The Waltham Family School Scholarship Fund announces scholarships to WFS alumni.

The Waltham Family School (WFS) Scholarship Fund was established by the Friends of the Waltham Family School, Inc. (FWFS) in 2021 as a tribute to the founder of the Waltham Family School, Britta McNemar. WFS donors contributed to create the Fund in honor of Britta’s retirement in June 2021.

The vision of the WFS Scholarship Fund is to support WFS parents and alumni/families of the program as they continue on their educational journey, whether in college or vocational training.

The WFS Scholarship Fund is managed by the FWFS Board who directs and manages the funds.


For any questions about the WFS Scholarship Fund or how to apply, please contact Jackie Herrera at the Waltham Family School: 781-314-5696.


Check out the recent press release announcing the launch of the WFS Scholarship Fund and donation to the fund.


1. Eligibility

All family members of a family who participated in the WFS program, and are currently residing in Massachusetts, are eligible to apply for the WFS Scholarship Fund. Former scholarship recipients can apply again.

2. What the WFS Scholarship Fund will support

Educational activities that will benefit the applicant with continued learning. Such as:

  • Tuition payments by accredited institutions
  • Books / technology / supplies required for learning
  • Other miscellaneous educational expenses (such as transportation, food, or healthcare) Please explain.

3. Application Deadline(s)

Applications received by April 1 will be given preference. Scholarship awards for high school/college students will be announced in June. Parental scholarships can be awarded throughout the year. Parental scholarships will be decided within 6 weeks after receiving the application.

Applications can be submitted online or mailed (use this paper form) to:

Jackie Herrera
Waltham Family School
510 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453

4. Monetary Award

The WFS Scholarship Fund will award up to $2,500 per Scholarship recipient. The WFS Scholarship will usually be awarded to a WFS parent and a WFS parent’s child per calendar year. The total amount of scholarship dollars available for award each year will be determined annually by the Friends of the Waltham Family School Board through a recommendation of the Investment Committee.

5. Recipient Selection

FWFS will establish a panel to select the recipients of the WFS Scholarship. The selection panel will consist of 3-5 people, which could include FWFS board members, WFS Program coordinator, FWFS Advisory Council members, and a WFS teacher.

6. Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy and commitment of Friends of the Waltham Family School, Inc. that it does not
discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability,
sexual orientation, gender identification or religion.

7. FWFS Fundraising

The FWFS Board is responsible for fundraising to ensure the longevity of the WFS Scholarship Fund.

8. Fund Termination

In the event of unforeseen circumstances and/or serious financial hardship the FWFS Board can vote to dissolve the fund and redirect funds to support the WFS.

Apply online or by mail using this paper form