Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Twelve awards are available for Charlestown residents who are headed to college or preparatory school.
The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. A total of 12 scholarships are available in 2013 for any young man who meets the following criteria: Scholarship applications are available at Boston Public Library's Charlestown Branch during regular hours. Individuals should send completed applications along with a copy of their high school transcript or latest college transcript to: Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 290375, Charlestown, MA 02129. Applications and transcripts must be received by no later than April 7. The Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association will hold their 100th annual reunion on Thursday, May 9 at the Knights of Columbus…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
One prize will benefit a Community College student. The other will benefit and undergraduate or graduate at another school.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The following was sent to us by the MGH Institute of Health Professions. It has not been edited. Two Health Care Merit Scholarships totaling $6,000 are available to Charlestown residents who are enrolled in a program of study leading to a non-MD health career, such as nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, x-ray technician, or other health sciences professions. Eligible students must have completed at least two semesters at a community college, an undergraduate college or university, or graduate school. One student attending a community college will receive a $2,500 scholarship, while one student attending undergraduate or graduate school will receive a $3,500 award. Applications must include an essay …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Next deadline comes on June 15.
A few years ago, a group created a special scholarship in honor of a Charlestown High School alum named Alray Taylor. When Taylor attended CHS, according to alray.org, his size earned him the nickname “Horse” and his gentle nature earned him extra deserts from the lunch ladies. After high school, he earned a Division 1 basketball scholarship to the University of New Hampshire. “The transition to college proved difficult, as it does for many students, especially those whose often spotty educations from inner-city schools can leave them unprepared,” a pamphlet for the group reads. Taylor transferred to a smaller college, the dropped out when both of his parents died within six months of each other. He had to take care of his younger siblings…