SALEM, MA – The City of Salem’s Scholarship and Education Committee has released the scholarship application form for students graduating from Salem High School, Salem Academy Charter School, or other high schools, and entering college or university in the fall.
The one-page application form is available now at www.salemma.gov/scholarship. Complete application packets are due by June 16, 2023.
In June of 1987, Salem Mayor Tony Salvo and Superintendent of Schools Hank O’Donnell advanced a proposal to adopt Chapter 194 of the Acts of 1986, a measure that enabled cities and towns to set up a scholarship account for graduating seniors, funded through voluntary donations made by local residents on their tax bills.
The City of Salem’s Scholarship and Education Committee oversees both the Scholarship Fund, to provide educational financial aid to deserving city residents and the Education Fund, to provide supplemental educational funding for local educational needs or to provide funding for existing adult literacy programs. If you would like to donate to either the Scholarship Fund or the Education Fund, use the donate button at www.salemma.gov/scholarship.
“In Salem, education is a community mission,” said Mayor Dominick Pangallo, who appoints the Scholarship and Education Committee members. “Scholarship Fund awards are entirely funded by generous donations from Salem residents, businesses, and other members of our community. I encourage all who can to donate to support these scholarships and, for our eligible students, to apply for this year’s round of scholarship awards before the June 16th deadline.”