mta scholarships

mta scholarships

MTA members are eligible for scholarships of up to $5,000 per year.

  • Dependents of MTA members are eligible for scholarships of up to $5,000 per year.
  • A total of 115 scholarships worth $575,000 were awarded last year.

Each year, the MTA’s Scholarship Committee — a group of volunteers who review applications, interview applicants and make recommendations — gives out scholarships of up to $5,000 each. The committee awards the scholarship money based on several criteria including academic achievements and community service. The committee seeks out examples of how the applicant has made a difference in his or her community through actions that have benefited others, as well as what he or she has done to improve his or her school and/or neighborhood.

High school seniors and college students are eligible to apply.

Scholarships are available to the dependents of active members or retired members.

Dependents may be children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or other relatives living with a member. Dependents must be under the age of 24 and must reside with the member for at least six months out of the year.

The deadline is May 1.

The deadline for students to apply for MTA scholarships is May 1.

Students can apply online.

Applicants must be either high school seniors or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

There are also two fall scholarship deadlines, August 15 and October 15.

Scholarships will be based on academic excellence including grades, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and an essay.

Here are the details:

The MTA Scholarships program awards up to five scholarships of $5,000 each year. The award is split over two semesters and is contingent upon maintaining a B average or better during the first semester.

To be eligible for an MTA Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a resident of Massachusetts and attend school in Massachusetts
  • Be a student member at an MTA Higher Education Council-member school (61 colleges; see list)
  • Have financial need as determined by both your college’s financial aid office and the MTA Scholarships program.

Students may apply online at

Did you know that the MTA offers five $3,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are children of MTA members? The deadline for applications is May 1. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic ability and performance, extracurricular activities, community service and a written essay. If you or someone in your family would like to apply for a scholarship through the MTA program, visit for more information and an application form.

MTA members’ dependents can apply for scholarships to use toward higher education costs.

You can apply for the MTA scholarship if you are a dependent of an active or active-retired member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and will be attending a two-year or four-year college program during the 2019–2020 academic year.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be graduating high school seniors or current college students; scholarships may be used for any college-related expenses (including tuition, room, board, fees and books).

The application deadline is March 15. Complete the online application at

For more information on other opportunities available to members’ dependents, visit

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