A local school in Massachusetts has teamed up with Harvard University to offer a scholarship for students who can’t afford to attend the Ivy League school.
The scholarship program at Mansfield School of Education was created to give students who need financial aid more opportunities to pursue their education, said Principal Eric Atherton.
The program is available to students from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
It is also available to other states, and Athertons hope to expand it to other districts in the coming years.
Students who have been accepted for the Mansfield Scholarship Program will have the opportunity to earn up to $15,000 to attend Mansfield.
Athertons goal is to help students who are struggling with financial issues and are looking for an opportunity to achieve their goals.
He said it is important for the students to understand that they will be supported financially in any way they choose.
“We want to make sure that students who cannot afford to pay for college, that we are providing them with an avenue that is open to them,” Athertun said.
“That is the most important thing.
We are going to give them an avenue to get into an elite school.”
The Mansfield school will not provide students with scholarships directly.
Instead, students will need to pay an annual fee that ranges from $10 to $20.
The school is also working with other local school districts to provide students a better financial aid program, said Atherson.
The Mansfields school, a private school, does not charge tuition, Atherts goal.
“It is very important for our students that they can get a decent education and be able to afford to go to school,” he said.
It can take up to four years to complete a degree.
A third of students who apply for the scholarships will be accepted.
The university does not have a specific goal to award scholarships to students.
“In order to be successful, the university is working with a network of schools and organizations to identify opportunities and scholarships for students to pursue an education and to earn their degree,” Ayer said.