Michael V. Dalton Memorial Scholarship Application

Purpose: Created in memory of Michael V. Dalton to assist deserving graduating seniors with their higher educational learning expenses.

Eligibility Requirements: The Michael V. Dalton Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to selected Lynnfield High School graduating seniors in the amount of $500.00 each who have demonstrated perseverance when faced with different types of adversity. 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 a person that occurs as a result of such adversity. The Selection Committee recognizes that challenges come in many different forms including but not limited to: academic/social/emotional/mental/health & wellness difficulties and/or disabilities as just some examples. Applicants are asked to explain how they grew as a person and the valuable lessons they learned from their experience of doing something despite difficulty. 

Essay: We ask that you construct a brief 1-2 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 with assisting you in overcoming this obstacle?  Who best understands your specific struggles and the 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 today?

Please include two Faculty/Staff Recommendations and use the attached application form. Feel free to include anything else you would like the Selection Committee to know about you and why you should be selected for this scholarship.

Applicant Information:

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The deadline for all applications is April 25th!!

All applications, essays and letters of recommendation can be either mailed or emailed to our Selection Committee at:

Think Of Michael Scholarships

PO Box 1333

Lynnfield, MA 01940



Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at any time. Best of luck to all applicants!