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Early College Access Programs
Westfield State University
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The Westfield Promise is an early college program offered through Westfield State in partnership with Westfield Public Schools, Holyoke Public Schools, and Springfield Public Schools.
The program enables you to earn up to 12 college credits by the time you graduate high school, greatly increasing the likelihood that you’ll go on to earn a college degree!
Now that you've completed 12+ credits with The Westfield Promise, what comes next? We hope you'll complete an admissions application with WSU as a first year student, and strongly consider becoming a full-time student! We even offer two scholarship opportunities to Westfield Promise graduates to help ease cost of attendance.
The Westfield Promise Scholarship (In Partnership with Westfield State Financial Aid)
Students who complete the early college program receive preferred admission to Westfield State University. All high school graduation and minimum university entrance requirements must be met. This unique scholarship opportunity provides up to $2,000 per year to students who meet the following criteria:
The Paul W. Dower Westfield Promise Award
The Westfield State Foundation in partnership with The Westfield Promise is proud to award four students $2,500 per year, for up to 4 years of undergraduate study at Westfield State. In order to be eligible, students: