Trustees Awards and Senior Scholarship Listing & Applications

Only applications with a submitted timestamp from

March 2 - March 23, 2020 will be considered.

Notifications, reminders, and announcements will be continuously published via email and announcements throughout the application time frame.

TO: Westford Academy Graduating Seniors
RE: 2020 Trustee Awards and Community Scholarships

See below for a list of scholarship opportunities made available by the Westford Academy Trustees, local families, and community organizations. Through the Trustees' generosity, over $90,000 will be distributed to graduating seniors. At Senior Scholarship Night, a total of over $300,000 in scholarships is presented to Westford Academy graduating seniors.

FIRM DEADLINE for submitting all applications is March 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM.  NO EXTENSIONS OR EXCEPTIONS

Directions on How to Apply:

  • All 2020 Westford Academy graduating seniors are eligible to apply for these scholarships. The qualifications for each scholarship are listed below. Be sure you meet the requirements before you apply for each scholarship.
  • Please click on the link next to each scholarship to access the application and follow the instructions for submitting the completed application.
  • Most scholarship applications are a Google Form and you will need your Google user name and password to login.  
  • However, there are a few applications that require you to print a supplemental letter of recommendation, a personal statement, resume, or other required document.  Please bring these documents to Guidance and place in the appropriate scholarship folder beginning March 2.  This will be clearly noted. 
  • Only applications with a submitted timestamp from March 2 through March 23 will be considered.
  • The FIRM DEADLINE for all scholarship applications is March 23, 2020 @ 2:00 PM. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS.
  • Please direct any scholarship questions to Mrs. Halloran - WA Scholarship Coordinator, Mrs. Vernalia in Guidance, or your Guidance Counselor.
  • Senior Scholarship Night will be held Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center at Westford Academy. Recipients and their families will receive a personal invitation to attend.
  • Recipients are expected to acknowledge the generosity of the Westford Academy Trustees or donating organization with a short letter of appreciation. The recipient will be provided with the acknowledgment address at the Senior Scholarship Night.
  • Trustee Scholarships are designated by (T)

Non-discriminatory administration of scholarships, prizes, and awards:
Scholarships, prizes, and awards sponsored or administered by the district are free of restrictions based upon
race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, homelessness or disability consistent with the requirements of federal and state law.

Guidance Counselors

Wendy Pechacek

Karen Halloran

Susan Lynch

Brian Doherty

Leah Birnkrant

Tracy McLaughlin

Heidi Hider

Jill Karatkewicz

Scholarship Information

QUALIFICATIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

ABBOT AWARD (T)

This scholarship is given in memory of John Abbot, one of the original trustees of Westford Academy. Mr. Abbot was a Second Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. He served as Town Clerk and Treasurer between the years of 1792 and 1794. This scholarship is awarded to a senior entering a four-year college.

 

No application accepted

ALEXANDER D. VASILEVSKY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)

Scholarship will be awarded to a Westford Academy graduating senior with financial need who is pursuing a Science/Engineering degree at any college.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

Click here for application.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 437 SONS & AUXILIARY AWARDS

Given to a WA graduating senior who is not receiving another scholarship from the community and who has demonstrated good citizenship and community service. Selected by the Organization Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

Click here for application.

ANASTAS VELANTZAS PRESIDENT’S AWARD  (T)

Scholarship will be given to the WA President of the Senior Class - unless receiving another award. Student must be going on to a 4 year college and/or be a 3 sport athlete for all four years and not receiving another award. School Selection Committee recommends to the Trustees.

 

No application accepted.

ANDY DANIELS MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)

Awarded to a Westford Academy graduating senior going on to attend a trade school or community college. This student should be engaged with the student body and a good friend to everyone.

Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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ANGELO A. GIACOBBE MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is attending a four-year college. Student with community service involvement and financial need. Selected by family committee and recommended to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 

 

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ARTHUR & CATHERINE KARPINSKY FAMILY AWARD (T)

WA graduating senior who demonstrates leadership, is an effective team player, a good role model, expresses empathy and kindness toward others, and works to improve life within the community. Student demonstrates the highest levels of integrity, honesty, and conscientiousness.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

Click here for application.

ARTHUR BAILEY MERIT AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has excelled in the area of engineering/technology education. Selected by the Science Department and recommended to the Trustees.

 

No application accepted.

ARTHUR GRIFFIN HILDRETH AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is planning to pursue a math or computer science major in a four-year college.      

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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BARBARA HILDRETH PARKHURST AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is continuing his/her education in the field of medical or biological science and has demonstrated scholastic ability.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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BARBARA WYMAN SHEA MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has demonstrated good academic and athletic ability.   

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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BERTHA NORRIS HILDRETH AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is planning to pursue a math or computer science major in a four-year college.         

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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BETTE ROSS HOOK AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is majoring or intends to major in History or Education. Preference given to a student who has been active in community service.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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BILLY RICHARDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

To recognize a Westford Academy graduating male and/or female ice hockey player who made a significant contribution to their team.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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BLANCHARD-STONY BROOK PRODUCTIONS THEATRE ARTS AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has participated as a cast or crew member in a middle school production or a senior who has worked as a high school assistant to one of the professional staff and plans on attending a 2 or 4 year college.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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BRYAN H. PORTER TRACK & FIELD MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is a member of the boys and girls track program. Family and Track coaches recommend to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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CAROLINE A. PELOQUIN MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a two or four year college and has demonstrated leadership in Girl Scouting, outstanding community service and academic achievement. Family Committee recommends to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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CHARLES HILDRETH COLBURN AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is entering a four-year college. Preference given to students who are interested in agriculture or music.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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CHILDREN'S DENTAL ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP  

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to college in the science field. Academic achievement and financial need considered. School scholarship committee selects.

 

No application accepted.

CHRISTOPHER & MARY HOOK MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has achieved despite extreme difficulties.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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CLASS OF 1995 AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior planning to attend college who has demonstrated commitment to improving school or community. Preference given to a student not receiving other scholarships.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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COACH JEFF HAIGHT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has made a positive impact on the WA girls soccer team.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

Click here for application.

 

CUSTOM MMIC - WOMEN IN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP  https://www.custommmic.com/ in cooperation with their partners at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation www.glcfoundation.org offer this scholarship. WA graduating women who plan to major in an engineering field are eligible to apply. Scholarships that are awarded will be a minimum of $40,000 over four years. See the write up in the Merrimack Valley Magazine https://www.mvmag.net/2019/09/20/women-engineering/

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 

 

MARCH 12, 2020 DEADLINE

 

https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=glcfscholarships

 

BY March 12 - You must email [email protected] to let her know you are applying. She'll email you an electronic version of your transcript so you can upload it to your application. She'll also submit your teacher and counselor letter of rec directly to this organization.

DAN & MARGARET TOWERS AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Town of Westford or their Church through Community Service, Volunteerism or Mission work. Additional consideration will be given to students who plan to pursue a career in Engineering, Education or Military Service.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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DANIEL F. PROVOST MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who demonstrated dedication and talent for the field of Commercial Art.  Financial need considered.  Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION& Letter of recommendation from Art Department staff regarding achievement and character

 

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DAVID GRAND MEMORIAL WRESTLING AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who exhibits the following qualities:  Dedication - Westford Academy senior who is dedicated to the sport of wrestling; Perseverance - Someone who doesn't give up when faced with tough times on and off the mat; Passion - someone who has a love of wrestling and embodies all the qualities of a good wrestler. Wrestling coach & school selection committee recommends to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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DEREK LYMAN AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has passion for theater as an actor, singer and team builder; who has demonstrated leadership and mentoring of others; and who has shown a strong commitment to community service. This is a merit-based scholarship.  

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION            

 

 

Click here for application.

DON W. MASON ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who will be continuing his/her education and who has overcome difficulty either physically or academically. Selected by Special Education Department.

 

No application accepted.

DON W. MASON CIRRUS CLUB AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who will be continuing his/her education and who was involved in Cirrus/Outing Club at Westford Academy. Selection by Cirrus Advisors.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 

 

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DR. CLARENCE D. WRIGHT SCIENCE AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who intends to pursue further education in the sciences. Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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DR. MICHAEL J. BUONSANTO MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior pursuing an education in the field of science, preferably in atmospheric sciences. Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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ED SCOLLAN BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend college. Preference given to a member of the WA Boys Basketball Team or the broader basketball community at WA as determined by the organization's selection committee. Candidates should demonstrate: academic performance, team play, integrity, sportsmanship, community service, hard work, perseverance, ability to overcome adversity, and consideration for financial need.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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ELEANOR COLBURN FLETCHER AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior enrolled in a four-year college. Academic achievement, involvement in school, and financial need all considered. Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

 

No application accepted.

ERIKA GOULD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP   

Awarded to a WA graduating senior entering the field of nursing or medicine.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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ERIN ELIZABETH GODDARD MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has overcome obstacles in life, provided support to others, given back, and plans to continue their education. Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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EVA NESMITH BROWN ENGLISH AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior pursuing further study in English. English Depart recommends to the Trustees.

 

No application accepted.

FAME SCHOLARSHIP - FRIENDS ADVANCING MUSIC EDUCATION

Awarded to WA a graduating senior who is a member of WA Music Program and plans post graduation education. Contribution to music department a major consideration. Selected by FAME Scholarship Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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FIRST LT. JEFFREY H. PETERSON MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to further education. Contribution weighed more than academic achievement.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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FISHER FAMILY MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is first in achievement in English.

 

No application accepted

FORTY MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior entering a 4 years college in a Health related field. Preference to students who have been active in community service, and not receiving other scholarships.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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FRANCO AMERICAN CLUB - STEVEN WELCH MEMORIAL AWARD 

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a 2 or year college. Involvement in community service required. Selected by the Franco American Club.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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FREDERICK S. HEALY AMERICAN LEGION POST 159    

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to higher education. Consideration given to those choosing the human services field. Preference given if a parent is a veteran of U.S. Armed Services. Selected by American Legion Post.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

Click here for application.

 

This application must be returned to Guidance.

FRIENDS OF THE CAMERON SENIOR CENTER AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior.  Preference will be given to WA students who volunteer at the Cameron Senior Center.

 

No application accepted.

GARY FRANCESCHI MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is an all round team player and who has been a contributor to his school and community. One male and one female will be selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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GERTRUDE HOUGHTON MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduting senior going on to a 4 year college to major in foreign language education or foreign languages.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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GORDON B. SEAVEY COMMUNICATION AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend an accredited college for the purpose of majoring in the communications field; i.e., Journalism, TV, Radio, Magazine, Newspaper, Media, or related fields.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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GORDON B. SEAVEY MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a four-year college. Good school citizen. Involvement in community service and extracurricular activities at school.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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HANLY FAMILY AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is planning on pursuing a career in the mental health field, social work, or psychology.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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HELENA "MICKEY" CROCKER AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is going on to study Special Education, Geriatrics or Social Work. 3.0 ("B" average) recommended.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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HOEBEKE-BLANCO MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to enroll in a school of higher education. Actively involved in sports, demonstrating good sportsmanship who has achieved academically. Family hardship and financial need considered. School Scholarship Committee recommends to Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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INNOVATIVE ARTIST AWARD (T)

AAwarded to a WA graduating senior who is a motivated and creative visual art student. It is given to the recipient with best wishes for an exciting and meaningful future. Art Department recommends to Trustees.

 

No application accepted.

JACK DOUCETTE MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is hard working, all around "good kid" who needs financial assistance.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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JACK RAWSKI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has a lifelong love of playing soccer.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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JEAN BELL MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is going into the field of elementary education. Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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JULIAN AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is planning to pursue a career in education.  Mr. Julian Abbot Sr. established this scholarship in memory of his son Julian who was killed in a railroad accident at the age of fifteen. 

 

No application accepted.

KAREN MACWILLIAMS MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is going on to further education; who has demonstrated the courage to face adversity and persevere. Selected by family committee and recommended to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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KATHY MAYER MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who demonstrates outstanding citizenship, average achievement, helpfulness to others and plans to attend a 2 or 4-year college. Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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KATIE ENOS MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

This scholarship is given in memory of Katherine Delia Enos. Katie, a member of the class of 2014, was an accomplished athlete, musician and writer, who left this earth just before her freshman year at Westford Academy. This scholarship is awarded to a WA graduating senior who has been accepted to a four year college, played a varsity sport in high school and has been involved in the arts. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated a passion for athletics, the arts, or writing, and will be pursuing a degree in English or a related major. Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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KELLER WILLLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to a 2 or 4-year college. The scholarship will be based on a student who has financial need, who has participated in community service, and possesses the qualities of self-motivation, dedication, and good character. Selection will be made by the Keller Williams Scholarship Committee and the WA School Selection Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

 

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LAURENCE D. BORY PRIZE

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is a member of Choir or Choir Honors, demonstrates passion and love for music, shows dedication to choral performance excellence by demonstrating leadership in choir, and demonstrates academic excellence.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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LIVE FOR LIV FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who deals well with challenges, is optimistic, upbeat, has a deep appreciation of friendships and the natural world and/or promotes an awareness for domestic violence.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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LYNN PARISE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is a student athlete, has demonstrated academic excellence, and is pursuing a college degree in mathematics or engineering.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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MANOLIS FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior.  Recipients will be selected on merits of their academic performance, financial need, and be of good character.  Preference given to those involved in community service, work experience, and/or participation in extra curricular activites.  

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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This application must be returned to Guidance with your college acceptance letter,  which Guidance will submit along with your transcript and letters of recommendation.

MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO MOCK TRIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is a four-year participant of Mock Trial, demonstrated leadership, high moral standards, and legal ability in the spirit of the greatest of all lawyers. Organization committee recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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MARY L. WESTCOTT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has achieved despite extreme difficulties. Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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MATTHEW D. ROBERGE MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

This scholarship is given in memory of Matthew D. Roberge, a member of the class of 2018 who fought a courageous battle with Leukemia and left this earth just before his junior year at Westford Academy. Matthew enjoyed playing soccer, participated in Boy Scouts, and performed community service. This scholarship is awarded to a WA graduating senior who demonstrates the qualities of Matthew - selfless, genuine, and a role model who has a great sense of humor, exudes positive energy, and enriches the lives of others. Family committee selects and recommends to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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MERRIMACK VALLEY ROTARY CLUB

Lawrence L. Day Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation - Awarded to a WA graduating senior based on academic excellence and financial need.

 

No application accepted.

MICHAEL J. LORDEN II MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is planning to attend a 4-year college, has been active in community service, a WA football team member, and demonstrates financial need. Two recipients will be selected each year. Recommendation from a coach is required. Family committee selects and recommends to Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION & required letter of recommendation from a coach.

 

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MICHAEL TOWERS THEATER ARTS AWARD  (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is an active participant in the Westford Academy Theater Department and embraces a role as an artistic and interpersonal leader. Recognized for service to the community.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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MIDDLESEX SAVINGS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior in good academic standing – GPA of at least 3.0 during junior and senior years. Community service – a commitment to the community as exhibited through some level of service, either ongoing or project based. Demonstrated financial need. Improvement – a student who has, during their high school years, had the courage and perseverance to significantly improve their academic performance and make positive changes to their life.

 

No application accepted.

 

MIDDLESEX WEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior.  Along with the application, please submit your resume and a 300-500 word essay commenting on the Chamber's Mission Statement. The mission of the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce is to strengthen our communities by voicing support for and advocating the promotion of business. No affiliation with the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce is required in order to apply.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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The application, resume, and essay must be submitted directly to the organization by APRIL 15, 2020 deadline.

NABNASSET BOOSTERS CLUB AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is pursuing higher education. Preference given to Nabnasset residents.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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NABNASSET IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION 

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is going on to a 2 or 4 year college. Preference given to a child or grandchild of a NIA member. Selected by the NIA scholarship committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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NABNASSET LAKE COUNTRY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is a member of the WA Golf team and demonstrates good citizenship. Selected by NLCC Scholarship Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AWARD (not presented at Senior Scholarship Night)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is a National Honor Society member and has given service to the school and the organization. Selection by NHS Committee and Advisor. To be awarded at the National Honor Society Induction ceremony.

 

 

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NEHA BHATIA SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is dedicated to cross-country track and a high academic achiever. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates an interest in medicine.

 

No application accepted.

OLIVIA MARCHAND MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

"Don't worry, Be Happy" reflects Olivia's positive spirit. Awarded to a WA graduating senior who deals well with challenges, is optimistic, upbeat and has a deep appreciation of friendships and the natural world surrounding them.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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PAT BRADLEY WOMAN ATHLETE AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior.  Selected by Westford Academy Coaching Staff.

 

No application accepted.  

PAUL POISSON CROSS COUNTRY AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to further education and who has contributed to the WA Cross Country team.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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PEDIATRICS WEST COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a four-year college in the field of science with a strong desire to go into medicine. Selected by the School Scholarship Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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PETER DENNECHUK COLLEGE AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has been a member of the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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RAJIV PALURI MEMORIAL AWARD

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Rajiv Paluri, a member of WA Class of 2019. Rajiv was an outstanding student and an avid fan of all New England professional sports, but most importantly Rajiv was a kind and gentle soul, who was always ready to help someone in need. Rajiv was taken from us while he was in 8th grade at Blanchard Middle School, before he could start his freshman year at WA. This scholarship is awarded to a WA graduating senior who has been accepted to a four-year college, and who demonstrates a strong aptitude for sports, player/team statistics, journalistic writing and appreciation for athletes/teams who give back to the community. Rajiv’s family will award this scholarship to the author of the article who best demonstrates knowledge of the athlete/team, effective writing skills, and affinity to kindness.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

  

 

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RED HAT TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a four-year college in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field. Interest in open source development a plus. Academic achievement and financial need considered. Selected by the school scholarship committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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REPRESENTATIVE GEOFF HALL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to pursue higher education, participates in community service, and demonstrates a strong aptitude and appreciation for sports, player/team statistics, and/or journalistic writing.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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RICHARD HALL MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is pursuing higher education in the field of engineering. Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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RITA MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is pursuing a career in education.  Preference given to a career in elementary education, participation in athletics, and to having attended Westford Public Schools for the majority of both primary and secondary education. Selected by Trustee and School Selection Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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ROBERT SHEPHERD MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is planning to attend a two or four year college whose co-curricular activities give evidence of concern for others and who demonstrates good academic achievement. Selected by Trustee and School Selection Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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ROBINSON/DAY SCHOOLS AWARD (T)  

In Memory of Mary Ellen Bissonette, Nicholas P. Colgan, David M. Lemire, and Derek R. Wisnowski.  Awarded to a WA graduating senior who attended Robinson or Norman E. Day Schools and has demonstrated excellence in music, creative writing, physical education, or citizenship. Student must be attending a four-year college or university. The award is to be given upon successful completion of first semester. Selected by the Trustee and School Scholarship Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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ROY PINDARA STUDENT-ATHLETE CONTRIBUTOR SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has exhibited superior contribution and committment to one or more sports regardless of athletic success on his/her respective team(s) while enrolled at Westford Academy. WA Varsity coaches nominate and recommend to the committee.

 

No application accepted.

RUSS CARLSON POP WARNER FOOTBALL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who participated in the Westford Pop Warner Football  & Cheerleading Program and achieved honor roll status during senior year. Recommendations made by WA Football & Cheerleading Coach for "best attitude".

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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RUSSELL & THELMA LASTE CROSS COUNTRY AWARD (T)

Awarded to two WA graduating seniors who are a member of the Boys and Girls Cross Country Team and who have demonstrated growth, dedication, team spirit, sportsmanship, and integrity.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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S.T.A.G.E. CREW AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has participated in any theatre production at WA as a performer or in a technical support role. Scholarship award not based on financial need. Selected by the school scholarship committee and recommended to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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SAM GRAD MEMORIAL TRACK AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is a Westford Academy Track Athlete  and demonstrates leadership, compassion and love of competition. Recipients should possess the following qualities: remain true to yourself, value friendships, live in the moment, appreciate nature, stay positive, and live life with no regrets.  

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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SCOTT FABRIZIO MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to a 2 or 4-year college. Preference given to student with financial need and has an interest in writing, music, drama or multi-media. Character, maturity, integrity and self-motivation important.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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SEE A NEW SUN FOUNDATION AWARD (SANS)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is continuing their education in the medical field with an interest in mental health.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
 

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SGT. WILLIAM J. WOITOWICZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Finalists selected by the school scholarship committee who demonstrate friendliness, commitment, dedication, and a zest for life will be invited to be interviewed by friends and family members of the Woitowicz family who will make the selection. Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend college, technical school, or enlist in one of the military branches. 

No application accepted.

 

School Scholarship Committee nominates several candidates to be interviewed and selected by the family.

 

SHIELDS MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to enter an institution of higher learning. Selected by family committee and recommended to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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ST. VINCENT de PAUL CONFERENCE OF ST. CATHERINE PARISH

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who demonstrates service to the community above the service hours required by any organization or church group that the student might belong to. The student must exhibit a sense of compassion that indicates a true concern for the welfare of others. Financial need will be considered.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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STEVEN BRIAN WRIGHT MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to two WA graduating seniors from is a male and female hockey player going on to higher education. Enthusiasm for sport of Ice Hockey, need, and average scholar. Selected by the organization committee recommended to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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STONE AWARD (T)

This award was established in memory of two members of the Stone family. Timothy was one of the original students enrolled at Westford Academy. James M. served as Speaker of the House in Massachusetts from 1866 to 1867. Awarded to a WA graduating senior entering a four-year college.

 

No application accepted.

SUSAN MACKAY MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

This award commemorates 9/11. Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to a 2 or 4 year college, and is interested in going into the field of fashion design, retail merchandising, marketing, fire science, law enforcement, or EMT. Selected by Trustees and School Selection Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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THE TRUSTEES OF WESTFORD ACADEMY AWARD (T)

Awarded to WA graduating seniors based on significant financial need.  Only those with an EFC of $20,000 or less need

apply.  Service to school and community considered.  Selected by Trustees and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

& a copy of the FAFSA including EFC
 

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THOMAS C. PEHRSON MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a two-year college. Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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THOMAS COBB MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who participated in WYBSL and played baseball/softball for Westford Academy all 4 years.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION & a coach's recommendation.

 

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TIMOTHY HEALD MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to a school of higher learning to obtain a degree that shows concern for others. Average scholar and enthusiasm for sports, especially hockey. Selected by Trustee and School Selection Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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TODD EAGER MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior planning to attend a 4-year college. The student should have a great enthusiasm for computers, demonstrate a good academic record and show concern for others.  Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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TREBOR MARTYN DOOLEY MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is inspired by the vision of a kinder world, has the character and commitment to create a positive impact in the local or global community, and demonstrates commitment to positive action by contributing or raising awareness through activities. The recipient inspires others, is compassionate, aware, wise, open minded, imaginative, creative, and/or innovative. The recipient understands the value of education and recognizes that a well-rounded person embraces learning opportunities inside and outside of school. The recipient strives for excellence and maintains a healthy perspective in the pursuit of life and all of its joy.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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TYNGSBORO SPORTS CENTER SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who stands out as a leader and a role model, is an all around ‘good kid’ and needs financial assistance.  

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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VICTOR "CHEERIO" NEAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior.  For nearly 20 years of his 50 year residency in Westford, Victor "Cheerio" Neal Sr. was a huge fan of WA. Cheerio was a well known bus driver for and a regular attendee of many sports and extra curricular activities throughout the year. Cheerio took pride in photographing all the events he attended and then sharing the photos with faculty, students and their families.  In a win or lose situation he would always provide encouraging words, a mint, or even his famous homemade cookies to lift your spirits. You could count on Cheerio to make a positive impact as he lived by the motto: "In Life - Give More Than You Receive."

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Charles L. Hildreth Award - Awarded to a WA graduating senior man who has made outstanding contribution to WA and to the community of Westford.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Elva Judd Rollins Award - Awarded to a WA graduating senior woman who has made outstanding contribution to WA and to the community of Westford.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Margaret Sullivan Tebbetts Award - Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a college program in the Criminal Justice Field or Fire Science, attended Westford Public Schools for a period of 12 years, and served the school community as well as community-at-large.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Ruth E. McDonald Award - Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a 4 year college, attended Westford Public Schools for a period of 12 years, attained excellence in academics, and served the school community as well as the community-at-large.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Ruth Nesmith Hall Award - Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a four year college program in the medical field, attended Westford Public Schools for a period of 12 years, and served the school community as well as community at large.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

William F. "Billy" Duggan - Awarded to a WA graduating senior who plans to attend a 4 year college, attended Westford Public Schools for a period of 12 years, and served the school community as well as community at large.  Shows a strong dedication to helping others. 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY ART CLUB AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has demonstrated, through their course of study or their involvement in the art club, a strong commitment to their artistic growth and development. Preference is given to students planning to pursue the study of art. Selected by the Art Department and recommended to the Trustees.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY ATHLETIC BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to WA graduating seniors who participated in Interscholastic Athletics, are in good academic standing, and plan to attend an accredited institution of higher learning. Selected by the WA Boosters.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY FACULTY AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to higher education. Preference given to students who have been involved in school activities and have good character. Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY STUDENT COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior entering higher education, participated in student government, either as a class officer or a class representative, and has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills during their years at Westford Academy. Applicants must list examples of leadership involvement in a letter to advisor. Selected by Student Council/Leadership Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ACADEMY THEATER ARTS LEADERSHIP IN ACTION AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has been active participant in WATA resulting in significant personal growth. A leader inspiring peers & supporting the program. GPA of 3.2 +. NHS membership is a plus. Active in community service. Pursuing higher education. Not need based.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD CHORUS WILLIAM THODEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is a member of the WA Music program, plans post graduation education and whose activities helped to promote music at WA. Special consideration given to choral musicians. Selected by School Selection Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD CONSERVATION TRUST AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going to college with an interest in environmental science or related field. Selected by WCT Scholarship Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
 

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WESTFORD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION - JEFFREY HAIGHT SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to an institution of higher learning, plans to pursue a career in education, and demonstrates financial need. Selected by WEA committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION - FOUNDING MEMBERS SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior interested in pursuing a degree in Education from a 2 or 4 year school.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to higher education. Student must have participated in community/school service. Preference given to children of firefighters. Selection by School and Organization Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD FLAG FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to WA graduating seniors who participated in the Westford Flag Football program as a player and exemplified leadership qualities by officiating games or through coaching. Selection will be made by the Westford Flag Football Scholarship Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD GARDEN CLUB AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who will attend an institute of higher learning and pursue a major in the field of science such as biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science or sustainability, marine biology, horticulture, forestry, agriculture, conservation. Financial need considered and Westford residency considered. Selected by Organization Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY HISTORY PRIZE

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is the most valuable member of the Westford Historical Society. Selection made by the Westford Historical Society scholarship committee.

 

The winner(s) will have researched and written a paper on a topic related to Westford history using primary sources. The recipient will be selected by a committee chosen from Westford Historical Society, based on the following:1) Relevance to Westford History 2) Ability to locate and use relevant primary sources 3) Depth and quality of research 4) Command of material/ability to argue viewpoint 5) Quality of organization and presentation 6) Length (minimum 5 pages plus references) Checklist for submissions: □ The student author’s name appears on this cover sheet only; it is not printed on any of the pages of the actual research paper. □ The paper is at least 5 pages long (MLA format) , not including images, tables, figures or references. □ The paper addresses something specifically related to Westford history. □ The paper documents original research. □ At least one primary source is used.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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Research paper must be submitted to Mr. Andy Norander, WA History teacher by the deadline.

 

 

WESTFORD KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior going on to a school of higher education and participated in community service. Selected by Organization Committee.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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This application must be returned to Guidance.

WESTFORD POLICE ASSOCIATION AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is entering the field of law enforcement or criminal justice. Selected by Police Association Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD POLICE SUPERIOR OFFICERS AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is entering the field of law enforcement or criminal justice. Police Superior Officers Committee makes selection.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD PRESCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to students who attended the Westford Preschool. Preference given to a student not receiving other scholarships. Selected by the Westford Preschool Board of Directors.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE: GUNARS ZAGARS FREEDOM AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is a Westford resident and who understands and actively supports traditional Republican principles. Applicants need not be registered Republicans. All graduating high school seniors are eligible including whether or not they plan to attend college, a trade school, the military, start a business or join the work force. Selection made by the WRTC award committee.  For more information, go to https://westfordmagop.org/freedom-award/

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to WA graduating seniors for academic excellence and service to school and community. Robert L. Legacy Award, Olivia Marchand Memorial Scholarship and Lloyd Blanchard Memorial Scholarship -- based on financial need and community service for student planning a two or four year college program concentration in business. Recommended finalists submitted to Rotary Committee for final selection.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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This application must be returned to Guidance.

WESTFORD SPORTSMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is entering an accredited college. Preference given to children of Club members. Application does not guarantee award. Selection made by WSC.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

 

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This application must be returned to Guidance.

WESTFORD TEEN CENTER AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who in some way has made a contribution to their school and /or community.

 

No application accepted.

WESTFORD TOWN DEMOCRATIC PARTY - HARRY & MARY SMITH SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has shown leadership skills and community service activity and is planning for a career in government or public service. Selected by Organization Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD YOUTH BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION AWARD

Awarded to WA graduating seniors who have made a meaningful contribution giving back to the WYBA during their high school years. Volunteer activity in the WYBA is a critical component. College acceptance is required. In addition, one or two of the applicants will be presented with the Jim Mancuso Memorial Award. This student will exemplify the traits that Jim Mancuso brought to the association for so many years. Jim was a tireless and selfless volunteer who gave everything he had to make the WYBA successful with his one and only focus being the players. His good sportsmanship, good humor, and incredible instinct, energy, and enthusiasm leave a lasting legacy for the WYBA. Selection will be made by the WYBA Scholarship Committee.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD YOUTH LACROSSE - GUS BICKFORD FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP

Gus Bickford brought the sport of Lacrosse to Westford and founded Westford Youth Lacrosse in 2001. He coached the WA Boys Varsity Team for many years, devoted 15 years to WYL, and served on several Massachusetts lacrosse governing associations. Always humble, he worked tirelessly to make sure every child who wanted to play could, without regard to financial ability. Two scholarships (one female and one male) will be awarded to WA graduating seniors who participated in the WYL program. Academic achievement, community service, extra-curricular activities, and participation in Westford Youth Lacrosse will be considered.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WESTFORD YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION AWARD

Awarded to WA graduating seniors who have made a significant positive contribution to Westford Youth Soccer Association typically through volunteer activity in WYSA, demonstrated leadership on and off the field during WYSA activities and/or participation as a WYSA player throughout their school years. Recipients are selected by the WYSA Board of Directors.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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WILLIAM C. ROUDENBUSH MEMORIAL AWARD (T)

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who has excelled in academics and has participated in community service.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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YANKEE CLIPPER BARBER SHOP AWARD

Awarded to a WA graduating senior who is choosing to work in a career or to start his/her own business rather than attend college. Preference given to a student with a C average.

 

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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