Mayflower Society Scholarship Information

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.

Deadline: March 1, 2023

2022 GSMD Scholarship Recipients

Briana Howard, Nathaniel Kerr, Cammi Griffith, Arwen Erin Lyons
See Mayflower Quarterly Magazine Fall issue

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California Mayflower Society Scholarship Information

Qualified* high school seniors can compete for four awards each year ($5500, $3500, $2500, and $1000)** by following the instructions.

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

Deadline: March 1, 2023

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2022 California Scholarship Recipients

GrantGrant Goulart
John Alden

CameronCameron La Marca
Stephen Hopkins

EmmaEmma Alliende
William Brewster

SamanthaSamantha Kemp
Isaac Allerton

Winning essays: CA Quarterly, Summer 2022, p7–14

*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.