FRAMINGHAM – A scholarship has been created to honor Connor Neshe, a Framingham High class of 2019 graduate, who died in the fall of 2019.
The first recipient of The Connor R. Neshe Scholarship will be awarded in 2020. The scholarship is for $5,000.
The scholarship is on the agenda of the January 15 School Committee agenda to be approved. Once approved, students can apply.
UPDATE: The 9-member School Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve the scholarship.
“During his time at FHS Connor was an integral part of the Men’s Tennis Team, robotics team, and served as a tutor at the ADC. He was known for his kind and generous spirit. These are some of the qualities that are being looked for in candidates for this scholarship. The Connor R. Neshe Scholarship also requires that students be attending a school for a helping profession, with preference for physical therapy or athletic training, which Connor planned to study at Springfield College before tragically passing in fall 2019,” stated the high school.
The scholarship will be given to someone who wants to go into a helping profession (a profession that nurtures the growth of or addresses the problems of a person’s physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional or spiritual well-being).
Preference for someone looking to pursue physical therapy or athletic training.
Other eligibility factors include an individual:
- who has been involved with team sports for four years
- who has demonstrated a willingness to give back to the school – volunteering at various school events, served as a tutor, etc.
- is known for being kind to others
- has a GPA of at least 3.0
- has a financial need
The Framingham High School Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
The deadline for a Framingham High Class of 2020 student to apply is March 1, 2020.