Scholarship applications available

The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield is accepting applications through March 31 for the scholarships it will award for the 2014-15 academic year. The organization, formerly known as the Citizens Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, provides financial assistance in the form of annual scholarships to deserving students of Wakefield to use in their full-time pursuit of higher education. In 2013, its awards totaled $435,000. The group recently voted to become an independent organization after operating as an affiliated chapter of a national umbrella organization for most of its 53-year history. The name change was the result of that decision. Anyone regardless of age who is a Wakefield resident and full-time student is eligible to apply for a scholarship. Applications are available on the foundation’s website, They can also be picked up in the guidance offices at Wakefield Memorial High School, Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School, and area parochial schools, as well as at Beebe Library and the Americal Civic Center. For more information, contact Roberta DiNitto at 781-245-4890 or