Each year the New England Railroad Club is pleased to present college scholarships to deserving children and grandchildren of club members in good standing. Our scholarship program is the one of the primary ways we look to “give back” to our club members. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and community achievement as evaluated by the Selection Committee made up of academic professionals from the University of Massachusetts. Each year we have been fortunate to have an excellent range of applicants and the Selection Committee has consistently noted the challenge in picking the awardees.
2016-2017 Scholarship Awards
Ten applications had been received for the four $1,250 Scholarship Awards. After some discussion it was voted that the 2016-2017 Scholarship program would consist of four – $1,250 scholarships with a total scholarship amount of $5,000. They were reviewed and evaluated by Dr. Daniel M. Dulaski of Northeastern University and Dr. Michael Knodler of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Both commented that the group of applicants was very strong and that the decision was difficult. Based on their recommendations the Executive Committee has chosen to give four $1,250 scholarship awards to the following individuals:
i) Claire McCreavy, daughter of John P. McCreavy
ii) Madeline R. Lewis, daughter of Tom Lewis
iii) Liam Rooney, son of Charles E. Rooney
iv) Victoria Long, daughter of Chad Mowery
And a word about the other applicants – all are excellent students and the Club wishes we had more resources to give even more scholarships – we are confident these students will continue to achieve great things in their educational pursuits, and they are encouraged to re-apply next year. Congratulations to all!