This scholarship, to be awarded to a graduating Nantucket High senior, will honor the community service legacy of Jenny Garneau, who passed away in September of 2013. Jenny, a long time, year-round resident of Nantucket, was an active member of the community. She was involved in a variety of civic activities, including serving as past Presidents of both the Nantucket School Committee and the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce Board. Most recently, she led and coordinated the Island’s Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Nantucket Healthy Community Collaborative.
This scholarship will help foster and instill the need for community service and civic awareness in young people. The graduating senior will be in good academic standing and be planning on attending an accredited program, college or university. Most importantly, this student will have performed extensive and meaningful community service hours while at NHS.
Applicants will be required to submit a short /one page essay about why community service matters and how it affected their life personally.