METCO Directors' Association

Creating educational opportunities since 1975 



For twenty-four years, the METCO Directors’ Association (MDA) awarded an annual scholarship in memory of former Scituate Public Schools METCO Director, Florence M. Howes.  During that time, over thirty-five thousand dollars was awarded to eligible METCO seniors to assist in their continuing academic endeavors.  Upon the dissolution of the Florence M. Howes Scholarship, the MDA agreed that it was important to continue the tradition of honoring the tremendous commitment and hard work of deserving METCO youth by providing financial assistance through the scholarship award process.  Therefore, the MDA has proudly established the METCO Directors’ Association Scholarship. 


To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

Participation in the METCO Program
Maintenance of a B average
Evidence of financial need
Current and past involvement in community activism and volunteer work within human service organizations
Completion of admission process to one or more accredited institutions of higher education


The METCO Directors’ Association Scholarship is funded by donations and by an annual raffle, held during the METCO Directors’ Association conference.

Application Procedure

Submit application, personal statement, most recent transcript, and three (3) letters of recommendation by the due date stated on the application form.

Application deadline is April 30th.
Incomplete applications and/or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Finalists will be asked to submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR)Applications must be submitted to:
The MDA Student Activities Committee
C/O Doreen Ward

Melrose METCO Program 
Melrose Public Schools
360 Lynn Fells Parkway 
Melrose, MA 02176

Download METCO Directors' Association Scholarship Application 
MS Word format (May be filled out online and/or printed then typed offline)


PDF format ( May be filled out online; must be printed for final submission.  Information entered online using .PDF format cannot be saved to your computer.) 

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For Further Information

The following members of the METCO Directors' Association Student Activities Committee are available to answer questions: 

Aleisa Gittens-Carle

(781) 383-2804

Doreen Ward

(781) 979-2137