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Academic Scholarships for Prospective Students

    See scholarships for:

- transfer students

- current MCLA students

When you apply to MCLA, you automatically apply for these scholarships. However, apply early so you have the best chance of getting one.


MCLA Presidential Scholarship: First year students for the fall semester only. These scholarships are awarded at the time of admission and are renewable for three years contingent upon the student maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. 

TsongasPaul E. Tsongas Memorial Scholarship: First year students in the top ten percent of their class or who have an overall GPA of 3.75 or better. Each student is expected to have SAT scores of at least 1200 or ACT equivalent (27). Scholarships are renewed annually for up to three years provided that students maintain a 3.3 GPA. This scholarship is available to Massachusetts residents only and covers the cost of tuition and fees. Read about Tsongas Scholars in the Boston Globe

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship: Massachusetts public high school students automatically qualify for the Adams Scholarship when they:

  • Score in the Advanced category in either the Mathematics or the   English language arts section of the grade 10 MCAS test;
  • Score in the Proficient or Advanced category on the second subject (Mathematics or English language arts); and
  • Have a combined MCAS score on these assessments that ranks in the top 25% in their school district.

The Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for eight traditional semesters of undergraduate education at MCLA.  Students who receive the Adams Scholarship must complete their college studies in four years or less and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Other scholarships are offered based on a student's intended major, residency, or academic achievements. View additional scholarship opportunities


Adams ScholarsPresident Mary Grant honors Berkshire County Adams Scholarship recipients and current Adams Scholars enrolled at MCLA, Gina Wagner and Alex Nichipor, at a December Recognition  event.