2024 Scholarship – Applications Due April 1, 2024

We have committed to $4,500 in scholarships for residents of the communities we serve (The Villages of Wakefield, Brookfield, Milton, Middleton, and Acton and Newfield, Maine) to help ease the financial burden of continuing education. In 2024, we are offering up to three separate scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500, to help pay for continuing education expenses at a college or university, 2-year associates degree program or technical school or a private high school or vocational school. We also will consider applications in support of other continuing education opportunities.

Our scholarship application program will be open from February 15, 2024 through April 1, 2024. Awards will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting to be held in May 2024.

Send your name, address, and contact information to the Greater Wakefield Chamber of Commerce along with

  • A 300-to-500 word essay – “Why Choose Me?”
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, guidance counselor or
    other equivalent,
  • An available list of any honors, awards, academic activities, volunteer work
  • A letter of acceptance from an educational institution which you have applied to (or a copy of a tuition invoice)

Everything you have done up to now has been for your next move; furthering your education. We would like to help support you in that endeavor.
The Greater Wakefield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will choose award recipients.

Please mail your submissions to:
Scholarship Program
Greater Wakefield Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 111
Wakefield, NH 03872

Or email your submission to the Chamber at info@greaterwakefieldchamber.org by April 1, 2024.

Each selected applicant will be notified by a member of the Chamber Board and invited to the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in May, 2024 to receive their award.

2023 Scholarship Winners

Hannah Stewart, a resident of East Wakefield, is pictured here with her parents receiving a check from Ellen Hayes, Chamber Board Co-Chair.  Hannah is graduating from Spaulding High School and will be attending UNH in the fall.  From all of us at the chamber, we wish you the best of luck Hannah.   

Tristan Taatjes, a resident of Brookfield, is pictured here with his parents receiving a check from Laura Colbath, Chamber Board Co-Chair.  Tristan is graduating from Kingswood High School and will be attending North Carolina State University in the fall.  From all of us at the chamber, we wish you the best of luck Tristan. 

Samantha Phillips, a resident of West Newfield is pictured here receieving a check from Tom O’Neill, Chamber Board Director & Scholarship Committee Member.  Samantha is graduating from Sanford High School and will be attending MIT in the fall.  From all of us at the chamber, we wish you the best of luck Samantha.   

Please signup for our newsletter and watch our Facebook page for future announcements about scholarship opportunities in early 2024.