Community Scholarships

The Community Foundation is honored to have a variety of scholarship funds established by individuals and groups of donors for the purpose of helping younger generations of Nantucketers further their education. Each fund is unique, and the Foundation works with donors to ensure that the criteria and goals of the scholarship align with their charitable interests.

2024 Scholarship Applications: All Scholarships due April 1, 2024

Applications submitted by email are preferred. All applications should be sent to scholarships@cfnan.org.

Scholarship renewal for multi-year recipients can be accessed HERE.

Scholarship

Purpose

Eligibility

Application & Required Documents

Gary and Glenn DaSilva Scholarship

Purpose

To fund scholarships for Nantucket High School seniors who are attending a certified trade school. Award amount is $1500 per year.

Eligibility

Nantucket High School seniors who will be graduating in good standing.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Any additional supporting materials
Download an application

Henry W. Fee, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

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Purpose

To fund scholarships for friendly, hardworking, entrepreneurial NHS seniors or graduates who strive to be active members of the workforce or play important roles in small businesses on Nantucket. Award amount is $1000 per year for four (4) years.

Eligibility

Seniors or graduates of Nantucket High School.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Any additional supporting materials
Download an application

Jaeger Family – NiSHA Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide scholarships for Nantucket students and community residents applying to or currently enrolled in college or institutions of higher learning. Students should be interested in pursuing studies or training in any interdisciplinary study that positively impacts animals, improves their life or environment, embraces humane thinking and compassion, advocates for animals, and supports their intrinsic value. Award amount is $2500.

Eligibility

Nantucket High School Seniors and former Nantucket students or year-round Nantucket residents pursuing ongoing educational opportunities.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a NHS teacher or college professor
  • Plus any additional supporting materials
Download an application

James F. Lentowski Conservation Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide educational opportunities to individuals pursuing environmental studies i.e. marine, agriculture, conservation, biology or wildlife. The type and amount of aid shall be at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation and may include, but is not necessarily limited to, $1000 per year.

Eligibility

The students eligible for assistance: Nantucket residents pursuing studies in the fields above.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Any additional supporting materials
Download an application

Magical Chicken Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide scholarships for Nantucket High School seniors who have demonstrated interest and intends to pursue a degree in or related to Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology. If no student pursuing a related field exists, the award goes to a student with a passion for technology. However, all applicants must demonstrate a history of interest and engagement in a technology-related field. Award amount is $4000 per year.

Eligibility

Nantucket High School seniors. A student can receive the scholarship only once for the duration of their program.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Any additional supporting materials
Download an application

Pat Martin Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide scholarships to a senior graduate of Nantucket High School who demonstrates a spirit of giving through their extracurricular activities and interest in civic affairs. Award amount is $1200 per year.

Eligibility

Seniors or Graduates of Nantucket High School.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Any additional supporting materials
Download an application

Nantucket Culinary Arts Scholarship

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Purpose

To fund scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellence in culinary arts. Award amount is $1000 per year.

Eligibility

Nantucket High School students pursing ongoing education opportunities in the culinary arts field.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • An additional supporting materials
Download an application

Nantucket Looms Scholarship

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Purpose

To fund scholarships for Nantucket High School graduates pursuing careers in the field of fiber arts, textile design or interior design. Award amount is $2500 per year.

Eligibility

Seniors or Graduates of Nantucket High School.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Any additional supporting materials
Download an application

Jack Pignato Scholarship

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Purpose

Seniors or graduates of Nantucket High School who are or will be majoring in mathematics or science and are looking for a career in education or medicine. Seniors or graduates of Nantucket High School who are or will be attending nursing school or medical school. Award amount is $4000 per year.

Eligibility

To provide scholarships to seniors or graduates of Nantucket High School.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a NHS teacher or college professor
  • Any additional supporting material.
Download an application

Sally Roberts Mentor Scholarship

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Purpose

The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide a scholarship to a student who plans to pursue a career enriching the lives of children (education, social work, etc.). Special consideration will be given to any student that participated in or volunteered /worked for a Mentoring Youth Program. Award amount is at least $1000 per year.

Eligibility

Seniors of Nantucket High School who plan to pursue a career enriching the lives of children and have volunteered in children’s programming on Nantucket, with special consideration given to any student that participated in or volunteered /worked for a Mentoring Youth Program

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Any additional supporting materials
Download an application

Shredder’s Studio Art Scholarship

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Purpose

The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarships to fund all or any portion of the college tuition of any graduate of Nantucket High School pursuing a degree in fine arts and/or art therapy.

Eligibility

The students eligible for assistance shall be any past or present Nantucket High School graduate who is pursuing a degree (including, but not limited to, a BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and/or PhD) in fine arts including, but not limited to, visual arts, painting (such as watercolors, oils, acrylics, and pastels), sculpture, ceramics, drawing, film making, photography, fabric arts, graphic design, architecture, jewelry making, printmaking, and/or art therapy.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • An additional supporting materials
Download an application

Emily Stover Memorial Scholarship

Purpose

To provide scholarships to upstanding Nantucket community members who are passionate about helping others and who have chosen a career path with this intention in mind. Award amount is $2,000 per year.

Eligibility

Nantucket community members who are attending accredited college or universities.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • 300 Word Essay on “How your passion for helping others has inspired your chosen career path and what you hope to accomplish after you graduate”
  • Any additional supporting materials
Download an application

Baxter Waldman Memorial Scholarship

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Purpose

Baxter was a loyal, confident, caring, and driven young man that had a zest for life who did everything in his power to reach his goals no matter what stood in his way. Through this scholarship we hope to support students with similar qualities who are involved in their school and community as team member, working outside of school, and determined to do what they love. Be Baxter strong. Award amount is $2000 per year.

Eligibility

The students eligible for assistance are graduating seniors whose primary residence is Nantucket.

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation

 

Download an application

Chris Witte Memorial Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide scholarships to a passionate, hardworking, and honorable Nantucket Community Member who is pursuing training or education in the Theater Arts. Scholarships are only available to individuals attending an accredited or professional performing arts training program, college or university. Award amount is at least $1000.

 

Eligibility

Nantucket community members who are pursuing education opportunities in the Theatre Arts

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Suggested letter of recommendation
Download an application
Olivia Funderburg

“Receiving the William H. Brown Scholarship gave me a new appreciation for the Nantucket community and the support it has always given me-my scholarship is one of the many ways the island has helped me pursue my goals in different areas”

Olivia Funderburg, a recent graduate of Wellesley College who received this scholarship for all 4 years.