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 Ginger Bolio. Ginger is a graduate of Leominster High School and she plans to attend Fordham University to study Clinical Psychology.
Ginger is a member of the National Honor Society, Stock Market club, Journalism Club, and GIVE (getting Involved in volunteer experience). She works at Athens Pizza and interns at Fraticelli Oil Company.
The second recipient of the Community Scholarship is Natalie Phim. Natalie is a graduate of Montachusett Regional Technical High School. Natalie plans on attending college at Worcester State or Merrimack College to study Nursing.
Natalie is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Lacrosse and Volleyball teams. Natalie currently is a Medical Assistant at Heywood Medical Group.
The third recipient of the Community Scholarship is Julianna Nutile. Julianna is a graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School. Julianna plans on attending college at Endicott College to study Nursing.
Julianna is a member of the National Honor Society and Concert Band. Julianna works as an assistant dance teacher and summer camp instructor at the Heidi Hogans School of Dance. She also volunteers and fundraises for several local organizations.
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 Matthew Hughes.
Matthew is the son of REALTOR Margaret Hughes and grandson of REALTOR Janis Montalbano of Montalbano Real Estate. Matthew is graduating from Narragansett Regional High School and plans to attend the University of Florida to study computer science.
Matthew is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta for Math, Much Ado about English and Rho Kappa for History. Matthew was a member of the Varsity Football Team, Trach and Field Team, Competitive Powerlifting Team, Broadcasting Club and Warrior Council. Matthew also volunteered as a tutor, Clayton Laine Volunteer Program fundraiser and Wreaths Across America.
In his spare time, he worked at Montalbano Electric, TAC Landscaping and Central MA Flag Football League.
Law Office of David Rocheford Supplemental Scholarship
For the third year, David Rocheford has funded a supplemental scholarship using the same selection criteria as the Willard Ide Shattuck Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
The Rocheford Law Office 2022 Supplemental Scholarship Fund recipient is Madison Lashua
Madison is the cousin of REALTOR Wendy Poudrette of Foster-Healey Real Estate. Madison is graduating from Gardner High School and will be attending either Salem State University or Keene State University to study Exercise Science.
Madison has been dual enrolled in Gardner High School and Mount Wachusett Community College. She has been captain of the Soccer, Softball and basketball teams, Madison is a member of the Student Council. GFA Advisory Board and served as an intern in the High School office.
In her spare time, Madison also has worked at the Red Apple Farm. Wachusett Mountain, Babysitting and as GFA Bank Teller.
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.