Marion’s Scholarship Education Committee

To the Editor:

The town of Marion’s Scholarship Education Committee held its Ninth Annual Raffle this summer in an effort to raise awareness and money for the local scholarship fund. The major prize again this year was Red Sox tickets generously donated by Lora Sharpe and James Fogarty. The lucky winners were Jennifer and Peter Francis. As a result of our raffle, over $1,100 was raised. This will serve as a kickoff for our Scholarship Fund for the 2014/2015 academic year. Thank you to all who purchased tickets!

The Scholarship Education Fund, established under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 60, Section 3C and adopted by Town Meeting in April, 1994, has awarded 86 Marion residents scholarships since its inception, based on their financial need, character, scholastic record, extracurricular activities, and involvement in community affairs.

The Marion Scholarship Education Fund Committee is very pleased to announce that in May, 2013, four scholarships were awarded to Marion residents, pursuing education beyond the secondary school level for the academic year 2013/2014. The recipients of this year’s awards were Drew Cunningham, Sophia Santos and Hannah Walsh from Old Rochester Regional and Colleen Packard from Bishop Stang High School.

Awards are also made possible through the generosity of Marion taxpayers (residents and nonresidents) who have contributed directly to the Fund or by using the form enclosed with the Marion real estate tax bills. Contributions in any amount are always appreciated and are fully tax deductible.

The Committee would like to thank all those who have contributed to the Marion Scholarship and Education Funds.


Marion Scholarship Education Fund Committee:

Debra Blanchette-Watson, Chairman

Elizabeth Brainard

Jane McCarthy

Lora Sharpe

Douglas White, Superintendent Old Rochester Regional School District


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