Skip survey header

Massachusetts Moving to College Housing Scholarship

STUDENT SCHOLAR APPLICATION for the 2021-22 Academic Year


Massachusetts community colleges and state universities are working with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Department of Higher Education (DHE), the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Commission to conduct a scholarship program to address student housing insecurity and homelessness. This scholarship is offered in recognition of students’ resilience and proven ability to pursue an education despite socio-economic, racial, and other inequities. It is intended to support students who are committed to earning a college degree and pursuing career and life experiences that are meaningful to them.

This federally funded program pilot offers a housing scholarship for students entering college directly from high school. Upon applying to a state university or a community college participating in the program, students will be eligible for year-round campus housing (including summer and break housing), meal plans, as well as student services. Applicants may enroll at either a community college or a state university; those attending a community college would live at the nearest participating state university campus and commute to classes at the community college, and/or take classes online. Campuses participating in the Moving to College program include: Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, Framingham State University, MassBay Community College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Berkshire Community College, Salem State University and North Shore Community College.

To apply, you must be eligible for each of the following requirements. Please check the box for each eligibility requirement indicating that you have read and understand it.
*This question is required.

Students interested in being considered for the scholarship as part of this pilot are encouraged to complete and return this application starting March 1, in any given year. Applicants will be invited by members of the MTC Application Review Committee to take part in an interview in early March with decisions starting April 1. The content of this application is confidential and will only be shared among members of the team making decisions on student admissions to the pilot. Applicants may be asked to complete a new application each year.

For a paper version of this application, please contact:

Sarah Slautterback
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02348
To save your responses and return to complete the application, click the toolbar at the top of this page and enter your email information. A link will be sent to you to continue your application. You can return and edit these responses at any time before you submit the application.