Our Mission

Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars'® mission is to recognize student efforts and encourage their future success through scholarships. We proudly offer awards to a diverse group of students who have contributed to building their community through their talents, service, and academics.

We award scholarships to students affiliated with Nashoba Regional High School each year. Last year, we awarded nearly $40,000 to deserving graduates.

Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars is Celebrating its 30th Birthday!

Founded in 1991, Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars® is now in its 30th year of providing scholarships to Nashoba Regional High School (NRHS) Seniors. 

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 college-bound, graduating seniors of Nashoba Regional High School.  Nashoba Regional High School serves resident of the towns of Lancaster, Bolton, & Stow, Massachusetts.

Our Dollars for Scholars chapter is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic achievement 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 post-secondary education success for our students. This year's anticipated scholarships available to NRHS seniors via this website application are listed below.

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!

Community Members Wanted to Continue Nashoba Scholarships

Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars needs volunteers to help us build for future generations of Nashoba scholars. For three decades, Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars has been providing scholarships to Nashoba Regional High School seniors. Last Spring, the committee awarded nearly $40,000 to deserving students who began post-secondary education at a college/university, trade school, or other accredited institution of higher learning. Are you interested in helping to continue this important tradition?

We need you! Our organization must engage the next generation of parents and community members so that it's equipped to award scholarships to future graduates. We are always looking for new volunteers to help:

  • Determine worthy recipients of our scholarships
  • Raise money to give to current and future graduates
  • Build our brand in the community and raise awareness of our activities
  • Find even more volunteers to help current and future scholars

Qualifications and time commitments are flexible, and we are happy to offer any and all support to assist you! Nashoba Dollars for Scholars meets once a month. For the remainder of 2021 through June 2022 we are meeting on the second Wednesday of the month at the Bolton Public Health facility at 7:30 PM.  You can also reach out to us on Facebook or through our website,   http://www.nashobaregional.dollarsforscholars.org/.

Learn more about Nashoba Dollars for Scholars' amazing mission, get involved, and support future graduates!

Scholarship List for 2021

Scholarship Name


Selection Criteria Highlights

Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars

20 @ $1,250

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

The  Robert W. Skinner Scholarship

2 @ $2,000

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. 

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

Thomas N. Brister    Scholarship

$1,000      Participation for at least 3 years in Nashoba band. Top 1/3 of class

Pierino Bonazzoli Scholarship - EMT

2 @ $500

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 @ $500

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

Richard Threadgould Jr. Memorial Scholarship

2 @ $1,000

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

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