Scholarship Information

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Scholarship Program

The  2024 scholarship application program is closed. 

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Scholarship Program offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are Mayflower descendants and will be attending a four-year college or university or two-year community college.


For an applicant to be considered for a Mayflower Scholarship, the Application Form must include a valid GSMD membership number for either the applicant or for a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent of the applicant.  Please note that the membership number supplied must be for a living and currently active GSMD member.

If any documentation from a parent or child that is 18 years old needs to be submitted to GSMD to obtain a current GSMD membership number, applicants should begin work as early as possible (the year prior to requesting a scholarship) with the Mayflower Historian in their place of residence to complete this process. Also, you will be required to list your Mayflower Ancestor(s) from the ship.


Each scholarship recipient:

  1. must be a graduating senior
  2. must provide the information requested for the application
  3. must enter a four-year college or university or two-year community college

In the spirit of the Mayflower settlers seeking to better themselves by moving to a new and uncharted world, special consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to bettering themselves.

Applicants are required to include a “Letter of Recommendation” from a teacher and a person in the community.


The application period for 2024 is closed. The 2025 scholarship program will begin in January 2025.