Dawber Scholarship



John Galvani, President, and the Board Members of the Friends of FHS, announced two scholarships for 2024 based on an essay contest: First place $1,500 and Second place $750.


Eligibility:  Open to children, step-children, and grandchildren of FHS participants.  Applicants must be graduating from high school this year and planning to attend college in the fall of 2024.


To apply, only two items are needed: an email with the applicant’s name, address, telephone number, and college and career plans (roughly a two-sentence description), and a 1,000-word essay titled What it means to be a participant in medical research in the Framingham Heart Study. Applicants tell a story, conduct an interview, or pursue any angle of interest. Please fact-check and proofread before submitting. Email the essay as an attachment to Rebecca Bennett (rlbennet@bu.edu) by Monday, May 6, 2024. We will confirm receipt of all essays within one business day. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call (508) 935-3486. The Friends will review the essays and notify recipients by May 20, 2024. Recipients will be invited to accept their awards at the Framingham Heart Study.

Good Luck!  We look forward to hearing from you!!