Scholarships Available

Mattapoisett Road Race Scholarships

            Award applications for the Mattapoisett Road Race are due by April 26. Applicants must be seniors at Old Rochester Regional High School who are involved in running and have been accepted at a post-secondary school. Applications are available online at or at the ORRHS guidance office.

            The 43rd Mattapoisett Road Race will start at Shipyard Park at 9:00 am on July 4. Join in this Independence Day tradition and run 5 miles along the picturesque waterfront of Mattapoisett and around Ned’s Point Lighthouse. Runners can register online, by mail, or at Shipyard Park on July 3 and 4. Moisture-wicking T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 750 registrants. Please visit the website for more information.

            The next meeting of the road race committee will be held on May 2 at the ORRHS library at 6:30 pm. Volunteers are always welcome to attend.

Dwayne Cameron Mathematics Scholarship

            Applications for the Dwayne Cameron Annual Mathematics Scholarship Award are being accepted for qualified applicants at Old Rochester Regional High School.

            In October 1989, Richard Arthur, President and CEO of Sippican, Inc., established this annual scholarship to honor Dwayne Cameron on his recognition as Mathematics Teacher of the Year. Cameron was chosen as the 1989 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the National Science Foundation. This award is given annually to the student most deserving of such an honor, to be based upon the criteria set by Cameron and Old Rochester Regional High School. Lockheed Martin Sippican has continued to sponsor this $1,000 scholarship after the retirement of Arthur. After Cameron’s passing in 2007, the award was increased to $1,500 thanks to generous contributions from his friends, former students and colleagues.

            Seniors and alumni of ORRHS who are currently enrolled as full-time students in graduate school or a four-year college or university are also eligible for this $1,500 scholarship and are encouraged to apply. Please request an application from the Guidance Department of ORRHS. The deadline for applications this year is May 21.

Wareham Garden Club Scholarships

            The Wareham Garden Club has announced that up to two $1,000 scholarships are available for awarding during spring 2013. Eligible applicants must be a resident of Wareham, graduating in spring 2013 from any high school or technical school, accepted to an accredited college or school of higher education, and focus his/her study in one or more of the following areas: the environment, horticulture, agriculture, biology, earth sciences, or conservation in the broadest sense.

            Any qualified applicant will be given extra consideration for having participated in extra-curricular activities in any of the fields listed above in high school and/or in the community.

            Scholarship applications are now available and have been sent to area high schools. Interested students should contact their respective guidance offices for further information or they may contact Connie Wiliszowski, the Wareham Garden Club Scholarship Chairperson, at the Wareham Garden Club, PO Box 3276, Wareham, MA 02571 or The application deadline is April 30.

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