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Thank you for your interest in the Alray Scholars Program. We are a Boston-based organization that focuses on giving deserving students a second chance at college. Not only do we offer our scholars up to $5,000 in financial assistance, but we provide the guidance of a dedicated mentor to support you on your quest to earn your degree.


In order to apply for this scholarship, you must have:

  • Graduated from a Boston public high school or a Boston charter high school, or received a GED after attending one of these schools; or graduated from the Metco program while residing in Boston
  • Applied to the scholarship within fifteen years of high school graduation or earning a GED
  • Enrolled and started a college, trade school, or vocational program after completing high school
  • Left your educational program (without completing) due to a range of family, personal or educational reasons
  • Used your time away from your educational program productively, such as being involved in a variety of community, school and work activities

In addition, you must be able to demonstrate the following in your application essays:

  • An intent and readiness to return to school
  • A demonstrated need
  • A desire to make a meaningful contribution to your family, community, or larger society

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate qualities such as integrity, strength of character, maturity, resolve, self-discipline, resilience, leadership and civic engagement.

If you don’t meet some of these eligibility requirements, but you feel you are deserving of an Alray Scholarship, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@alray.org and let us know a little bit more about you.

The Alray Scholars Program does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, military status, age, or disability.

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