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First Literacy annually awards $1,500 scholarships to recent graduates of Massachusetts adult basic education or English language programs who are continuing to vocational training or higher education.

First Literacy Scholarships are awarded in recognition of educational achievements and potential, community service, and perseverance in the face of hardship. Both new and continuing scholarships are awarded.

First Literacy scholarships have helped over 500 adult learners with mentoring and monetary support. Every year we honor their efforts and achievements at our annual Scholarship Ceremony.

Application and Eligibility Requirements

Information Session

Do you have a student in mind? We’re providing an information session on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM via Zoom to describe our scholarship opportunities. Please review the application and eligibility guidelines, and bring your questions. Complete applications are due June 2, 2021 at 5 PM. REGISTER HERE.

For more information about First Literacy new and continuing scholarships contact Bryan McCormick, Program Director, at or call 617-482-3336 x113.