Institutional Grants and Scholarships

Freshman scholarships - Students who are first time, full time applicants who are U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens, or international students graduating from domestic, U.S. high schools will be considered for the following awards:

Lasell College Presidential Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to incoming first time, new student based on academic performance in high school. The candidates are chosen during the admission selection process. For the 15-16 academic year, incoming students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5. The award is $16,000 annually, and is renewable for four years provided students maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at Lasell College.

Lasell College Deans Scholarship - For the 15-16 academic year this scholarship is awarded to incoming first time, new students based on academic performance in high school. The candidates are chosen during the admission selection process. Incoming students must have a high school GPA between 3.1 and 3.49. The scholarship is $12,000 annually, and is renewable for four years provided students maintain a minumum 2.7 GPA at Lasell College.

Lasell College Founders Scholarship - For the 15-16 academic year this scholarship is awarded to incoming first time, new students based on academic performance in high school. The candidates are chosen during the admission selection process. Incoming students must have a high school GPA between a 2.7 and 3.09. The scholarship is 10,000 annually and is renewable for four years provided students maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA at Lasell College.

Lasell College Achievement Scholarship - For the 15-16 academic year this scholarship is offered to incoming first time new students based on academic performance in high school. The candidates are chosen during the admission selection process. Incoming students must have a high school GPA between 2.4 and 2.69. The scholarship is $8,000 annually and is renewable for four years provided students maintain a minumum 2.0 GPA.

Transfer student scholarships - Students who are applying to Lasell College as a transfer student who are U.S. Citizens or eligibile non-citizens will be considered for the following awards:

Lasell College Trustees Scholarship - For the 15-16 academic year, this scholarship is offered to students applying as transfer students to Lasell College who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their college work. The award is $14,000 and is renewable providing students maintain a GPA of 3.0 at Lasell College.

Lasell College Deans Scholarship - For the 15-16 academic year this scholarship is awarded to students applying as transfer students to Lasell College who have achieved a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 in their college work. The award is $12,000 and is renewable provided students maintain a GPA of 2.7 at Lasell College.

Lasell College Founders Scholarship - For the 15-16 academic year this scholarship is awarded to students applying as transfer students to Lasell College who have achieved a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 in their college work. The award is renewable provided students maintain a GPA of 2.3 at Lasell College.

Lasell College Laser Scholarship - For the 15-16 academic year this scholarship is awarded to students applying as transfer students to Lasell College who have achieved a GPA of up to a 2.49. The award is $5,000 and is renewable provided students maintain a 2.0 GPA at Lasell College.

Need Based Institutional Assistance

Lasell College Grant - This grant is awarded to students who apply for financial aid based on financial need. It is renewable each year for the same amount as long as the student reapplies for financial aid by the deadlines and as long as the financial circumstances of the family do not change significantly. It may be received on a full time and part time basis. To receive consideration for this grant students must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. 

Institutional Financial Assistance offered to Upperclassmen based on meritLasell College offers institutional assistance to returning upperclassmen based on merit. These scholarships involve either an application or nomination in order to be considered.

Lasell College Alumni Scholarship
This award is available to returning upperclass students who apply for the scholarship through the Office of Institutional Advancement and who are selected by the committee to receive the scholarship. Notice that the scholarship is open for applications is posted on MyLasell and happens at the beginning of the Spring term.

Lasell College Donor Sponsored Scholarships
These awards are given to returning upperclass students who have financial need for assistance, who meet certain criteria for the various scholarships as determined by the Office of Institutional Advancement. This funding generally replaces in full or in part Lasell College Grant funding that the student may already be receiving. Please see the scholarships and their guidelines below.

Endowed Funds

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 and civic responsibility.  Demonstrated financial need is also a component. 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.

Other Scholarships

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.

 

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