Applications are now available for the 2021 Town of Shrewsbury scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to deserving high school seniors who are residents of Shrewsbury. Awards are based on financial need, character, community service and academic achievement. The Scholarship Fund was instituted by Town Meeting vote in May 1995. In 2020, twenty-five $500.00 scholarships were awarded to students who were furthering their education at accredited institutions of higher learning.
Students who are interested in applying for a scholarship may obtain applications at the Shrewsbury High School Guidance Office or other high school guidance offices in the surrounding area, or the Board of Selectmen's Office. Applications can be downloaded off the Town of Shrewsbury website at: shrewsburyma.gov/scholarship
Completed applications must be received in the Selectmen's office no later than 4:00pm on March 11, 2021. Information is included on the application.
Since the inception of the Scholarship Fund, many Shrewsbury residents have generously supported this worthwhile effort. Contributions can be made along with excise and property tax payments. Direct donations are also accepted at the Treasurer's Office at any time or online at the town website.
For additional information regarding the Town of Shrewsbury Scholarship Fund, you may write to the Scholarship Committee, c/o Board of Selectmen, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 or you may call Robert Holland, Committee Member, at (901) 240-3008. Others serving on the Scholarship Committee include James Pignataro, Jennifer Basgaard, Deborah Del Dotto, Lee Diamantopoulus, and Kaitlin Gentile.
The Scholarship Committee wishes to thank all residents who have contributed to this fund and helped many students realize their dream of attending college.