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Community-Based Scholarships for Ashland Students

Lucy Watt was one of the winners of last year’s Ashland Business Association scholarships. (Photo/supplied)

By Cynthia Whitty
Several community-based scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who reside in Ashland. For more information on these and other grants and financial aid, visit the Ashland High School counseling department. Here is a sampling of scholarships offered by local groups.

Danny Ramones was also a winner of last year’s Ashland Business Association scholarships. (Photo/supplied) 

Each year the Ashland Business Association (ABA) provides scholarships to high school seniors residing in Ashland who exemplify community and business spirit, work ethic, and creativity. This year the business organization will offer two-$1,500 scholarships. The deadline to submit an application and supporting materials is April 30. Students may download an application from the ABA website,
The Ashland Farmers Market (AFM) will offer two-$1,000 scholarships to graduating Ashland High School seniors, or recent graduates, who are beginning studies in 2021 at an accredited institution. Field of study must be in line with the mission of AFM, including but not limited to agriculture, nutritional science, environmental science, and community development. Preference will be given to students who have a history of volunteering at AFM. The deadline to apply is May 1. For more information, visit
The Rotary Education Fund of Framingham provides scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors in seven high schools in their coverage area, which includes Ashland. The Framingham Rotary is fortunate to be the beneficiary of a large donation by Rotarian Fred Turenne in 1954 aimed at creating a foundation for granting scholarships to worthy high school seniors. Ten-$4,300 scholarships are awarded each year. For an application, visit

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