The Permanent Endowment is one of the largest providers of scholarships on Martha’s Vineyard

  • From 1984 to 2016, we have awarded over 1,275 scholarships, totaling over $2.5M, to Island students.
  • Approximately fifty percent of these awards supported high school seniors entering college and the balance helped students currently enrolled in college and graduate school programs as well as almost 100 mariners pursuing their Captain’s license.

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Scholarships awarded by decade:

  • 1982 – 1989 =      $ 14,700    * (First scholarships were awarded in 1984)
  • 1990 – 1999 =    $ 150,050
  • 2000 – 2009 = $ 1,027,128
  • 2010 – 2016 = $ 1,380,434  

Total scholarships awarded since inception; $2,572,312

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2016 total scholarships awarded:
The Endowment funds annual scholarships, which in 2016 ranged in size from $800 to $7,700 depending on the criteria established by each of our scholarship funds. 
1
Scholarships Awarded
23
Established Scholarship Funds
2
Total scholarship disbursements since 1984
30
Years of Scholarships
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