Since 2012, the West Barnstable Civic Association has awarded 48 scholarships to graduating seniors from public or private schools, who are residents of West Barnstable. Applicants, who plan on attending 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, Marissa Caney, Ed Jay, and Andy Lee spend a great deal of time and thought pouring over applications and interviewing an outstanding group of high school seniors.
To qualify, the recipients submit a WBCA Application, cover letter of introduction highlighting their reason 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 Spaghetti Supper, the Village Festival, or Earth Day 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 will 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. An online application will be available here, on this webpage February 1, 2022, and they will be due April 15, 2022.
Due to your generous donations, plus three substantial contributions, we were able to fund six scholarships in 2021. HEARTFELT THANKS TO EVERYONE!
Bridge Creek Capital Management ($1,500)
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod ($1,000)
The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation ($1,000)
In Memory of Pamela Chase (from WBCA $200)
In memory of Fran Manzelli (from Deirdre and Barry Paster $200)
Doreen and Jon Britton
Cape Cod Creamery
Kris and Lenny Clark
Barbara and Ted Hebert
Carol and Ed Jay
Sue and Joe Leary
Julie and Andy Lee
Melissa and Scott Leone
Meg and Pat Loughran
Nancy and Bill Meagher
Bob and Shirley Stolte
Joanne and Steve Wallace
Cheryl Young and Robert Carswell
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.