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

  • From 1984 to 2019, we have awarded over 1,600 scholarships, totaling over $3.4M, 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.
  • Our Scholarship Funds are listed here.
  • View this page for recent  Scholarship Recipients.

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Scholarships awarded by decade:

  • 1982 – 1989 =      $ 15,300    * (First scholarships were awarded in 1984)
  • 1990 – 1999 =    $ 150,050
  • 2000 – 2009 = $ 1,027,128
  • 2010 – 2019 = $ 2,313,034  

Total scholarships awarded since inception; $3,507,512 

$311
2019 total scholarships awarded:
The Endowment funds annual scholarships, which in 2019 ranged in size from $900 to $7,000 depending on the criteria established by each of our scholarship funds. 
1
Scholarships Awarded
25
Established Scholarship Funds
3
Total scholarship disbursements since 1984
35
Years of Scholarships
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