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.

 AES Engineering Scholarship

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. Students are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Deadline: Early October, 2017
Award: $500

American Bar Association Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science for Undergraduate Students
The American Bar Foundation offers four summer research fellowships for minority undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. The students are assigned to an American Bar Foundation Research faculty member with multidisciplinary academic training in law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology. Fellows will work at the American Bar Association Offices in Chicago, Illinois for 35 hours a week for a period of 8 weeks. Each student will receive a stipend of $3,600. Student must indicate they will be pursuing social/human services in their graduate work.

Deadline: Applications available Fall 2017.  Application details are outlined on the scholarship site. Specific to African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, or Puerto Rican students , as well as other individuals who will add diversity to the field of law and social science. Student must be at sophomore or junior grade level and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students should review all application procedures on website.

Awakening Young Minds Scholarship
Students who are currently studying Poetry, Law, Philosophy, English, Psychology, or other Liberal Arts may be extremely interested in this scholarship program, but it's open to students across any discipline. Applicants must be in good educational standing and applicants under 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. Must submit the essay as a PDF, along with name, address, and proof of current enrollment. To participate in this scholarship program you'll have to create an essay over 1,000 words on the topic of 'How (Favorite Author/Book) Changed My Life.'

Deadline: August 20, 2017
Award: $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.

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

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Students can compete in a number of different online quizzes and the highest score of each quiz wins a scholarship. Every month they offer new quizzes targeted to different student groups. Available to both high school students and currently enrolled college students. Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500 CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the United States.

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.

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

Free Scholarship Searches
This wesbite provides access to virtually every no-cost scholarship search site. In addition to the scholarship search page, the site includes lots of other information students find helpful, from a great GPA calculator to numerous articles on subjects like time management, academic success, financial management, and the value of internships.

The Future is Female Scholarship

To submit an application you must

  • Be enrolling/enrolled/have graduated college with a 3.0 GPA or above. Winner will be required to submit transcripts and enrollment or offer letter.
  • Submit Your Current GPA.
  • Be an American Citizen/Resident.
  • Be an awesome female.

Deadline: November 1st, 2017
Award: $3,000

Glamour's Top Ten Women Competition
Open to women pursuing an undergraduate degree in their junior year of study who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their field of study. Applicants should have unique and inspiring goals for their future.

Deadline and Application Information: Nine winners will receive $3,000 and one grand-prize winner will be awarded $20,000. Official details can be found on Glamour's webite.

Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship 
Students who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, university, or trade school are encouraged to submit their application. To participate in this scholarship, you will have to write about a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle during high school, college or university years.

Deadline: March 31, 2017 for fall 2017 and September 30, 2017 for spring 2018
Award: $1,000

Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarship Program
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. The website outlines a number of different scholarship opportunities for high school students and currently enrolled college students.

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

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Open to high school seniors looking to pursue a bachelor degree and demonstrate high financial need and have demonstrated overcoming adverse situation. Involved in extracurricular/ community activities and must be a US Citizen. Students can search for scholarships by the state residency.

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.

Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers Scholarship 2017
The scholarship is intended for foreign born students and students whose parent originated from outside the country. To apply students must submit an essay no more than 450 words.  You can find the application here:

Deadline: September 1st, 2017
Award: $1,000

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

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

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

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

Shine Bright Scholarship
In order to apply, candidates should write an 600 word essay entitled "The True Meaning of A Diamond Engagement Ring". Most of us will be be engaged at some point of our lives, and that time is a very important time to say the least. We'd like to take this opportunity to help applicants thing beyond just the aesthetics of diamond rings, and focus on the true meaning and symbolism that comes with it.

Applicants must be high school seniors, Junior College, College, University, or Trade School students. 

Deadline: November 1st, 2017
Award: $500

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

Transtutors Scholarship
ESSAY QUESTION: Mental Health Problems are on the rise among college students. According to some reports, over last decade, number of cases have more than doubled.
According to a study, half of first year American College Students feel they are stressed.

What factors contribute to stress and mental health problems?
What can be done by students to overcome it? What measures can be taken by Colleges to help students better tackle it?

Deadline: November 30th, 2017
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

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