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Scholarship Program FAQ

Email: Scholarship@bigy.com
Phone: (413) 504-4080
Apply: https://www.bigy.com/Community/Scholarships

Scholarship Application Timeline

  • The online application is available from Nov 1st – Feb 1st.
  • Notifications are emailed in early April. (Note: You may need to check your SPAM folder) - Update: Due to these unprecedented times, email notifications have been moved to the end of April.
  • Scholarship recipient names are posted on bigy.com in early May. Update: Recipient list will be posted mid to late May.

Who Is Eligible

Big Y Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors, undergrad and graduate students. Employees, their dependents, customers and their dependents are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, a student’s permanent residence, or school, must be located in Massachusetts or Connecticut. (All employees are eligible regardless of residence).

*Prior Big Y scholarship award recipients are not eligible to reapply.

How to Apply

  • Please visit our scholarship page on our official website at www.bigy.com (between Nov 1- Feb 1) and click the application link and to review the most up to date information.]
  • Paper applications no longer accepted.
  • After February 1st, any incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Please Note: You may find prior year paper applications on the internet and on 3rd party sites. These are not valid and will not be accepted

Supporting Documents

  • Academic Transcripts do not need to be official (digital copies – photos, PDFs, scans – are acceptable).
  • Two Letters of Recommendations are required. Only one must be from a teacher, or a college professor. High school Seniors and College Freshman can submit copies of letters written for college entrance.
  • Recommendations letters can be uploaded by a 3rd party (Example: school personnel). Please follow instructions on the online application system to request letters from your teacher, college/university professor, etc.
  • If you did not take any College Board exams (such as SAT or ACT), or it has has been more than 3 years since you took them, you can complete online application without them.
  • Personal resume/fact sheet detailing activities, achievements, awards, community involvement, leadership positions and class rank (if applicable).

High School, College, University Representatives:

  • Annually, Scholarship packets (poster and letter) are mailed to schools within Massachusetts and Connecticut in early Fall.

Please note: Please email, scholarship@bigy.com to request your school be put on our mailing list or removed from the mailing list.

  • If you receive an email request from a student, you will be provided a link to upload the recommendation letter. The student will not see the letter.   It can only be viewed by the scholarship committee. 
  • Academic Transcripts:  We will accept unofficial transcripts.