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.
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.
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 and are also available in the Guidance Office at SHS.
(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
Scholarship Awards Night
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
SHS Alumni Association's.....
Scholarship For Achievement Award.....
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.)
not based solely on academic standing
*Candidate must have made positive contributions to SHS through good
and participation in extra-curricular life.
*Essays required as noted on
Requirements: Submit the following:
Association Scholarship Application - click below
*A copy of your high school
*A list of extra-curricular activities etc as noted on the application.
Recommendation from an academic teacher or guidance counselor.
application materials BY March 12 to:
Christina Manos, 7
Shirley Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
2010 - Cara Bessom
2009 - Elizabeth Swedberg
2008 - Haley Loftus
2007 - Meaghan McLean
2006 - Lauren Bailey
2005 - Laura Hutchinson
The Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association:
Memorial Scholarship Award.....
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.
2013 Scholarship amount
Requirements - Provide the following:
with responses to noted questions
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 1st to: email@example.com - request a response to verify receipt of application.
Christina Manos, 7 Shirley Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Please note different
due date !! March 1st
2010 - Alyssa Carelli
2009 - Griselle Ong
..................Lester "Pop" Dyer Award
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.
2010 - Gregory George
The Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association:
Robert M. Defino - Class of 1955 Memorial Scholarship Fund...
Formerly Major Beal High School Class of 1955 -
50th Anniversary Legacy Scholarship Award
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.
2010 - Victoria "Tory" Hurley Benoit
2009 - Corey Costanzo
2008 - Minh Sarah Le
2007 - Christine Guarino
2007 - Scott J. Wentzell
2006 - Xi Lian
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.
2009 - Devin Merullo
2008 - Jennifer McBride
2007 - Michael Taher
2006 - Tarah Hunter
2005 - Danielle Leary
2004 - Corinne Simisky
2003 - Keely Nowosacki