Springfield High School Alumni Association
MAKE A DONATION
Please consider making a donation to the SHS Alumni Association. Any size of contribution will help our Alumni Association better serve you!
You can send a check to:
SHS Alumni Association
13 Fairground Rd
Springfield, VT 05156
Please include which scholarship you would like to donate to or if you would like to donate to the general fund.
SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, INC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
R.N. Millett Scholarship Fund, established in 1956, the David Bruce Scholarship Fund, established in 2000 to honor longtime Alumni Association President and trustee, David "Skip" Bruce; the Maurice J. O'Leary Scholarship Fund, transferred to us by Springfield Schools in June 2005, the Robert H. Paul Scholarship Fund turned over to us in October of 2006, the Karen L. Cross Memorial Scholarship formed in 2012, Bruce Murray established July of 2016, Jeremy Gomez Memorial scholarship formed in 2018 and the Amanda Kelin Memorial Scholarship formed in 2019.
The R.N. Millett Scholarship Fund is our founding scholarship and was established when the S.H.S.A.A was formed, in recognition of the thirty-four year principal of Springfield High School. This scholarship fund has been supported by many family members and SHS graduates.
The David Bruce Scholarship Fund benefits students attending a trade or technical college. David “Skip” Bruce was President of the Association for many years and this scholarship was formed on his death in 1999.
The Maurice J. O'Leary Scholarship Fund was set up in the early 1960's in memory of Dr. O'Leary after his untimely death at age 57. Dr. O'Leary was SHS principal from 1944 to 1957 and Superintendent of Schools from 1957 to 1960. Awarded to students who put forth a real effort in their studies and have been positive members of the school community and for whom it will make a significant difference in enabling students to attend college. This fund, originally managed by Springfield Schools was turned over to SHSAA in November 2004.
The Robert H. Paul Scholarship Fund, originally founded as the Robert and Mary Paul Memorial Scholarship Fund, has been rededicated, honoring Mr. Robert Paul's many years of dedication to education at Springfield High School. Having managed and replenished the fund themselves for over 15 years the Paul family turned this fund over to the SHS Alumni Association in October of 2006.
In 2012, the family of Karen L. Cross created a memorial scholarship in Karen’s memory. Scholarship recipients are enrolled in early childhood development education with second choice of veterinary medicine post-secondary program.
Bruce Murray Memorial Scholarship established in 2016 with only net earnings to provide scholarship aid for college, vocational and other post educational training for students who would not qualify for other aid based on academic merit "ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGED".
In 2018 the family of Jeremy Gomez established this scholarship in Jeremy's memory. Scholarship recipients are student(s) that strive to achieve his or her goals and applies this attitude to their studies.
The Amanda S. Kelin Memorial Scholarship Fund, was established by the family of Amanda S. Kelin who passed away a result of Reyes Syndrome during her senior year at Springfield High School in 1983. Amanda was an engaged and avid student and was enrolled in the business program at SHS with hopes to attend Champlain College to pursue these interests. Therefore, the family has requested, that if possible, Springfield High School student recipients of the scholarship be enrolled in a business program and/or be a member of the Future Business Leaders of America.
The Sherwin Davis Memorial Scholarship has been established by the extended family of Sherwin Zane Davis. Sherwin was born and raised in Springfield, Vermont. He worked for Jones & Lamson for 47 years, was active in the United Methodist Church, and was an entrepreneur in his retirement years as a “choose & cut” Christmas tree farmer at his beloved Rocky Acres Tree Farm. Sherwin believed that everyone has something special to give to the world. Sometimes we just need a little encouragement and support. With these values in mind, the family offers a scholarship in his name awarded to a graduate enrolling in a post-secondary educational program or certificate program.
The Sylvia Bryant Memorial Scholarship was established by the extended family of Sylvia Davis Bryant. Sylvia was born and raised in Springfield, Vermont. She worked for the Vermont National Bank in Springfield for many years, later retiring from People's United Bank. She was active at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and was active in our community. Sylvia is a spitfire! She believes in hard work, giving back, and being fiercely independent. With these values in mind, the family offers a scholarship in her name awarded to a graduate enrolling in a post-secondary educational program or certificate program.
The Gilbert “Gil” Whittemore Memorial Scholarship. This fund has been established I 2022 by the generous donations from his classmates of 1968 and a matching donation from the Cosmos Fund. Gil grew up in Weathersfield and was one of (13) students in the class. Gil went on to go to Springfield High School and was one of the three from the Weathersfield class that went on to graduate college. Gil was a mild mannered man but so brilliant. Gil was always there to help others to learn more and more about the world around. There isn’t enough words that can say how great he was. This scholarship will be presented to a Springfield High School senior who pursues a degree at a two or four year college. Preferably a Vermont college if possible. The degree would be in a STEM program. (Somewhere in the computer science, math, science, or technology hardware).
THE ONE COMMON CRITERIA FOR SHSAA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS IS THAT THEY MUST BE A SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE AND MUST HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED IN A POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM; ALL FUNDS MUST BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION.