Grants & Scholarships
We understand that getting an education is a significant financial undertaking. Applying for financial aid is worthwhile process, and can be complex. We are here to help make your dreams of going to NBSS a reality.
The first step in receive aid of any kind—loans, grants, or scholarships—is to apply. Doing so is easy, and it’s never too early to get started:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 015527.
- Fill out an NBSS Financial Aid Application here. This forms helps us consider additional options beyond the FAFSA.
- Finish your Admissions Requirements. We can only provide aid packages for accepted students.
- Search for private scholarships. (see below)
- If you are a U.S. veteran, make sure to view this page for info about possible VA benefits.
Federal Pell Grants and MassGrants
These grants are also based on your FAFSA results. Students with a calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of up to $5,328 can receive Pell grants from $606 to $5,920 for the 2017-18 School year. View more information on the Pell Grant here.
MassGrants are available for Massachusetts residents only. You’ll need to complete your FAFSA application by May 1 to determine MassGrant eligibility for the next school year. View more information on MassGrants here.
NBSS has established a number scholarships thanks to our generous donors. These one-year awards are based on financial need, as determined by the FAFSA. You must submit a FAFSA and an NBSS Financial Aid Application to be considered for a scholarship award from the School.
NBSS Scholarships range between $1,800 and $7,300 depending on the program. Our scholarship funds are limited, so you’ll have a better chance at getting a need-based grant if you submit your application early. However, meeting the deadline does not guarantee a grant or scholarship from the School.
We encourage you to pursue private scholarship awards. Though you will need to spend time pursuing these on your own, they can be a valuable part of your educational financing plan. In most cases, private scholarships won’t reduce your existing, need-based financial aid.
Sources for finding private scholarships include high school counselors, libraries employment agencies, community organizations, and of course online. Be wary of fee-based scholarship search services, as they are rarely more effective than searching on your own.
Below is a listing of over 40 opportunities our Financial Aid Office has compiled, some of which our students have received.
- AAUW Career Development grants
- ACCSC SkillsUSA Scholarship
- The AGC Foundation Workforce Development Scholarship
- AIC – American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
- ALOA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
- AWF Legacy Scholarship (no longer accepting applications)
- Berkshire Woodworkers Guild
- Boston Red Sox Foundation Awards
- Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston
- Course Horse (bottom of page)
- CustomMade Scholarships
- Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
- Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
- Gates Millennium Scholars
- Scholarships for DACA Students
- Jack Kent Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence
- Good Call
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Hope for Warriors Scholarship
- LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship
- Lost Coin Women’s Fund, Inc.
- Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
- The mikeroweWORKS Foundation Competitor Scholarship – Skills USA
- MySolo401kFinancial – Scholarship Essay Contest
- National Association of Women in Construction ~NAWIC Boston~
- The Technical Generation Scholarship
- New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
- One Family
- The Pocketbook-Zookal Scholarship
- Rhode Island Foundation
- Society of American Period Furniture Makers
- Raytheon Scholarships
- Thumbtack Scholarship
- Union Plus Scholarships
- Violin Society of America – Scholarships
- Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program (no longer accepting applications)
- Women’s Jewelry Association
- Yawkey Scholars Program – The Philanthropic Initiative
- City of Cambridge Scholarship Fund
- The Cape Cod Foundation
If you receive a private scholarship, you or the awarding organizations should submit notification letters to the NBSS Financial Aid Office.
Contact Jamie Dergay, Director of Financial Aid, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-227-0155 x115. You can also stop by during his regular office hours on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.