Scholarships

Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation believes in giving back that makes a lasting impact, which is why we proudly support local students pursuing higher education. Since 2009, we have awarded almost half a million dollars in scholarships to students from Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth. The scholarship applications are available online now, and all applications will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, March 14th.

Apply for a 2024 Scholarship

Community Scholarship

The Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation will grant six $12,000 college scholarships to current high school seniors. Four will be awarded to residents of Martha's Vineyard, and two to residents of Falmouth.

Deadline: Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 11:59pm

Eligibility details can be found in the Scholarship Application. Choose Apply Now below to get started!

Philip J. Norton, Jr. Scholarship

In honor of his dedication to public service, Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation created the Philip J. Norton, Jr. Scholarship for a post-secondary student planning a career in public service. In 2024, this one-year scholarship award will be $12,500.

Philip J. Norton, Jr. was a founding member of the Vineyard Preservation Trust, served as a Dukes County Commissioner, founded and chaired the MV chapter of Ducks Unlimited, served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Martha's Vineyard Bank (and previously the Martha's Vineyard Co-Operative Bank), and was the Edgartown Moderator for 43 years. He was a longtime member of the Edgartown Golf Club and served for many years on the Board of Governors. Jeff was also an Honorary Member of the Vineyard Golf Club and The Boathouse & Field Club.

Deadline: Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 11:59pm

Eligibility details can be found in the Scholarship Application. Choose Apply Now below to get started!

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Community Scholarships. $12,000 scholarships awarded to six local high school seniors

Ashley Brasefield, Owen DiBiaso, Delilah Hammarlund, and Benjamin Mulvey of Martha's Vineyard High School and William Gerlach and Brigid Murphy of Falmouth High School.

$250,000 Philip J. Norton, Jr. Scholarship Fund for Public Service

The inaugural Philip J. Norton, Jr. Scholarship was awarded to Alley Estrella, a graduate student working toward her Masters of Social Work.

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View yearly giving totals and donation distributions in our most recent Giving Report.

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