jump start scholarship

What is the Jump Start Scholarship?

Together with the Aldrich Family Charitable Foundation and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, we have created the JumpStart scholarship which provides funding to students who have faced challenges and adversities in their lives and who desire a brighter future by continuing their education through a vocational training program, certificate program, community college, or four-year college/university.

What are the applicant benefits and requirements?

The scholarship offers a $2,500 grant to individuals aged 18 and above, residing in Lowell or Lawrence (including surrounding communities). Eligibility requires a high school diploma, GED, or HISET. Exceptions may be considered for vocational and training programs without specific minimum education requirements. 

Total Amount Awarded (Fall'23, Spring'24)
$ 0
Award Recipients

Focusing on students who have had some challenges.

The intent of the program is to prioritize individuals who have faced various
challenges including:

Scholarship Application opens Fall 2024!

The current application process is closed. For any inquiries or questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@projectkompass.org. We’re here to support you every step of the way. Be sure to follow us on facebook and instragram for updates.


Accredited colleges and universities, community colleges, technical and
vocational schools and other career training programs

The JUMP START Scholarship application opens in October and April for
Fall and Spring enrollment. Exact dates will be updated on our website.

The scholarship is designed for trades or vocations in addition to college.

Yes, with enrollment verification.

Yes.  Scholarships applications will open in Spring and Fall timeframe.

The monies can be used towards any school related expense.

It’s recommended that you apply only after acceptance. The scholarship is offered twice a year which enables you to apply once accepted.

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