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Administration

Trustees Awards and Senior Scholarship Listing
ALL scholarship applications are CLOSED

Notifications and announcements will be made when
it's time for the Class of 2017 seniors to begin applying in the spring.

TO: Westford Academy Graduating Seniors
RE: 2017 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 $75,000 will be distributed to graduating seniors.  At Senior Scholarship Night, a total of over $170,000 in scholarships is presented to Westford Academy graduating seniors.

FIRM DEADLINE for submitting all applications is


Directions on How to Apply:

  • All 2017 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 you will need to print, bring to Guidance, and place in the appropriate scholarship folder.  This will be clearly noted.

  • If an application requires you to submit a supplemental letter of recommendation, a personal statement, resume, or other required document - please bring those documents to Guidance and place in the appropriate scholarship folder, beginning March 1, 2017.  The selection committees will review the applications.  The FIRM DEADLINE for all scholarship applications is Monday, March 20 @ 2:30 PM.  There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Please direct any questions to Mrs. Halloran - WA Scholarship Coordinator, Mrs. Vernalia in Guidance, or your Guidance Counselor.
  • Senior Scholarship Night will be held Thursday, June _____ 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 acknowledgement 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 or disability consistent with the requirements of federal and state law.

        
Wendy Pechacek
Karen Halloran
Susan Lynch
Brian Doherty
Leah Bloch
Tracy McLaughlin
Heidi Hider
Jill Karatkewicz

Scholarships will be presented on June 1, 2017 at the Senior Scholarship Night.




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 APP with SUPPLEMENT- & Short (minimum 2 paragraph) essay about the student's background and ambitions.


AMERICAN LEGION POST 437 SONS & AUXILIARY AWARDS
Given to a student not receiving another scholarship from the community and who has demonstrated good citizenship and community service.  Selected by the Organization Committee.


WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

ANASTAS VELANTZAS PRESIDENT’S AWARD  (T)
Scholarship will be given to the 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)
Westford Academy graduate 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

ANGELO A. GIACOBBE MEMORIAL AWARD (T)
Senior attending a four-year college. Student with community service involvement and financial need. Selected by family committee and recommended to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT & Please submit a short essay to include family/personal circumstances that have influenced you, as well as activities/community service that reflect your interests and passions


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

ARTHUR BAILEY MERIT AWARD (T)
Given to student 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)
WA graduating senior who is planning to pursue a math or computer science major in a four-year college.      

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION



BARBARA HILDRETH PARKHURST AWARD  (T)
Senior continuting their education in the field of medical or biological science.  Demonstrated scholastic ability.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

BARBARA WYMAN SHEA MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
Student demonstrating good academic and athletic ability.   

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


BERTHA NORRIS HILDRETH AWARD  (T)
WA graduating senior who is planning to pursue a math or computer science major in a four-year college.         

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

BETTE ROSS HOOK AWARD (T)
A Westford Academy Graduate 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

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

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

BLANCHARD-STONY BROOK PRODUCTIONS THEATRE ARTS AWARD  (T)
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.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


This application must be returned to Guidance.
BRYAN H. PORTER TRACK & FIELD MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
The award will be open to a member of the boys and girls track program. Family and Track coaches recommend to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

CAROLINE A. PELOQUIN MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
A 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. Westford Girl Scout Leadership and Family Committee recommend to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

CHARLES HILDRETH COLBURN AWARD  (T)
A graduating senior who is entering a four-year college.  Preference given to students who are interested in agriculture or music.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

CHILDREN'S DENTAL ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP
Children’s Dental Assoc. of Westford  
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)
Given to a student who has achieved despite extreme difficulties.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


CLASS OF 1995 AWARD  (T)
To a 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

DAN & MARGARET TOWERS AWARD (T)
To a Westford Academy student 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 APP with SUPPLEMENT & Written Statement (500 words) describing your commitment and experience

DANIEL F. PROVOST MEMORIAL AWARD (T)
Senior who demonstrated dedication and talent for the field of Commercial Art. Moderate family income considered. Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT & Letter of recommendation from Art Department staff regarding achievement and character


DAVID GRAND MEMORIAL WRESTLING AWARD  (T)
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 committe recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT

DEREK LYMAN AWARD   (T)
This scholarship will be awarded to a Westford Academy 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 APP with SUPPLEMENT             
Please provide brief personal statement explainig the following:
1) Your passion for theater as an actor, singer and team builder
2) Your demonstration of leadership and mentoring of others
3) Your community service activities
4) Your potential (like Derek’s) to contribute uniquely to our community in the future.


DON W. MASON ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
To a 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/OUTING CLUB AWARD
To a 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 APP with SUPPLEMENT & a letter explaining involvement in Cirrus and future plans for outdoor or college involvement with the outdoors.


DR. CLARENCE D. WRIGHT SCIENCE AWARD   (T)
Student who intends to pursue further education in sciences.  Selected by the Trustee
and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

DR. MICHAEL J. BUONSANTO MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
To a senior pursuing an education in the field of science, preferably in atmospheric sciences.  Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

ED SCOLLAN BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP
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 APP with SUPPLEMENT

ELEANOR COLBURN FLETCHER AWARD   (T)
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   
Senior entering the field of nursing or medicine

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


ERIN ELIZABETH GODDARD MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
Student who has overcome obstacles in his/her life, provided support to other students; continuing his/her education. Family committee recommends to the Trustees.  
WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT &  Personal letter describing obstacles overcome.


EVA NESMITH BROWN ENGLISH AWARD   (T)
Given to a graduating senior pursuing further study in English. English Depart recommends to the Trustees.

No Application accepted
F.A.M.E. SCHOLARSHIP
FRIENDS ADVANCING MUSIC EDUCATION
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.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


This application must be returned to Guidance.
FIRST LT. JEFFREY H. PETERSON MEMORIAL AWARD (T)
Given to a student going on to further education. Contribution weighed more than academic achievement.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


FISHER FAMILY MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
Given to graduating senior who is first in achievement in English.

No Application accepted
FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES SCHOLARSHIP
Applicant must be a resident of Westford attending a 4 year college and in the top 50% of the class.  Additional Consideration if you: are majoring in the food service industry, have prior food service industry experience and/or have prior employment history at Five Guys.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


This application must be returned to Guidance.
FORTY MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
A 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

FRANCO AMERICAN CLUB
Lucien Menard Memorial Award
Student must be a Westford resident planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college.  Financial need will receive special consideration.  Special consideration also given to member families.  Selected by organization committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

FRANCO AMERICAN CLUB
Ward Healy Memorial Award
Senior going onto a 2 or 4 year college.  Involvement in community service required.  Selected by organization committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

FREDERICK S. HEALY AMERICAN LEGION POST 159    
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


This application must be returned to Guidance.
FRIENDS OF THE SENIOR CENTER BOOK AWARD

No application accepted- Selected by Senior Center Staff
GARY FRANCESCHI MEMORIAL AWARD (T)
Given to a 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

GERTRUDE HOUGHTON MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
Given to a student going on to a 4 year college to major in foreign language education or foreign languages

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


GORDON B. SEAVEY COMMUNICATION AWARD   (T)
Graduate 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

GORDON B. SEAVEY MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
Senior who plans to attend a four-year college.  Good school citizen.  Involvement in community service and extracurricular activities at school.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

HANLY FAMILY AWARD  (T)
An individual who is planning on pursuing a career in the mental health field, social work, or psychology.
WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

HELENA "MICKEY" CROCKER AWARD   (T)
Westford Academy student going on to study Special Education, Geriatrics or Social Work. 3.0 ("B" average) recommended.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

HOEBEKE-BLANCO MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
Graduating senior enrolled in a school of higher education. Actively involved in sports, demonstrating good sportsmanship who has achieved academically. Family hardship and financial need considered. Family Committee recommends to Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

INNOVATIVE ARTIST AWARD    (T)
Established to help further the education of 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)
Hard working, all around "good kid" attending a public college or university, and needs financial assistance. Preference will be given to someone not receiving another scholarship.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

JEAN BELL MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
Senior going into the field of elementary education.  Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


JULIAN AWARD   (T)
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.  This scholarship is awarded to a senior pursuing a career in education.

No Application accepted
KAREN MACWILLIAMS MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
A 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 APP with SUPPLEMENT


KATHY MAYER MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
Graduating senior must demonstrate outstanding citizenship, average achievement and also helpfulness to others. Student must be attending a 2 or 4-year college. Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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 Westford Academy senior who has been accepted to a four year college, who has played a varsity sport in high school and who has been involved in the arts. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated a passion for athletics or the arts and writing, and will be pursuing a degree in English or a related major. Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT - Please submit an essay of at least 500 words that addresses the following:
Katie didn't like labels-such as the jock, the brain, and the theater person.  It was Katie’s mission to get people to cross boundaries - to be more than the label.  Describe how have you crossed boundaries and not allowed anyone to put a label on you.


KELLER WILLLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP
Given to a Westford Academy Senior going on to a 2 or 4 year college.  The scholarship will be based on a student who has financial need and who possesses the qualities of self-motivation, dedication, and good character.  Selection will be made by the Westford Keller Williams Scholarship Committee and the school selection committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT
Please submit a Resume

LAURENCE D. BORY PRIZE
Recipient 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

LIVE FOR LIV FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Applications will be considered from students who deal well with challenges, are optimistic, upbeat, have a deep appreciation of friendships and the natural world surrounding them or promote an awareness for domestic violence.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

LYNN PARISE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Student athlete who has demonstrated academic excellence and is pursuing a college degree in mathematics or engineering.  

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


MANOLIS FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Recipients will be selected on merits of their academic performance, financial need and be of good character.  Involvement in community service or work experience and/or participation in extra curricular activity would be advantageous.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


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)
Student selected should be a four-year veteran of Mock Trial, who has 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

MARY L. WESTCOTT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD  (T)
Given to a student who has achieved despite extreme difficulties. Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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

No Application accepted
MICHAEL J. LORDEN II MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
Graduating senior planning on attending a 4-year college who 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 APP with SUPPLEMENT

MICHAEL TOWERS THEATER ARTS AWARD  (T)
Given to a 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

MIDDLESEX SAVINGS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Good academic standing – GPA of at least 3.0 in 11th & 12th grade.  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
Along with the application, please submit your resume and a 300-500 word essay commenting on the Chamber's Mission Statement and how it relates to you.   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


The application, resume, and essay must be submitted to Guidance.
NABNASSET BOOSTER CLUB AWARD   (T)
Given to a senior pursuing higher education.  Preference given to Nabnasset residents.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

NABNASSET LAKE COUNTRY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Graduating senior member of the Golf team who demonstrates good citizenship.  Selected by Organization Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

NASHOBA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP
The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce Scholarship has been established to open the academic doors today for our business leaders of tomorrow.  Our scholarship is open to high school seniors planning on attending a 2 or 4 year college that live in or attend school in the Nashoba Valley Region.  
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


Guidance will attach your transcript & letters of rec.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AWARD (not presented @Award night)
A senior National Society member, who 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.


NEHA BHATIA SCHOLARSHIP
A 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.  Applications will be considered from students who deal well with challenges, are optimistic, upbeat and have a deep appreciation of friendships and the natural world surrounding them.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

PAT BRADLEY WOMAN ATHLETE AWARD  (T)
Selected by Westford Academy Coaching Staff

No application accepted.  
PATRICIA ROTELLI PEER COUNSELING AWARD
Selected by Peer Counseling school committee.

No Application accepted
PAUL POISSON CROSS COUNTRY AWARD  (T)
Westford Academy senior going on to further education who has contributed to the WA Cross Country team.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT and one to two paragraphs indicating what they have contributed to cross country


PEDIATRICS WEST COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Senior entering 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

PETER DENNECHUK COLLEGE AWARD  (T)
Given to a Westford Academy graduate who has been a member of the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


RAJIV PALURI MEMORIAL AWARD
Sports enthusiast with a B average.  Family makes the selection.
WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Submission of a sport journalist article regarding any Boston professional sports team, recent game, or newsworthy events connected to a game, player or event.

RED HAT TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is to be given to a Westford Academy senior entering 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

REPRESENTATIVE GEOFF HALL AWARD  (T)
Westford Academy graduate who is pursuing further education.  Community Service involvement is a top priority.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

RICHARD HALL MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
To a student who is pursuing higher education in the field of engineering. Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

RITA MILLER MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
Awarded to a student pursuing a career in education with preference being given to a career in elementary education.  Consideration given to 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

ROBERT SHEPHERD MEMORIAL AWARD   (T)
Student planning to continue education in 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

ROBINSON/DAY SCHOOLS AWARD ( T)  
In Memory of Mary Ellen Bissonette, Nicholas P. Colgan, David M. Lemire, and Derek R. Wisnowski.  This scholarship is to be given to a 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

RUSS CARLSON POP WARNER FOOTBALL AWARD   (T)
Senior must have participated in the Westford Pop Warner Football  & Cheerleading Program.  Student must have achieved honor roll status during senior year.  Recommendations made by WA Football & Cheerleading Coach for "best attitude"

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

RUSSELL & THELMA LASTE CROSS COUNTRY AWARD (T)
Two awards will be awarded to a member of the Boys and Girls Cross Country Team who have demonstrated growth, dedication, team spirit, sportsmanship, and integrity.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


S.T.A.G.E. CREW AWARD  (T)
To be awarded to a graduating senior that 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 organization committee recommended to the Trustees.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


This application must be returned to Guidance.
SAM GRAD MEMORIAL TRACK AWARD (T)
To be awarded to a Westford Academy Track Athlete who demonstrates leadership, compassion and love of competition.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION with SUPPLEMENT

SCOTT FABRIZIO MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
Graduating senior going on to a 2 or 4-year college.  Preference given to student with financial need and with interest in writing, music, drama or multi-media. Character, maturity, integrity and self-motivation important.    

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT

SGT. WILLIAM J. WOITOWICZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Finalists selected by the school scholarship committee demonstrating 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. Graduating seniors attending college, technical school, or enlisting in one of the military branches are eligible.

No Application Accepted


SHIELDS MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
A deserving senior who plans to enter an institution of higher learning. Selected by family committee and recommended to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT & letter   explaining yourself, plans and future goals and why you deserve the award.


ST. VINCENT de PAUL CONFERENCE OF ST. CATHERINE PARISH
Awarded to a student 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

STEVEN BRIAN WRIGHT MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
Senior 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

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.  This scholarship is awarded to a senior entering a four-year college.

No Application accepted
SUSAN MACKAY MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
This award commemorates 9/11. Westford Academy graduate going on to a 2 or 4 year college.  Someone interested in going into the field of fashion design, retail merchandising and marketing, fire science, law enforcement, or EMT.  Selected by Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

THE TRUSTEES OF WESTFORD ACADEMY AWARD  (T)
Scholarship given to a graduating senior based on financial need and service to school and community. Selected by Trustee and School Selection Committee.
WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT
and copy of Federal Financial Aid form
and letter of application


THOMAS C. PEHRSON MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
A senior applying to a two-year college.  Family committee recommends to the Trustees.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


THOMAS COBB MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
Westford Academy student must have participated in WYBSL and played baseball/softball for Westford Academy all 4 years.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT AND a coach's recommendation.


TIMOTHY HEALD MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
Given to a graduating senior accepted at 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

TODD EAGER MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
Given to a graduating Senior planning to attend a 4-year college.  The student should have a great enthusiasm for computers, demonstrated a good academic record and shown concern for others.  Selected by the Trustee and School Selection Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

VICTOR "CHEERIO" NEAL AWARD   (T)
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 APP with SUPPLEMENT and a brief statement describing the two varsity sports you lettered in and details about a person who has inspired, motivated, and made an impact in your life to help you make good decisions and achieve your goals.

WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Charles L. Hildreth Award - A graduating senior man who has made outstanding contribution to WA and to the community of Westford.
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                
Please apply to each WA Alumni scholarship separately.  Make sure to include name of scholarship on each application.


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Elva Judd Rollins Award - A graduating senior woman who has made outstanding contribution to WA and to the community of Westford



SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                
Please apply to each WA Alumni scholarship separately.  Make sure to include name of scholarship on each application


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Margaret Sullivan Tebbetts Award - A graduating senior attending a college program in the Criminal Justice Field or Fire Science, who attended Westford Public Schools for a period of 12 years, and  served the school community as well as community-at-large.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                
Please apply to each WA Alumni scholarship separately.  Make sure to include name of scholarship on each application.


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Michael Oakes Award - Presented to a Senior who has participated in the Westford Academy Wrestling program for a period of 3 or more years, shows strong leadership and the ability to over come adversity.
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                
Please apply to each WA Alumni scholarship separately.  Make sure to include name of scholarship on each application.


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Ruth E. McDonald Award - A graduating senior attending a 4 yr. college program who attended Westford Public Schools for a period of 12 years, attained excellence in academics, served the school community as well as the community-at-large, and demonstrates financial need.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                
Please apply to each WA Alumni scholarship separately.  Make sure to include name of scholarship on each application.


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Ruth Nesmith Hall Award - A graduating senior attending a four year college program in the medical field, who attended Westford Public Schools for a period of 12 years, served the school community as well as community at large.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                
Please apply to each WA Alumni scholarship separately.  Make sure to include name of scholarship on each application.


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
William F. "Billy" Duggan - Graduating Senior attending 4 year college who attended Westford Public Schools for a period of 12 years, and has made outstanding contributions to WA and the community at large.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                
Please apply to each WA Alumni scholarship separately.  Make sure to include name of scholarship on each application.


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD ACADEMY ART CLUB AWARD   (T)
Graduating seniors of Westford Academy who have 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

WESTFORD ACADEMY ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Seniors who have participated in Interscholastic Athletics in good academic standing are eligible for the Westford Academy Booster Athletic Scholarship.  Recipients must graduate from Westford Academy and be accepted as a full time student at an accredited institution of higher learning, and shall attend within nine months from date of WA graduation.  Selected by the WA Boosters.
                                                               
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD ACADEMY FACULTY AWARD  (T)
Graduate of Westford Academy 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


WESTFORD ACADEMY STUDENT COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
A graduating senior entering higher education.  Applicants must list examples of leadership involvement in a letter to advisor.  Selected by Student Council/Leadership Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP  WITH SUPPLEMENT
Personal statement describing leadership roles.  


WESTFORD ACADEMY THEATER ARTS LEADERSHIP IN ACTION AWARD  (T)
Senior has been active participant in the 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 APP with SUPPLEMENT plus letter explaining why you deserve the scholarship and your future plans & goals

WESTFORD AGAINST SUBSTANCE ABUSE  W.A.S.A.
Given to a deserving senior, attending Westford Academy.  The scholarship must be used for higher education.  Applicant must be alcohol/drug free and meet one of the following criteria: SADD membership,Project Purple member, Community involvement in substance abuse prevention activity- Ex. peer helper, church youth group, family community service.
WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT
and one to two paragraph essay on why you feel you are deserving of this scholarship. Include how participation in substance abuse prevention activities has influenced your own decisions with regard to alcohol / drug abuse.


WESTFORD CHORUS MUSIC AWARD
To a 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

WESTFORD CONSERVATION TRUST AWARD
Senior planning college with an interest in environmental science or related field.  Selected by WCT Scholarship Committee.
WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT and
Letter sharing interest and involvement in environmental issues.


WESTFORD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AWARD
Any senior accepted at an institution of higher learning has attended Westford Academy for at least three years, plans to pursue a career in education, and demonstrates financial need.  Selected by WEA committee.
WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT and also briefly explain the experiences motivating your career choices, the area of education interesting you, and your reasons for wanting to be an educator.


WESTFORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION - FOUNDING MEMBERS SCHOLARSHIP
To be given to a graduating Westford Academy senior interested in pursuing a degree in Education from a 2 or 4 year school
WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT & Interested candidates should complete the following statement in 200 words or less
"The teacher or experience that has had the most influence in my decision to pursue a degree in education is (was).......


WESTFORD FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION AWARD
Student 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


WESTFORD GARDEN CLUB AWARD
Any senior who will attend an institute of higher learning and pursue a major in the field of horticulture, forestry, agriculture, conservation or allied arts, i.e. marine biology, environmental science or design.  Financial need considered.  Selected by Organization Committee.  Westford Residents only.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT
& Statement of Interest


WESTFORD HISTORY PRIZE
The recipient 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 the 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)


WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT & 5 page paper


April 8th Dealine to submit your research paper to Mr. Norander, History teacher.  Please include this cover sheet:
WESTFORD JUNIOR GHOSTS FOOTBALL AND CHEER SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a Westford Academy graduating senior who participated in the WYFC program as either a football player or cheerleader;  Will be based on academic achievement, community service and participation in athletics (and other activities) at W.A.
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP
Any senior who is enrolled in a school of higher education.  Community service is emphasized.  Selected by Organization Committee.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD POLICE PATROLMEN'S ASSOCIATION AWARD
To be awarded to a student entering the field of law enforcement or criminal justice.  Selected by Police Association Committee.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

WESTFORD POLICE SUPERIOR OFFICERS AWARD
To be awarded to a student entering the field of law enforcement or criminal justice.  Police Superior Officers Committee makes selection

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

WESTFORD REGENCY INN HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIP  
To be awarded to a Westford Academy senior who has excelled in the area of business education.  Preference will be given to a student who has an interest in pursuing a career in hospitality.  Character, maturity, integrity and self-motivation is important.  

WA SCHOLARSHIP APP with SUPPLEMENT and a brief letter describing yourself and your ambitions.  Hotel Management selects.

WESTFORD REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE FREEDOM AWARD
Graduating senior who is a Westford resident who understands and actively supports traditional Republican principles.   Selected by WRTC award committee.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Three scholarships 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


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD SPORTSMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Given to a graduating senior entering an accredited college.  Preference given to children of Club members.  Application does not guarantee award.  Selection made by WSC.
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Submit application and a Letter explaining in 100 words or less the importance of the outdoors to the applicant. Examples of outdoor activities: tree farming, camping, hunting, fishing


This application must be returned to Guidance.
WESTFORD TEEN CENTER AWARD (T)
To recognize a Westford Academy student who in some way has made a contribution to their school and /or community.

No Application accepted
WESTFORD TOWN DEMOCRAT PARTY - HARRY & MARY SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
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

WESTFORD YOUTH BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION AWARD
Given to 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.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


This application must be returned to Guidance.
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 Westford Academy 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


WESTFORD YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION AWARD
Awarded to a graduating senior who has 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


WILLIAM C. ROUDENBUSH MEMORIAL AWARD  (T)
To be awarded to an excellent student who has been involved in community service.

WA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


YANKEE CLIPPER BARBER SHOP AWARD
Awarded to a Westford Academy 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 APP WITH SUPPLEMENT


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