ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL ROCKLAND, MASSACHUSETTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2015 I. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ONLY NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP APPROXIMATE VALUE JAMES H. & HELENA W. HUNT SCHOLARSHIP $19,000.00 (Multiple Scholarships) Eligibility: Graduates of Rockland High School, Rockland, MA, who desire to attend higher institutions of learning. SKARBEK/BOBER TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: A senior who will be attending a four-year college or university with the goal of becoming an Elementary or Secondary Educator is encouraged to apply.. Recipients must have a declared major of education, if not elementary majors apply. Applications and instructions are available in the Guidance Office. (This award will be divided over 4 years. APPLICANTS: Please include a one-page essay with your application that describes your substantial reasons for why you have chosen a teaching career. Describe your goals and substantial reasons for wanted to become an educator. Include any personal attributes and how they will contribute to your success as an educator. Applications without an essay will be considered incomplete. KATHERINE M. BURKE SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $5,000.00 (Multiple Scholarships) Awarded to a senior boy or girl who has achieved excellence in scholarship and gentlemanly/ladylike qualities for four years and who plans to continue his/her education in an accredited school. RALPH D. & MADELINE L. TEDESCHI ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $16,000 $7,000.00 (Multiple Scholarships) Deserving graduate of Rockland High School who has demonstrated academic achievement and has been accepted to a four-year college. Special consideration will be given to students committed to attend Stonehill College. PHILLIP & LYNNE BEATMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $6,000.00 (Multiple Scholarships) Eligibility: U.S. citizens pursuing Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferably in the areas of medicine, fine or applied arts, or music who are in financial need. RAYMOND, RUSSELL, REYNOLD SMITH SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $5,000.00 (Multiple Scholarships) Two worthy and needy members of the graduating class of Rockland High School. JOHN H. SPURR AND ELIZABETH PERRY SPURR SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: A graduate with a minimum of a “B” average, good citizenship, attending a two or four year college or nursing school, and who has made a strong effort to attain his/her grade results. THE THOMAS J. O’NEIL, IV MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $1,000.00 Candidate must be a Rockland High School graduate. Keeping with the Dunn family tradition, top consideration will be given to a member of the football, hockey or girls' basketball team. The ideal candidate will also be one with strong moral values, character and displays leadership qualities. JOHN R. SPENCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Variable (Multiple Scholarships) A Rockland High School senior who plans to attend a four-year college or university. Special consideration will be given to a son/daughter of a current REA member. If no child of an REA member qualifies for the scholarship, then consideration should be given to a student who expresses a desire to go into the field of education. Considerations will include class rank, financial need, service to the school, and involvement in community affairs. THE LARRY DUNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $1,500.00 RHS graduate entering the health profession with financial need. ROCKLAND EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $1,000.00 R.H.S. graduate continuing their education. Preference given to a relative (descendant) of the Class of 1957. BETTY J. ALLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $2,200.00 Awarded to an outstanding math, science, and/or computer science senior planning to further his/her education in one or more of these related areas. The candidate should be of high moral character, kind, sincere, hardworking and in the top quarter of the class. .A short biography must be submitted with your application. R.H.S. CLASS OF 1957 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $2,000.00 $1,000.00 A member of the senior class of R.H.S., male or female, who has intellectual talent and ability, and attained high scholastic achievement. The scholarship shall be awarded to any individual who plans to enroll in a four-year college. ROCKLAND FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: 1. GPA minimum of “C+”, 2. involved in extra-curricular activities, and/or community activities, and/or worked part-time after school, 3. must be continuing education in either banking and/or business field, 4. minimum two-year college program at an accredited institution. CHARTWELLS SCHOOL DINING SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 Deserving graduate of Rockland High School who has attended the school for at least two years. H. MAY HURLEY SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 Award shall be made on the basis of good scholastic grades, evidence of good character, evidence of ambition and trustworthiness, and general all-around good citizenship. DR. JOSEPH LELYVELD & JUANITA LELYVELD SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Variable (Multiple Scholarships) Must have contributed one or more years of service to WRPS (FM) and/or Rockland local access television. JENNIE KAPLAN SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $400.00 A Rockland High School student continuing his/her education and planning to study journalism, literature, or music. WRPS RADIO AND TELEVISION SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Multiple Scholarships One who has overcome personal adversity, yet still worked to graduate and will have the “hope” and determination to lead a positive and productive life and influence those around them in the same way. Student must explain what they overcame and and their future outlook. VIRGINIA VAN LAANEN MITCHELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHP Eligibility: $1,000.00 (2 - $500 Scholarships) Graduating seniors pursuing culinary or business field. TERRI DENIEN COURAGE AND HOPE SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $1,000.00 (2 - $500 Scholarships) $700.00 (Multiple Scholarships) All pupils of high scholastic standing going to a four-year college are eligible. PHILIP J. MARSHALL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Rockland High School seniors who are planning to further their education. PHILIP J. MARSHALL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 Any student planning to attend a nursing school. Include with your application an essay on why you have chosen this career. Applications without essays with be considered incomplete. FRANK & PRISCILLA DEL PRETE SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 Graduating RHS student who will attend a four year college and who has demonstrated interest and talent in either journalism or education. MARIE MC GUINESS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 A RHS student who has played four years of hockey. A written paragraph covering athletic and academic history is required. THE HIGGINS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF JOHN T., DORIS M. AND GEORGE V. HIGGINS Eligibility: $500.00 To be given to a male or female athlete in the top one third of the class and has been accepted to a four year college or university or school of nursing. THE JOSHUA LYONS HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 Graduating senior of Rockland High School who will be attending a four year college. JOHN E. DELOREY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $400.00 (2 - $200 Scholarships one boy & one girl) For a deserving boy and girl in the graduating class of R.H.S. The recipient of the award shall not be required to attend a full four year college. The full amount of the award shall be paid directly to the school or college selected by each recipient. RALPH AND JO LORDI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $400.00 Rockland High School seniors who have participated in athletics and are planning to further their education. . WEBSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $400.00 $500.00 A student with a positive and caring attitude towards others. Student must have a “B” or better average and who is planning a nursing career. THE LYNNE CURTIS GIBSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND Eligibility: A graduating senior who will be furthering their education in the field of visual arts. ROBERT K. AND MARY ELLIS, SR. SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 $500.00 Deserving RHS graduate who has displayed good citizenship and plans to attend a four year college. ROCKLAND BAND BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP Multiple awards of up to and not to exceed $500 each. Please check with the Music Department for this scholarship. RHS BULLDOG SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Awarded to student athletes in good standing within the community, who demonstrate integrity, respect, and good sportsmanship both on and off the playing field. PLYMOUTH COUNTY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Eligibility: Variable A Rockland High School Senior who will be pursuing post-high school education or training. The recipient will have demonstrated a love for Rockland High School and the Rockland community through participation in or support of school-based activities, sports or community endeavors, be well respected by the staff and students of Rockland High School and will have consistently demonstrated kindness, persistence and integrity. WARREN B. WOODWARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 A student who plans on furthering his or her education in music, drama, writing, or secondary education teaching. THE STEPHEN P. SANGSTER ROCKLAND PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Variable To be given to a student who is going into the field of education or who is the child of a teacher. THE JUDY NESSERALLA DRAMA AWARD Eligibility: $500.00 (2 -$250 Scholarships one boy & one girl) $350.00 A senior who is in the top third of the class, who has been involved in school and community service. ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1921 GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $250.00 Member of the senior class of R.H.S., male or female, who has intellectual talent and ability and attained high scholastic achievement. MILDRED E. HEALEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $300.00 This scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of financial need. MARY TERZIAN WHITE AWARD Eligibility: $300.00 The award should be given to a R.H.S. senior who has received Special Education services while attending Rockland High School and who has completed the appropriate application. LEONARD L. & MARY SKATOFF SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $200.00 Student must be in the top ten of the graduating class and in financial need. EDWARD J. LEE, JR AND PATRICIA A. LEE SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 A member of the Rockland High School band attending post-secondary education. Scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of financial need. JOHN AND ANNE SHEA SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Candidate must be a member of Performing Arts (Band, Music, Chorus) during their senior year. 3.00 GPA minimum and exhibits community services preferably with seniors. *ESSAY MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATION EXHITIBITING YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE. HONEY DEW DONUTS SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Variable A graduating senior of Rockland High School with financial need, attending a two or four year college or university with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.3 (or a B+) THE JAMES FLANAGAN LEADERSHIP AWARD Eligibility: $250.00 A student who will attend an accredited 4-year college or university, maintains a “B-“ average or better, participates in local community/charitable activities. Being an employee of Honey Dew Donuts is not required, but will take priority in the selection process. JANET KIMBALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $400.00 $250.00 (Multiple Scholarships) Officer of class or Student Government Committee, E-board member that has displayed uncommon leadership in our school community. GERTRUDE ELLSWORTH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Eligibility: This scholarship is available to any graduating senior in the top 25% of the class planning on furthering their education at an institution of higher learning. Special consideration will be given to NHS members in good standing. THE KEVIN MCINNIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Eligibility: $300.00 Rockland High School graduate furthering their education. LAWRENCE F. WARE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $350.00 Candidate shall have a cumulative grade point average no higher than a B. THE JOHN J. LANNIN SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $1,500 (2-$750 Scholarships one girl and one boy) An Rockland High School senior athlete that makes the quality of life better as as a teammate and shows pride being a Rockland Bulldog. A brief statement on why/how you support your teammates. PAUL EDWARD COUGHLAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Variable Variable Scholarship money to be given to a R.H.S. senior who has been accepted to an accredited college or university and who ranks in the upper third of his/her class. MONICA E. MC KEEVER VINCENT-WEAVER MEMORIAL $250.00 SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: A graduate who is pursuing further training in preparation for a career in the visual arts (sculpture, painting, graphic design). Academic excellence is not a factor and “further training” is not restricted to a degree-granting institution. JASON LA FLEUR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: A graduating RHS senior going on to college. RHS STUDENT GOVERNMENT LEADERS AWARD Eligibility: $100 (Multiple Scholarships) Student Government members who have organized/participated in events, and/or chaired committees or otherwise displayed leadership qualities that have bettered Rockland High School. ROCKLAND WOMAN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $300.00 Selected on character, ability, and need. Variable ALBERT & ANNIE CALLAHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: To be given annually to deserving student, preferably on who plans to further his/her education in art or at a technical school. ARTHUR & MILDRED FISH SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $300.00 Member of Rockland High School Key Club, based on financial need. MARY B. MCSHARRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $1,000 Attendance at college in associates or 4 year degree program. grades, athletics, extracurricular activities and diversity will all be taken into consideration. KIWANIS CLUB OF ROCKLAND SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $100.00 An R.H.S. senior who plans to continue his/her education. ROSEMANY LUND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $100.00 $500.00 A Rockland High School graduate planning a career in education, preferably attending Bridgewater State College. Though not necessary, preference will be given to a graduate of Esten School. MICHELLE FERRY SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS Eligibility: $750.00 Rockland High School graduate who intends to further his or her education and who has shown excellence in any of the following areas; Creative Writing, Music, Drama, Visual Arts. CHRISTINE M. DELPRETE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $250.00 Eligibility: Rockland High School senior furthering their education. First consideration will be giving to those going into Culinary Arts and are in financial need. ALBERT F. & DAVID M. DELPRETE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Rockland High School senior furthering their education. First consideration will be giving to those going to a trade/technical school and are in financial need. THE PHELPS FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $250.00 $1,000 Rockland High School senior who has been accepted at a four year University or college and who has displayed school spirit and Citizenship. ROTARY CLUB OF ROCKLAND/HANSON/COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 Awarded to a graduating senior who reflects Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self”. Applicants should demonstrate active involvement in community service. Financial need will be considered when selecting the winning candidates. Applicants planning to attend a post-secondary school including trade/ vocational school will be considered as well as vocational student applicants requiring tools and equipment for their profession and/or training. See Guidance for an application for this scholarship. GEORGE & BETTY DOMIGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 Eligibility: An RHS graduating girl who has completed 4 years at high school, all at RHS, has a B- or better GPA, over the 4 years, accepted to a 2 or 4 year college, university or trade school and is a person of high integrity. THE JOSHUA D. DEACON SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 Eligibility: The Deacon family has set up this scholarship in hoping that recipient follows their dream in Music. Recipient must be an honor roll student, show a passion for Music and preference will be giving to a student continuing their studies in the music field. ROCKLAND POLICE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP $500.00 Eligibility: Graduating senior at Rockland High School who will be continuing their education and focusing on criminal justice, law enforcement or any related field. 2 or 4 year school. Please include a brief essay introducing yourself, what your interests are, what activities you do after school, (work, sports, clubs, music, volunteer work, help with siblings etc.) Also include what your intended major is and what you plan to use that for after graduation from college. PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT WITH APPLICATION. PATRICK J. SULLIVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 Eligibility: A Rockland High School senior (US citizen or permanent resident of US), who has been a student at RHS for at least 3 years, who plans to enroll full-time at a US accredited 4 year college or university in the United States. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, participated in high school sports for at least 3 years. Applicant should have a commitment to serving their community as demonstrated by extra-curricular work, church or volunteer activities. APPLICANTS NEED TO PROVIDE AN ESSAY (500-1000 WORDS) TYPED, DOUBLE-SPACED EXPLAINING 'WHAT BULLDOG PRIDE MEANS TO YOU" Applications without essays will be considered incomplete. BETH A. MC VEIGH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: A graduating senior who will be pursuing further education at a college or university and also has a strong purpose of academics. Applicants must submit a one page essay describing in detail academics, extra curricular/community activities, and goals for the future. ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL “CLASS OF 1952” Eligibility: $1,000.00 $1,000 (2 - $500 one boy/one girl) A Rockland High School senior who has shown school spirit, leadership and outstanding citizenship while at Rockland High School. CHRISTINE J. BIGGINS COURAGE AWARD $500.00 Eligibility: Awarded to a graduating senior who will be attending college who has exhibited courage, determination and hard work in the face of challenging circumstances. ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL ROCKLAND, MASSACHUSETTS SCHOLARSHIPS - 2014 II. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANY ROCKLAND SENIOR ATTENDING PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOLS NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP APPROXIMATE VALUE BEN KIMBALL SCHOLARSHIP Variable Eligibility: received Rockland resident graduating who is on an I.E.P. at the time of graduation or has SPED services during high school, or is furthering their education in the special education field. Applicant must have volunteered or been represented at the SPED Pac tollbooth to have application considered. ROCKLAND YOUTH FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Students who have had 4 or more years in the Rockland Youth Football Program. ROCKLAND BOY’S BASKETBALL-WILLIAM & JOANNE MC CORMACK AWARD Eligibility: $1,000.00 (2-$500 Scholarships) At some point during your high school career (grades 8-12), must have been a member in good standing at the Rockland Teen Center. WALTER J. BYRNE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: attend $1,000.00 (2-$500 Scholarships) Rockland resident who participated in the league for at least 5 years. Candidate must have left in good standing and shown a strong academic history. ROCKLAND TEEN CENTER SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $1,250.00 (5-$250 Scholarships) $500.00 Graduating senior who has shown leadership skills in high school and is planning to college to pursue a public or service oriented career and has shown commitment to studies and the school through extracurricular activities. ROCKLAND GIRLS COMMUNITY BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP $500.00 (2-$250 Scholarships) Eligibility: The recipients must have played in the senior league program at least two years. ROCKLAND KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $500.00 Eligibility: Graduating seniors accepted to accredited 2-4 year institution. Preference given to K of C Students affiliated with K of C members. ROCKLAND LITTLE LEAGUE Eligibility: $500.00 (2-$250 Scholarships) Must have participated in the program for at least 3 years and left in good standing. ROCKLAND GIRLS SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: All girls who have participated in the Rockland Girls Softball League. DAVID R. CRAWFORD, SR. YOUTH SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: program. $500.00 (2-$250 Scholarships) $500.00 A graduating male who has participated in Rockland Youth Soccer Fall or Spring Must be used for continuing education, public or private. RONALD DUHAMEL YOUTH SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: A graduating female who has participated in Rockland Youth Soccer Fall or Spring program. Must be used for continuing education, public or private. ESTEN P.A.C. SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: $500.00 $500.00 (2-$250 Scholarships) Must be a graduating senior who was a student of Esten School and is pursuing a higher degree of education. APPLICATION PROCEDURE I. ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Pick up application forms in the Guidance Office. One application form should be completed for each scholarship for which a student applies. Return completed forms to the Guidance Office NO LATER THAN April 4, 2014. II. ROCKLAND SENIORS AT PAROCHIAL OR PRIVATE SCHOOLS Pick up application form from sponsoring organization or your Guidance Office. One application form should be completed for each scholarship for which a student applies. Return completed form to sponsoring organization by April 4, 2014.