The Future Leaders Scholarship aims to identify young men and women who will be tomorrow's leaders. Each year the Bay State Games is proud to award these $2,000 scholarships to six deserving Bay State Games athletes. Over the past 25 years nearly $300,000 has been distributed to students who wish to continue their education.
Past recipients of the Future Leaders Scholarship have gone on to institutions located in New England as well as across the nation including Harvard, Stanford, Boston College, Notre Dame, Princeton, UMass Amherst, Yale, UCLA, Boston University, Holy Cross, Tufts, University of Virginia, Holy Cross and Providence College.
The Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation awards these scholarships because it believes the future leaders of tomorrow are developed during their high school years with a solid foundation built on academics, athletics and other interests as well as community service. Achieving success in academics, athletics and community service teaches responsibility to self and to others, fosters a sense of self-worth, and develops an appreciation for the importance of setting goals and working to achieve them. If learned well, these lessons help make effective leaders in business, education, and the community. These values help to craft the leaders of tomorrow, and the Bay State Games hopes to help these leaders with the Futures Leaders Scholarship program.
Applicants must be:
A) A Junior (11th grade) who is a resident of Massachusetts, or attends a secondary school in Massachusetts, as of the 2018-2019 academic year.
B) Past or current participation in the Bay State Winter or Summer Games is required to apply for the Future Leaders Scholarship.
The applicant must provide the following in one envelope:
A) Completed application form
B) Personal statements typed on separate paper
C) Recommendation from a coach or athletic director in a sealed envelope
D) Recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher, or principal in a sealed envelope
E) Official school transcript, including the first half of the 2018-2019 academic year
A) Recommendations should be typed, one page in length, signed by author, and sealed in an envelope
B) Recommendations should address the applicant's demonstrated leadership abilities and achievements. It should give a clear sense of what qualities make the applicant unique and deserving of the Future Leaders Scholarship