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Scholarships

We are very fortunate to have several groups and private individuals in our community who offer educational scholarships to help young people further their learning.

Below are the listings we are currently aware of. If your organization offers a scholarship, please send in the information, and we’ll be happy to include it on this page.

American Red Cross Leaders Save Lives Scholarship

The American Red Cross is looking for student leaders.

Any current High School student interested in earning volunteer/community service hours, $$ an Amazon.com gift card, and an opportunity to win a scholarship to help with education costs, please see the flyer for more information and contact me at the Johnson School. Cheryl DiLisio RN  (781) 581-1600 x4  

Leaders Save Lives is a unique program for high school and college students who want to help save lives with the American Red Cross. By hosting a blood drive while school is out of session, you’ll get the opportunity to win a scholarship, a meaningful leadership experience, a gift card award and the accomplishment of helping ensure a reliable blood supply. This leadership program is also a great way to rack up on volunteer hours.

Here’s how you can get involved in Leaders Save Lives:

1) Sign up to host a blood drive. Your blood drive must be scheduled while school is out of session during the summer or winter program time frame
2) Form a recruitment team to help make your blood drive a success
3) Recruit your friends and family to schedule appointments to donate at your blood drive

Visit the Red Cross website for additional information.

Rona Brodsky Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Johnson School or Swampscott High School

A $500 memorial scholarship was established in the fall of 1997 upon the sudden and untimely death of Rona Brodsky.  Miss “B” taught first grade at the Johnson School in Nahant for almost thirty years and she was known and loved by all.

The 23rd annual Rona Brodsky Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a member of the graduating High School Class of 2020. The $500.00 presentation will be based on the following criteria:

Applicant must have:

  • Attended the Johnson School in Nahant
  • Demonstrated personal qualities of exemplary citizenship, conscientiousness, and good moral character
  • Been accepted by an accredited two or four-year college leading to a degree

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Application
  • Submit a short essay on what you have accomplished so far and what your goals are for the future
  • A complete high school transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader
  • Copy of acceptance letter to college which the applicant will attend

Coastal Ocean Science Academy Scholarship

Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Northeastern Marine Science Center

The Coastal Ocean Science Academy connects youth to local coastal habitats and the factors that shape them through authentic research experiences. Based at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center, the one-week middle school and two-week high school programs include trips to field sites around the North Shore, both on and off the water.

Nahant scholarships are available. Scholarship deadline is in May of each year.  For more information and to sign up, contact Val Perini at 781-581-7370 x373, or v.perini@northeastern.edu, or visit: www.tinyurl.com/nucosa2017.

Nahant Democratic Town Committee Scholarship

Amount: $500
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: James Walsh | Nahant, MA 01908

Scholarship in loving memory of Bernie Yadoff

The Nahant Democratic Town Committee is pleased to announce the eligibility requirements and instructions for our Scholarship in memory of Bernie Yadoff.  Bernie was a member and officer of the Nahant Democratic Town Committee for decades and it is only fitting that a scholarship be awarded in his name.

Our “Bernie” was “Dr. Bernard Yadoff, PhD.”  He received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh and was a practicing clinical psychologist in that city for more than 20 years before moving to Nahant in 1976.  From the very first Bernie involved himself in the public affairs of our community with particular interest in the Nahant Schools, the Nahant Lions Club and the Nahant Public Library.  He served on the FinCom for many years and was a member of the ACLU, an organization that he tirelessly supported throughout his adult life.

We would like to think that in all the many activities he pursued he reflected the Democratic values of compassion, fairness, and equal rights for all citizens.  He was a thoughtful man who engaged with others to better the lives of all his fellow citizens and we on the Nahant Democratic Town Committee were fortunate to serve with him and are proud to honor his memory.

Eligibility Requirements:
1.  Nahant Resident
2.  Born on or after July 4th, 1989.  Please note this scholarship is open to all college levels, not just high school seniors.
3.  Enrolled full-time in a two or four year accredited degree seeking program at an institution of higher learning located in the United States.

Instructions: Create an original 30 second YouTube video titled “Join Me and NDTC in Voting Democratic because…”  Post the video on the Nahant Democratic Town Committee Facebook page by the deadline listed above. Casting yourself in the video is optional.

Good Luck!!!

American Legion Annual Scholarship

Amount: $500
Due Date: EXTENDED! May 3, 2021
Application Contact: The American Legion | PO Box 82 | Nahant, MA 01908

Mortimer Giberson Robbins American Legion Post 215

“ ‘The Wall That Heals’ is coming to Nahant. What is it and why is it important to you?”

PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

Copy of your letter of Acceptance. (If you do not yet have your letter as yet, please forward as soon as received.)

250-300 WORD ESSAY ON THE QUESTION ABOVE:
(Please do not put your name on the essay.)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP: 
Nahant resident High School Students or Nahant Veterans who have been discharged from active duty within the last 12 months who have been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college, university or a technical trade school.

PLEASE SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION TO:
Scholarship Committee
The Nahant American Legion Post 215
P.O. Box 82
Nahant, MA 01908

Applications must be received by Monday, May 3rd, 2021.

The winner of the scholarship with be notified and expected to attend the Annual Town Meeting, Saturday, May 15th, 2021 for Presentation.

Garden Club Academic Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Jeannie Buckley | 7 Walton Road | Nahant, MA 01908

The Nahant Garden Club is pleased to announce our offer of a $2,000 academic scholarship to a 2016 high school graduate who has been accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning.

The applicant must be a current resident of Nahant and have been a resident for at least three years. Preference will be given to a course of study related to ecology, environmental engineering, conservation, landscape architecture, botany or horticulture. IN THE ABSENCE OF APPLICANTS MAJORING IN THE ABOVE FIELDS, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated significant contributions to civic and community service organizations.

Applicants must include:

  1. A transcript of grades.
  2. An autobiographical letter describing the applicant’s accomplishments.
  3. A copy of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader.

Please submit all requirements to:
Jeannie E. Buckley
7 Walton Rd
Nahant, MA 01908
For more information, please call 781-581-0389.

Captain Jennifer J. Harris Scholarships

Amount: $1,250 and $750
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Swampscott High School

The Family of Captain Harris announces the following annual memorial scholarships:

  • Swampscott/Nahant Citizen Scholarship: Graduating Swampscott High School students, Home Schooled students or GED recipients from Nahant and Swampscott are invited to apply for a $1,250 scholarship to support college expenses.

    Swampscott High School
    200 Essex Street
    Swampscott, MA 01907
  • Returning Veterans: Enlisted veterans returning from an extended overseas combat deployment (6+ months) who are from Nahant, Swampscott or other North Shore communities are invited to apply for a $750 scholarship, to be awarded to one North Shore Veteran, to support college expenses.

    Information, eligibility requirements, and applications for all scholarships are available at www.jjharrisscholarship.com.   Application deadline is in May of each year.

Captain Jennifer J. Harris, a native of Swampscott, MA, graduated from Swampscott High School in 1996 and from the United States Naval Academy in 2000.  She was the first female helicopter pilot assigned to the famed Marine Corps squadron HMM-364 “Purple Foxes,” served three tours of duty in Iraq flying casualty evacuation missions, and was killed in action on February 7, 2007 when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down.

An educational trust continues Captain Harris’s legacy of serving others.  Contributions may be sent to the Captain Jennifer J. Harris, USMC Memorial Scholarship Fund, Eastern Bank, 405 Paradise Road, Swampscott, MA 01907.

FYI: Previous Lynn English recipients include Andrew Henkenmeier and Jessica Sabino. Previous Swampscott/Nahant Citizen recipients include: Kate Elizabeth Bartholomew, Carissa Roche, Christopher M. Kalpin, Gina Rose Barden.

Thomas Hutton Christmas Parade Scholarship

Amount: $500
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Johnson School

The Nahant Christmas Parade scholarship has been rededicated to Tom Hutton.

At least two $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school students who have been through the Nahant School system and are presently residing in Nahant. The scholarships are based on community service or volunteerism, in or out of school. School grades are not a factor, however the student must be accepted to a school of higher learning for the fall semester.

Post graduate studies (Prep School), College or University are acceptable. A brief letter stating your community service, volunteerism, along with a copy of the acceptance letter from the school you will be attending.

These must be submitted with the completed application and letters of references from your community service and volunteering. Application:

Name:__________________________________________________________ Address:________________________________________________________
Tel:_____________________ Years at Johnson School:__________________

Name of school of higher learning: ___________________________________
References: _____________________________________________________

Applicants Signature: ________________________ Date: ________________

Charles Kelley Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Nahant Board of Selectmen

Please type a short essay on what Community Service means to you. Please DO NOT put your name on the essay.

Please submit the following with your scholarship application:

  1. Copy of you Letter of Acceptance (If you do not yet have your letter please forward as soon as received)
  2. A Short Essay (Typed on a separate piece of paper)

ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP | Any Nahant resident who has been accepted to a two or four year accredited college is eligible for this scholarship. Please submit a short essay on what “Community Service” means to you.

PLEASE MAIL YOUR COMPLETED ESSAY AND APPLICATION TO THE SELECTMEN’S OFFICE AT THE NAHANT TOWN HALL BY THE DATE LISTED ABOVE.

THE WINNER OF THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE NOTIFIED AND EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING FOR THE PRESENTATION.

A LITTLE ABOUT CHARLES KELLEY | The Charles Kelley Annual Scholarship was established by residents of Nahant and the Nahant Board of Selectmen in memory of Mr. Kelley’s dedicated years of service.

Mr. Charles Kelley served for 33 years as a selectman for the Town of Nahant, this is the longest in the town’s history, and it is believed to be the longest in the modern history of Essex County.

Mr. Kelley’s political career started when he was elected to the School Committee in 1950 at the age of 22, he served as chairman of the committee from 1952 to 1955 and was instrumental in the planning and building of the Johnson School. Mr. Kelley when asked about his length of service was quoted as saying “ I’m not out to break records, I’m in politics because I love it and I hope I’m able to do something for my town.”

Application available above.

Nahant Board of Selectmen
334 Nahant Rd
Nahant, MA 01908

Lions Club Educational Grant

Amount: $500
Due Date: May 15, 2021
Application Contact: Al Eaton | PO Box 33 | Nahant, MA 01908

The Nahant Lions Club will award $500 to a Nahant student who meets the following criteria: a current Nahant resident, graduating from an accredited secondary school and acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning.

The award is based on citizenship, scholarship, extracurricular activities and need. Interested applicants should submit a letter, detailing how he, or she, meets the citizenship criteria, a transcript through the third quarter of the senior year and a letter of acceptance from the institution of higher learning, that the applicant plans to attend.

All documentation must be submitted to:
Mr. Al Eaton
PO Box 33
Nahant, MA 01908

“Buck” and Matt Lombard Memorial St. Mary’s Scholarship

Amount: $10,000
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: John Lombard | 14 Fenno Way | Nahant, MA 01908

Watch here for more information.

Bob and Janet Munnelly Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500
Due Date: May 15, 2021
Application Contact: John Lombard | 14 Fenno Way | Nahant, MA 01908

The Bob and Janet Munnelly Memorial Scholarship was established by the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Nahant in memory of its beloved members.  Bob was a longtime Nahant resident, distinguished veteran of the U.S. Army, and lifelong educator. He served as a classroom teacher, Northeastern University professor, and Superintendent of Schools in Saugus and Reading.  Janet worked tirelessly to help those in need.  She worked for the Salem and Nahant Housing Authorities and was a Mentor to a local teen.  Both Janet and Bob devoted countless hours to neighbors in Nahant who were in need of assistance.  This $500 scholarship award is given as a tribute to their commitment to Nahant and education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nahant resident, graduating high school senior
  • Accepted to a post-secondary academic, professional, technical, or trade degree, certificate, or license program
  • Well-rounded individual involved in both community and school activities

Application Process:

Please include:

  • Personal information – name, address, telephone number, email address
  • Letter of acceptance to one of the programs listed above
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or community leader
  • Letter from applicant describing relevant and consistent school and community service and future plans
  • Explain what receiving this scholarship would mean to you and your family

Application Deadline: May 15, 2021.  All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered.

Please send FIVE completed application packets to:
Mrs. Mary Jo Ludke
4 Highland Ave.
Nahant, MA 01908

St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarships

Amount: $750 and $500
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Linda Lehman | 362 Nahant Road | Nahant, MA 01908

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Annual Scholarship | $750
  • Bill and Dolores Perry Scholarship | $500

Applicants must be a current member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and attended St. Thomas Religious Education Program. Please include a letter describing examples of leadership and service to the CHURCH and community, a copy of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader.

Application forms will be available at St. Thomas Church on the bulletin tables.

Please send completed forms to:
Mary Crowley
7 Simmons Road
Nahant, MA 01908.

The scholarships will be awarded at a 9AM Mass to be announced.

Teachers Association Scholarship

Amount: $500
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Johnson School

The Nahant Teachers Association is pleased to announce the offer of a $500 scholarship.

Applicants must apply by June 1, 2020. The committee shall study the candidates in light of the following criteria:

  1. Must be a current Nahant Resident
  2. Must be a graduate of the Johnson Elementary School
  3. Must have attended the Johnson School for at least two years
  4. Must be a good citizen, showing qualities of reliability, courtesy, consideration, and cooperation
  5. Submit a short essay on what you have accomplished so far and what your goals are for the future
  6. A copy of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher learning
  7. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader
  8. A copy of your complete high school transcript

The amount of the scholarship will be $500.00. Please send all documents as an attached PDF to:
Mrs. Ruth Kobus at rkobus@johnsonschool.org
Subject: Nahant Teachers Association Scholarship

NEVSOA Veterans Scholarships

Amount: $500
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Johnson School

See the application for scholarship details and deadline requirements.

Nahant Student Scholarships

Amount: See Website
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Download Applications Here

See the application for scholarship details and deadline requirements.

Nahant Woman’s Club of the North Shore Scholarship Award

Amount: $1,500
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Nahant Woman’s Club of the North Shore

One $1,500 award will be made to a member of the Class of 2021 who will be continuing her or his education at an accredited two or four year college. Applicant must be sponsored by a Nahant Woman’s Club member or be a resident of Nahant. The award is based on academic record, financial need, community service and extra-curricular activities.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY:

  1. The student’s letter of application.
  2. High school transcript
  3. Evidence of acceptance into college
  4. Letter/s of recommendation
  5. Articles and/or photos of community service and extra-curricular participation.

ALL MATERIAL IS DUE May 10th, 2021.

Please email to: scholarship@nahantwomansclub.org
On the “Subject” line please put your Name and Nahant Scholarship.

Youth Soccer Scholarship

Amount: $500
Due Date: 2021 TBA
Application Contact: Johnson School; Download Application Here

See application.

Northeast Veterans’ Service Officers Scholarship

Click Here to view the Application Letter

For more information, please contact:
Jon Lazar
Veterans Service Officer
(617) 549-8760 / (781) 477-7436 / Fax: (781) 593-0340
veteransserviceofficer@nahant.org