The ALKU Scholarship

2016 ALKU scholarship winner, Marta and her mentor, Carol, of BBBS of Cape Cod & the Islands.

About the Scholarship

Created in 2015 by ALKU CEO and Founder and MMP Board Member, Mark Eldridge, the ALKU Scholarship is a $20,000 college scholarship for rising high school seniors. Through Mark's leadership and generosity, the scholarship provides youth the opportunity to apply for financial support to achieve their full potential as they pursue their college careers. 

By providing financial resources, ALKU and MMP together aim to build the capacity of organizations to connect youth to a broader web of support, build on the opportunities their existing mentoring relationships have offered them and help eliminate any barriers to future academic, economic, or social success. 
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In order to qualify for the award, the student must be...

  • enrolled in a high school within Massachusetts;
  • a rising senior (will be a high school senior in fall 2017);
  • planning on applying to a four-year, accredited institution to acquire a Bachelor's degree in any field;
  • engaged in an empowering youth-adult relationship (defined as any adult other than the applicant's legal guardian who provides friendship, guidance and support) for at least one year;
  • able to demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and a commitment to their communities
- The deadline to apply is Friday, July 14 at 5pm -
** DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply by Friday, July 21st at 5pm! **
Learn More
  • Meet Marta: Learn more about last year's ALKU Scholarship winner, Marta Pleitez, on our blog
  • Know the perfect candidate? Download and share this PDF with youth you know who may be interested in applying! 
  • Have Questions? Email Kelsey Renner, Development Associate, at


To apply for the 2017 ALKU Scholarship, click here.