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The Cheshire Education Foundation General Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the Cheshire Education Foundation whose mission is “To Supplement and Enhance the Quality of Public Education in Cheshire.”

The scholarship is funded by unrestricted scholarship monies donated to the Cheshire Education Foundation, Inc.  Special recognition is given to the following benefactors of their most generous contributions:

Friends honoring the memory of Jane Calabro
The Balso Foundation

To be considered for the General Scholarship a student must be a graduating senior of Cheshire High School who is pursuing their education at an accredited institution of high learning.  The student should show academic promise, community and school involvement, and financial need.

Chapman School Scholarship

The scholarship is given to a Cheshire High School senior who attended Chapman Elementary School for at least one year of his/her elementary school experience.  The Chapman School Scholarship was established to honor Chapman School’s 50th anniversary (1950-2000).  The recipient of this scholarship should exhibit the positive qualities of citizenship that we strive to develop at Chapman School. The recipient of the Chapman School Scholarship must also have a record of demonstrated school citizenship and service to their community and or church.

Meaghan Welch Memorial Artistic Scholarship

The scholarship is given to a Cheshire High School senior to honor the memory of Meaghan Ann Welch.  Meaghan graduated from Cheshire High in 1997.  She then attended Naugatuck Valley Community College and Endicott College in Beverly, MA, and graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Ma in 2001.  She was an accomplished artist.  Her musical accomplishments included piano, flute, violin, and the viola.  Her choral accomplishments continued through college singing with the college choir and even touring in Quebec.  This scholarship helps keep Meaghan’s dream job alive.

John E. Delane Memorial Scholarhip

The scholarship is given in honor of John E. Delane to a Cheshire High School senior who has been a participant in athletics, a participant in civic activities, and a student in good standing with financial need.  The recipient must be a resident of the town of Cheshire and further their education beyond the high school level, preferably at the University of Connecticut or Providence College.

Lombardo Family Scholarship

The scholarship shall be awarded to a Cheshire High School senior who clearly demonstrates financial need.  Other qualifications, as prioritized include: ambition to fulfill their chosen field of high education in the letter of application or in the required essay, applicants who are pursuing higher education leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate in a technology-related field, academic grades in high school or a high enough level to convince the scholarship committee of the probability of success in their chosen field.

Daniel P. Martinook Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship of Daniel P. Martinook will be rewarded to up to two graduating seniors who are enrolled in the Co-Op I or II Programs at Cheshire High School.  The intent of this scholarship is to reward seniors in the above program to further their education by way of a college, community college, junior college, trade school or setting up a new business.

Mark S. Jardim Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is given to a Cheshire High School senior to honor the memory of Mark S. Jardim, who died on September 11, 2001 in the attack on the World Trade Center.  Mark was a Cheshire High School graduate, Class of 1980.  He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, and went on to a successful career in the financial services industry.  At the time of the attacks, Mark was a Senior Vice President at Zurich Scudder Investments in New York.  The recipient of this scholarship should exhibit the traits and values Mark felt were important in life: family, integrity, ambition, commitment, strong work ethic, humor, compassion, and a love of sports and the outdoors.  This award will be based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, and an essay.



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