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.
For all 2017 Scholarships
due dates as revised below on 3/14/2017
Revised due to bad weather
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
May 15, 2017
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.
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.
Applications MUST be postmarked
by March 18th, or may be hand-delivered to
Christina Manos, 7 Shirley Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 by that date.
(No email application forms will be accepted.)
CLICK THE LINK BELOW
the Current Application Form
2017 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
The Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association:
The Kitty Viscardi Memorial Award is presented 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 Award 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
*Completed Application Form
with responses to noted
with short essay description as noted on application form.
of Recommendation from a current SHS Speech & Debate teammate.
Request for application number and Peer Reference contact information are due by
Friday, March 17, 2017
All other application materials are due
by Tuesday, March 21st.
Please note Revised due
dates as of 3/14/2017 !!
CLICK THE LINK BELOW
For the Current Application Form
2017 Kitty Viscardi Memorial Award Application Form and Information
2016 Hari Kumar
2010 - Alyssa Carelli
2009 - Griselle Ong
SHS Class of 1976.. ......
In Honor of their 40th Reunion
In honor of
their 40th reunion, the SHS Class of 1976 is pleased to offer $500 scholarships to two members of the SHS Class 0f 2017 who
have 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.
amount (2) @ $500 each
Requirements - Provide the following:
with responses to noted questions
short essay description as noted on application form.
Applications MUST be postmarked by March 18th, or may be hand-delivered to
Manos, 7 Shirley Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 by that date.
Please note March 18th due date !!
THE LINK BELOW
For the Current Application
2017 - SHS Class of 1976 Scholarship Application Form and Instructions
Previously Administered By The
Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association
..................Lester "Pop" Dyer Award for Citizenship..................
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
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