Newton METCO Scholarship Program
The Newton METCO Community Scholarship Fund began twenty years ago to recognize and support Newton's METCO students. Over the years, the Committee's membership has included residents of Newton and Boston, as well as faculty and staff of the Newton Public Schools. Many individuals and businesses in Newton and Boston have supported the Scholarship Fund with their generous donations.
Dear Friend and Supporter,
Today marks the official launch of the 2021 Newton METCO Scholarship Equity and Excellence Annual Fund Campaign. This coming June, thirty- four Newton METCO Seniors will graduate from Newton North and Newton South High Schools. As they stand at the horizon of new opportunities, we want each and every one of our Newton METCO seniors to know they have the tangible support of their Boston-Newton communities.
The members of Class of 2021 have faced unprecedented times as the pandemic exacerbates educational and economic disparities, and experiences of racial injustice continue to have a significant impact on the students, their families, and our communities.
Now in existence for over 35 years, the Newton METCO Community Scholarship Fund (NMCSF) provides financial assistance to deserving METCO seniors seeking to pursue a college education. As we seek to support our graduates, let us draw inspiration from the spoken words of Amanda Gorman, First National Youth Poet Laureate, on Inauguration Day, 2021:
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we're brave enough to see it
If only we're brave enough to be it
Please join us in donating to the scholarship fund today, and be a light of equity, justice, and opportunities for our Newton METCO graduates.
The Members of the Newton METCO Scholarship Fund Committee
Please donate by mail:
Newton METCO Community Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 600053, Newtonville, MA 02460
We are not accepting online donations at this time. Thank you.
Lillie B. Jefferson
1924 – 2014
1932 - 2015
Rosalind E. Johnson
Rev. Howard M. Haywood
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller
Dr. David Fleischman
Dr. Irwin Blumer
Dr. Katherine E. Jones
Setti D. Warren
Dr. Doreen Wilkinson
Angela Pitter Wright
The Scholarship Committee
METCO Director 2020-2021
Waseem Givens, Secretary
Peter Goddard, Interim President
Anne Mikulski, Treasurer
Lisa Reed, President
METCO Director 1999-2014
V. James Marini
METCO Director 2015-2019