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Norfolk Historical Commission - History Scholarship Opportunity
for the 2016 - 17 Academic Year

The Norfolk Historical Commission is pleased to announce the opportunity for college students to apply for the NHC History Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 to help defray the cost of tuition.  Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the college/university where the recipient is enrolled.  In order to apply, the candidate must meet all qualifications and follow the application process detailed below.

Qualifications of the applicant in order to be eligible:
  • was a resident of Norfolk, Massachusetts while attending Norfolk schools
  • completed six (6) years attending Norfolk Schools with at least two of those years in Norfolk Elementary Schools.  The remaining four years of the six year requirement may include a combination of King Philip Middle and High Schools.
  • must be currently enrolled in a four year program at an accredited academic institution
  • majoring in a program in historic preservation, historical research, archaeology, or a related field of history and has successfully completed at least two years of a four year program
Application Process - The applicant must:
  • submit the application by April 30th of their sophomore and/or junior year in college
  • include an official current transcript of at least the first three semesters  
  • include two letters of reference from teachers and/or professors attesting to the student's qualifications
  • submit an essay (500 words) by the applicant detailing the reasons for selecting a history related program of study
  • send the completed application, college transcript, 2 letters of reference, and essay to
        The Norfolk Historical Commission
        Scholarship Committee
        Town Hall - One Liberty Lane
        Norfolk, MA   02056
  • Applications must be received on or before April 30th
  • Applications are available online at and in the office of the Norfolk Town Clerk.
NHC Scholarship Committee,
Geraldine Tasker
Barbara Bartholomew
Sandra Paquette

Norfolk Historical Commission
Town Hall - One Liberty Lane
Norfolk, MA  02056

NHC History Scholarship Application

Applicant's Name:

Phone Number:
Current Address:  Street, City, State, Zip Code

College/University where Currently Enrolled :

Years completed:

Specific History Major:   

Expected year of graduation:
List the number of years and the actual years in attendance in Norfolk Schools :

H. Olive Day:

Freeman-Kennedy (Freeman-Centennial):

King Philip Middle:

King Philip High School:

#Years                 Years Attended

Norfolk Street Address during school years:

Name of Parents/Guardian:
Name and address of Reference #1 (Letter included)

Connection to applicant:
Name and address of Reference #2 (Letter included)

Connection to applicant:
Applicant Essay (500 words):   Please explain your reasons for selecting a history related program of study.  Include how you hope to use your studies upon graduation.  Attach your essay to the back of this application.  The essay may be  neatly hand written in blue/black ink or typed on a computer using a double space format.

In one sentence below, explain how you learned  about this scholarship opportunity.

Signature of Applicant:

Date Submitted:

Norfolk Town Hall, One Liberty Lane, Norfolk MA 02056  Phone: 508-528-1408
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