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					              Greater Worcester Community Foundation

                               Scholarships 2009


                                                                  Now accepting applications for
                                                                      college scholarships
                                                                       for students from
                                                                       Worcester County,
                                                                        Massachusetts.

                                                                            Apply online at
                                                                       www.greaterworcester.org
                                                                        or mail the application.




                                                                      Application deadline:
                                                                            Monday
                                                                        March 23, 2009




                  370 MAIN STREET, SUITE 650 • WORCESTER, MA 01608-1738
                                    TEL 508.755.0980 • FAX 508.755.3406
           S C students @ G R E A T E R W O
* open to olderH O L A R and returning adults R C E S T E R . O R G • W W W . G R E A T E R W O R C E S T E R . O R G
APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP FROM
GREATER WORCESTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
One Application Opens the Door                            How It Works
Greater Worcester Community Foundation offers             Every complete application received by the
many scholarship awards for local students to             deadline will be given full consideration. Based on
attend college. Awards are made through an                the materials submitted, we will evaluate the
annual, competitive selection process that takes          student’s performance, financial need, and other
place from March through June. By completing one          criteria specified by individual scholarships.
application, you may be considered for any                If an interview with a selection committee is
scholarship listed for which you are eligible.            required by the scholarship, any student selected
                                                          as a finalist will be notified with details about time
Types of Students and the Awards We Make                  and location.
Our scholarship awards are mostly limited to
residents of the cities and towns within Worcester        All applicants will be notified by June 30. Awards
County, Massachusetts, and are typically for              are paid in one installment and made payable
graduating high school seniors to attend college          directly to the institution. Checks are mailed to
fulltime.                                                 colleges in early August.
Some awards are also available to older students
and returning adults, as indicated by a symbol * in
the roster of awards.                                                       Questions?
Each of our scholarship funds has special criteria
established by our donors. The qualifications of                      Call: 508.755.0980
each applicant will be matched accordingly.               E-mail: scholar@greaterworcester.org
The amount of money for each award varies, from
$250 to over $5,000, depending on the size of the
fund and the criteria set by the donors. Many of
the awards are renewable.

Apply Online or by Mail
                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION ABOUT THE
There are two ways to apply:
                                                          FINANCIAL SECTION: Who should complete the
                                                          Financial Information section?
1. Complete the application online through our
    website, www.greaterworcester.org                     If you, as the applicant, are a “dependent,” then
                          — OR —                          the Financial Information requested in section II A,
                                                          must be completed by your parent(s) or the guardian(s)
2. Mail or deliver your complete application to           who provided your household financial support in 2008.
        Scholarships
        Greater Worcester Community Foundation            If you, as the applicant, are “independent,” then
        370 Main Street, Suite 650                        you must provide Financial Information required in
        Worcester, MA 01608-1738                          section II B, regarding you (and your spouse, if
                                                          married). Please note, you are considered an
We do NOT accept applications by FAX or e-mail.           independent student if

Please make sure that every part of the application              a) you were born before January 1, 1986;
is filled out and you have enclosed the proper                   b) you are an orphan or a ward of the court;
signatures and attachments described on the                      c) you have ever served in the military;
application form.                                                d) you are married;
                                                                 e) you will be in graduate school in 2009-2010;
Deadline is March 23, 2009                                       f) you have dependents (other than a spouse)
                                                                    that you support;
To be considered for an award, your complete
                                                                 g) you have not been claimed by your parents
application and all required materials must be
                                                                    for two consecutive years and have earned
received at Greater Worcester Community                             at least $4,000 in each of those years.
Foundation by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 23,
2009. We will not accept late or incomplete
applications.
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        COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED IN 2009
                                           SCHOLARSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

Adolfo Arrastia Beacon of Light Scholarship                        December 3rd Scholarship For recent high
For young people who are members of the                            school graduates who are children of current,
Worcester Youth Center.*                                           disabled, or deceased City of Worcester firefighters
                                                                   or police officers.*
Helen & Chuck Arsenault Memorial
Scholarship For Leicester High School graduating                   Santo J. and Ellen M. DiDonato Memorial
seniors.                                                           Scholarship For graduating seniors from Bartlett
                                                                   High School and Shepherd Hill Regional High
Auburn Woman's Club Scholarship                                    School.
For Auburn residents of any age.*
                                                                   Steve Drawbridge Memorial Scholarship For
AVID North Scholarship For graduating seniors                      graduating seniors from Wachusett Regional High
from North High School who participated in the                     School who are members of the varsity ice hockey
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)                    team.
Program for four years.
                                                                   John and Fran Duke Scholarship For graduating
Belmont Street Community School                                    seniors from St. Mary's High School and South
Scholarship For graduating seniors who attended                    High Community School in Worcester.
Belmont Street School for one or more years and
including 6th grade.                                               Richard and Carol Dymek Scholarship
                                                                   For graduating seniors from Wachusett Regional
Loretta J. Belval Scholarship                                      High School.
For graduating female students from Northbridge
to pursue a career in teaching.                                    Joseph D. Early Scholarship For graduating
                                                                   seniors who reside in Worcester.
Bruce S. Bennett Fund for Community
Journalism To encourage and support young                          East Brookfield Scholarship For graduating
people in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette                         seniors who reside in East Brookfield and will
circulation area in the exploration of careers in                  attend a four year College or University.
journalism. Preference to minority youth.
                                                                   Stephen G. Economos Scholar Athlete Fund
Mary and John Buckley Memorial Scholarship                         For graduating seniors who have participated in
For financially needy Roman Catholic graduating                    softball and will be attending a four year college.
seniors from Worcester.
                                                                   Jeffrey S. Edinberg Memorial Scholarship For
The Carrick Foundation Scholarship                                 Worcester public high school graduating seniors.
For outstanding graduating seniors from high
schools in Northbridge, Douglas, or Uxbridge.                      Elm Park Community School Scholarship For
                                                                   graduating seniors (or GED) who completed two
Charlton Parent Teacher Organization                               years at Elm Park Community School.
Scholarship For graduating seniors from Bay Path
Regional Vocational Technical High School and                      John N. Engelsted Scholarship For female
Shepherd Hill Regional High School. Students must                  graduating seniors to study engineering.
be residents of Charlton and have attended
Charlton public K-8 schools for five years.                        Fred and Leona Eppinger Scholarship For
                                                                   graduating seniors from David Prouty High School.
Mary Connolly Memorial Scholarship
For graduating seniors from Sutton High School.                    Fairlawn Foundation Robert S. Schedin
                                                                   Scholarship for Health Studies For students in
Cutler Associates, Inc. Scholarship                                ancillary health care fields (physical therapy,
For undergraduates who are children of and                         respiratory therapy, lab technician, etc.) studying
residing with current employees of Cutler                          at a Worcester college.*
Associates, Inc.
                                                                   Mary R. Fedeli Scholarship For graduating
                                                                   seniors from Sterling.


* open to older students and returning adults                3
        COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED IN 2009
                                           SCHOLARSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

Anita and Nathaniel A. Feingold Scholarship For                   The Grynsel Educational Scholarship
undergraduates who are children of current                        For youth who are actively involved with St. Luke
employees of the Feingold Companies.*                             the Evangelist Church in Westborough.

Norma and Saul Feingold Scholarship                               Emil Haddad Memorial Jazz Scholarship
For graduating seniors from Worcester to attend a                 For young people (under age 26) to study jazz music
Worcester college.                                                at the college level; may include performance,
                                                                  composition, arranging or teaching. Requires a
Finnish American Social Club Scholarship                          recommendation from a current jazz teacher.*
For graduating seniors of Finnish heritage; especially
to study history, political science or economics.                 Joseph F. and Claire L. Halvey Scholarship For
Requires indication of national heritage on page iv of            graduating seniors with great financial need.
the scholarship application form.
                                                                  The Hedin Family Memorial Scholarship For
Gerald A. Fogarty Memorial Scholarship,                           graduating seniors from Auburn High School to
sponsored by Providence & Worcester Railroad                      attend a four year College or University. Preference
For graduating seniors to study computer science,                 to those who are preparing for a career in teaching.
information technology or a related field.
                                                                  Maureen Henrickson Memorial Scholarship For
Janet Fraser Scholarship For young people from                    graduating seniors from Sutton High School,
Medway. Requires this additional essay: Describe a                especially former students of Mrs. Henrickson or
person who embodies the idea of excellence, whom                  students pursuing a career in education.
you are inspired by and admire.*
                                                                  Charles Hugo Community Service Award For
John F. Freeland Memorial Fund                                    graduating seniors from Wachusett Regional High
For graduating seniors from Sutton High School with               School, living in the towns of Holden, Paxton,
physical or emotional disabilities.                               Princeton, Rutland or Sterling and who have shown a
                                                                  consistent volunteer effort to the Wachusett
Friends of Rutland Heights Hospital Scholarship                   community and beyond.
For students enrolled in a course of study leading to
certification and employment in direct patient care,              Jenica Lynn Junnila Memorial Scholarship
preferably in the Worcester area.*                                For graduating seniors from Sutton who completed
                                                                  at least two years in the Sutton public school
The Judge William Garbose Memorial                                system.
Scholarship For residents of Athol, Royalston,
Petersham, Phillipston, and Templeton to study                    Deborah A. Kaufman Scholarship
criminal justice or a related field.*                             For graduating Worcester public high school seniors
                                                                  who attended Grafton Street Elementary School for
Derek Gaudette Memorial Scholarship                               at least one year or who participated in programs at
For graduating seniors from David Prouty High                     Friendly House.
School.
                                                                  Lawrence M. and Augusta L. Keeler Scholarship
The General Scholarship For Worcester County                      For graduating seniors from Northbridge High School
residents of any age.*                                            or residents of Northbridge.*

Robert P. Goulet Memorial Scholarship For                         Keeping the Dream Alive Scholarship
graduating seniors at Tahanto Regional High School                For minority graduating seniors from a Worcester
with outstanding community service.                               public school. Preference to African-American and
                                                                  Hispanic students. Specify your ethnic background
Grantee Agency Scholarship For youth who                          on page iv of the scholarship application form.
volunteer with, participate in, or are employed by
agencies receiving 2008 competitive grants from the               Bradford J. Kemp Scholarship
Greater Worcester Community Foundation. Requires                  For Webster residents of any age.*
a letter of nomination from the grantee agency
executive director.*


* open to older students and returning adults                 4
        COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED IN 2009
                                           SCHOLARSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

Max H. Kuhner and Eloise A. Kuhner                               Anthony E. Mickunas Scholarship
Scholarship For Oakham residents, under the age                  For Worcester High School seniors to pursue health
of 25, to pursue careers in medicine or nursing.*                studies. Preference to Lithuanian students. Specify
                                                                 your ethnic background on page iv of the scholarship
Leonard F. Leamy Scholarship                                     application form.
For graduating seniors intending to major in
mathematics or plans to teach mathematics.                       Michael Minty Memorial Scholarship
Preference for students from North High School.                  For children of present or deceased members of the
                                                                 Worcester Rugby Football Club.*
Leicester Samaritan Nursing Association
Scholarship For Leicester residents to pursue full-              Anne Carey Murphy Memorial Scholarship
or part-time studies in a health-related field.*                 For graduating seniors from North Brookfield High
                                                                 School to study English or a related field in
Leicester Savings Bank Fund Scholarship                          preparation for becoming a teacher.
For Leicester residents. Preference for those who
have contributed to the Leicester community                      Nichols Academy Marilyn T. and Gerald Fels
through involvement in extracurricular activities,               Scholarship
work or volunteering.*                                           For graduating seniors from Webster or Dudley to
                                                                 attend a Worcester County college.
Mark MacPherson Lightbown Memorial
Scholarship For graduating seniors from                          Arnold and Sylvia Nylund Scholarship
Northbridge High School to study athletics, physical             For graduating seniors of Scandinavian ancestry.
education, or health sciences.                                   Specify your ethnic background on page iv of the
                                                                 scholarship application form.
Lincoln Village Tenants Association Scholarship
For graduating seniors who are residents of Lincoln              Sarah Daniels Pettit and William O. Pettit, Jr.
Village in Worcester.                                            Scholarship For graduating Worcester seniors with
                                                                 financial need.
Mary Falby Logan and Francis Logan, Jr.
Scholarship For graduating seniors from Boylston.                Richard W. Pierce Scholarship For high school
                                                                 graduates to study graphic design or commercial art.
Lunenburg Opportunity Fund Scholarship                           Submit 5-7 examples of recent work on CD; we can’t
For young people from Lunenburg. Requires this                   guarantee return of artwork.*
additional essay: Describe a person who embodies
the idea of excellence, whom you are inspired by                 Arthur J. Remillard, Jr. Scholarship
and admire.*                                                     For African-American graduating seniors from
                                                                 Worcester County. Specify your ethnic background
Lieutenant James F. "Jay" Lyons III Memorial                     on page iv of the scholarship
Scholarship For graduating seniors from Doherty                  application form.
High School to attend a Worcester college,
preferably Clark University.                                     Barbara Marks Rothschild Arts & Education
                                                                 Scholarship For Worcester County graduating
Magee Family Scholarship for UMass-Amherst                       seniors from the Massachusetts Academy of Math &
For graduating seniors to attend University of                   Science to pursue studies in education or a field that
Massachusetts Amherst. Preference to those who are               involves art.
first in their family to attend college.
                                                                 Ida and Murray Rotman Scholarship
Francis F. Mansfield Scholarship                                 For children of employees of Rotman’s Furniture
For Worcester County students planning to attend                 Company and Murida Furniture Company, Inc.*
specialized schools or two or four year colleges on a
full or part-time basis.*                                        Herbert D. Sherwin Memorial Scholarship
                                                                 For students graduating from community college to
Howard J. and Dorothy R. McGuiness                               continue studies at a four-year college; preference
Scholarship For students with financial need who                 for Worcester residents or students attending a
are studying nursing at Worcester State College or               Worcester college.*
Quinsigamond Community College.*

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        COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED IN 2009
                                           SCHOLARSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

The William J. Short Scholarship
For graduating seniors in the Worcester Regional                  Laurie C. Tinsley Scholarship
Chamber of Commerce and affiliate service area,                   For graduating seniors with financial need due to the
especially students who have a demonstrated                       death or disability of a parent. Include a statement
commitment to community service and plan to                       regarding your family’s circumstances.
pursue careers in business or public service.
                                                                  Tobin Family Scholarship For African-American
Alexander G. Simonatis Scholarship                                graduating seniors from Worcester County. Specify
For Princeton residents of any age who are graduates              your ethnic background on page iv of the scholarship
of a public high school.*                                         application form.

Claudia Simonian Scholarship For current or                       Reginald Washburn Scholarship
former Sutton High School students to attend                      For graduating seniors who are Worcester residents
college.                                                          and were members of the Boys & Girls Club of
                                                                  Worcester, or of Girls, Inc.
John J. Simpson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
For graduating seniors from Doherty Memorial High                 Webster Square Business Association
School.                                                           Scholarship For graduating seniors from South
                                                                  Community High School and employees (or family
Arthur J. Smith and Dorothy G. Smith                              members) of Webster Square Business Association
Scholarship For graduating seniors from South High                member businesses.
School with financial need to pursue a 4-year degree.
                                                                  Leroy Weiner Scholarship For Jewish students
Sylvia Gafvert Stubblebine Scholarship                            with financial need who have performed community
For students of any age from the Worcester area to                service; preference for members of Congregation
study instrumental classical music. Requires an                   B’nai Shalom (Westborough) and residents of
audition with Music Worcester, a 5-7 minute                       Westboro, Northboro or Southboro.*
movement from a concerto or classical work, on an
orchestral instrument or piano.*                                  The Paul J. Westberg Memorial Scholarship
                                                                  For Worcester residents pursing a career in criminal
The Summers Family Educational Scholarship                        justice.*
For youth who are actively involved with Holy Angels
Parish in Upton.                                                  Mary Olive Wood Scholarship For Oxford High
                                                                  School graduates of any age to attend college,
Swedish National Federation Fund Scholarship                      vocational training or graduate school.*
For graduating seniors of Scandinavian heritage.
Specify your ethnic background on page iv of the                  Worcester Area Women in Development
scholarship application form.                                     Community Service Scholarship For graduating
                                                                  female students demonstrating outstanding
Tahanto Regional High School Scholarship
                                                                  community service.
For graduating seniors from Tahanto Regional High
School.
                                                                  Worcester Latino Coalition Scholarship
                                                                  For Latino youth and adults, particularly those
Kathleen Terry Memorial Scholarship
                                                                  working in health and human services. Specify your
For graduating seniors from Tantasqua Regional High
                                                                  ethnic background on page iv of the scholarship
School who reside in Brimfield, Brookfield, Fiskdale,
                                                                  application form.*
Holland, Sturbridge, or Wales. Preference to
students living in Brookfield.
                                                                  Worcester Swedish Charitable Association
                                                                  Scholarship For graduating seniors of Scandinavian
Sumner B. Tilton Memorial Scholarship
                                                                  ancestry. Specify your ethnic background on page iv
For graduating seniors from Worcester and
                                                                  of the scholarship application form.
contiguous towns (Auburn, Boylston, Grafton,
Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Paxton, Shrewsbury, or
                                                                  Worcester Woman’s Club Scholarship
W. Boylston) to attend an outstanding college;
                                                                  For graduating seniors from Worcester public schools
recipients may be eligible for renewal awards for law
                                                                  who are residents of Worcester.
school.

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FINAL NOTES FROM
GREATER WORCESTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
About Greater Worcester Community
Foundation                                                    The Foundation provides seed capital and ongoing
Greater Worcester Community Foundation is a                   support to local agencies, college scholarships to
grant maker, a resource for philanthropy and a                area students, and a way for donors to make a
community builder. It is a nonprofit corporation              positive difference in their communities.
founded in 1975 by local citizens who envisioned a
coordinated endowment as a means to build a                   Our Scholarship Program is made possible by
cohesive and vibrant community and to respond to              the generosity of many donors.
changing conditions. We are governed by a                     We are grateful to the many generous individuals,
volunteer board of directors who reside in the area.          families, and businesses from all over Worcester
In 34 years, Greater Worcester Community                      County who have created these scholarship funds
Foundation has awarded over $65 million to                    to help young people and adult learners reach their
cultural, educational, human service and civic                potential.
organizations, and we have built a charitable                 In 2008, the Foundation awarded 372 scholarships
endowment exceeding $130 million in over 400                  amounting to $540,340. Awards ranged from $250
named funds created by area citizens.                         to $6,000. Many of the scholarships are renewable.


Don’t forget to submit these required attachments with your application

    Official transcript from your most recent high school, college or GED scores.

    One-page personal essay describing why you are pursuing a particular field of study and your ultimate career
       goals with this education. Essay must be typed.

    Letter of recommendation addressed to Ms. Ann Lisi and written by an adult (not related to you) who can
       best describe your abilities and accomplishments. The recommendation should focus on your
       academics, activities, character and your ability to succeed in college.

    Unusual factors Are there any family or personal circumstances that you feel should be taken into
       consideration by the Scholarship Committee?
       If yes, please attach a separate statement describing the situation.

    Any additional materials required by specific scholarship(s) for which you wish to be considered.




                 APPLICATIONS FOR 2009 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
                           WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL
                                 5:00 PM ON
                               MARCH 23, 2009

                                           Apply Online at
                                       www.greaterworcester.org
                                              or by Mail

                                        Questions? Please call
                                            508.755.0980
                                      Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
* open to older students and returning adults             7
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
370 Main Street, Suite 650
Worcester, MA 01608-1738


Tel:    508.755.0980
E-mail: scholar@greaterworcester.org
Web: www.greaterworcester.org




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