New! Send us a video. Video essays are acceptable forms of essays and can be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the subject line of last name, video essay. JERICHO, the Bureau for Exceptional Children & Adults in Holyoke, is pleased to announce the availability of the Father Robert F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship.  Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded annually to students from Western Massachusetts who are graduating from high school or are enrolled at an accredited college or university.

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To be eligible, a student must:

  •  Be a resident of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, or Berkshire County
  • Be a graduating high school senior or a returning student attending an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrate either an intention to pursue a degree and a career dedicated to serving persons with disabilities, or be a person with a disability seeking to further his or her education

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, financial need, academic achievement, volunteer service, and church and community activities will also be considered in selecting scholarship recipients. 

The goal of this scholarship is to remember JERICHO‚Äôs founder Father Robert Wagner and to encourage and assist those who wish to follow in his footsteps by bringing dignity, respect, and wholeness to the lives of persons with disabilities.  The Selection Committee will review all applications, identify the most deserving individuals based on the principles for which this memorial scholarship was created, and will make awards accordingly.

To complete the application process, the applicant must provide the following materials:

  • Completed scholarship application
  • Official transcript of academic records for grades 9-12 and/or undergraduate record
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement from a physician or school administrator verifying disability (if applicable)

All materials must be postmarked by MAY 1st, 2024

Send completed application and all of the above required materials together to:

Father Robert F. Wagner Memorial Scholarship
JERICHO - The Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults, Inc.
P.O. Box 1039
Holyoke, MA 01041-1039

The confidentiality of all materials provided will be respected.  No written materials will be returned to the applicant.  All scholarship recipients agree that Jericho may release their names/photographs to the media.  For additional information, call 413-538-7450, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..