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Tom Olen Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship aims to offer financial support for college expenses to a graduating high school senior who has been directly affected by cancer (either personally or through their immediate family).


We are looking to help a student who wants to make a positive impact on the world. The scholarship committee will select a recipient based on several factors including, but not limited to, financial need, medical hardship, dedication to community service, commitment to educational and professional goals, personality, creativity, and a testimony to his or her eligibility for this scholarship.

Do I qualify for the scholarship?

  • have confirmed attendance as an incoming undergraduate student at a fully accredited college or university in the United States, its possessions or territories

  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • be a resident of Massachusetts

  • have been affected by cancer (this may include currently battling cancer, being a cancer survivor, having a parent, guardian, or sibling who is currently fighting cancer, or having lost a parent, guardian, or sibling to cancer)

What is required to apply?

Fill out the application below and include a brief 350-word essay highlighting your experience with cancer and any future career/personal ambitions. 

When do I need to apply by?

May 1st, 2024

Have more questions? Contact Tucker Olen via

TOMF Scholarsip

Thank you to all

of those who applied!

Applications for the next Tom Olen Memorial Fund Scholarship will open in January of 2025. 

Congrats to Dustin Liang for taking home the $5,000 Tom Olen Memorial Fund Scholarship and Tanishtha Jha for earning the $2,500 runner-up scholarship!

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