Scholarships and Grants
Becker College Academic Achievement Scholarship (AAA)
This award is for current undergraduate students enrolled full time with a GPA of 3.8 or higher. Recipients are chosen based on academic excellence and campus and community involvement.
Becker College Alumni Association Scholarship (ALUM)
This award is given to two responsible students leaders in their junior or senior year on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, and community service. Each recipient becomes an honorary member of the Alumni Association Board and will need to volunteer a minimum of five hours per week each semester in the Office of Institutional Advancement. Individual awards are given up to $3,000 in exchange for specific board responsibilities and requirements.
Becker Family Grant (FAMG)
A ten (10) percent tuition discount is granted to all students when two or more from the same family are full-time students in Becker’s undergraduate/day division.
D. Llewellyn Evans Scholarship (EVANS)
Sponsored by the Becker College Alumni Association and named after a former long-time Becker faculty member, this award is given on the basis of need and academic achievement. Currently-enrolled students apply during the spring semester. Awards usually range from $1,000 to $4,000 and are intended for use during the student’s next academic year at Becker.
Ebenezer Crafts Scholarships (CRAFT)
These awards are made to residents of the town of Leicester who have graduated from Leicester High School. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a Leicester High School teacher or counselor to the Office of Financial Aid.
The MASSGrant is a grant assistance program funded by appropriations from the Massachusetts Legislature. The MASSGrant program provides need-based financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students who reside in Massachusetts. All eligibility requirements are listed on the OSFA (opens in a new window).
John Hancock (BHA); Academic Progress (BAP); Be a Hawk; Be the Change; Make a Difference; Transfer Scholarship
Application: Becker College Admissions Application
Becker College’s Office of Admissions and Office of Financial Aid work together to offer merit scholarships based on, but not limited to, GPA and SAT scores. Students are reviewed for merit scholarships at time of acceptance. Merit scholarships are based on full time enrollment (12 credits/term) and are renewable as long as the student is making Satisfactory Academic Progress (opens in a new window). Please note that study abroad students will not receive their merit aid for the time that they are not at Becker College. Also note, students receive one of these merit awards only, not multiples of the above.
Becker College Grant (BCG)
Becker College Grants are awarded on the basis of need to students enrolled full time (12 credits/term). Students may receive funds in subsequent academic years if they continue to demonstrate financial need, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and demonstrate good citizenship. Students must be enrolled full time in his/her first bachelor’s degree program to be eligible for Becker College Grants.
Federal Pell Grants (Pell)
The Federal Pell Grant is a grant awarded through the FAFSA for undergraduate students with financial need who have not yet earned a Bachelor’s Degree. Federal Pell Grant lifetime eligibility is limited to 12 semesters or the equivalent.
Pell Grant amounts can change from term-to-term based on enrollment status and the number of credits for which a student is registered.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Federal grant awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and who have not earned a Bachelor’s degree.
Students must be Pell Grant eligible to receive SEOG.
George I. Alden Scholarships (ALDEN)
Named for George Alden, a leading Worcester philanthropist, the scholarships are awarded by the college to students enrolled in Bachelor degree programs. Awards vary in size and are conferred based on academic achievement and financial need.
George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Scholarships (FULLS)
Funded annually by the Fuller Foundation, these scholarships are awarded by the College to students of exceptional merit.
Gilbert Grant (GIL)
A program of the Massachusetts Board of Regents of Higher Education, these are need-based awards given to students from the state of Massachusetts.
Mother Prosser Opportunity Fund (PROS)
The Fund is designed to help Becker College students who have demonstrated the talent and ability to succeed academically, but who are not achieving to their full potential.
The Robert and Marie Cousy Scholarship (COSY)
Boston Celtic Hall of Famer Bob Cousy and his wife Marie Cousy initiated this endowed scholarship to encourage underprivileged students to attend Becker College. The college awards these scholarships to day division residents of Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) properties who are full-time. Applicants must submit an application, proof of residency, and two letters of recommendation. The amount of the award varies to provide for full financial need. Cousy scholars are also eligible for summer employment/internships at the WHA.
Travelli Scholarship (TRAV)
This scholarship is awarded by the College through funds provided by the Charles Irwin Travelli Fund. Recipients must demonstrate high financial need and a strong academic record.
Quell Foundation Graduate Scholarship (QUELL)
The Quell Foundation Bridge the Gap Scholarship is awarded to third or fourth year undergraduate students or graduate students pursuing a degree in psychology, social work, or other fields of study related to the provision of mental health services. The award was established as a means of fulfilling the Quell Foundation’s mission to increase the talent pipeline through scholarship awards to students entering the mental health profession, expand the delivery of needed mental health care services, and promote reformation to extend the scope of clinical behavioral health professional services.