Paul Tsongas Scholarship

The Paul Tsongas Scholarship is a merit-based program that rewards Massachusetts students with a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.75 and highly competitive Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) scores of at least 1200 (or the American College Testing [A.C.T.] equivalent). Eligible students receive a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees at a Massachusetts state university. Eligibility:-Permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the opening of the academic year-U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations-Applied for financial aid, using the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration.-Not be in default of any federal or state Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received-Meet eligibility criteria established by the state university and approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education-Maintain a G.P.A. of 3.3 for continued eligibility for the waiver for four years of study.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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