GSMD Scholarship Information

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Scholarship Program is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are Mayflower descendants and will be attending a four-year college or university or two-year community college.

In the spirit of the Mayflower settlers seeking to better themselves by moving to a new and uncharted world, special consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to bettering themselves.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019


For an applicant to be considered for a Mayflower Scholarship, the Application Form must include a valid GSMD membership number for either the applicant or for a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent of the applicant. (Please do not include Member Society Numbers)

If any documentation needs to be submitted to GSMD to obtain a current GSMD membership number, applicants should begin work as early as possible with the Mayflower Historian in their state of residence to complete this process. Applications need to arrive at the Plymouth office by December 31, 2018 for them to be processed in time for the scholarship deadline. 


Each scholarship recipient must be a graduating senior; must provide the information requested for the application; and must enter a four-year college or university or two-year community college.

All applicants must take the SAT or ACT at a time that will allow the results to be submitted as a part of the scholarship application. 

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit all materials required to by March 1, 2019.

Click here to download the GSMD 2019 Scholarship Instructions.

Click here to download the GSMD 2019 Scholarship application.

Click here to download the Character Reference Form.

Click here to download the Academic Recommendation Form.

Please email with any questions or if you have trouble downloading the documents.




Address questions about the application process, including the electronic submission of materials for the application, to

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