Southborough awards town scholarships

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(Front, l to r) Robin Fruneaux, Scholarship committee member; scholarship recipients: Elissa Gorman, Elsa Ray and Megan Christy.
(back, l to r) Mary O’Brien, Scholarship committee chair; Renee Maiorana, committee member; recipients: Nicholas Gingrich, Mitchell Schaffer, Colin Hartnett, Nathan Rhind, and Alexander Simon; committee members: Diane Koziel and Salli Hegarty
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Southborough – The Southborough Town Scholarship Committee honored nine talented and deserving students during its scholarship award ceremony May 23 in a ceremony held at the Southborough Community House. Christine Johnson, Superintendent of Schools shared her connection to this year’s graduating class, before each student received their scholarship from Mary O’Brien, Scholarship Committee Chair.  Newly elected Selectman, Martin Healey, also personally congratulated each recipient.

Following the ceremony, family and gathered for refreshments and conversation.

Southborough town scholarships take into consideration academics, financial need, extracurricular activities, work and volunteer experiences, as well as written expression.

Town scholarships are funded primarily by donations highlighted on property tax bills. Organizers noted that as many now pay their tax bills online or through automatic payment plans, donations have fallen off. They ask that residents consider checking the box on their tax form to help support the fund. Every few dollars make a difference to an aspiring student’s college experience.

They also welcome corporate and individual contributions directly. Contact for more information.