Wellesley Historical Society

2016 Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to This Year’s WHS Scholarship Award Recipients!

Under the auspices of the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation, three high school students were chosen to receive the Society’s 2015 scholarship awards:

Christina Luby-Christina has pursued multiple passions at Wellesley High School, and was recognized in The Wellesley Townsmen for achievements with the WHS Performing Arts Technical Theater Crew. Further, Christina received the WHS Underclassman Metals Award for excellence in metals art. Christina looks forward to attending University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in the fall, planning to study jewelry and art education, and looking forward to developing her own line of jewelry.

Kiely Noonan-Kiely has brought her top game to Wellesley High School, as Captain of both the Varsity Lacrosse and Hockey teams. She also shares her love of the sports with kids, coaching youth lacrosse and hockey as a volunteer. Kiely looks forward to attending Denison College in the fall, with a goal of becoming a high school teacher.

Matthew Tom-Matthew is an excellent student and a member of National Honor Society. He is the Director of Interact, the teen section of the Rotary Club, on the board of directors of the Adolescent Wellness organization, and President of the Wellesley High School Culture Club. In addition, Matthew shows his school spirit as the Wellesley High School Raider mascot! Next year Matthew will be attending Hamilton College.

WHS Scholarship Mission Statement
“The Wellesley Historical Society’s Scholarship Fund mission is to inspire public involvement in and appreciation of Wellesley’s heritage and culture to Wellesley Youth in their endeavor to further their studies via trade school, two- year or four-year institutions.”
The Society’s scholarship program was proposed by Wellesley Historical Society board member Jim Marcotte and his wife, Kim Dow. Board members Gerry Murphy and Andrea Valente were part of the scholarship committee, which set guidelines for the awards.
By establishing the scholarship awards, the Society is also hoping to diversify its membership and increase the participation of children and families.

A generous and much-appreciated grant from board member Suzanne Frederick started the Scholarship Fund rolling. Each year 10 percent of monies collected by fundraisers for Wellesley Historical Society are allocated for the benefit of the Scholarship Fund. For more information and to learn how to lend your support for the further education of Wellesley youth, please contact the Society at scholarship@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.

The fund is managed by the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation on behalf of the Historical Society. The Wellesley Scholarship Foundation has provided financial assistance to college- and trade-school-bound Wellesley students through need and merit-based scholarships since 1951. Their dedication and experience are welcomed by the WHS Scholarship Fund.

The Wellesley Townsman and Metro West Daily News have reported on the Scholarship Fund and how it was started.
The Society is pleased to be able to make these scholarship awards to Wellesley students and hopes to continue doing so for many years to come.