The John "Jake" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund 


Beginning in 2021, we have changed our scholarship to a perpetual scholarship. "The Jake" scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one female, one male) of Norwood High School, Norwood MA, in the amount of $1,500 each year for a maximum of four years, who meet the following criteria:

  • Involved in athletics.
  • Average student.
  • Continuing their education at a four-year college/university, OR
  • Continuing their education at an accredited trade/ technical institution, or junior college.
  • Active in school, community, or church programs.
  • A strong individual who is passionate, kind, generous, and good-natured.

To be considered:

  1. Must submit completed application form, along with the essay, grades, activities list, and letters of recommendation, by  May 1, 2021.  Applications can be obtained from the Norwood High School Guidance Counselor office. 
  2. In essay form, share an experience/example from your life where “you made a difference”.
  3. Enclose a listing of the student’s extracurricular activities, including any special awards/achievements, sports and positions played, clubs, organizations, community service/programs, and the dates involved in each one.
  4. Two letters of recommendation - one from a guidance counselor, teacher, or coach, and the second from a close personal friend or relative.
  5. Include a copy of the student's most recent grade transcript. 
  6. All attachments must be type-written.

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