The Mayflower Society

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) offers four scholarships ($6000, $5000, $4000, $3000) to graduating high school seniors who are Mayflower descendants and will be attending a four-year college or two-year community college. Applicant, parent, grandparent, or great grandparent must be an active GSMD member. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to bettering themselves.

Expired Deadline: March 1, 2022

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California Mayflower Society

Qualified* high school seniors can compete for three awards each year ($5000, $3000, and $2000) by following the instructions. New instructions and application coming soon.

  • Application Form
  • Letter to Mayflower Ancestor
  • Personal Essay
  • High School Transcript
  • ACT or SAT results
  • Character Reference Letter
  • Academic Recommendation Letter

Expired Deadline: March 1, 2022

Money Hand scholarships

2021 California Scholarship Recipients

Ashley MasonAshley Mason
William Bradford

Eliana Meza-EhlertEliana MezaEhlert
Miles Standish

Clay PreuschClay Preusch
Stephen Hopkins

Winning essays: CA Quarterly, Summer 2021, p24–29

*Junior members, or children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, great grandnieces and great grandnephews of current California Mayflower Society members are eligible to receive scholarships, regardless of their state of residence.