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

  • From 1984 to 2018, we have awarded over 1,500 scholarships, totaling over $3.1M, 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 – 2018 = $ 2,002,634  

Total scholarships awarded since inception; $3,195,112 

$308
2018 total scholarships awarded:
The Endowment funds annual scholarships, which in 2018 ranged in size from $825 to $6,500 depending on the criteria established by each of our scholarship funds. 
1
Scholarships Awarded
23
Established Scholarship Funds
3
Total scholarship disbursements since 1984
34
Years of Scholarships
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