The Thaddeus Miles Community Leadership Scholarship

The Thaddeus Miles Community Leadership Scholarship

The Dimock Center’s Thaddeus Miles Community Leadership Scholarship supports high school seniors who live in the City of Boston who are graduating from Boston-area high schools (Boston Public Schools and other area public and private schools). The scholarship is named for a tremendous community leader who has dedicated himself to advancing social justice and uplifting our community. This award is intended to provide additional financial resources for motivated and hard-working students who have demonstrated leadership to support them in their pursuit of higher education. A total of ten scholarships will be awarded annually. We are deeply grateful to Berkshire Bank for their generous support in creating this scholarship.

Thaddeus Miles is a passionate leader, advocate and champion for community. He has founded and led numerous organizations in Boston to empower young people and instill in them a sense of pride, responsibility and achievement. These include Hoodfit, which amplifies the positive attributes in people’s neighborhoods that have allowed them to grow strong, experience resilience and exercise strategic problem-solving. Hoodfit and the Boston Athletic Association are partners in Dimcok’s Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run. He has received the Heroes Among Us award from the Boston Celtics, the Embracing the Legacy award from The Robert F. Kennedy Action Corp. and the Directors Community Award from the Director of the FBI. Mr. Miles is the Director of Community Services at MassHousing.


SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:  A one-year, $2,500 scholarship will be awarded towards tuition, academic fees and/or educational expenses. Click here for more information on eligibility requirements and required documents needed to apply. 

ANNOUNCEMENT AND AWARDS- Scholarships will be announced at a celebration in June 2020 with Mr. Thaddeus Miles, the CEO of Berkshire Bank and other community leaders. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend this celebration.  Scholarships will be awarded by August 1, 2020, and will be paid directly to the school the student plans to attend in 2020-21.


Complete applications and all supporting materials must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 6, 2020 and mailed to the following address, or can be  submitted via email to Paola Villatoro at pvillatoro@tpi.org 

There is no need to send the application via overnight mail or Federal Express.  

The Thaddeus Miles Community Leadership Scholarship

c/o The Philanthropic Initiative

75 Arlington Street, Suite 710

Boston, MA 02116

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