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Active Scholarships

At The Stateless Collective, we are dedicated to providing opportunities that are accessible in every way, and financial equity is no different. The list of scholarships below are routinely maintained and updated to ensure our community has timely access to financial aid opportunities for our programs. Here, you'll find a comprehensive list of currently available scholarships, generously offered by the wonderful partners in our community who share our commitment to empowering individuals through innovative education.

Interested in sponsoring a scholarship? Please contact us to discuss how your support can leave a profound impact.

Open Date:  1 Feb 2024

Award Date:  5 July 2024

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Applicable Programs:

  • Innovation, Design, Engineering Academy

Joan M. Halley Memorial Scholarship
for Health Exploration & Community Engagement

The Joan M. Halley Memorial Scholarship for Health Exploration & Community Engagement seeks to honor the memory of Joan M. Halley by supporting students who share her passion for health, community engagement, and personal growth. Through this scholarship, we aim to empower students to pursue their academic and personal aspirations while embodying the values exemplified by Joan M. Halley.


Students who apply for the Innovation, Design, Engineering Academy (IDEA) are automatically considered for this scholarship. Though not required, students may submit an essay on how they plan on demonstrating the values exemplified by Joan M. Halley throughout their IDEA experience with their IDEA application submission.

Open Date:  10 Dec 2023

Award Date:  15 March 2024

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Applicable Programs:

  • Innovation, Design, Engineering Academy

Initiative Excellence Scholarship

The Initiative Excellence Scholarship recognizes and rewards students who demonstrate exceptional initiative, both academically and in community service. This scholarship aims to encourage and support students who take proactive steps to pursue their academic goals while making meaningful contributions to their communities. By honoring students who exhibit initiative, this scholarship seeks to inspire others to take proactive roles in their education and community engagement, fostering a culture of leadership and service among students. 


The first 20 students who apply for the Innovation, Design, Engineering Academy (IDEA) are automatically considered for this scholarship. Though not required, students may submit an essay with their IDEA application submission describing a specific instance where they identified a need or opportunity within their community and took proactive steps to address it.

The logo for the MassHire Trailblazer's Scholarship, which is a silhouette of a hiker in front of a large blue mountain and a green sky

Open Date:  1 May 2024

Award Date:  1 June 2023

# of Recipients:  2

Applicable Programs:

  • All Seasonal Offerings

MassHire Trailblazer's Scholarship

The MassHire Trailblazer's Scholarship, generously sponsored by MassHire Boston, offers a unique opportunity for young professionals under the age of 25 to immerse themselves in the realms of nonprofit organizations and startup enterprises. Through this scholarship, recipients will participate as paid interns within one of The Stateless Collective's seasonal programs. This experience not only allows for direct engagement with impactful initiatives but also provides invaluable exposure to the complexities inherent in managing nonprofit entities and entrepreneurial ventures.


Applicants will need to submit an essay alongside their application describing their career aspirations in the social impact sector, and how they anticipate this experience will foster their personal and professional growth. Additional supplemental materials may be required.

Summit Scholarship Logo, which is The Stateless Collective logo with blue waves arching towards the summit

Open Date:  10 Dec 2023

Award Date:  7 July 2024

# of Recipients:  Varies

Applicable Programs:

  • Innovation, Design, Engineering Academy

IDEA Summit Scholarships

The IDEA Summit Scholarships aim to break down financial barriers and provide access to the Innovation, Design, & Engineering Academy (IDEA) for students who demonstrate financial need. By providing financial assistance, the IDEA Summit Scholarships ensure that deserving students have the opportunity to participate fully in the transformative educational experiences offered by the IDEA program. This scholarship program exemplifies our commitment to equity and inclusivity, fostering a diverse and dynamic learning environment where all students can thrive.

Students who apply for IDEA and check "Yes" as a response to the Financial Need question on the application are automatically considered for this scholarship. Students will be prompted to submit a short description of the level of financial assistance they are anticipating requiring so that The Stateless Collective can determine the best methods of support.

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Open Date:  10 Dec 2023

Award Date:  7 July 2024

# of Recipients:  Varies

Applicable Programs:

  • Innovation, Design, Engineering Academy

Client Innovation Fellowship

Colleges seek students who focus on exploration during high school and bring that spirit to life through practical experiences. The Client Innovation Fellowship is an excellent starting point! This pseudo-internship allows students to concentrate on career development in a specific area and apply their knowledge directly to job-specific tasks in the real world. Our available clients work in public interest technology, geospatial environment, and community health sectors. 

Accepted Fellows must take two related prerequisite courses through IDEA, aligning with the skills needed to deliver effective solutions for industry-level projects. Students will complete fieldwork and engage in client initiatives to address real-world problems.

 

To be considered, students must attach a resume to their IDEA application in the “Supplemental Materials” section. This role requires initiative, skill, and a willingness to pursue career-focused projects, which should be demonstrated in a traditional resume. Program Coordinators will facilitate initial client-Fellow contact, but like typical internships, students are expected to take on leadership roles. While challenging, this Fellowship is ideal for students ready to embark on their internship journey.

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