The WizeHive Scholarship Fund

Supporting emerging nonprofit innovators and leaders

Congratulations to our 2021 WizeHive Scholarship awardee, Sarah Massaro!

218821302_292715715944844_8437313861132994999_nSarah Massaro is the Director of Development at Safe Harbor Easton homeless shelter and entering her second year in the La Salle University Nonprofit Leadership Masters program. A lifelong philanthropist -- she co-founded the Good Citizen's Team of Ledyard Center Elementary School in third grade -- Sarah attended Lafayette College as a biology major. But her true calling revealed itself during a volunteer visit to Safe Harbor with a college service group. After interning at the shelter, Sarah grappled with her next step, but ultimately knew that nonprofit work was what she "felt called to do".

Outside of her work, Sarah is an avid reader, pianist, traveler, yoga enthusiast, and lover of nature. But most importantly, she's mom to four-year-old Noah and a rescue pitbull named Gracie. 

We are thrilled to support Sarah's continued education and her career path with this scholarship.

 

Stay tuned for details and dates for the 2022 scholarship.

 

For basic information on the application, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.

 

After more than 10 years of helping nonprofit clients power their grant and scholarship programs, WizeHive is excited to announce the launch of its own program: the WizeHive Scholarship Fund. 

We are encouraged by the many nonprofits we have the opportunity to connect with, and inspired by the staff members and volunteers who pour their hearts into their missions and impact. We also recognize that the nonprofit sector will need an influx of educated, driven, and innovative individuals in order to navigate 21st century challenges and expand impact exponentially. With our new annual scholarship program, we are honored to support those hardworking individuals and support their pursuits to improve themselves and, in turn, the greater good.

For our inaugural cycle, we wanted to focus on impact in Philadelphia, our hometown. We were excited to find a partner in La Salle University, an institution that has a long track record of growing and supporting nonprofits regionally via their Nonprofit Center. Their Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership pulls from the disciplines of finance, marketing, planning, and evaluation and combines them with ethics training in order to develop the understanding needed to be a successful nonprofit leader today. 

As such, WizeHive will award one deserving individual a $10,000 scholarship to pursue a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership at La Salle University.

The winner will be selected based on the following:

  • A strong commitment to nonprofit work via employment, volunteer hours, or both.
  • A drive to serve as a leader in the nonprofit world, utilizing the skills mastered through this additional education to take on new challenges and serve as a mentor to others.
  • A desire to advance, improve, and innovate the way nonprofits deliver on their mission and create lasting impact.
  • Demonstration of need based on current financial and/or personal challenges.
  • Proof of enrollment or acceptance into La Salle’s Nonprofit Leadership Masters program.
  • Employees of WizeHive and active clients of WizeHive are not eligible.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the scholarship application period open and close?

Application open and deadline dates for the 2022 scholarship will be posted in late 2021.

What am I required to do to apply for the scholarship?

All interested parties must complete and submit the scholarship application and submit a letter of recommendation prior to the deadline. Finalists may be asked to participate in a virtual interview.

How do I apply for the scholarship?

The full application will be posted on this page on the application open date. Please note the application cannot be fully accessed, completed, or submitted until that date.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my submission?

If you have any questions regarding your scholarship application or using the application platform, please contact scholarships@wizehive.com.