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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.

Scholarship

Purpose

Eligibility

Application & Required Documents

Edith Andrews Ornithology Scholarship

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Purpose

To fund scholarships to Nantucket community members who have a desire to further their education in a field related to Ornithology. $500 per year.

Eligibility

Nantucket community members pursuing ongoing education opportunities in the horticulture field.

Application & Required Documents

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

Gary and Glenn DaSilva Scholarship

Purpose

To Fund scholarships to Nantucket High School seniors who are attending a certified trade school. $500 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. $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

Jack Pignato Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide scholarships to seniors or graduates of Nantucket High School who are furthering their education in the fields of math or science. $1500 per year.

Eligibility

Seniors or graduates of Nantucket High School who are or will be majoring in mathematics or science, and who are looking to a career in education or medicine.

Application & Required Documents

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

Download an application

Jaeger Family – NiSHA Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide scholarships to students or community members interested in pursuing studies or training in an animal related field. $1000 per year.

Eligibility

High School Seniors or year-round Nantucket Residents who are pursuing ongoing education 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

Jeanette T. Garneau Memorial Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide scholarships to Nantucket High School seniors who have performed extensive and meaningful community service hours while at NHS. $1000 per year for four (4) years.

Eligibility

Nantucket High School seniors in good academic standing who have extensive community service experience.

Application & Required Documents

Completed application Transcript Letter of Recommendation 300 word essay on “what community service means to you as you embark on the next chapter of your life and what you plan to accomplish in college” Any additional supporting material.

Download an application

June Bartlett Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide scholarships for Nantucket High School seniors or graduates wishing to further their education in agricultural sciences. $500-$1000 per year.

Eligibility

Nantucket High School Graduate attending a university, college, technical or vocational school, or engaging in an individual agricultural internship program.

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. $1000 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

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.

Eligibility

Seniors or Graduates of Nantucket High School.

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 seniors graduate of Nantucket High School who demonstrates a spirit of giving through his/her extracurricular activities and interest in civic affairs. $1000 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

Sally Roberts Mentor Scholarship

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Purpose

To provide scholarships to students who has taken part in a Mentoring Youth Nantucket Program who plans to pursue a career enriching the lives of children (education, social work, etc.). $1000 per year for (4) years.

Eligibility

Seniors of Nantucket High School who plan to pursue a career enriching the lives of children (education, social work, etc.).

Application & Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Transcript
  • Any additional supporting materials
Download an application

William H. Brown Scholarship

Purpose

To provide (2) scholarships per year to two (2) seniors who are Nantucket Residents who display creativity, moral integrity, curiosity, and the desire to learn about and contribute to the greater world. $5000 per year for four years.

Eligibility

High School Seniors who are Nantucket Residents. Scholarship recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to continue receiving the scholarship.

Application & Required Documents

Completed application Transcript Letter of recommendation A personal statement of your choice Any additional supporting materials

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.