We Help Nashoba Regional High School Students Succeed Through Scholarships

We are a group of volunteers responsible for raising and giving out many thousands of dollars each year in scholarships to graduating seniors of Nashoba Regional High School serving the towns of  Lancaster, Bolton, & Stow, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1991, for over 20 years, Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars® has been providing scholarships to Nashoba Regional High School (NRHS) Seniors. This year's anticipated scholarships available to NRHS seniors via this website application are listed below.

Our Dollars for Scholars chapter is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. As part of Scholarship America's® national network of locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters, our mission is to mobilize our community on behalf of postsecondary education success for our students.

This website provides resources from our chapter to our volunteers, community and students. You can learn more about our history, goals and volunteers through the "About Us" link, and find out what's new by clicking on "News and Events." Volunteers -- and those who are interested in becoming volunteers -- can click on "Volunteer Login" to get connected. 

STUDENTS: To apply for any of the scholarships below as well as regional and national scholarships, just click "Student and Parent Login" to begin filling out your student profile -- not only will you find and apply for our scholarships that way, you'll also discover scholarships from across the Scholarship America network that you may be eligible for. You'll also find valuable financial aid, college success, internship and career resources, so get started today!


Celebrate Nashoba's graduating seniors and promote community spirit!

Buy custom "Congratulations Nashoba Graduate" balloons and balloon bouquets for your upcoming graduation festivities. Or, buy some balloons to surprise your graduating friends! Maybe you could buy some balloons and tie them to your friends' mailboxes?!

This first annual fundraiser, sponsored by Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars, is a wonderful way to celebrate our new graduates while also raising funds for future scholarships. Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars provides scholarships to Nashoba Seniors each June.  Every balloon you purchase today will help fund these scholarships. 

Choose from several options: single Mylar balloons, or bundles of 3, 5, or 10 balloons. All balloons are Mylar balloons. Bundles are made of gold Nashoba balloons and star-shaped green balloons. See pictures by clicking on the online link below.

Orders must be placed by May 24th and there is a limited supply, so order early!  You may go online to order: https://sites.google.com/site/nrdfsgraduationballoons/ or you can complete the attached order form and mail in your order.

You must pick up your balloons at the High School auditorium lobby on Wednesday June 5th, 2019 (4 days before graduation) between 4 and 8 pm. The balloons will NOT be delivered and must be picked up. Please send questions to NashobaRegionalDFS@gmail.com.

Scholarship Name


Selection Criteria Highlights

Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars

Multiple @ $1,000

Awards are based upon academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.

Feakes Scholarship


Desire to attend law school or interested in Political Science, International Relations and/or History are invited to apply.  May only be used for an accredited bachelor degree program.

The  Robert W. Skinner Scholarship


Awarded to a senior who is active in Nashoba's music, art, and/or drama programs.

Joanna Basteri Memorial Scholarship


Desire to major in Education, Communications, Media, or Computer Science.  Commitment to academics, community and sports; solid academic standing and community service. 

Dorothy F. Dewhurst Scholarship


Desire to major in Nursing.  Must be in the top 2/3rd of class.

Edna Holman Scholarship


Desire to major in the arts (art, graphic design, theater, writing, music or dance).  Must be in the top 2/3rds of the graduating class.

Paul R. Holman Scholarship


Desire and ability to major in Business.  The student must be in the top 2/3rds of the class.

Joan Sullivan Award


Bolton resident and in the top 10% of graduating class.  Demonstrate excellence in character and scholarship. 

Pierino Bonazzoli Scholarship - EMT

2 @ $750

Enrolled in the NRHS EMT Year 2/3 Program.  Must be actively involved in the internship with the Bolton Volunteer Ambulance service.

National Honor Society Scholarship

3 @ $400

Members of the Nashoba Regional National Honor Society who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Amount awarded to be determined.

Sam Pawlak


Recipient should be pursuing a career in the field of education and be involved in extracurricular activities including, but not limited to, athletics

Reisner Family Scholarship


Academic achievement, school and community service. Top 10% of class.

Elmer C. Eaton Fund


Award based on desire and ability to attend medical school.  Must be a Stow resident and have attended Stow Public Schools. Scholarship for bachelor degree at a college or university.

Richard Threadgould Jr. Memorial Scholarship


Lancaster resident must be active in both school and community and show evidence of academic improvement over four years of high school.  The student must demonstrate financial need. 

 Nashoba Youth           2 @ $700    Participation in Nashoba basketball and Nashoba Youth Basketball            Basketball  Scholarship    



Unless otherwise stated all Scholarships are award to Nashoba Regional Seniors and are for attending a community college, 4-year college or a vocational/technical institute.

All scholarship awards are subject to change based on funding availability and ability of applicants to meet the criteria of the awards.