Granted annually to a female graduating from Princeton High School who is pursuing a career in the allied health professions.

This scholarship was established in 1977 in memory of Ms. Louise Maas, a member of the Princeton Business and Professional Women, Inc. (BPW). During her tenure at the club, Ms. Maas actively urged the use of scholarship funds to prepare women for the health professions, specifically nursing.

The Louise Maas Allied Health Professions Scholarship is administered through the Princeton Area Community Foundation.


One $1,000 scholarship to prepare for an allied health profession will be awarded annually for one year of study at a four-year college or university, two-year college or vocational school.


The applicant must be a female graduating Princeton High School senior of good character and warm personality with a desire to pursue a career in the allied health professions. Allied health professionals are healthcare practitioners with formal education and clinical training who are credentialed through certification, registration and/or licensure.

This is a competitive scholarship, and the recipient will be selected based on character, financial need and achievement.

Application Guidelines and Due Date:

  • Download the application form (available as a Word document or PDF file) or see the school guidance office
  • Submit the completed application and all required attachments to the Princeton Area Community Foundation at 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 by March 1.
  • Award notification posted on Community Foundation website on April 15.
  • The scholarship will be mailed directly to the institution where the student is enrolled on July 31.

Be Sure to Include:

  • Application form with Louise Maas Allied Health Professions Scholarship checked in the box
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) generated by FAFSA
  • A copy of your college financial aid award letter*
  • A copy of your acceptance letter from college or vocational school*
  • A personal statement reflecting your interest in an allied health profession career
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • High school transcript
  • Additional supporting materials if you wish (optional)

* If unavailable at the time of application, these documents (just from the school you decide to attend) must be submitted to the Community Foundation before the scholarship funds will be awarded.