Scholarship Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Boxford, with no plans for their family to move out of town during the upcoming school year.

  2. The applicant must be graduating from a secondary school or be in good standing in college at the completion of the present school year. They must be at least 16 years of age, but not more than 22 years old when the initial award is made. No one shall be denied an award based on gender, race, religion, physical handicap, sexual orientation or country of origin.

  3. The applicant will provide evidence of:

    1. Good standing in school

    2. Financial need

    3. Other criteria, including Boxford residency, demonstrated ability, and to be deserving of such assistance.

How to Apply

    Scholarship applications are now online. Click on the APPLICATION box below. Applications must be submitted by March 15. Only complete applications, containing all documentation, recommendations and grades will be considered.

    The Board will review applications for completeness and eligibility and interview finalists in April. Award recipients are announced at Class Night for Masconomet students, and via mail in early June for others. Shortly thereafter, the recipients will be sent an Acceptance Form that details what is required to receive the award checks. The signed Acceptance Form must be returned before the start of the Fall Term.

    In order to receive awards, each recipient must agree to provide copies of college tuition statements for the semester, and the previous semester’s grades. These must be submitted either electronically or by mail by October 15 for the fall term and March 15 for the spring term or the award may be forfeited. The Board is not responsible for reminding recipients. Payments will be sent twice a year, half for the first term and half for the second term. Scholarship checks will be sent to the student’s Boxford home.

Renewal Process

Students who continue to meet the eligibility requirements may reapply for scholarship aid over the four years of their college career.

Renewal applications are sent to current recipients in January, and must be returned by mail by March 15 to Barbara Perley Scholarship, P.O. Box 82, Boxford, MA 01921.


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