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FAQ’s

How can I verify that my high school is in Hampden County?

The schools listed below are in Hampden County. If your school serves more than one county, such as Holyoke Catholic, Tantasqua, or Wilbraham-Monson Academy, then you must reside in Hampden County to be eligible.

  • Agawam High School
  • Cathedral High School
  • Chicopee Comprehensive High School
  • Chicopee High School
  • East Longmeadow High School
  • Gateway Regional High School
  • Gateway to College at Holyoke Community College
  • Hampden Charter School of Science
  • High School of Commerce
  • High School of Science and Technology
  • Holyoke Catholic High School
  • Holyoke High School – North Campus
  • Holyoke High School – Dean Campus
  • Longmeadow High School
  • Ludlow High School
  • Macduffie School
  • Minnechaug Regional High School
  • Monson High School
  • Palmer High School
  • Pathfinder Regional High School
  • Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School
  • Phoenix Academy Public Charter School
  • Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School   
  • Pioneer Valley Christian School
  • Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School
  •  Pope Francis High School
  • Putnam Vocational High School
  • Sabis International Charter School
  • Southwick-Tolland Regional High School
  • Central High School
  • St. Mary’s High School of Westfield
  • Tantasqua Regional High School
  • The Renassiance School
  • West Springfield High School
  • Westfield High School
  • Westfield Technical Academy
  • Wilbraham-Monson Academy
  • Williston Northampton School
When will I be notified of the Fund’s decision?

Successful applicants are usually notified around the end of May.

When will I get my check?

The check will be sent directly to your college or university.

What do I have to do to re-qualify each year?

Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and send complete transcripts to us at the end of each academic year.

If I do not qualify this year can I re-apply next year?

Yes.

I’m having trouble with the online application. What browsers do you support?

The entire site, including the online application, is designed to work any modern browser that supports XHTML 1.0 and JavaScript.

Is it safe to submit my application online?

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