Vital Impact, founded in 1998, is one of the only organizations focused on providing support to women over 35 who are transitioning careers and enrolled in an educational program to achieve this goal. We do this by raising funds for scholarships for women throughout Massachusetts, who are eligible to apply. We are proud of these courageous women, many of whom have a passion for giving back, and a desire to make an impact in the lives of others in their communities and the world.

Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted!

It’s our favorite time of year when we are accepting and reviewing scholarship applicants from amazing and deserving women.

Eligibility criteria includes:

- Being a mature woman, age 35 or older
- Committed to making a career change
- Reside in Massachusetts
- Enrolled in a Massachusetts school
- Use scholarship for fall semester 2014 (must be used within 1 year of award)
- Postmarked no later than May 31, 2014

For more detailed information and to download an application today, visit our Scholarship page!

Thank You for your support of the Vital Impact Spring Gala! Flower Background 29 [Converted].eps


What an amazing event, our first annual spring fundraising gala at the City View Ballroom at the World Trade Center in Boston, MA!

A special thank you Liisa Budge Johnson, a Vital Impact scholarship recipient who moved us with the story of her journey and a reminder to “make lemonade” at every opportunity.  And Thank You to our keynote speaker, Hank Phillippi Ryan, who shared her story about her career that has gone from radio reporter to Rolling Stone Magazine to the US Senate to undercover investigations at Boston’s Channel 7 – and about making a career change at mid-life.

Thanks to all who participated, and especially our sponsors, it looks like we are on track to potentially double the number of scholarships to be awarded in 2015!

Thank you to our sponsors without whom this event would not have been possible:

Summa Cum Laude Sponsor: Drew Company

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Magna Cum Laude Sponsors:

Barbara Case Ameriprise Logo_smAmeriprise Financial – Barbara Case


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Good Deeds – Janet LaBerge


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