Tuition and Aid


Institutional Endowed or Named Scholarships Outside Scholarships

Institutional Financial Assistance offered to Upperclassmen based on merit

Lasell College Alumni Scholarship
This award is available to returning upperclass students who apply for the scholarship through the Office of Developement and Alumni Relations. Notice that the scholarship is open for applications is posted on MyLasell at the beginning of the Spring term. 

Florence Adams Scholarship
Established by former trustee Lydia A. Godsoe '18 in honor of her mother. Preference given to "deserving students from the State of Maine."

The Joan Weiler Arnow '49 and Robert H. Arnow Scholarship
Established in 1995 to provide scholarship assistance to students who demonstrate academic achievement, civic responsibility and demonstrated financial need. The income from this endowment gift provides for three scholarships annually; one per each returning class. Funds from this scholarship may be reassigned to the same student for up to three years if the student continues to exemplify the outstanding qualities upon which the original assignment was made.

Virginia Thomas Baxter '39 Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1997 to provide scholarship support for a worthy student with financial need.

Emma Gilbert Carver Scholarship
Given by the family of Emma Gilbert Carver, Class of 1945.

Lucille Huse Chapell '37 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 to provide scholarship support to needy and worthy students.

Max M. and Marian M. Farash Scholarship
Established in 1973 by Mr. and Mrs. Farash of Rochester, New York.

Toni Kennedy Gelotte '56 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2011 to provide scholarship support for deserving students with financial need.

Jason C. Georgilas Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by Katherine E. Meredith '94 in memory of Jason C. Georgilas, son of Linda Georgilas '94.  The income from this fund will be used to provide scholarship support for needy and deserving students, with a preference given to students in Allied Health.

Elizabeth Groth Johnsen '45 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by members of the Johnsen family to be awarded to an Allied Health major.

The Eleanor C. Kiefer Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 in her memory by her husband John A. Kiefer, both parents of Trustee P. Lynn Kiefer Holt '61. The income from this fund will be used to provide scholarship support to needy and deserving students at Lasell College.

Cornelia Hemingway Killam Scholarship Fund
Established by Caroline Killam Moller '57 in honor of her mother, a trustee of the College for 20 years and member of the Class of 1922. Designated for a student with financial need.

The Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Lederman Endowed Scholarship 
Established in 1987 by Nonie Lederman Carroll, Class of 1945. Awarded annually, this scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Bernard Lederman, graduate of Harvard Medical School and well-respected obstetrician and gynecologist in the Boston area, and his wife, the former Maude Saks, well known as a primitive artist. Preference is given to students majoring in the humanities.

Jean '49 and Cynthia '78 Sargent Lee Endowed Scholarship
Established by a mother and daughter alumnae team to provide funds to a deserving student with financial need.

Joan Lindeman '54 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 to provide funds to a worthy student with financial need.

Jo-Ann Vojir Massey '51 and Anna A. Vojir Endowed Scholarship 
Established in 2001 by Jo-Ann and Dwight Massey. The income from this fund will provide a deserving student with scholarship support.

Williams Morgan Scholarship
Established in 1973 by Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R.G. Williams (Sylvia T. Morgan, Class of 1930.) Given annually on the basis of character and citizenship.

John O. and Celia Kinsley Percival '34 Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1999 by Celia Kinsley Percival '34 in memory of her husband, John O. Percival, and in honor of Celia's 65th Reunion. The income from this fund provides scholarship support for one or more worthy students with financial need.

Rosalie Brightman Rosen Scholarship
Endowed in honor of Rosalie Brightman Rosen, Class of 1927, a loyal alumna and valued Trustee. Candidates should combine academic achievement with a demonstrated commitment to the community.

Elisse Allinson Share '65 and Jennifer A. Share '98 Endowed Scholarship 
Established in 2002 by Elisse and Neil Share, the income from this fund will be used to provide scholarship support for needy and deserving students, with preference given to students with learning disabilities.

S. Joanne Smith Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 to provide a deserving student with scholarship support.

Marion E. Steinmetz '50 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by the Estate of Marion E. Steinmetz, for deserving students with financial need.

Lucy Johnston Sypher Scholarship
This award was established in 1991 in memory of Lucy Johnston Sypher, professor emerita of English and an author of children's books. Funded by her family, the scholarship is awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated academic ability and financial need.

Betty Culver Thomson '48 Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2002, by Betty Culver Thomson '48. The income from this fund will provide a deserving student with scholarship support.

Molly E. Upham '35 Scholarship
Established in 1994 by Molly Upham, Class of 1935, to provide scholarship assistance to students who demonstrate academic achievement and leadership in the Lasell community. Demonstrated financial need is also a component. The income from this endowment gift provides for three scholar- ships annually; one per each returning class. Funds from this scholarship may be reassigned to the same student for up to three years if the student continues to exemplify the outstanding qualities upon which the original assignment was made. Recipients of aid from this Fund will be known as Upham Scholars.

Adelaide Shaffer Van Winkle '36/H'96 Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2011 in honor of her 75th Reunion. The income from this fund provides scholarship support for deserving students with financial need.

The Ward-de Witt Presidential Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2000 by President Thomas E.J. de Witt and his wife, Dr. Margaret E. Ward, in support of Lasell 150: the campaign to celebrate the college's Sesquicentennial, 1996-2001. The income from this fund will be used to provide scholarship aid, available and awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need, displaying high academic potential and leadership qualities, with preference given to international students.

Joan Howe Weber '51 Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1996 in honor of her 45th Reunion. The income from this fund provides scholarship support for a worthy student with financial need.

Harriet Markham Wedeman '48 Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1998 to aid a deserving student with financial need.

Eleanor T. and Alfred C. Edwards Scholarship
Established in memory of the parents of alumna Gail Edwards Pocock, Class of 1967, honoring the long service of Mr. Edwards as trustee of the College.

Sylvia Goodman Scholarship 
Established by the College in 1989 in recognition of over 20 years of her teaching service in the sciences. Awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in a helping profession.

Claire Kay Memorial Scholarship
This award was created in 1997 in memory of Claire Kay, Director of Information Technology, to be awarded to a returning student who demonstrates strong character, love of learning, concern for the Lasell community, and pursuit of new endeavors.

Norma MacLeod Scholarship
Established by the College in 1989 in recognition of her 24 years of service as a faculty member in the Nursing Program. Awarded to an outstanding student preparing for a career in the helping professions.

The McIninch Foundation Scholarship
Established in 2011 in honor of Judith Shanahan '48 to support two underserved, bright and ambitious students, with preference given to students from New Hampshire.

The Mary McNamara '56 and Antoinette Ruinen '56 Fund for International Students or Studies
Established in 1996 to help foreign students to attend Lasell or for Lasell students to engage in foreign studies outside of the United States. The donor's primary intention is to encourage enduring friendships among students from different parts of our global village, as exemplified by the rich relationship enjoyed by these two Lasell roommates who became life-long friends.

Sebastian F. Mignosa Scholarship 
Established in 1988 by the colleagues and friends of Professor Mignosa who served Lasell from 1956 to 1987. Given to a deserving student in business.

Constance W. Milner Scholarship
Established in 1984 by the colleagues, friends, and former students of Constance W. Milner, upon her retirement as director of the Lasell Nursing Program.

Eileen Ruth Moses Scholarship 
Established by the Student Nurses Association. Eileen R. Moses was a member of the Class of 1978.

William E. Schrafft and Bertha E. Schrafft Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be given to benefit bright and ambitious students from Boston's neighbor- hoods with preference to students in training for one of the health professions.

Richard A. Winslow Scholarship
In memory of Richard A. Winslow, a devoted and long-time trustee of Lasell (1948-1978). The recipient should demonstrate the qualities of love of learning, great personal strength of character, and devotion to duty as exemplified by Richard A. Winslow.

Priscilla Alden Wolfe Scholarship 
Given by alumnae and friends in memory of Priscilla Alden Wolfe, Class of 1919. Mrs. Wolfe, elected to the board of trustees in 1948, was chairman at the time of her death in 1961.

Beco Life Scholarship
To participate in the contest, applicants should write a 600-word essay answering the following question:

Our life expectancy is constantly growing thanks to advances in science and medicine. While life insurance is a wise decision, many individuals let their policy lapse, for a myriad of reasons. Others sell their life insurance policies on the secondary market through life settlements or viatical settlements. What are some new ways we encourage those with life insurance (typically aging adults) to keep their policies active and avoid lapse?

Deadline: March 31st, 2018
Award: $1,500

Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship
The scholarship is for US Citizen who are going abroad for a semester internationally. The student must be Pell Grant eligible.

Deadline: Students must complete application the semester before they wish to go abroad.
Award: Amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000. Creative Mind Scholarship
Qualifying Requirements:
1. An original artwork you have created. Take one photo of you doing/holding the artwork and then another photo that features your favorite detail of the artwork. *artwork may be a painting, doodle, calligraphy, sculpture, etc.
2. An essay explaining the inspiration behind the artwork, the creation process and why you chose your favorite detail taht you chose to take a photo of.
3. Enrollment/Admission Slip
4. Personal Information (name, address, contact number)

The applicants must send all these requirements to with the subject "Creative Mind Scholarship." 

Deadline: March 15th, 2018
Award: $1,000

Citrix ShareFile Innovation Scholarship
This scholarship only requires a 500-800 word essay describing an inspiring innovator who made an impact on your life. 

Deadline: December 15th, 2017
Award: 1st place- $5,000 2nd place- $3,000 3rd place- $2,000

College Resources for Hispanic Students
The guide includes a close look at a wealth of online resources available to Hispanic students, including:

  • An updated list of scholarships, grants, and other financial aid options for Hispanic students

  • An expanded list of ways students can save money before college

  • Information specifically for first-generation college students, and students with other special circumstances

Confirm BioSciences Scholarship
The problem of drug addiction is crippling our society and has been ruining opportunities for generations. We want to bring together a strong group of motivated college students who are excited about creating a healthier, drug-free world for everyone. Confirm BioSciences is committed to giving back to the community by donating 5% of all profits and we felt creating this scholarship was a great way to help one lucky, deserving student.

Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Award: $1,000

Environmental Awareness Scholarship
The Environmental Awareness Scholarship program was created to promote understanding of common sense steps that the average person can take to reduce their impact on our environment.

2018 Environmental Awareness Essay Topic

Part 1: If you could suggest one simple thing that anyone could do to reduce their impact on our environment, what would that be?
Part 2: Explain how following your suggestion would benefit our environment.

Deadline: March 1st, 2018
Award: First Place: $1,000; Second Place: $250

Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin Donuts partners with Scholarship for America to offer a number of different scholarships programs. Student must provide their zip code and then the site will generate scholarship applications they may be eligible for based on residency.

Factor Finders The Business Scholarship
Education is the first step of becoming a successful business owner, and Factor Finders values the hard work and dedication it takes to obtain a degree from a college or university, just as starting a business requires that same tenacity. To prove how much we value these qualities, Factor Finders is offering a scholarship for students to put toward receiving their degree.

To apply:

  • You must be a current, full-time undergraduate student at an accredited 4-year university in the United States as of January 1, 2018. Proof of full-time enrollment is required. Applicants must be 18 or older, and a legal U.S. resident.
  • An essay must be submitted answering "Why do you think some businesses fail?"
  • We reserve the right to verify date of college enrollment and graduation.

Deadline: January 15th, 2018
Award: $1,000

Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Students has a section for LGBT students. Each has a brief description and application requirements. Amounts and deadline vary.

Food Gear Scholarship
Food Gear Team is all excited about sponsoring the commendable students, in their respective fields, by providing a small contribution in the form of donation. We have decided to provide a merit-based $1000 scholarship on Dec 2017 and May 2018 for the students of (Schools, Colleges, Unversity, And Institutions). It is applicable for students who are enrolled in Medical, Science, Law, Arts, Nursing and Natural Science.

Award: $1,000
Deadline: December 15th, 2017 for spring 2018 and May 15th, 2018 for fall 2018

Gamer's Scholarship
GamingScan is giving out $1500 through our Annual Gamer's Scholarship Program. We want to reward a student who can make an impact by writing a piece about gaming. Essay topic is about "Debunking Gaming Stereotypes."

Deadline: May 10th, 2018
Award: $1,500

Go Skills- A Scholarship For Women Who Want To Be The Boss
Who is eligible:
Any female high school or college student who wants to start her own online business. 

Application is completed online at

Deadline: March 15th, 2018
Award: $2,000

Healthy Future Scholarship

Essay requirements and submission

Although we care for a people's health during work, we want to raise awareness of how important furniture is for this improvement. That's why this year's essay topic is ˮLife at a computer desk: health risks and possible solutionsˮ. We want you to complete the following:

  • Write about health risks people confront during working hours at a computer desk and what are the possible solutions that will resolve some of the problems. Include the furniture and how is it important for people's health at work. Consider things like ergonomics and possible features, for instance lift recliners feature a lift function to help people stand.
  • The essay should be long at least 1000 words, written in Times New Roman, font 12.

Deadline: April 1st, 2018 at 4 pm
Award: $1,500

Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Scholarship is for Korean American students who are involved in civic services and leadership and nurture their Korean heritage. Open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students.

Deadline and application information: Vary based on each particular scholarship fund. Students should review application procedure on website.

Lapeze & Johns Scholarship
Applicants interested in our scholarship must produce a campaign on one of the top five struggles faced by teens today:


Sexual Activity

Drug Use

Alcohol Use

 Teens today face a myriad of difficult decisions and scenarios, many of which not only harm individuals, but often put lives at risk. By making their PSA or topic solution ideas, we hope students around the nation will join us in spreading awareness about the struggles faced by young adults on a regular basis. 

Video entry:

  • 60-90 seconds in length
  • Unique campaign slogan
  • Minimum 1 infographic
  • A typed script from your video
  • YouTube link for digital submission, USB or DVD for mail-in.

Written Entry:

  • 1,200-1,500 words
  • Typed, double spaced
  • Your unique and creative solution to combat your chosen topic, in the form of a campaign or PSA
  • All digital submissions must be in .PDF format

Deadline: June 1st, 2018
Award: $1,500

Lodlois Scholarship
With this Scholarship, Lodlois wants to support financially University students across the country. Lodlois is a growing internet venture that provides insightful product reviews and recommendations in order to help consumers make intelligent decisions when purchasing products online. 

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you need to submit a 700+ word essay on the topic of: "Online Product Reviews: Why Both Consumers and Businesses Need Them

Deadline: June 30th, 2018
Award: First Place $1,000, Second Place $250

Massachusetts Tour Guide Scholarship
So, Massachusetts students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state- from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that's great! But there are no limits to what we're looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.

Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Award: $1,000 Scholarships and Guides for Students of Diverse Populations
Scholarships & Financial Resources for Asian Students
Scholarships & Financial Resources for Black Students
Scholarships $ Financial Resources for Native American Students

MoneyStrands FinTech Scholarship
MoneyStrands is awarding a $1,250 Scholarship to a university, college, or graduate student who writes a 500 to 750 word winning essay for our MoneyStrands 2018 FinTech Scholarship competition. Follow link for scholarship application and essay prompts.

Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Award: $1,250

My Best Hosting Review Scholarship
Applicants must submit an essay of 300 to 700 words. This essay needs to include why you want to graduate from college, what you plan on doing with your degree, and why you're unable to afford college without this scholarship. Also, please discuss difficult situations you have overcome, any honors you have received, and any special projects you have worked on (successfully or not).


  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
  • This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.
  • Students must be in academic "Good Standing" and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

Deadline: December 10th, 2017 for Spring 2018 Semester; March 15th, 2018 for Fall 2018 Semester
Award: $3,000

Poke Thrift Writing Scholarship
Poke Thrift offers you a chance to be the next winner of our yearly scholarship contest. We're giving $1,000 to the student with the best essay about video games. Sounds easy enough?

If you're up for a challenge, sharpen your pen and write a 1,500-word essay explaining how video games can help students develop cognitive skills. Some of the opportunities for your essay focus are:

  • The benefits of video games for focus and motivation
  • Video games as learning media (discuss history games, for example, and how they help you learn historical facts)
  • The social aspect of video games (collaborative, multi-player games)

Once you've written your essay, submit it to in PDF or Google Doc format. We'll only accept applications with subject title "Video Games Scholarship". Besides the essay file, your email should have your personal information (name, phone, email, address) and some sort of proof that you're currently attending college.

Deadline: February 10th, 2018
Award: $1,000

The Most Promising Logo Design Scholar
This scholarship is geared toward graphic design or marketing students. 

Applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Have completed 1 year coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing
  • Submit 3 original logo designs for the following 3 industries: Automotive, Construction, Beauty & Massage
  • Tip: The most popular placements for our logo designs are websites and business cards.

Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Award: $1,500

ReviewMoon Annual Scholarship
The ReviewMoon scholarship requires an essay of 800-3,000 words about how ot save money when shopping online. Writing will be evaluated on orignality and creativity.

Deadline: September 25th, 2018
Award: $2,000 for winner, $1,000 for two runner-ups

Rhode Island Scholarship Search
A site that Rhode Island students can use to find local scholarships in Rhode Island specific to Rhode Island residents.

Rhode Island Foundation
Rhode Island residents can search for different scholarships from organizations within the state

SALT Community- Scholarships With December Deadlines
This is a list from the SALT Comminuty page with a list of outside scholarships that are due in December 2017. You can create a free online account with SALT at for access to a larger outside scholarship search. 

Scholarship Guidance
An online schoalrship search and resource tool for students.

SeniorHomes Caregiver Scholarship
There are 47.8 million seniors in the United States and we're dedicated to helping each and every one of them find the best possible care. To that end, we are offering two $1,000 scholarships for students who are passionate about using their studies to help seniors live healthy lives.

To apply, students who are actively enrolled in a U.S. college or university may submit a 500-word essay or a 2-3 minute video that addresses the following topic: Nearly 90% of adults 65 and older say they prefer to grow old in their own homes or communities. What upcoming trends or services will become increasingly important for seniors who want to age in place? How will your degree help seniors age with dignity?

Deadline: January 31st, 2018
Award: $1,000

StudyPug Scholarship
Essay Topic
Math is everywhere around us. Benjamin Franklin once said: "No employment can be managed without arithmetic, no mechanical invention without geometry."

To the best of your ability, complete a 500-1000 word article discussing how a math teacher, a math class, a math tutor, or a math lesson has changed how you see the world around you.

Deadline: December 15th, 2017
Award: $1,000

Top Student Scholarship
Applicants are required to write a 1000 word essay on a topic that we select each year to assess their writing skills. This year, students who want to apply must write an essay entitled, "A Comparative Analysis of Buying Habits of Men and Women."

Deadline: April 1st, 2018
Award: $1,500

UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship
UEW Healthcare is pleased to offer the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be give to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered. This Award will be presented to current college students, but high school seniors who will be attending school in the fall semester of 2018 are also welcome to apply.

Scholarship will be judged on merit and need.

Deadline: July 31st, 2018
Award: $1,000

Veterans Benefit Scholarship Veterans Benefits Scholarship: Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on the following essay topic:

Give an example of one veterans benefit and explain how it helps senior veterans. Then propose your own benefit to help senior veterans.

Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Award: $2,000

Welsh & Welsh Scholarship
Scholarship Guidelines

  • Students can be attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the U.S.
  • Applicants must be attending or plan on attending for their first year.
  • As proof of your first-year status, you will need to submit a digital copy of your acceptance letter-complete with the college letterhead.

Essay Topic

Applicants will need to write a 500+ word essay on the following topic:
Why is pursuing a higher education important to you, other than financial gain?

Deadline: January 8th, 2018
Award: $1,000

World Food Scholarship
What are the scholarship requirements?

All students are eligible to apply no matter what university they attend or what is their field of study. You should submit a proof of enrollment for the current year and a short biography about personal and professional successes. Note that if you have already got this scholarship you are not eligible to apply again. There is no cost for applying for our scholarship.

How can I apply?

You are required to write an essay on this year's topic: ˮImpact of excluding meat from our nutritionˮ. Express your opinion about the world-known topic of veganism and its popularity, find any medical proofs that we should eat meat and that meat is important in our nutrition and give your personal opinion about the topic. The essay should have at least 700 words.

Deadline: March 20th, 2018
Award: $2,000

WyzAnt Scholarships
This is an online search site for tutors that also have a number of different scholarship programs and search information and tips for how to write scholarship essays.

Yankee Home Improvement Scholarship
Are you an immigrant or the child of immigrants? What obstacles have you overcome to pursue your dreams? Are you involved in helping others around you? How do you envision your success making your community a better place for all? Whatever your story, goals, and ambitions, we want to hear all about them! Yankee Home will award a $1,500 scholarship to the winner of this essay contest.
Essay Requirements: Please provide an answer to the following three questions:

  1. In your opinion, is America still the Land of Opportunity?

  2. Has homelessness affected you or someone you know, and how have they coped?

  3. People applaud athletic and/or entertainment success but sometimes resent business acumen. From an entrepreneurial perspective, why do you think that is?

How to enter:
Simply email your well-developed, 1,000- to 2,000-word essay to (Be sure to proofread it first).

Who is eligible:

  • High school seniors who've been accepted to a college or trade school

  • Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college, university or trade school in the United States

Deadline: December 15th, 2017
Award: $1,500