• CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY MONOMOY DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS

    For Immediate Release                                                                                                                1/8/20
     
    Contact:
    Chairman: Co-Presidents: Margaret Martin 508-945-3696 rymar_2050@msn.com and Dee Tripp 508-945-2227 dorothytripp@comcast.net
    Publicity Chair: Debra L. DeCosta
                                  Advertising/Sales Manager, Cape Cod Chronicle Newspaper
                                  60-C Munson Meeting Way, Chatham MA 02633
                                   508-348-5106 or cell 774-353-6714
                                  debbiedecosta@comcast.net
     
     
    CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY MONOMOY DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS
     
    Monomoy Dollars for Scholars is proud to announce that 36 students have won the 2019/2020 Continuing Education Scholarships. Students must be in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year in college or in an accredited trade school. The cost of higher education, for students beyond their freshman year after their High School graduation scholarships have been utilized is prohibitive. Continuing community support for their sons and daughters is imperative as the student and family discover just how expensive it will be to finish.  For certainly the lower and even some of the upper and middle classes must make choices to mortgage their homes or sell in order to finance their child through school.  This is not unheard of and then should other major, money-needing issues arise, they find there is not enough to go around.  More than half of students leave college to work, thinking ultimately, they will save money and then go back. Most never do.  Those that manage to make it through, by holding down 2-3 jobs, and work-study programs, end up riddled with debt that makes it difficult to buy a house or even finance their own children through school.  After a  lifetime of earning, some will end up passing their college debt down to the next generation because of interest charges that never go away.
     
    Monomoy Dollars for Scholars believes that this is a terrible waste of a student’s abilities and a terrible waste of family resources.  Scholarships should be available in all years of a student’s education.  These young people, regardless of where they live, are our hope for the future of our planet.  Please support them by providing scholarships.  They aren’t asking for a hand out, they’re asking for a hand up. 
     
    Please support Monomoy Dollars for Scholars, which is open to any student resident in Harwich or Chatham and supports education at Monomoy Regional High School and Cape Cod Tech, among others, please sent a check to: P.O. Box 244, North Chatham, 02650.  For online donations, please go to our website: http://www.monomoy.dollarsforscholars.org/
     
    If you’d like to help the organization, sponsor a scholarship, or create a memorial scholarship, please contact Margaret Martin  ry_mar@msn.com. The Annual Meeting is Tuesday, January 14, 2020 with a snow date of January 21, at the Chatham Community Center at 7:00 p.m. All interested citizens of Chatham and Harwich are welcomed to attend.  For more information please call Dee Tripp, President, at 508-945-2227.
     
    Congratulations to the following students were awarded Continuing Education scholarships:
    Danielle Andreason – Eldreadge and Lumpkin Scholarship for $500
    Victoria Bessette – Frederick H. Wilkey Memorial Scholarship for $650
    John Blute – Ralph W. and Helen Allen Memorial Trust for $600 and Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $400
    Maura Blute – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial Scholarship for $1,000
    Emma Burke – Chatham Garden Club for $1,500
    Olivia Burke – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $2,000
    Jomaira Cabrera – Elizabeth and Frank O’Dell Memorial Scholarship for $500
    Rose Cheron – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $1,000
    Sophie Clingan – Monomoy Dollars for Scholars for $1,000
    Colleen Cronin –Tom & Patsy Lightbown Great Expectations Scholarship for $3,000
    Joseph D’Agostiino – Pilgrim Village Scholarship for $200 and Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $1,800
    Selena Davis – Monomoy Dollars for Scholars for $2,195
    Katie Dever – Jean A. Young Memorial for $500
    Lily Gorman – Monomoy Dollars for Scholars for $2,000
    Eliza Hawthorne – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $1,000
    Vincent Jodice – Monomoy Dollars for Scholars for $500
    Jennifer Keim – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $1,000
    Laine Kotoski – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $500
    Elisha Langlois – Peter Ford Memorial for $500 and Ralph W. and Helen Allen Memorial for $600
    Tessa LeBlanc – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $850
    Madison Leonard – Monomoy Dollars for Scholars for $305 and Mary E. Courtnell Mem for $1,655
    Joseph Lucarelli – Carrie B. Weinz Memorial for $650 and Elizabeth Cross Mellon Memorial for $500
    Ben Mulholland – Mary E Courtnell Memorial for $500
    Alexander Pavlakis –Tom & Patsy Lightbown Great Expectations Scholarship for $3,000
    Christian Pavlakis – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $1,000
    Jacob Potrais – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $1,000
    Symone Seidewand – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $500
    Sarah Simpson – Frank & Louise Caton Memorial for $650 and Mary E. Courtnell for $350
    Graham Smith – Mary E. Courtnell Memorial for $1,000
    Rachel Smith – Jean Cassis Hammond Memorial for $650
    Shannon Smith – Mary E. Courtnell for $1,000
    Catherine Street – Mary E. Courtnell for $500
    Miranda Trieble – Mary E. Courtnell for $2,000
    David VanSickle – Raymond H. Peltier Memorial for $655 and Mary E. Courtnell Mem. For $345
    Lauren Walsh – Monomoy Dollars for Scholars for $1,000
    Abigail Wright – Mark and Nancy Simonitsch for $300 and J.W. Dubis Company for $200