College Scholarships

Students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance, character and service, and qualify for financial assistance are eligible for financial support to pursue an education at their school of choice. Financial support will be determined based on merit and need and will be sustained for four years, providing students meet performance standards.

College Scholarship Selection Process

Phase 1
Applicants must submit Part 1 of the online application by February 16.

Phase 2
The MVYouth Advisory Board will review the information supplied in Part 1 and arrange informal interviews with competitive applicants in early April. Using our assessment tool, the MVYouth Advisory Board will then select twelve semifinalists.

Phase 3
After receiving admission and financial aid information, semifinalists will submit Part 2 of the application by April 12.

Phase 4
The semifinalists will then return for more formal interviews with representatives of the Board of Trustees in mid April.

Phase 5
The Board of Trustees will identify the College Scholarship recipients before May 1. Scholarships will be awarded at the Class Night Award Ceremony in the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle in early June.

Application Links

Click the application links below to get started. Save your work as you go and submit your application when you are complete.  All application materials must be submitted electronically by the application due dates in order to be considered. Please email Lindsey Scott at if you have any questions.

College Scholarship Application: Part 1

College Scholarship Application: Part 2

Evaluation criteria

Year-round residents of Martha's Vineyard
Academic performance
Activities, employment & community service

Financial need