One of the primary goals of the Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association is to administer its own scholarship to a rewarding student but to also administer other scholarships that have been created to honor a specific
SHS Class, graduate, SHS student or faculty member. 
Should you like to take advantage of our 501(c) status for your tax deductible donation and have the desire to provide for the future education of a senior at Shrewsbury High School, we will be glad to help you design a scholarship.  
Please contact an Alumni Association representative for assistance and/or view our ideas on
 how to set up your own scholarship.

Applications for these scholarships can be found below.  (Please note that we do NOT use the common application.)  Scholarship winners will be notified by mail in mid April and scholarships will be presented at our annual
SHS Alumni Association's
Scholarship Awards Night
To be announced

For more information, please contact Christina Manos (

The Gift Of A Lifetime..... 

Our many thanks to you for earmarking your donations for the benefit of one worthy graduating senior. 
On behalf of each of the scholarship recipients, we THANK YOU !!

Current Active
Scholarship Information

     SHS Alumni Association's.....
      Scholarship For Achievement Award.....
The SHS Alumni Association Scholarship recognizes a high school senior who has made positive contributions to SHS through good citizenship and participation in extra-curricular life.  Applicants must be planning to attend a two or four year accredited college or university.  Preference will be given to applicants who have relatives who have graduated from Shrewsbury High School or Major Howard Beal Memorial High School.

Scholarship amount $500
*Must be a SHS senior
*Greater chance of receiving award if relative is a SHS graduate. 
   Note grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, sibling name(s) and 
   SHS graduation year(s). 
   (If female, state maiden and married name for Alumni database verification.) 
*Candidate must have made positive contributions to SHS through good citizenship
    and participation in extra-curricular life.
Mail completed application materials BY March 15 to:
  Christina Manos, 7 Shirley Road, Shrewsbury, MA  01545
(No email application forms will be accepted.) 
For the Current Application Form    

2016 SHS Alumni Association Scholarship Application Form and Instructions


2010 - Cara Bessom

2009 - Elizabeth Swedberg

2008 - Haley Loftus

2007 - Meaghan McLean

2006 - Lauren Bailey

2005 - Laura Hutchinson


 Administered By
 The Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association:

     Kitty Viscardi........
     Memorial Scholarship Award.....
The Kitty Viscardi Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has been an active member of the SHS Speech & Debate Team during high school.  Kitty Viscardi, who passed away in 2005, was the Speech & Debate Team coach at SHS for many years.  She believed that participating in Speech & Debate made all her students winners, regardless of any trophies they brought home from a given tournament.  One of her favorite expressions at the end of a competition was, "You were all winners the moment you stepped on that bus this morning."  The Kitty Viscardi Memorial Scholarship seeks to honor a student whose involvement on the team embodies Mrs. V's dedication as well as her conviction that the greatest rewards come from simply participating.  Applicants must be planning to attend a two or four year accredited college or university. 
Scholarship amount $500
Requirements - Provide the following:
 *Completed Application Form 
     with responses to noted questions
     with short essay description as noted on application form.
  *Letter of Recommendation from a current SHS Speech & Debate teammate.
 Mail or email completed application materials BY March 15th to:
  Christina Manos, 7 Shirley Road, Shrewsbury, MA  01545 - request a response to verify receipt of application.
Please note March 15th due date !! 
For the Current Application Form

2016 Kitty Viscardi Memorial Scholarship Application Form and Instructions


2016 Hari Kumar

2010 - Alyssa Carelli

2009 - Griselle Ong


                  Inactive Scholarships..................
 Scholarship Previously Administered By The
Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association 

Discontinued May 2016 
..................Lester "Pop" Dyer Award for Citizenship..................

Lester J. Dyer came to Shrewsbury in 1930 as a teacher and shortly thereafter became Principal of Calvin Coolidge School. Mr. Dyer became a much beloved educator and was referred to as "Pop". In 1948, he began an annual fishing Derby on Lake Quinsigamond in an effort to combat truancy on the opening day of fishing season. The Sunrise Fishing Derby (later called the Pop Dyer Fishing Derby) attained national recognition the year it began and in 1957 it was featured in Sports Illustrated magazine. In 1953, after almost 24 years at Coolidge, Pop Dyer was chosen from a field of 60 candidates as the Superintendent of Shrewsbury Public Schools. He served the children of Shrewsbury in that capacity for a decade until his retirement in 1963. Pop passed away in 1964. His wife, Irene, passed away in 1993. Pop's legacy included his son, Gerald, who himself retired after 30 years of teaching in Natick as well as his daughter, Shirley Dagle, who has worked for the Town of Shrewsbury for 27 years. His grandson, Marc Rischitelli, is the coach of Shrewsbury High School's Speech & Debate Team and is this year's presenter. The Lester "Pop" Dyer Award for Citizenship is presented to a graduating student of Shrewsbury High School in memory of Pop's example of exemplary citizenship and to honor a similar example of great citizenship in the recipient.


2016 Jack Rischitelli

2010 - Gregory George


   Robert M. Defino - Class of 1955 Memorial Scholarship Fund...
Formerly Major Beal High School Class of 1955 -
50th Anniversary Legacy Scholarship Award
In appreciation for the education and leadership received at the former Major Beal High School, the Class of 1955 established this award to recognize a student who has achieved success in high school through hard work and involvement in the school community.  Members of the graduating Class of 1955 raised the funds to provide this scholarship, intending to establish it as a 50th Anniversary Legacy Scholarship.  It was renamed in honor of their beloved Class President, Robert Defino, who passed away shortly after their 50th Reunion.  Preference will be given to applicants who have relatives who have graduated from Shrewsbury High School or Major Howard Beal Memorial High School.  

Discontinued 2013


2010 - Victoria "Tory" Hurley Benoit

2009 - Corey Costanzo

2008 - Minh Sarah Le

2007 - Christine Guarino

2007 - Scott J. Wentzell

2006 - Xi Lian

Peter Perreault - Student/Athlete Of The Year Scholarship Award
Peter W. Perreault was a 1957 graduate of Shrewsbury High School.  While at SHS, Peter played football, basketball and rowed on the high school crew.  Peter attended Cheshire Academy as a post-graduate student-athlete for one year before entering Boston University.  AT B.U. he excelled in football and captained the team in his senior year.  He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers professional football team and was traded one year later to the New York Jets organization where he played guard and backpup center for eight years.  He retired after playing for the Minnesota Vikings for two years.  In 1991 he was inducted into the Shrewsbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  Peter passed away in 2001.  His family and many friends have established this student/athlete scholarship award in his name. 

Discontinued 2010


2009 - Devin Merullo

2008 - Jennifer McBride

2007 - Michael Taher

2006 - Tarah Hunter

2005 - Danielle Leary

2004 - Corinne Simisky

2003 - Keely Nowosacki

If you would like to donate to one of the existing scholarships click HERE 
If you would like us to administer a scholarship designed by you, please click HERE so that we may assist you. 
How can you set up your own scholarship?