How are scholarships awarded?

To assure the highest standards in determining need and eligibility, the scholarship awards are determined by the Hope High Dollars for Scholars Board.  Students complete a detailed application which is evaluated by our Awards Committee. Award criteria include, but are not limited to: admission to college, merit, financial need, faculty recommendation, and two/three essays.

In addition to scholarships, starting in 2016, all scholarship recipients were given a laptop and software as a "graduation gift" from Hope High Dollars for Scholars.



HHDfS Scholarships:   Six $1000 scholarships have been awarded each year in 2012 - 2016. In 2017 & 2018, we increased the amount to $1500. And in 2019, HHDfS Scholarships reached $2500.

Named Scholarship Awards:  

The $1000 Steven K. Latimer Memorial Award, honoring Hope High student Steven K. Latimer, was awarded by his mother, Myra Latimer-Nicholas in 2016 & 2017, increased to $2000 in 2018. 

In 2018, Marilyn and Jodi Greenberg awarded the $2000 Richard D. Greenberg Memorial Award, in memory of their husband and father, a Class of '62 graduate.  In 2019, the Richard D. Greenberg Memorial Award became a four-year renewable scholarship worth $8000.

Patricia Houlihan Memorial Scholarship:  In 2019, family, friends and colleagues of Patricia Houlihan, Hope '57, funded a $2500 scholarship in memory of Patricia, a champion of public education.

The Markoff Sisters Scholarship, funded by the Markoff Foundation, worth $2000 was awarded for the first time in 2019.

Four-year Renewable Named & Class Scholarships:

Louis B. Mendelsohn Entrepreneur Award - Renewable:  In 2013, Louis Mendelsohn, Class of '65, established the LBM Entrepreneur Award, a scholarship of $2500, renewable for four years, for a total of $10,000.  This scholarship has been awarded in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Class of '62 Scholarship - Renewable:    In 2014, the Class of 62 established a renewable scholarship enabling one student to receive $1000 for four years, for a total of $4000.  This scholarship has been awarded in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, the scholarship award increased to $5000 ($1250 each year).

Class of '65 Scholarship - Renewable:  Honoring its 50th Class Reunion, the Class of 65 raised over $10,000 to fund scholarships in 2016 and beyond. Class of '65 awarded it's first Renewable Scholarship (four years) worth $6500 in 2016.  In 2017, 2018 and 2019, the Class of '65 awarded a renewable four-year scholarship worth $5000.

Class of '66 - Renewable In 2017, at its 50th Reunion, the Class of 66 funded a four-year renewable scholarship of $5000.

Class of '67 - RenewableIn 2018, at its 50th Reunion, the Class of 67 funded a four-year renewable scholarship of $5000.  In 2019, the Class of 67 awarded another $5000 scholarship.

Norton "Nocky" Rappoport Memorial Scholarship - Renewable: In 2016, the Rappoport brothers established a four-year Renewable scholarship in memory of their father enabling one student to receive $1000 for four years for a total of $4000.  

James M. Flink Memorial Scholarship - Renewable:  This $4000 renewable scholarship was awarded in 2015 and in 2017, increased to $5000 by the family and friend of James M. Flink (Robert and Joanne Flink Silver, Hope '64 and Philip Weinstein, Hope '61) in memory of Jim, a Hope '60 graduate and track star.

Tommy Feldman Memorial Scholarship - Renewable: In 2018 and 2019, friends and classmates of the late Tommy Feldman, Hope '66, raised funds to support a  four-year renewable scholarship of $5000.  

Donald Salmanson Memorial Scholarship -- Renewable:  In 2017, 2018 and 2019, family members of Donald Salmanson awarded a four-year renewable scholarship of $10,000, increased to $12,000 in 2018 adn 2019.

Opportunity Scholarship -- RenewableIn 2018 and 2019, Lucy and Peter Ascoli, family members of Jane Bermont, President of HHDfS, awarded a four-year renewable scholarship of $12,000.


If you are interested in funding a NAMED SCHOLARSHIP in honor or in memory of a family member or loved one, please contact: Jane Bermont, President, 617 686-9158 or

If you are interested in funding a CLASS SCHOLARSHIP, please contact Christina RIcci, Vice President and Fundraising Chair, 617 833-1611 or