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.

Selection Process

Phase 1
Applicants must complete Part 1 of the application by January 14.

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

Phase 3
The semifinalists will then return for more formal interviews with representatives of the Board of Trustees in late-March.

Phase 4
After receiving admission information in mid-April, semifinalists will submit Part 2 of the application.

Phase 5
The Board of Trustees will identify the College Scholarship recipients in early May. Scholarships will be awarded at the Class Night Award Ceremony in the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle in 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
Transcripts & grades
Activities, employment & community service
Financial need