Red Pine Scholars Program

The Red Pine Scholars Program is dedicated to making college affordable for Massachusetts families and helping students reach their full potential. Red Pine supports high school seniors and recent graduates from Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and are planning to attend competitive colleges as freshmen. 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 closed. Please review the program guidelines below to determine your eligibility.

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)’ 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: