work supervisor, community leader, coach, or any other non-family member who knows you well)
  3. Essays
  4. High school transcript
  5. Pages 1 and 2 of parent(s)’ most recent IRS 1040 tax forms
  6. Complete Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA. This document will be approximately five pages long. You must submit the ENTIRE document. The FAFSA website is

 Please find the guidelines for the 2021-22 Manton Scholars Program below: