The Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee is pleased to open the 2023 scholarship application period for high school graduating seniors from Monday, May 8 – Monday, June 12. 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 scholarships are limited to Chamber members in good standing and eligibility extends to members’ children and grandchildren, employees, as well as their employees’ children and grandchildren. Please note you do not need to reside in Stoneham or be pursuing a business degree to apply for a Chamber Scholarship.
- Kathleen E. Bray Arts & Culture 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.
- John F. Mahoney, Jr. Community Service 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 on the Stoneham Select Board, volunteered his time on many Town committees and was named Father of Town Day, the Chamber’s largest annual community event.
- Stoneham Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded ideally to a student pursuing a business-oriented career.
PART 1: Candidate Questionnaire (5 points)
The online application includes questions about your academic achievements and extracurricular activities. The candidate questionnaire can completed here.
PART 2: Personal Essay (15 points)
Your personal essay should be approximately 500 – 1,000 words and address the following question:
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. Kathleen E. Bray enriched Stoneham through promotion of the arts and culture. John F. Mahoney improved Stoneham through community service. Looking toward the future, how do you see yourself enhancing the community you live in?
You can upload your personal essay at the end of your online application, email it to Megan Day at email@example.com or mail it to: Stoneham Chamber of Commerce, 335 Main Street, Suite 202, Stoneham, MA 02180.
PART 3: Personal Reference (5 points)
A reference may come from a teacher, coach, counselor, employer or other adult who will attest to your character. The completed reference should be submitted separately and and the person making the recommendation should sign and date his/her submission. References should be emailed to Megan Day at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Stoneham Chamber of Commerce, 335 Main Street, Suite 202, Stoneham, MA 02180.
You will receive a confirmation email when your application is complete. Feel free to contact the chamber office at (781) 438-0001 or email@example.com with any questions.
All three components of the application must be submitted no later than Monday, June 12th for consideration.