Now accepting applications for 2021

The Anaya Tipnis Foundation offers scholarships to high school seniors entering an accredited college or a university. All applicants must be affiliated with at least one of our partner organizations provided below. If your organization is not listed below, please contact us at

  • Upward Bound UMass
  • Trio UMass
  • Upward Bound Worcester
  • Upward Bound Boston University
  • Upward Bound Suffolk
  • Noble and Greenough School
  • Winsor School
  • Massachusetts Educational Opportunity Association
  • Upward Bound Math Science Boston University
  • Needham High School
  • LaVida Scholars
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • American Student Assistance
  • Project Reach
  • Post Secondary Program, Summer Search
  • Urban Scholars
  • Boston Talent Search and GEAR Up
  • Roxbury Prep

Partner organizations may use this nomination form to nominate their applicants.

The scholarship award consists of the following:
  1. Cash award of $3000 each, to be used toward school tuition, books, or other needs
  2. Access to one-on-one mentorship tailored to each scholar's needs
  3. Internship opportunities at local institutions and/or organizations
Ideal candidates for The Anaya Tipnis Foundation Scholarship will have demonstrated authenticity in their passion for entrepreneurship, science and technology, education, social justice, or the empowerment of women and/or minorities. Passion and authenticity should be demonstrated by community service and leadership, which may include organizing or supporting initiatives, events, or programs that have had positive impact on a community. Candidates must also demonstrate a need for this funding based on their total family income.


Please complete and submit these two forms by their due dates.

For any questions or clarifications, please contact us at: 

Application form

The deadline for submission of this form is January 31st 2021

References Selection Form

Please submit this form as soon as possible and no later than January 15th 2021

We require two letters of recommendation letters: one from a teacher and one from an individual who can attest to your community service work, such as a counselor or a community leader. Please identify them by completing this accompanying form.

We will send emails to your references directly with instructions on how they can submit their recommendation letters to us -- by their due date of January 31st 2021. Your references will get more time to write these letters, the earlier you can provide this information to us.