AHS Community Scholarship


Please read this page before proceeding to the the form. The details are important.


Submissions are due electronically by 2:45, Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

What and Why:

The AHS Community Scholarship combines 100 or so awards totaling around $500,000 under one application.  Many awards are around $500 to $2,000, but there are some larger ones too, with about a dozen ranging from $10,000 to $20,000.  The scholarships come from generous community donors. 

To qualify, please follow the instructions below and complete the unified application form.  Your application will then be pooled with others and considered by the scholarship committee with awards announced on awards night in May.  Good luck!  

(Please be aware that there is another major AHS scholarship program called Dollars for Scholars.  Also it's good to keep checking the guidance departments scholarship page.)

To Qualify: 

All class of 2018 AHS seniors qualify.  Most scholarships are for college, but some are for career based and non-college.

What you will need:

  • You will need your Syponders.com e-mail to gain access to the form.  (See Mr. Snyder about the accounts.)

  • We recommend that your parent / guardian be with you when you submit your form so that they can validate the submission.

  • You will need to provide as written statements as explained below.  

Things to know about the Written Statements:

      • Statements are the one place where you can define yourself in your own way. So write carefully and well.

      • Statements should be approximately 75 - 100 words, or to be exact, not longer than 500 characters. Longer submissions are automatically truncated, and can read badly.

      • Statements may be typed directly into the form, however it is recommended that you pre-type and spell check your statements with a word processor and then copy and paste the text into the online form.

Written Statements Explained:

Section A - School and Community Involvement:

For each year (Grades 9 - 12), list up to 4 major school activities you have participated in or awards you have won. Separate items with commas.

Example: hockey, drama club, Habitat for Humanity, school newspaper

Section B - Aspiration and Goals:

Make a statement of your plans as they relate to your educational and career objectives and future goals. Many scholarships are career-based. Include plans for any career field in which you have an interest.

Section C - Work Experience:

List up to 5 (the major ones) jobs you have held the past four years. List most important job first. For each job, list the employer, your job title, approximate dates of employment, and hours worked per week, and approximate amount money earned per week.

Example: Star Market, cashier, Jan-'15 to Apr-'16, 10hr/wk, about $1000 earned.

Section D - Contributions to the Arlington High School Community:

Briefly describe what you feel your major contribution to AHS has been or what life lesson you have learned at AHS that you will use as a guiding principle for your future life.

Section E - Unusual Circumstances and Hardships Faced:

Some scholarships are need-based. In the space provided, please report any unusual family or personal circumstances you feel warrant attention.

Examples: Serious illness or death in the family, financial hardship, etc...

Once you are satisfied with your information, please submit your online application.

For your comfort, you may wish to print the confirmation screen as proof of completion.

If you have any difficulty gaining access to the online application, please send an email to jsnyder@arlington.k12.ma.us.


To begin the application - Click Here.

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