NCMAR Community Scholarship
Every year the North Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS awards scholarships to deserving high school students in the North Central Massachusetts area including the cities and towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Bolton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Orange, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Shirley, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, and Winchendon.
Since 1981, NCMAR has awarded over $80,000 in community scholarships to 86 high school seniors.
The Scholarship Committee was faced with the difficult task of choosing the winners from the many applications received this year. The Committee awards two Community scholarships to high school students who live in one of the 23 communities that NCMAR serves.
Our applications are made available in February of each year with awards being presented at our Awards Banquet in June. This year we awarded two scholarship to two very deserving students. In 2021, three scholarship were awarded.
We wish both of our applicants the best of luck in their college education and future careers.
The first recipient of the Community Scholarship is Briahna Bouchard. Briahna is a graduate of Murdock High School and she plans to attend Franklin Pierce University to study Health Sciences.
Briahna is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. She works at the Harbour Restaurant, Blueprint American Bar and Grill and South Street Elementary School as a para-professional. She has volunteered for Earth Day Cleanup, Clothes drives, Operation Winchendon Cares Food Kits, tutors and babysits.
The second recipient of the Community Scholarship is Arshjot Kaur.
Arshjot is a 2021 graduate of Nashoba Valley Technical High School. Arshjot plans on attending college at the University of Massachusetts Lowell to study Psychology.
Arshjot is a member of the National Honor Society, Tennis Team, Band and Chorus. She served as Secretary of the Junior Class. Arshjot is Health Aide Certified and works as a program aide for Cooperative Elder Services of Acton. She has worked as a health care provider since 2018. She has donated over 90 hours of community service for a variety of organizations.
The third recipient of the Community Scholarship is Ny Duong.
Ny is a 2021 graduate of Gardner High School. Ny plans on attending college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study Psychology.
Ny is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government, Stage Crew, Link Crew, Captain of the High School Color Guard and interned for the High School French teacher. She participated in the Upward Bound Math and Science Program receiving numerous awards. In her spare time, she has been an essential worker for Walmart in the Online Grocery Pickup Department.
Willard Ide Shattuck Memorial Scholarship
The Willard Ide Shattuck Memorial Scholarship was established in 1985 by Willard Shattuck to provide a way to give back to our members by assisting their families with the cost of higher education. Each year the North Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS gives out one scholarship to one relative of a current NCMAR member determined by scholastic achievement and their character.
We are proud to announce the winner of the Willard Ide Shattuck, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is Keagan Casey.
Keagan is the grandson of REALTOR Kathy Casey of Keller Williams Realty North Central. Keagan is currently attending Lehigh University in Pennsylvania studying International Economics.
Keagan is on the Division 1 Swim Team, Resident Assistant, notetaker for students with disabilities, and tour guide at Lehigh University. He is also an Intern with the United Nations and Lector at Holy Family of Nazareth Parish.
Keagan was the salutorian of Leominster High School class of 2020, National Honor Society member and President of Students for Transparency and Understanding of Municipal Politics.
Rocheford Law Office 2021 Supplemental Scholarship Fund
David Rocheford has offered to fund a second scholarship again in 2021 using the same criteria as the Willard Ide Shattuck Memorial Scholarship.
The Rocheford Law Office 2021 Supplemental Scholarship Fund recipient is awarded to Connor Casey.
Connor is the grandson of REALTOR Kathy Casey of Keller Williams Realty North Central. Connor is currently attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying biochemistry and molecular biology.
Connor is on the Dean’s List and is in the top 48 Freshman Biology majors. Connor plans on becoming a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon. In high school, Connor was the valedictorian, National Honor Society member, and was a high school intern at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Thank you to our judges. The selection criteria includes character, desire, scholastic ability and general involvement. This scholarship is judged by individuals from the community who are not REALTORS. The judges are chosen from members of our communities including, chamber members, the media, educators, and civic leaders. This year’s judges were John Hogue of Northstar Family Services, Inc, Lisa Moison of Fitchburg State University and Linda Lagoy, retired, from Workers Credit Union.