The Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee is pleased to open the 2021 scholarship application period for high school graduating seniors from April 1 – May 14. These scholarships are funded through the proceeds of our annual Golf Tournament and the generosity of our Chamber members who underwrite programs such as the Summer Concert Series, Town Day, the annual Tree Lighting and many other events.
The Chamber currently offers three $1,000 scholarships. The Kathleen E. Bray and John F. Mahoney Jr. scholarships are limited to Chamber members in good standing and their employees, children and grandchildren, as well as their employees children and grandchildren. The Business Scholarship is open to all graduating seniors who reside in Stoneham. Please note you do not need to be pursuing a business degree to apply for a Chamber Scholarship.
- The Kathleen E. Bray Scholarship: Kathleen E. Bray was instrumental in the founding of the Chamber in 1984. She was a Chamber president and arts enthusiast who oversaw the Chamber’s annual summer concert series for many years, and who served as the inspiration for the bandstand’s placement on the Town Common.
- The John F. Mahoney, Jr. Scholarship: John F. (‘Jack’) Mahoney, Jr. was the owner of J.F. Mahoney & Sons, Inc. and held strong personal and business ties with the Chamber of Commerce. He served as a Stoneham Selectman, and volunteered his time on many Town committees. John was named Father of Town Day, the Chamber’s largest annual community event.
- The Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded ideally to a student pursuing a business-oriented career.
- Online Application Form (10 points): Please complete the online application here.
- Personal Essay (20 points): Your personal essay should be approximately 500 words and address the following:
The mission of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce is to promote local business, develop a positive economic environment and contribute to the betterment of the community. Our Chamber members recognize their obligation to give back to the communities in which they live and work. Looking toward the future, how do you see your business career enhancing the community
- Teacher/Guidance Counselor Reference (5 points): The completed reference should not include the candidate’s name or identifying labels. The person making the recommendation should sign and date his/her submission.
- Personal Reference (5 points): This reference can be any adult who can speak to the candidate’s character. The completed reference should include the author’s relationship to the candidate. It should not include the candidate’s name or identifying labels. The person making the recommendation should sign and date his/her submission.
High School Transcripts (15 points)
The personal essay and references should be emailed to Megan Day at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email when your application is complete.
All components of the application must be submitted no later than Friday, May 14th for consideration.