Michael V. Dalton Memorial Scholarship Application

Michael V. Dalton was a lifelong Lynnfield resident.  He passed away due to an opioid overdose on January 13, 2018, while in outpatient treatment.  Michael can be remembered in many ways.  He was athletic, intelligent, and big-hearted.  It is his perseverance, however that truly speaks best to his character and how he is most remembered by those who knew him best.

Eligibility: Any Lynnfield High School senior attending a post high school educational institution who has demonstrated perseverance and/or overcome adversity in his/her life.

Purpose: A scholarship has been created in Michael’s memory to assist deserving students with pursuing his/her post high school educational expenses.

Applicant Information:






Deadline for application: April 25, 2019

Content: The scholarship will be awarded to two Lynnfield graduating seniors (in the amount of $500 each), who demonstrate great perseverance in his/her life and persevere when faced with adversity.  The applicant must share how he/she has grown as a person and the lessons he/she learned from the experience of doing something despite difficulty. We have chosen to honor Michael in this way to be mindful of not only the success that can come from persevering, but more importantly the individual growth of the person that occurs as a result of such hardship. The Committee recognizes that challenges come in various forms and can include, but are not limited to:  academic/social/emotional disabilities and health/wellness issues.

Please construct a brief one page essay highlighting the following points:

What are the words you would use to describe yourself and your character?  How would others describe you? Share the challenge(s) you have faced and how you persevered. Who would you credit to assisting you in overcoming this obstacle?  Who best understands your struggles and  impact they have had on you? What lessons have you learned about yourself as a result of this experience?  How has this shaped the person that you are?

Please include two Faculty/Staff Recommendations.  Use attached form.  Forms can be mailed with application or emailed.

Include anything else you would like the Committee to know about you and why you should be selected for this award.

Email: Please email your application, essay and  letters of reference to carmelamdalton@icloud.com

Or mail to “Think of Michael Scholarship”

PO BOX 1333

Lynnfield, MA 01940