Since 2012, the West Barnstable Civic Association has awarded 58 scholarships to graduating seniors from public or private schools, who are residents of West Barnstable. Students who plan to attend any college or university, including technical schools and community colleges to pursue a degree of higher learning are eligible.
Sue Leary and her committee: Jon Britton, Ed Jay, and Nancy Meagher, spend a great deal of time and thought pouring over applications and interviewing impressive, high achieving students.
2022 Scholarship Winners
Due to your generous donations, we were able to award a $2,000 WBCA Educational Scholarship to four outstanding students. HEARTFELT THANKS to EVEYONE!!
Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation
Bridge Creek Capital Management
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
The Village Festival Committee
Jane Manzelli in Memory of Fran
Kris and Lenny Clark
Sharon and Frederick Clausen
Thomas and Maria DeMayo
Carol and Ed Jay
Sue and Joe Leary
Julie and Andy Lee
Meg and Pat Loughran
Nancy and Bill Meagher
Ellen and Rick Moran
Shirley and Bob Stolte
Joanne and Steve Wallace
Two generous Anonymous
How to Apply
To qualify, recipients submit a WBCA Scholarship Application, a cover letter of introduction highlighting their reasons for applying and their involvement in West Barnstable civic activities. It is important for students to think about this aspect of the Scholarship before their senior year and volunteer by assisting at the Hot Dogs and Beans Supper, the Village Festival, or Earth Day Village Clean-Up. In addition, applicants need to submit a High School transcript, a letter of recommendation from a High School educator, and a letter of recommendation from an employer, club, or organization. Finalists interview with the WBCA Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are presented annually the third Tuesday in May at the WBCA General Membership Meeting held at the WB Community Building. The online application is posted by February 1st and is due on or before April 15th each year.
2021 Scholarship Winners
2020 Scholarship Winners
2019 Scholarship Winners
Pictured: Jane Manzelli, Fran Manzelli, State Rep. Randy Hunt, Bryson Bergal (Husson University in Maine) and his mother, Emma Barrett (Fordham University ) and her mother, Eve Bancroft (University of Massachusetts in Amherst) and her farther, and Joseph Yalmoka (Merimack College) and his mother.