The Gordon Hall Family Scholarship

The Gordon Hall Family Scholarship has been established to benefit students from Lynn and Marblehead, Massachusetts entering a four-year college anywhere in the United States.

The program is made possible by a generous gift from Gordon Hall and Taffy Knowlton Hall. The Hall family has deep roots in the North Shore area. Gordon Hall was a resident of Marblehead for 39 years. He was a longtime supporter of local organizations including the North Shore Medical Center, and Salem State University where he served as Board Chair for the Salem State University Assistance Corporation for 12 years.

The program awards scholarships to talented and hardworking students from low-income families.

Applicants must:

  • Be a permanent Massachusetts resident from Lynn or Marblehead.
  • Be a high school student entering college, a current community college student transferring to a bachelor’s program, or a current college student, all pursuing a bachelor’s degree for the first time, and enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours/credits per semester).
  • A United States citizen or noncitizen who has a current lawful presence in the United States and employment authorization.
  • Be academically competitive with a GPA of 3.0 in a demanding course of study, displaying strong writing skills in the application.
  • Demonstrate a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society both present and future.
  • Work part-time.
  • Demonstrate strong financial need. (Applicants generally have a Student Aid Index (SAI) of $13,000 or less, although families with special, extenuating financial situations are considered.)