Yawkey Higher Education Scholarship Programs

The Yawkey Scholars Program, is a need-based scholarship program that gives preference to students who have had a significant, meaningful experience through participation in a mentoring program or ongoing mentoring relationship during high school. Since 2005, the Yawkey Scholars Program has provided more than $11 million in tuition support to 265 scholars as they pursue a higher education. The Yawkey Foundations are extremely proud to support this promising group of young adults.

The Yawkey Scholars Program is administered by The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI). For more information, including the guidelines and application, please visit www.tpi.org/scholarship/yawkey-scholars-program

Adult Education Programs

The Yawkey Foundations support colleges, universities, and organizations that offer education programs that prepare disadvantaged adults/non-traditional adult students for non-sectarian career advancement or further higher education. Eligible program types include undergraduate bachelor, associate, or certificate programs; adult basic education; and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs. Yawkey Foundation support is directed to organizations with demonstrated experience and successful outcomes working with disadvantaged adults, particularly single parents.

Middle and Secondary School Scholarship Programs

The Yawkey Foundations provide tuition support to private, accredited middle and secondary schools that have a high percentage of graduates who go on to higher education. These scholarship programs are designed for schools that offer educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students.

Youth Academic Development Programs

The Yawkey Foundations support organizations that provide educational programs to at-risk middle and high school-age children who need them most. Through these programs, students enhance their skills in writing, reading, mathematics, and public speaking which are crucial for academic success. Yawkey Foundation support is directed to organizations that have demonstrated success in increasing academic achievement and in encouraging positive relationships with adult mentors.