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MassMutual Greater Hudson Scholarship Award (Deadline: May 28, 2018)

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Who Can Apply: 

  1. Applicant must be a resident of New York or New Jersey. (must be legal U.S. resident)
  2. Applicant must demonstrate financial need for college tuition and related expenses with supporting documents.
  3. Applicant must be a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent.
  4. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent. (i.e. B average or 85 and above)
  5. Applicant will enroll in an accredited U.S. College full-time for the academic year of 2018-2019.


1. A completed MassMutual Greater Hudson Scholarship application form.

2. A copy of one of the following documents demonstrating financial need (must include or show the name of the applicant):

  • Family’s complete 2017 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules, or
  • Family’s complete 2016 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules and most recent 2017 W-2 and/or 1099, or
  • If 1040 statements are not available, please provide any official documentation from government agency indicating financial hardship.

*** Please black out all Social Security Numbers on all the financial documents for security purposes.

3. An autobiography (2 to 5 pages) explaining why you should be awarded a scholarship. Please include but not limited to the following: (Guideline: Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, 1 spacing)

  • Reasons for your financial need and how you intend to use this educational scholarship if awarded to you
  • Specific examples of your personal and academic achievements
  • Specific goals pertaining to your academic and career paths
  • Your past and current community involvement, as well as your future plans and aspirations toward making a difference in your community

4. An essay (2 to 3 pages) on the theme of Fiscal/Financial Responsibility:

  • What does being “Financially Responsible” mean to you?
  • What are some of the financial related situations or problems you have encountered? And How have you resolved them?
  • What are some of the personal lessons you have learned on being Financially Responsible? Give examples
  • In your opinion, how important is it to have financial education in schools? If so, please explain why
  • What would be an innovative way to teach financial education and responsibility to today’s youth?

5. An official High School Transcript

6. Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and/or other advisors.

7. A copy of Acceptance Letter from the College/University you are attending beginning Fall 2018

8. A cover page including applicants name, address, contact phone number, and email

Deadline: May 28, 2018

Amount: Varies

Learn More: https://greaterhudson.massmutual.com/news-and-events/scholarship