Scholarship Application Process

Kids’ Chance of Massachusetts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships for children of workers that have been killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease. Scholarships are awarded once a year and students may apply every year for which they are eligible. Scholarships are based on the student’s financial need.
Student Eligibility
  • Child who is a dependent of a worker killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease with a Massachusetts employer.
  • Between 17-22 years old at the time of the application.
  • Demonstrated financial need to pay for post-secondary education.
  • Accepted or already enrolled at a university, college or technical school.
  • Pursuing a degree as a FULL-TIME student.
  • For students attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university – Completion of the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • Full-time students preferred; Part-time students will be considered, at the discretion of the scholarship committee and dependent on the availability of funds.
  • The scholarship committee reserves the right to exercise its discretion in the awarding of scholarships.
  • All scholarship awards are made on the basis of available funding per year. Specific award amounts are not guaranteed year to year.
  • The amount of a scholarship renewal is based on available funding and the student having maintained “Satisfactory Academic Progress” (SAP).
Documentation Required

In addition to a completed Kids’ Chance Scholarship Application with student, family and university/college/technical school contact information:

  • IF you are attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university: a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) you received from completing the FAFSA, with your Student Aid Index (SAI).
  • Brief description of the applicant’s education and career goals including how the Kids’ Chance of Massachusetts scholarship will support achieving those goals.
  • Copy of deceased parent’s death certificate OR
  • Proof of compensable injury/illness claim such as determination letter by the state workers’ compensation board.
  • Letters of Recommendation (Optional)
  • Please complete the application to the best of your ability. You may need assistance to gather the necessary information.
  • After initial review, the scholarship committee may contact eligible students to verify information or secure missing information. Please respond to our inquiries.
  • The scholarship committee will determine the merit of each application and approve scholarships as funds allow.
  • Kids’ Chance of Massachusetts will notify approved students of their award amount, verify enrollment, and upon completion of the process send payment directly to the post-secondary institution.
  • In general, Kids’ Chance scholarships may be used for any item included in the official Cost of Attendance for the selected university, college or trade school.

May 15, 2024


Please contact Sue Melody BEFORE the deadline by email at: