School and Community Scholarships


12. WILLIAM J. AND ANNA CLIFFORD HOWARD SCHOLARSHIP - NO APPLICATION - Awarded to the highest-ranking Whitman-Hanson Regional senior entering a 4-year degree granting institution.


13. ROBERT COLE HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP - $500 - NO APPLICATION – Selected by the Social Studies Department. 


14. Whitman-Hanson RHS Class of 1979 Teacher & Medical Field Scholarship - $250

Awarded to a graduating student who has been accepted into a teaching or Medical field program.


15. DR. EDWARD T. WALSH MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIP NO APPLICATION – Awarded to a member of the Graduating Class  who is judged by the vote of the teachers of mathematics to be the most proficient student in mathematics in that class.  16. Mark Bouldry Memorial Scholarship offered by WHRHS Class of 1979- $250 - Awarded to a graduating student from Whitman or Hanson who 1. Has been accepted at one of the US Military academies. 

2. Has been accepted into a Senior Military Academy of State Maritime Academy. 3. Has been accepted into an ROTC program while attending college.  4. Has joined the National Guard or Reserves while attending college or 5. whose parent(s) served or are currently serving in the US Military or National Guard.


17. COLBY W. McCARTHY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Students planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college to further their education.


18. Not offered in 2020


19. Not offered in 2020


20. OSPA – On Stage School of Performing Arts – Parent Scholarship – 

Student must have attended OSPA for a minimum of 3 years.


21. Connolly Leadership Scholarship - $500

Awarded to a graduating Senior who will continue his/her education with a four year degree.  Recipients must be interested in a career path in management or pursuing a leadership role in management.  Student must be dedicated to creating a diverse work place through the advancement of all minorities.


22. BOSS ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - $100 – This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student who will continue his/her education with a two or four year degree.  Please include a short essay including your future goals along with your transcript.


23. WHITMAN POLICE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS – $250 ea. – Awarded to Whitman residents who are members of a graduating class planning to attend a 2 or 4-year college or trade school.  Preference will be given to a relative or member of the Whitman Police Department. Scholarship will be given after completion of the 1st semester by providing grades or second semester bill.


24. RUTHIE CARPENTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student attending WHRHS.  (See application for further details.)


25. WHITMAN AMERICAN LEGION POST 22 - 3 @ $500 ea. & ROBERT B. CUSHMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $500  – The honor is awarded to deserving students residing in Whitman, attending the 12th grade, or equivalent, of a public or private school, either within or outside the limits of the town of Whitman.  It will be based on the applicants’ need and/or scholarship ability, with preference given to relatives of a Legion Member, or a son or daughter of a veteran, or other qualified applicants. The American Legion is to choose the students for the scholarship.  Name of veteran or member relationship must be on application.


26. PATRICK L. & EDWARD M. FLANAGAN CULINARY SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who has a passion for culinary arts.


27. DUVAL PTO SCHOLARSHIPS – (3) All recipients must have been Duval Elementary students who attended the school through the fifth grade and were students of certain teachers.  (See application for further details.) Two letters of recommendation are required.


28. Chris MacIver Memorial Scholarship - $250  This award is for a WHRHS graduating senior planning to pursue his/her degree in a special education program at a 2 or 4 year college.  Preference will be given to a student who has been involved with peer tutoring during high school.


29. WHITMAN MOTHER’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship will be awarded to graduating students planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college to further his/her education.  Students whose parents are current active members of Whitman Mother’s Club will receive top priority. In the event there are none, other applicants will be considered.


30. Not offered in 2020.


31. WHITMAN YOUTH SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP – 2 @ $500 ea. & 2 @ $250 ea. – Whitman residents who are high school seniors and registered for and completed two fall seasons in Whitman Youth Soccer may apply.


32. HANSON YOUTH FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIPS – (In Memory of John Conroy & Colby McCarthy) – 2 @ $250 ea. – Awarded to  graduating seniors who have participated in the Hanson Youth Football program for at least one year. The award will be made on the basis of good sportsmanship, extra-curricular and community activities.  It is to be used only for payment of tuition to an institution authorized to confer a degree or to a technical school. Applicants must include a letter detailing their past association with HYF, activities in the community and future goals in life.  Recipients must also be in the top 50% of their class and continuing their education in September of this year.


33. WHITMAN DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP(3) - Recipients must be Whitman residents & entering his/her freshman year of school of higher learning.  If candidate is 18 years of age or older he/she MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER. A brief essay is required stating why he/she should be considered. 


34. “TED” NEWCOMB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -$500 – This scholarship will be awarded to a SCHOLAR/ATHLETE who has been involved in Athletics.  Preference to a student who participated in Track or Soccer.


35. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WHITMAN COUNCIL 347 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS Awards are to be presented to graduating seniors from the local communities who have made the commitment to continue his/her education after high school.  The recipients of these awards should be good, but not necessarily superior students. The awards will be made based on scholastic record, character, community and church involvement and all-around capability of the applicant.   

                                                                                                                                                 

36. WHITMAN JR. PRO BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP –  4 @ $250 – Given to residents of Whitman who have played at least two years of Jr. Pro Basketball and will be attending an institute of higher learning including a two-year trade school or junior college.  Include SAT scores. MUST COMPLETE ESSAY!

 

37. VALERIE A. CLAPP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – 2@ $3000 – Scholarship will be awarded to any graduating student, either from Hanson or Whitman, attending any public or private high school.  Recipient must have attended INDIAN HEAD SCHOOL in Hanson. Award to be used for college or post-secondary training.


38. VELMA BRADFORD RN REGISTERED NURSE SCHOLARSHIP – $500 – Awarded to a deserving student, graduating this year, who has been accepted to and will be attending a 2 or 4 year nursing school/program culminating in licensure as a registered nurse.


39. NARISSA L. CROSSCUP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Awarded to graduating seniors who will continue their education commencing in September of this year.  Please include a one-page essay stating your goals. Scholarship will be given second semester.


40. WHITMAN-HANSON GIRLS Soccer Scholarship - $400 - Awarded to a Senior who has participated in the WHRHS Soccer Program.  Include recommendation from a soccer coach.


41. WHITMAN & HANSON YOUTH SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP – 3 @ 100 ea. – This scholarship will be awarded to three graduating seniors who were involved with the Whitman or Hanson Youth Softball for 3 years or more and involved in extracurricular activities.  Please include a brief essay stating your goals.


42. Jason Silva Memorial Scholarship- $4000 – split for up to 4 students

This award will be presented to a Student/Athlete with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, who will continue his/her education with a two or four year degree. Include a brief essay about an inspirational person in your life or a life changing moment that happened in your life.


43. McGuiggan’s Pub Scholarship - $400

This award will be presented to a graduating senior who will continue his/her education in a Culinary Program.


44. MAJOR MICHAEL DONAHUE SCHOLARSHIP – IMO Army Major Michael Donahue, W-H Class of 1990 – This scholarship will be awarded to a W-H graduate who will be participating in the Army ROTC program while attending college or is the son or daughter of a member of the military. 


45. PIERCE SCHOLARSHIP – 3 @ $300 ea. – Recipients must have attended the Louise A. Conley School and must be planning to continue their education in an education related field (including speech and language, occupational therapy and/or physical therapy).  Community service, good character and passing grades are also factors. Must be in the top 50% of the class.


46. HANSON PTO SCHOLARSHIP -2 @ $300 – Recipient must have attended both Maquan and Indian Head Schools and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college.  Preference given to those applicants demonstrating leadership or volunteerism in Hanson and/or whose parents have volunteered in Hanson PTO.


47. HANSON STUDENT SAFETY SCHOLARSHIP – 2 @ $500 ea. - Awarded to HANSON seniors who have had interaction with youth in activities such as D.A.R.E.   Grades are not criteria. This scholarship will be awarded second semester. Please include brief essay on goals and how they meet the requirements.


48. JENNIFER GERMAINE-GOYETTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - 2 @ $500 ea -scholarship will be awarded to 2 Whitman or Hanson seniors planning to enter the nursing profession or medical field.   Please include brief essay on your goals.


49. ROSEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - $400 – This scholarship will be awarded to a senior whose career choice is in the business field and has shown some community involvement.


50. WHITMAN YOUTH FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIPS - Qualifications for these scholarships are as follows:

1) Years in youth football

2) Years helped out after leaving

3) Years in high school football and cheerleading

4) Going on to higher education


Please include essay on what WYF has meant to you and your future goals.


51. COURTYARD CAFÉ CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - Recipient must be a member of the “Running a Restaurant” Class at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School and be accepted into a culinary arts/restaurant management program in college.


52. HOLY GHOST PARISH SCHOLARSHIPS - (Several scholarships available.)  Recipients must be active members of the Holy Ghost Parish.


53. HANSON FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 2713- 2 @ $500 ea. - Recipients must be residents of Hanson or Whitman.  Preference will first be given to a member’s son or daughter and secondly to any firefighter’s child or relative of a firefighter.  Preference will then be given to students who are interested in taking fire science courses in college.


54. KEVAN JOYCE, CLASS OF 1986 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-2 @$1000 each. This scholarship is for a business major, student athlete.  Please include a brief essay about someone who has motivated you and is your role model.


55. OFFICER GERRY MONT MEMORIAL D.A.R.E. SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship will be awarded to a WHITMAN RESIDENT who has shown interaction with youth in programs such as D.A.R.E.   Grades are not criteria. Please include brief essay regarding goals. Scholarship to be awarded second semester.


56. Not offered in 2020.


57. HANSON YOUTH SOCCER (2) – Applicants must be graduating seniors and Hanson residents planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college.  Applicants must also have been involved as a player/coach/volunteer in Hanson Youth Soccer.


58. OPTIMUM REAL ESTATE, INC. SCHOLARSHIP - 2 @ $250 ea. – Awarded to students from Whitman and/or Hanson continuing their education in a two or four year business college with plans of going into or starting a business.  Please include a one-page essay on goals. RECIPIENTS OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP MUST REDEEM THEIR AWARD BY MARCH 1, 2021.


59. HANSON YOUTH BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP – In Memory of Amy Patturelli - $300 - Awarded to a Hanson graduate who has participated in Hanson Youth Basketball.  Must be in top 50% of the class; given second semester. Please include brief essay on goal


60. HANSON CHEERLEADING SCHOLARSHIP – This will be awarded to one or  two students who cheered in the Hanson Youth Cheerleading Program and plan to continue their education.  Please include a short essay on what the cheerleading program meant to you along with a transcript and 2 recommendations.  


61. SANDRA E. KELLIHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - 2 @ $500 ea. - Awarded to a Whitman-Hanson Regional High School senior boy and girl who have maintained a “B” or better average and played in at least one varsity sport; must be active in the community


62. THOMAS & MARJORIE ADAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500 – This scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior pursuing a nursing or teaching degree. 


63. WHITMAN HIGH/W-H REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - $500 - Scholarship will be awarded to a WHRHS senior who has had one or both parents graduate from Whitman High/Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.  Recipient must be planning to attend a two or four-year college.


64. STEVEN AND DEAN ORCUTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500 – Awarded to a Whitman or Hanson male or female student proficient in Math.


65. HANSON POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – $500 – Awarded to HANSON residents planning to attend a two or four year accredited college in September of this year, preferably majoring in criminal justice or law enforcement.  Preference is also given to a member or relative of a Hanson police officer. Applicant must be in the top 50% of the class. Brief essay is required.


66. ROCKLAND HANSON ROTARY CLUB  SCHOLARSHIP (2) - Scholarship will be granted to graduating students (one from Whitman and one from Hanson) who reflect Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self” and demonstrate  active involvement in community service. 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.


67. SONS of WHITMAN AMERICAN LEGION SQUADRON 22 SCHOLARSHIP - $500 – This honor is awarded to deserving student residing in Whitman, attending the 12th grade, or equivalent, of a public or private school, either within or outside the limits of the town of Whitman.  It will be based on the applicant’s need and/or scholarship ability, with preference given to a relative of Legion Member, a son or daughter of a veteran, or other qualified applicants. Please include transcript and two recommendations 1) a teacher and 2) any non-family, non-school related adult.  Please list your course of study along with college choices as well as work and community activities.


68. WHITMAN-HANSON DRAMA CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is open to any graduating member of the Drama Club who has been an active participant in the club’s activities, community service and success of the Drama Club.  Preference given based on years of participation, etc. Statement to be attached per instructions on application.


69. Not offered in 2020


70. THE JEAN JOSSELYN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500 – Scholarship to be awarded to a student with faith, strength and strong family values who has overcome a handicap, emotional or physical, and has made a positive influence in school and community.


71. James MacDonald Memorial Scholarship - $1000 – A WHRHS graduate, living in Whitman or Hanson.  Recipient must also have participated in a sport at WH and planning to enroll in a 2 or 4 year post-secondary school.  


72. DANCE DIMENSION PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - $250 – Available to any member of the graduating class of WHRHS who has successfully completed the program of studies at Dance Dimension in Whitman. 


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