What We Do
We help fill the gap between what college costs and what families can pay
No one can anticipate the unexpected.
Every year there are many Weston High School graduates...
...who find it challenging to continue their education because of financial difficulties or unexpected life circumstances. Families who receive aid often find that what the school provides will not be enough. Some students try to contribute to their tuition by working part-time after school and during the summer. Even after all these contributions, students and parents often find there is still a gap.
That's when we come in. We help fill the gap.
The Weston High School Scholarship Committee (WHSSC)...
...was established in 1970 to provide financial assistance to members of Weston’s first graduating class in 1971. The committee administers the "Weston High School Scholarship Fund."
SINCE 1970, More than 600 Weston STUDENTs
have been supported by our committee!
You may not know us, but we've been here for years
The WHSSC has been enabling grads to start their college careers since 1970. More than 600 Weston young people have been supported by our committee.
The process is private
Both the application and award processes are confidential. Only members of the WHSSC review applications, which are held in strictest confidence. Applicants and grantees will remain anonymous.
Who We help
We know: College is insanely expensive. Even in well-to-do Weston, we all hit hard times now and again.
Here are some illustrative situations where the WHSSC was able to help:
Dad lost his job
Student A’s dad lost his job senior year leaving the family with a temporary financial short fall. We awarded that student a $2500 grant to purchase books, supplies and help pay for transportation to get home throughout the year.
Someone stole the identity of Student B’s father, leading to several months of stress and financial chaos. That student was awarded $3000 to help ease the transition to college.
A sports injury and unexpected medical bills put a strain on Student C’s ability to work part-time her senior year. The WHSSC helped her with a grant of $1750.
how it works
Important information about the WHSSC
There are three parts to the process: Apply, Financial Need Disclosure, Interview
WHO WE ARE
The WHSSC consists of seven members from the Weston community.
Our secretary is former WHS teacher and coach Bob Westervelt