Blackwell Scholarship Program

The Nicsa/William T. Blackwell Scholarship Fund was established to recognize outstanding students of the Nicsa family with financial and social support for postsecondary education. Blackwell Scholars receive up to four years of scholarship support, a mentor from a Nicsa member company, and access to career networking and internship opportunities.

Each year, Nicsa’s Strategic Leadership Forum (SLF) features the Blackwell Scholarship Charity Golf Tournament. All proceeds from the tournament go toward the scholarship fund. 

Mission & Goals

  • Provide support for students with financial need
  • Raise aspirations and help students succeed through college and beyond
  • Support a new generation of professionals as they enter the workforce


  • Renewable up to four years for postsecondary education
  • Up to $5,000 per year, depending on financial need
  • Multiple scholarships awarded per year
  • Funded through donations from Nicsa member firms


Each Blackwell Scholar is paired with a volunteer mentor from a Nicsa member company during their tenure in the program. Mentoring will focus primarily on professional development, and can come in many forms of support (e.g., job shadowing, guidance on resumes, job/internship searches and networking).


Blackwell Scholars who are rising seniors are eligible to apply for summer internships at Nicsa member companies, primarily through existing paid internship opportunities.

Support the Scholarship Today

Make an online donation here. Contributions to the Fund by mail may be sent to:

Fund Administration
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Please make your checks payable to the Nicsa / William T. Blackwell Scholarship Fund. Confirmation of your contribution will be sent to you directly from The Boston Foundation.

Your contribution is tax deductible.