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James A. Shanahan Memorial Scholarship

Preference to a student who has participated in varsity sports, will be attending college, and is in need of scholarship assistance. The recipient shall have exhibited sportsmanship in varsity athletics and exhibited leadership and good citizenship in school and in the community. $500 to a female and $500 to a male. For the female, preference given in order to a member of the girls varsity basketball team, then to the varsity girls field hockey team. For the male, preference given to a member of the varsity boys baseball team, then to the football team

Graduation from high school is the first step out of Melrose and into the world. This is a significant event in your life, and the people who support the Scholarship Fund are happy to join with the faculty of Melrose High School and the community at large in wishing you well.

The sponsor of this scholarship is interested in knowing your plans for the future and would appreciate hearing from you. They enjoy receiving a thank you from the scholarship recipients with some general background, such as what school you are attending next year, activities you pursued at Melrose High School, and what you plan to study.

Please take a few moments to send a letter of thanks to:


On behalf of the members of the General Committee, Selections Committee, and the Trustees of the Melrose High School Permanent Scholarship Fund, congratulations on your achievements.

Best wishes on your next chapter!



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