2022 Scholarship Application


The West Brookfield Historical Commission is pleased to announce its 11th annual scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior living in West Brookfield. Eligible students include West Brookfield residents attending Quaboag Regional High School, school choice students, home schooled and those students attending independent schools.
This award is made possible through the J. Irving and Jane L. England Charitable Trust.

Application Criteria:

The students must be planning to attend either a four-year college/university program or a two-year college with the intent to a transfer to a four-year college. The Commission will show preference to study plans with concentration on History and History-related areas. Major or minors may include Political Science, Social Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Material Culture and Museum Studies, and Education in any of these related fields.

Applicants must submit a brief essay based on one of the Notable Persons or Significant Places listed below to the West Brookfield Historical Commission. Essays will be judged on content, organization, accuracy, grammar, and must include all references. All submissions must be researched and written by the student.

Essays are due no later than April 8, 2022.

How did the Person or Place impact life in West Brookfield?

Notable Persons : John Pynchon, Charles Merriam, J. Irving England

Significant Places: Foster Hill , Quaboag River , The Rock House

Essay must be 500-750 words, using one-inch margins, Times New Roman, 12 point, single spaced {1-2 pages) Please include an MLA format bibliography of your own resources used to research your essay.
(E.g. If you use Wikipedia for one resource, note only the Wikipedia URL- not the resources the contributor utilized.)

The Scholarship will be paid to the recipient upon successfully completing their first semester of college, after proof of completion and enrollment in second semester courses are submitted to the Historical Commission.

Please Download and return completed application with essay on or before April 8, 2022 to:
West Brookfield Historical Commission Scholarship Committee
P.O. 372, West Brookfield, Mass. 01585

or by email as PDF attachment to:

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