Recommenders

Thank you for guiding students through the process of applying to and paying for college! Please review the resources below for how to navigate our scholarship application process and submit your recommendation materials.
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Reaching Out to Students

Please use this poster in your office to share this opportunity with students! You may also want to share these snapshots from our digital media kit on your social media channels: DIGITAL KIT.

Navigating the Process

Below are useful links for you to help students successfully apply for the Phillips Scholarship. 

How to Apply 2024-2025 
Details about how to apply for the scholarship as a new student for Fall 2024. You can print this for your scholarship files or online listings.

How to Apply 2024-2025 in other languages: 
Haitian Creole, Khmer, and Spanish 

Submitting a Recommendation

We greatly value the context your recommendations provide for your students! Whether you are a school counselor, general recommender, or a partner organization sponsoring a student, we ask that you use our online platform to share your support An email invitation with a personalized link to the recommendation form will be generated once a student enters your information into their application. Please read on for information on what is required based on the type of applicant you are recommending.

New Applicant

Current High School Senior
The high school guidance counselor or school counselor must provide a recommendation by the deadline for the application to be considered complete. This includes:
  • School Counselor Form
  • High school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation (one used for college admission is fine)
  • High school profile, if available

Students may also designate another adult as a general recommender, which is optional but encouraged. This should be an adult who knows the applicant well, such as a teacher, community service advisor, religious leader, coach or employer. They should not be a relative or school counselor. General recommenders only need to complete the questions on the recommendation form and/or submit a letter of recommendation via the designated space on the recommendation form.  
 

Recommendations are due by April 5, 2024 for seniors applying by the early response deadline, or May 6, 2024 for seniors applying for the regular deadline.

New Applicant

Current College Student

Current college students may designate the following to be their recommender: college professor, teaching assistant, academic advisor, community service advisor, religious leader, coach or employer. College recommenders only need to complete the recommendation form and/or submit the letter of recommendation. 

Recommendations for all current college students are due by May 6, 2024.

Partner Organizations

In addition to submitting a recommendation letter on behalf of the students you are sponsoring, we ask that you complete the Applicant List Form prior to the April and May deadlines. Please read more about partnership activities here.

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Troubleshooting

For help accessing or using our online recommendation form, please call our office at 978-744-2111 or email us at staff@spscholars.org so we can help troubleshoot.

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Financial Eligibility

Learn about the qualifications necessary for financial eligibility.
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