ONECommunity Scholarship


At HarborOne, we believe education fuels future success. In 2016, HarborOne pledged $1 million over 10 years to provide scholarships to deserving high school students in an effort to ease the financial burden associated with higher education. Over the last decade, HarborOne has provided more than $200,000 in college scholarships and we are truly passionate about continuing this effort to support exceptional students throughout the region.
HarborOne’s ONECommunity Scholarship celebrates and honors a commitment to academic excellence and community.  

  • Twenty $5,000 one-time scholarships sent directly to college
  • Must be a high school senior
  • Plan to attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university
  • Someone in the immediate family* must have an active HarborOne account opened by March 31, 2017 (*Immediate family includes: parents, stepparents, guardians, siblings or applicant)
  • Immediate relatives** of HarborOne employees, Board of Directors and Corporators are ineligible ( **Immediate relatives includes: children, grandchildren, stepchildren, step grandchildren, siblings)

How to Apply:
In preparation to apply, we suggest you:

  • Please read all instructions carefully and pay close attention to the appropriate links to apply and to revisit a saved application 
  • Request a copy of your official transcript from your guidance counselor to be uploaded. Please double check that the transcript you upload is readable. Scanned Word doc or PDF are preferred over JPG.
  • Identify a teacher or guidance counselor to provide a letter of recommendation. If you chose to submit a recommendation, please make sure it appears in the “Attachment Section” your application prior to hitting the “Submit Button”. It will be the student’s responsibility to make sure it is received
  • Key Dates: Application is available February 6, 2017 and Due March 31, 2107 
  New applicants APPLY HERE

Process and Notification:
  • Applications are reviewed by an impartial volunteer Scholarship Committee
  • Decisions are based on student’s academic transcript, personal essays, and participation in community and school activities, awards and recognition received A letter of recommendation is highly suggested
  • All applicants will be notified via email by May 15, 2017. Those selected will be asked to attend reception at HarborOne Bank Headquarters in early June
  • Important Reminder: To avoid creating a duplicate application, use the link below to finish a saved application or revisit a completed application to ensure receipt of your Recommendation. Please click to access EXISITING APPLICATION
Questions: Contact Jennifer White at or 508 895-1338​

2016 ONECommunity Scholarship Recipients

HarborOne Bank awarded 20 college scholarships totaling $100,000 to high school seniors. As part of the ONECommunity Scholarship Program, we gave $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors from around the region.

The list of winning students are:

  • Adrianna Doughtry – Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School (Suffolk University)
  • Alexandra Williams – Champion High School Brockton/Gateway to College at Massasoit (Simmons College)
  • Alison Mello – Apponequet Regional High School (Worcester State University)
  • Alyssa Murphy – Middleborough High School (University of Maine)
  • Carol MacDonald – Hanover High School (Brandeis University)
  • Elizabeth Buckley – Brockton High School (Boston College)
  • Emily Luong – Walpole High School (Smith College)
  • Evaudie Paul – Brockton High School (Stonehill College)
  • Haley Macray – Rockland High School (Bentley University)
  • Jessica Freeborn – Brockton High School (University of Maine at Farmington)
  • Julia D’Agostino – Notre Dame Academy (College of the Holy Cross)
  • Julia Munroe – Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School (Norwich University)
  • Marissa Merrifield – Weymouth High School (Worcester State University)
  • Samantha Connor – Brockton High School (The Catholic University of America)
  • Sarina Spolidoro – Foxborough Regional Charter School (Bridgewater State University)
  • Sawyer Thomas – Middleborough High School (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)