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Ellis Scholarship

Created by the Ellis family estate in 1941, the Ellis Scholarship is a four-year, full tuition scholarship awarded annually to a high school senior who is a resident of Worcester.   The scholarship is named in honor of Theodore T. Ellis, the late owner and publisher of the Worcester Telegram and the Evening Gazette, and Mary G. Ellis, his wife.  Under the Ellis family ownership from 1919 to 1925, these two publications were combined to form the successful, long-running Worcester Telegram & Gazette.  At the time of his death in 1934, Theodore T. Ellis was vice president and part owner of the Chicago Daily News and president of the New England Fibre Blanket Company.  

The Holy Cross Admissions Committee will select a recipient of the Ellis Scholarship each year based on academic excellence and personal strengths, while taking into account the financial need of the family.  Students residing in Worcester are eligible. 

To be considered for the scholarship, students must:

  1. File the Common Application to the College of the Holy Cross by January 15.
  2. Submit the CSS Profile and FAFSA forms by January 15.

Finalists will be invited to interview with the Ellis Scholarship Committee in February.  If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Associate Director of Admissions, Lynn Verrecchia, at