Thank you to Bruce Radl for photographs for the 2024 Scholarship Awards!



Parents & students click on the link below to view and download pictures:


Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars Requires Community Support


Join our monthly meetings: Sept 20, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5 in the high school library at 7:30.


How Can You Impact the lives of Students?

Volunteer Your Time

Please contact us at to see how you can help. 



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 over 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 2023 through June 2024 we are meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at the Nashoba Regional High School library at 7:30 PM.  You can also reach out to us on Facebook or through our website,

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

Scholarship List for 2024

Scholarship Name


Selection Criteria Highlights

Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars

20 @ $1,200

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, Business, Communications, Media, or Computer Science.  Commitment to academics, community and sports; solid academic standing and community service. 

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.

Sam Pawlak Scholarship

2 @ $500

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

The Frankie DeMeo Memorial Scholarship 2 @ $2,000 Excellence in character and leadership as epitomized by Frankie DeMeo.
The Reisner Family Scholarship $2,500 Academic achievement, school and community service. Top 10% of class.
Julie Gloria McNally Future Fun Teacher Scholarship $1000 Recipient should be pursuing a career in the field of education and demonstrate a love for children and reading.
Bolton/Harvard Knights of Columbus Scholarship $1000 Needs based award.  Applicant must provide FAFSA and submit two letters of recommendation. 
Stow TV Scholarship $1000 Applicant must be/have been involved with Stow TV, Nashoba News or another NRHS based media/news extracurricular activity. 

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